South Holland, IL 60473

Industry: Manufacturing & Engineering Job Number: JN -052019-36097 Pay Rate: $55,000 - $60,000
Our client is seeking a Drafter/Estimator for its manufacturing location outside of Chicago. Great work environment and benefits. The ideal candidate will have both Sales & Drafting experience.

Drafter/Estimator Responsibilities:
  • Produce product drawings for parts, assemblies, instruction manuals, and price lists, using accepted drawing standards; may be responsible for some basic design elements
  • Develop drafting goals for prospective projects with Engineering and other departments to ensure the drawings convey the correct information
  • Prepare cost estimates by analyzing proposals and their requirements
  • Quote between 35-70 estimates on a weekly basis
  • Estimate costs based on materials and labor for proper cost analysis
  • Analyze drawings and documentation in order to determine costs
  • Maintain effective relationships between the Sales, Engineering and Manufacturing departments in order to streamline the quote process
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the company products, functions, features, and benefits
  • Provide professional, courteous and efficient service to customers inquiries related to all products sold by the client
  • Work together with other members of the Customer Service Department to provide consistent performance above and beyond the expectations of customers and co-workers
  • Handle incoming calls to the department, responding to requests in an efficient and timely fashion
  • Enter orders received by phone, fax, mail, or email into the system and follow up with customer
  • Initiate purchase requisitions to Materials Department for all non-stock items placed on order; initiate warehouse transfer requisitions to Materials Department to move stock between warehouses
  • Review requests for returns, and issue RMA form with full explanation on the return
Drafter/Estimator Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree or two-year certificate in Drafting or Engineering field
  • Solidworks experience required; Driveworks and AutoCAD experience a plus
  • Prior drafting experience preferred including experience making preliminary and finished drawings
  • Customer service or call center experience preferred, ideally in a mechanical or industrial setting
  • Microsoft Office skills, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access
  • Aptitude to learn and explain technical products
  • Ability to multitask and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
  • Positive and courteous manner in conducting all interactions
Drafter/Estimator Compensation:
  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive health benefits
  • 401k match and profit sharing
  • Vacation and sick days
We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other class protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, we do not discriminate against qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records.

Keturah Roberts

I am passionate about helping people find that perfect fit in their career. Work comprises such a large portion of the day that people should love what they do! 

  • Keturah Roberts joined Goodwin Recruiting in November 2018. 
  • She spent 20 years in various finance and accounting roles, primarily in banking and nonprofit. 
  • In her spare time, Keturah enjoys camping with her husband, two sons, and two dogs.
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