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POST DATE 9/16/2016
END DATE 10/15/2016

Superior Group Anaheim, CA

Anaheim, CA
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Associates Degree


Superior group is looking for a Material Estimator for our client located in Anaheim, CA

Under general supervision, analyzes and develops material estimates for proposals in support of current and potential business activities and in response to customer Requests for Proposal.
Ensures all estimates are compiled into cost packages in a cohesive and consistent manner according to the Proposal Action Plan.
Develops cost histories and estimates to support audits and proposal negotiations.
Provides supporting data to company management in price negotiations with customers.
Prepares cost summaries outlining and summarizing material estimates contained in contract proposals.
The general description described above is applicable to all material estimating positions.
The major distinction between a Material Estimator and other Material Estimating classification is that a Material Estimator is a fully qualified professional preparing, with general supervision, more complex material estimates for medium to large projects and interfaces with customers and auditors.
Analyze customer Requests for Proposals.
Prepare material cost packages that are statistically correct and can be supported through historical, empirical data and estimating theory.
Generate reliable cost estimates that accurately reflect the cost and customer requirements.
Organize data and estimates from various functional areas into cohesive, auditable and consistent cost packages.
Material Estimator must have the ability to process large volumes of data quickly and accurately.
Prepare information for audits and negotiations.
Interface with suppliers and Company personnel and customer representative to support material proposal audits and contract negotiations.
This includes supporting, as needed, the Proposal Pricing staff in developing, analyzing, and preparing cost estimates and proposals.
Performs other duties as assigned by Management.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability needed.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Good oral and written communications
Strong ability to prepare, organize, and analyze estimates and develop program cost histories to support cost estimates and provide supporting data to company management.
Must be able to meet deadlines and interface with all management levels, organizations, and companies.
Proficient with PCs
General understanding of cost estimating theories, procedures and techniques
Basic understanding of the processes needed by the Manufacturing, Engineering, Procurement and Finance departments to perform their duties
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume
Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry
Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables

Required Skills / Qualifications:

Associate's degree
Minimum of 2 years’ experience as Material Estimator

Preferred Skills / Qualifications:

Pricing experience is a plus

Go Beyond.
EEO Employer - Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.


Superior Technical Resources, Inc. provides staff augmentation, direct placement, and outsourced human resource solutions. It offers a range of staffing services, including contract staffing, direct hire, pay rolling services, onsite staffing, and Web-based vendor management programs, as well as Web-enabled automated managed service programs in engineering, design, drafting, finance, human resources, management, information technology, and other professional/technical disciplines.

The company serves aircraft/aerospace, computer, electronics, manufacturing, semiconductor, software, telecommunications, and utilities sectors.