Brampton ON
Date Posted

Senior Estimator

The position of Senior Estimator is responsible for costing and processing of customer quotes on a timely basis for the Sales Department. The role also provides technical support to the Sales team, Design Engineering department and manages the Spare Parts Coordinator position. This role reports to the VP, Sales and is a key role within the department.


  • Creating layouts/mold concepts in CAD for the purpose of estimating that reflects the specific customer design requests
  • Works closely with Sales team in developing quotes that will result in profitable orders.
  • Preparing timely estimates of costs of materials, labour, and equipment for manufacturing projects, based on supplied drawings and customer specifications
  • Manages the Spare Parts Coordinator to ensure timely feedback on custom and spare components.
  • Familiar with all manufacturing processes in the plant to ensure accurate quoting is performed.
  • Reviews and makes layout revisions and process changes to pricing based on new information
  • Negotiating project costs as it relates to machining services, vendor, and/or subcontractors
  • Ability to communicate technical aspects of mold concept/design to sales and engineering teams
  • Work cross-functionally with sales, engineering, manufacturing, planning, scheduling, and supply chain to identify and resolve manufacturing and costing issues.
  • Key member of the P.C.M.S review meetings to ensure financial targets are achievable.



  • Post-Secondary education – Mechanical Engineering Degree/Diploma preferred
  • Must have minimum 5 years’ recent experience in an estimating role within the Injection Mold Industry
  • Experience in thin wall, closure and/or other custom injection molds.
  • Strong experience in mold assembly design, capable of producing mold concepts using CAD (2D-3D) technology. Unigraphics NX preferred
  • Exposure to machining practices, process planning and sub-contracting experience for quoting
  • Strong understanding of business concepts; gross margins, currency conversion, job costing.
  • Intermediate level competency with MS Excel


  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to multitask is a fast-paced environment
  • Strong analytical and problem solving aptitude, with strong attention to detail abilities.

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