• Full Time
  • Appleton, WI
  • This position has been filled
  • Salary: $15.00- $19.00 / hr. – based on experience
Job ID: 138286


Are you a Junior Estimator who is looking for a Direct Hire opportunity? Are you a Junior Estimator who has strong math skills?

Our client is a wholesale distributor of plastics and the sales of plastic machined parts.


As a Junior Estimator, you will produce labor and material costs for machined parts, which will then be used by inside sales, shop manager, and purchasing.

  • Review incomplete quotes for new and repeat machined parts
  • Work closely with the Estimator to prioritize and complete requests for quotations
  • Open drawings of parts using multiple viewers and understanding the file types and software used
  • Read and interpret a wide variety of blueprints
  • Enter routing steps (times and methods to make each machined part)
  • Enter material costs for stocked and non-stocked materials
  • Identify if standard tooling can be used to make the part or if tooling needs to be sourced
  • Import files, measure and look at detail before quoting
  • Work with the Senior Estimator on sourcing materials or tooling
  • Review repeat parts to identify previous costs



  • Must have a clear understanding of how things are made within the manufacturing environment
  • Estimating experience within a manufacturing or shop environment is ideal
  • Experience with working in a machine shop or working with milling machines or lathes is ideal
  • Strong math skills with the ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry
  • Must be able to explain technical information to non-technical personnel
  • Basic Excel skills
  • Experience with an ERP system, Mastercam and drawing viewers is helpful
  • Ability to work independently with a keen attention to detail
  • Solid problem solving skills
  • Strong comprehension skills


  • Truly solid team
  • Small and family-owned company


Hours: 7:30am – 4:30pm

Length: Direct Hire

Pay for the Junior Estimator position: $15.00- $19.00 / hr. – based on experience

Location: Appleton, WI

Job ID: 138286

Job descriptions may not include every responsibility or qualification of the position.

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