Engineering Estimator

Trelleborg is a world leader in engineered polymer solutions for almost every industry on the planet. And we are where we are because our talents brought us here. By specializing in the polymer engineering that makes innovation and application possible, Trelleborg works closely with leading industry brands to accelerate their performance, drive their business forward—and along the way, shape the industry and progress that will benefit humankind in the exciting years ahead. Our people are Shaping Industry from the Inside. Why don´t you join us? 


USA - Northborough, MA


Sista ansökningsdag 2024-09-01 Plats: USA - Northborough, MA

Job Summary

Reporting to the Engineering Estimating Manager, the Engineering Estimator is primarily responsible for providing cost and feasibility analysis to customer inquiries for product produced using a range of materials and processes from the Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Aerospace Manufacturing Sites while liaising with the relevant stakeholders (Trelleborg Customer Solution Centers, Design & Application Engineers, and Manufacturing sites within the Aerospace Business Unit). The Estimating Engineer will have responsibility for cost process control, record keeping, and validation of costs as required.

Tasks & Responsibilities

Product Cost Management

  • Oversee the estimating process for Make to Print inquiries from receipt of customer request to receipt of order.
  • Estimate costs for products and engineering projects based on an analysis of technical requirements, for both Build to Print, and Build to Spec projects.
  • Assist Engineering Estimating Manager in establishing quote priorities based on evaluation and analysis of overall opportunity.
  • Collect and analyze all project costs including raw materials, labor, equipment and tooling to ensure estimates are accurate.
  • Role will interact with costing for Build to Print as well as Build to Spec projects.
  • Interfaces with engineering, manufacturing, sales teams, suppliers, and end customers as needed to generate optimum costing proposals.
  • Manage centralized quote logs and respective process for all TSS Aerospace Manufacturing sites.
  • Updates costs and potential lead time impact as necessary based on new information and scope changes.
  • Support supplier meetings and negotiations to challenge quotation prices and aim for cost reduction to meet target costs.
  • Conduct periodic cost review exercises post industrialization to validate assumptions and update Global Product Management team on potential changes to assumptions.

Technical Reviews

  • Provides information to cross functional teams for feasibility studies and manufacturing NPI acceptance.
  • Participate in design reviews and other project related meetings.
  • Provide support for Qualification Test Plans, Qualification Test Reports, & FMEA's.
  • Develop skills to apply multiple products/processes to a customer problem in order to present the MC's with a complete sealing solution where possible.

System, Reporting, & Training

  • Maintain and assign all local site specific “Worldwide Part Numbers” in accordance with TSS standards.
  • Participate in monthly review of active inquiries & projects.

Education & Experience

  • High school diploma or GED required. 2-year or 4-year degree preferred.
  • Minimum 3+ years exposure to manufacturing processes.
  • Knowledge and understanding of a variety of manufacturing processes and components with the ability to evaluate and analyze associated costs.
  • Demonstrated commercial and financial awareness.
  • Experience dealing with stakeholders (internal & external) at all business levels.
  • Experience within the Aerospace industry preferred.
  • Experience with polymer manufacturing preferred.


  • Good verbal, written, and interpersonal skills; ability to communicate with personnel, vendors, and customers on a professional and technical level.
  • Ability to problem solve practical problems and deal with a wide range of variables.
  • Strong technical mindset and desire to learn. Able to read and interpret technical data and translate to others.
  • Knowledge of estimating techniques.
  • Results orientated and organized with the ability to deliver against deadlines.
  • Good IT systems knowledge and skills, including advanced Excel skills.
  • Collaborative approach to working with others.
  • Self-motivated with analytical reasoning, and well-balanced decision-making qualities.       


Last Application Date: August 31, 2024

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