Kelly Services Cost Estimator in Imlay City, Michigan

Cost Estimator Position Available (Direct Hire) - Imlay City, MI

Kelly Services is currently seeking a Cost Estimator for one of their top automotive manufacturing clients in the Imlay City, MI area.

Job Summary: Prepare cost estimates for components, process, tooling, packaging and freight for current product lines and potential new product lines.

Job Duties

  1. Provide initial quotes for new business. Estimate production piece prices. Estimate production processes. Estimate production tooling using Excel.

  2. Provide revisions to initial quotes as required by customers or internal requests.

  3. Maintain computer binder files of all quotes.

  4. Upon award of new job, set up and maintain computer and binder files of RFE history.

  5. Coordinate with personnel quoted cost and process information.

  6. Provide quotes for ongoing program changes.

  7. Participate in customer meetings as required.

  8. Establish and expand databases for parts costing.

  9. Participate in cost walks as required.

  10. Participate in cost reduction efforts.


Education: High School diploma or GED required.

An Associates Degree in a business related field is helpful.

Knowledge: Good oral and written communication skills. An understanding of GD&T and basic understanding of component manufacturing process and costs. Must have experience with Microsoft Word and advanced Excel skills.

Experience: 1-2 years in automotive industry preferably related to manufacturing or industrial engineering. Ability to read and understand blueprints.

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Kelly puts you in charge of your career, with access to cutting edge projects and technologies in industry leading organizations. Top companies throughout the world have trusted Kelly as a premier source of engineering talent and services since 1965. And engineering job seekers know Kelly as a firm with an unmatched reputation for quality, integrity and professionalism. Whether you seek the variety and flexibility of working on short term project engagements, or prefer contract-to-hire or direct hire placement with our clients, apply with Kelly to explore opportunities that suit your specific professional interests.

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