Cost Estimating Specialist

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    Supply Chain

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    over 2 years ago

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Horizon Recruitment Inc is working with a client located North of the GTA who is seeking a Cost Estimating Specialist from the Automotive/Industrial Sector.



• Evaluate customer requests for quote manufacturing feasibility, determine part and tooling costs

• Must have Progressive and Auto transfer Die Knowledge

• Must be able to work with sales and engineering team

• Ability to provide detail tooling cost

• Read, review and approve blueprints and technical documents in order to prepare estimates

• Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and data

• Must be proficient in GD&T

• Use computer software to calculate estimates (including CAD software)

• Collaborate with engineers, customers, and contractors on estimates

• Identify and quantify cost factors, such as production time, materials and labour expenses

• Prepares blank layout of part, determining best material utilization, type and cost of material required and establishing tonnage of press required to produce part.

• Estimates number of parts produced per hour, based on method plan and press selection.

• Compiles die details into Tooling calculator to determine appropriate die costing to be used in quotation



• University Degree or College Diploma in the Engineering field or equivalent job-related experience

• Minimum 5 years experience as Tool & Die Maker and/ or stamping die design experience

• Minimum 5 years’ experience in the automotive industry metal stamping die build concepts.

• Existing experience estimating costs of dies, fixtures and modular assemblies

• Must have a Die Design Background

• Must have experience with commodity (metal stamped parts)

• Must have experience using CAD software’s: Catia or Visio

• Sound working knowledge of production equipment and the manufacturing processes for welding, riveting and automation

• Sound understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, TS 16949 and ISO 14001 requirements

• Excellent blue-print reading ability


**Only candidates eligible to work in Canada will be considered**

Horizon Recruitment Inc. is a specialized recruitment and search firm with two complimentary practice areas: Finance & Supply Chain.