Position Title:

AVIATION & DEFENCE ESTIMATOR / PLANNING ENGINEER

Work Location:

EDS ENGINEERING

Reports To:

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Natural Work Team:

PRODUCTION/QUALITY/OFFICE

Clock / Salary:

SALARY

Hours of Work:
MON – FRI, 40 HOURS PER WEEK

JOB PURPOSE:

The role is to provide a centre of excellence for estimating, tooling and labour associated with the manufacture of commercial and aerospace machined components and assemblies. The role will provide co-ordination of multiple projects simultaneously.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experienced mechanical engineer with an indentured apprenticeship, or the equivalent skills and experience.
  • Ability to read engineering drawings.
  • At least 5 years previous estimating experience (within an engineering and fabrication environment) Ideally an Estimator within a multi discipline manufacturing environment specialising in high precision components.
  • Familiar with manufacturing processes, raw material specifications and costing methodologies.
  • Exceptional commercial awareness.

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Receive multiple packs of engineering drawings and estimate labour cost for high precision components using CNC turning, CNC milling including 5 axis, grinding, fabrications, welding (including TIG, MIG, and ARC), brasing. Using materials Steel, Aluminium, Titanium, Nickel Alloys, Plastics and Castings in a timely manner to meet quote deadlines.
  • Ability to source/quote for all types of plating and paint finish and create bill of materials where none exists.
  • Liaise effectively with customers throughout each project, maintaining the MEL Group’s reputation for commitment and professionalism.
  • To identify opportunities for increased cost effectiveness.
  • Plan, organise and accurately monitor workload to meet strict deadlines.

PERSONAL SKILLS/ATTRIBUTES

  • GDPR Awareness
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Planning and organising – ability to work to strict deadlines
  • Excellent team worker, with the ability and self-discipline to work alone effectively
  • Retains Commercial awareness
  • Maintains a professional attitude, keeping calm and controlled when working in demanding and pressurised environments
  • Adaptable and flexible in approach to change
  • Proactive decision maker and possesses problem solving skills
  • Ability to use conceptual thinking and awareness to generate new ideas
  • Highly driven, self-motivated and focused on achieving best possible results
  • Meticulous attention to detail, methodical approach to work ensuring accuracy at all times
  • Excellent working knowledge of EXCEL
  • Analytical skills
  • Confident and honest with a positive approach / attitude to customer service (both internal and external customers)
  • Excellent numerical skills
  • Experience within the Aviation industry would be desirable

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