Estimator – Automation

Website Select Tool Inc. Select Tool Inc.

Gauges | Fixtures | Automation

Position Description: 

Prepares work to be estimated by gathering proposals, part prints, specifications, and related documents.  Identifies labour, material and time requirements by studying proposals, part prints, specifications and related documents.  Computes costs by analyzing labour, material and time requirements.

Reporting to: Director of Sales

Essential Duties:

  • Understand the project/program and its requirements
  • Determining key variables for cost and other estimates
  • Conduct research to obtain data on labour costs and materials, etc.
  • Obtain and review offers and quotes from subcontractors or vendors
  • Perform risk analysis
  • Build relationships with key vendors (subcontractors, suppliers, engineers, etc.)
  • Provide consultation on planning (schedules, manpower needs, etc.)


Responsibilities include:

  • logging/maintaining all incoming RFQ requests for quotes and keep priority
  • assembling all pertinent RFQ information and creating the RFQ “package” (information would include RFQ, CAD image, any GD&T, concepts, etc)
  • coordinating with data administration to ensure correct data is in play
  • interact with both engineering and supply base to ensure component pricing is accurate
  • controlling price information on estimator sheets
  • creating cost estimate for all automation and or fixture quotes
  • submitting RFQ packages w/estimate to Sales Rep for review on costing/timing/content (must be done in advance of quote submission date 1-2 days)
  • modifying quotes as needed after completion/submittal
  • submit final/approved quote to customer (CC responsible account manager)
  • create and maintain library of past quotes for comparison on costing for new RFQ’s
  • reviewing existing/previous jobs for comparison on costing for new RFQ’s (pulling Job Cost info)
  • ability to work in a fast paced, team environment



  • Proven experience as estimator or similar position
  • Automation and or Fixture experience an asset
  • Proficient in relevant software
  • Good communication abilities
  • Thoroughness and reliability
  • Excellent organizational skills



  • High school diploma
  • Technical school graduate or equivalent experience in an industrial manufacturing environment



Select Tool is committed to fostering a positive work environment and empowering its employees. Select Tool encourages applications from all qualified applicants and provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Please contact if you require an accommodation during the recruitment process.

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