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The Estimator at Oerlikon Metco Barboursville is responsible for generating sales quotes, facilitating a smooth transfer of information between customers and Oerlikon, and supporting sales, finance, and operations as needed.  The Estimator’s activities will support the values, vision, mission, goals, and strategies of the company.

Job Description:

  • Analyze blueprints and customer requirements to prepare labor, machine, and material estimates
  • Communicates effectively with customers on technical items
  • Communicates effectively with sales, engineering, operations, outside services, and finance
  • Ensure customer requirements are met via customer specifications and drawings
  • Ensures that proper technical documentation and purchase order instruction are received from the customer at time of order and documented in the Job Quotation Worksheet (JQW)
  • Ensure that customer requirements are documented in the JQW
  • Issue quotations for job specific outside services as needed for machining, grinding, raw material, fixturing, hardware, transportation, etc
  • Create pricing using Oerlikon Metco software
  • Issue quotations to the customers
  • Follows up on all outstanding quotations to successfully close the sale
  • Keeps track of project timelines to guarantee on-time delivery of finished goods
  • Estimates repetitive and “similar” quote requests as outlined
  • Order entry and customer assistance on all products as required
  • Provides data and sales forecasts to management as requested
  • Participate in daily production / planning meetings
  • Generates purchase orders and reconcile material receipts daily
  • Coordinates shipping / receiving of vendor orders (Raw Materials / Consumables)
  • Coordinates shipping / receiving of customer orders
  • Complete Certificate of Compliance (COC) for all completed jobs
  • Maintain Sharepoint record retention for all completed jobs and vendor requirements
  • Assists with inventory management Assists in general office management tasks
  • Other duties as assigned

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit or stand as needed to perform essential functions of the position
  • Ability to periodically walk to other areas of the plant throughout the day
  • Ability to use keyboard, reach above shoulder height, below the waist and lift and file documents throughout the work day
  • Ability to tour customer’s facilities and job sites if requested
  • Ability to travel by air and car if requested


  • Minimum of 5 years manufacturing experience
  • Costing and estimating experience
  • Machining experience preferred

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to read blueprints is desired
  • Ability to calculate geometric areas is desired
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Experience in MS Office applications
  • Experience with ERP systems, preferably SAP
  • Must be highly organized
  • Must have high attention to detail
  • Must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Must possess effective decision making and problem solving skills
  • Must have basic knowledge of machining and manufacturing practices
  • Ability to work with vendors, customers, and employees, with a emphasis on customer focus


  • 4 year Engineering Degree desired, preferably in Industrial, Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent trade knowledge
  • Strong mathematics foundation required
  • Work experience may be considered in lieu of minimum education requirements

About us

Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy of becoming a global powerhouse in Surface Solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. The Group is committed to investing in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable materials that are able to increase performance, improve efficiency and reduce the use of scarce resources. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of over 15 000 employees at 186 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.85 billion. Sustaining growth and improving profitability in 2018: order intake to increase up to CHF 3.4 billion, sales to around CHF 3.2 billion, and the EBITDA margin to improve to around 15 % (after investments).

Oerlikon Metco enhances surfaces that bring benefits to customers through a uniquely broad range of surface technologies, equipment, materials and services. With a dynamically growing network of locations worldwide Oerlikon Metco serves industries such as aviation, energy, oil & gas, automotive, industrial and other specialized markets. Join us and become a part of our future oriented, international team!

Statement of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action: Oerlikon Metco is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. It is the policy of Oerlikon Metco to provide for and promote equal employment opportunity in employment compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, Vietnam Era Veteran status, genetic predisposition, or carrier status. Oerlikon Metco is committed to assuring equal employment opportunity and equal access to services, programs and activities for individuals with disabilities. It is the policy of our company to provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability to enable such individual to perform the essential functions of the position for which he/she is applying or in which he/she is employed. Further, it is our policy to provide reasonable accommodation for religious observers.

The policy applies to all employment practices and actions. It includes, but is not limited to, recruitment, job application process, examination and testing, hiring, training, disciplinary actions, rate of pay or other compensation, advancement, classification, transfer, reassignment and promotions. If you require an accommodation during the application process or for issues concerning Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity please contact Human Resources.