Estimator I in Springdale, AR at Arconic

Date Posted: 11/14/2018

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Job Description

Position Description
This opening is in our Kawneer business located in Springdale, AR. We are the leading manufacturer of architectural aluminum products and systems for the commercial construction industry. Kawneer is part of Arconic's global Building and Construction Systems (BCS) business unit, which manufacturers and markets architectural systems and products in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. 

Primary Purpose of the Job

  • The Estimator is responsible for ensuring that incoming customer requests for pricing are accurately reviewed and entered into the system. The Estimator is central to maintaining communication with customers, including overseeing order pursuit activities and project negotiations.
  • Prepare material proposals and material take-offs for Kawneer products from customer supplied lists, customer elevations and architectural plans/specifications.
  • Work safely in a manner that protects and promotes the health and well-being of the individual, the environment and the organization.

Major Activities/Key Challenges

  • Interact and work with customers and sales representatives on quote follow-up, order changes, product related issues and customer claims.
  • Provide required levels of service to customers where Kawneer is the preferred supplier.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with employees and other internal resources on complex projects.
  • Develop knowledge of and regularly use Kawneer product portfolio and price book.
  • Be a point-of-contact on phone inquiries with expectation of 100% %22live call%22 response and customer assistance without frequently forwarding calls to other front-end employees.
Essential Knowledge & Skills/Education
  • This position requires strong communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Must possess a positive attitude and enjoy interacting with people.
  • Must possess organization and time management skills.
  • Ability to work with customers and sales organization to formulate successful order pursuit strategies.
  • Ability to work with customers and sales to formulate successful order pursuit strategies.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Excellent computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook and Excel. KaluCAD & JD Edwards a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow written and verbal instructions. Ability to function in an environment with tight deadlines.
Major Customers
  • Customers in all US Southern/Western Territories for Kawneer North America
  • Vendors
  • Front-End employees
  • Field Sales Representatives
  • Manufacturing Managers / Supervisors / Leads


Basic Qualifications
  • HS diploma or GED from an accredited institution 
  • 2 years of customer service, estimating, or job bidding experience
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. 
Preferred Qualifications
  • 2 years of experience in the construction industry (can be residential or commercial)
  • Knowledge of architectural systems products
  • 2 or 4 year degree in Construction Management from an accredited institution
  • Ability to read plans, specifications, and architectural drawings