Power Plant Services
  • 20-Feb-2018 to 31-Mar-2018 (CST)
  • 710-Sales
  • Melrose Park, IL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time


Employee will prepare sales cost estimates for PPS' products or services to aid management in bidding on/or determining price of product or service.  The position will establish manufacturing cost by determining manufacturing processes, equipment, and material costs.  The estimator will utilize blueprints and specifications, display knowledge of products to be manufactured and services to be performed to determine cost.  Furthermore, the incumbent will focus on developing standard cost for Fasteners and Valve Parts used in the power generation industry and will perform cost estimates using various tools, including; MS Excel models, machining estimating software, and actual cost data.

Critical Competencies and Duties:

  • Technical Ability: The incumbent will be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of cost and price development. Also, the employee will be able to read blueprints/drawings and possess a basic understanding of metals properties Time Study or Methods development experience.  
  • Relationship Building: Identify and develop strong internal relationships with staff and vendors to meet company goals.
  • Customer Service: Handle customer requests and resolve issues in a timely and mutually beneficial manner
  • Communications: The employee will have excellent listening, verbal and written skills in order to clearly exchange ideas with all stakeholders. Responds to all inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Adaptability: Possess an ability to change current work plans in order to meet corporate aims. Incumbent will be required to work on special projects on occasion to increase the effectiveness of the Sales Department.
  • Initiative: Identify areas of opportunity and develop plans to improve Sales team operations with consideration to the needs of the client and the business.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Experience: 5 or more years of sales and estimation experience, preferably in the Power Generation Industry.
  • Goal Orientation: Have a demonstrated history of outstanding professional sales and estimation achievements that are aligned with corporate goals.
  • Education: Bachelor's degree is required, preferably in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Work Ethic: Demonstrated ability to work flexible hours in order to meet customer requirements. Exhibit an ability to work in a fast paced, high energy environment.
  • Travel: 20% travel to meet customer expectations.
  • Communications: Have clearly demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Technical: High proficiency in using personal computer and standard productivity tools and ability to utilize standard ERP software and Reporting tools (Epicor)
  • Any combination of the above criteria will also be considered.
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