Material Estimator

Company: Nesco Resource ( Learn More )

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US-CA-Los Angeles
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Job Description

Job Description

** Candidates must be U.S. Citizens **

** Permanent residents are NOT eligible for this role **

** Dual citizens are NOT eligible for this role. Also, candidates with a current non-U.S. passport in addition to a U.S. passport are NOT acceptable **

-This Pricing and Estimating position will work with Program & Proposal Management, Supply Chain, Engineering, Operations and Contracts. -Contributes to produce accurate, responsive, compliant and on-time cost proposals.

-Reports to the Manager, Material Estimating.

-Contributes in costing the Bill of Materials (BOM) for the Pricing and Estimating organization in support of Aerojet Proposals and in compliance with estimating standards and procedures.

-Responsible for estimating and costing development and production type BOM's with moderate degrees of complexity and risk including utilizing appropriate methodology and rationale.

-Work is performed under limited direction of more senior estimating team members to determine approach to objectives, demonstrating an understanding and application of basic principles, concepts and practices.

-May provide guidance to and check work of less senior estimators on mechanics of tasks and strategies employed.

(85%) Reads and understands RFP requirements and documents and communicates ground rules/assumptions used in proposals. Material Estimators generally perform the following in support of the cost Proposal:

Work with Engineering, Supply Chain and Manufacturing to obtain the latest BOM to initiate the estimating process

Work with Program Management and Integrated Product Teams to determine BOM requirements based on the statement of work including tooling, test units, spares or any materials not identified on the latest BOM.

Work with functional areas to identify excess material attrition/scrap factors

Identify current quote requirements in order to achieve 80% or more of the Proposal BOM (PBOM) if required.

Coordinate with Supply Chain Material Program Managers the supplier quote process

Coordinate with Supply Chain Material Planners current inventory, material transfers and historical part pricing

Review quotes received and populate the PBOM

Incorporate escalation, quantity variance curves and extend pricing for required quantities

Produce PBOM Addendums and other schedules

Focal for all estimates, proposal substantiation, PBOM development, and audit files

Responsible to ensure compliance with FAR/TINA requirements on proposal substantiation, basis of estimates, fact-finding, and negotiations

(15%) Maintains pricing systems and procedures.

Collects, analyzes and stores data for estimating and analysis.

Keeps current with federal acquisition (FAR) regulations and customer requirements.

Assists in developing, maintaining and monitoring estimating and estimating standards, procedures and processes.

Conceives and plans process improvement projects involving the development of new approaches and methods to attain objectives.

May provide input to department objectives and long-range goals.

Keeps current with programs, customers and Aerojet program team.

Plans and performs systems and procedures audits.

Knowledge of basic mathematics and statistics, analytical aptitude, strong oral and written communication skills. Requires familiarity with estimating and pricing procedures, audit methods.

Manufacturing, material planning, finance or supply chain background – or some knowledge of the processes.

Understands difference between Manufacturing and Engineering Drawings/BOMs

MS Office skills including Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint

Intermediate level Excel knowledge (SUMIF, VLOOKUP, combination formulas, etc.).

Understanding of applicable federal acquisition regulations plus a strong knowledge of current (TINA) disclosure requirements.

Requires a willingness and ability to work extended hours when proposal schedules necessitate.

Basic understanding of Blue Prints / Drawings, Part lists preferred.

Experience and knowledge with EBS ProPricer or other pricing software preferred.

Familiarity with aerospace rocket motor program materials and manufacturing processes is a plus.

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