Manufacturing Estimator

Reference Code:  ES0419

Job Description

The ideal Estimator will prepare accurate estimates of fabrication/assembly hours, material costs, purchased parts costs, final assembly tooling, and special processes for all items to be delivered per the customer’s Request for Quotation.



  • Develop a detailed Bill of Material
  • Estimate assembly hours and detail part costs using “Estimating Spreadsheets”
  • Refine assumptions on estimates as required
  • Develop assembly flow plans and basic tooling blockouts
  • Liaise with Manufacturing on assembly and tooling concepts
  • Other duties and assignments as requested



  • 6+ years’ experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and work experience
  • Proficiency in standard computing software including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Strong Excel knowledge a plus
  • Ability to read and interpret – blueprints, parts lists, models, specifications
  • Proficient with CATIA
  • General knowledge of aerospace/defense products, systems, specifications and standards
  • Must have superior time management skills and be comfortable with handling multiple assignments at the same time, prioritizing the assignments and meeting strict deadlines


For immediate consideration for this position, please e-mail your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Please ensure that the job Reference Code is included in your correspondence.


CPI Aero considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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