Estimator II

Corporate Offices - Auburn Hills
United States

Estimator II

Corporate Offices - Auburn Hills United States

Alternate Title: Cost Estimator II


Position Summary:

Responsible for preparing accurate and consistent estimates in compliance with established engineering and cost estimating procedures and methodologies. Compiles estimates of cost on standard and special parts or products as a basis for pricing purposes. Responsible for analyzing specifications including sketches, blueprints, bills of material or sample layouts, and calculating production costs for material, labor, tooling, and capital equipment. Will participate in design reviews. Prepares and maintains historical cost data. Creates complex cost models for cost estimating elements.

Responsibilities of Position:

  • Prepare accurate and consistent cost estimates for the following: new products, new business, engineering changes, and supplier changes. This includes global estimate requirements when necessary.
  • Support account managers in cost variances.
  • Support account managers in customer cost breakdowns.
  • Support account managers in CAP3 preparation.
  • Review and interpret blueprints.
  • Review and understand plant processes.
  • Review process, tooling, and capital equipment assumptions with plant and manufacturing engineering.
  • Requires decisions of consequence.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Performs related duties and special projects as assigned.

Skill Requirements:

  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints.
  • Experience in cost estimating, industrial engineering, and/or manufacturing.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and analytical ability.
  • Interpersonal skills to work effectively with others.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Strong understanding of financials associated with cost estimating and business case preparation.

Experience Requirements:

  • Drafting and blueprint reading classes.
  • At least 4 years of experience in cost estimating or a related field.

Licensing or Special Certification Requirements:

  • Valid drivers’ license.

Physical Requirements:

  • Regular and predictable attendance.

Working Conditions:

  • Occasionally lifts and / or carries up to 15 pounds.
  • Maneuvers in, around and under factory and/or laboratory equipment on a regular and continuous basis.
  • Some of work time is spent standing, walking, lifting and bending.
  • Works within an automotive components manufacturing office setting and may be exposed to heat, cold and fumes/chemicals.


  • Four year degree or equivalent technical experience.
  • Drafting and blueprint reading classes.

EEO Statement:
TI Fluid Systems is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

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