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Controls Estimator

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The Controls Estimator compiles estimates of cost on special parts or products related to controls as a basis for pricing purposes. Must have engineering knowledge and be able to interpret engineering drawings, wiring diagrams and other data. Requires extensive knowledge of controls designs, manufacturing processes and procedures, with direct experience in welding systems, automation and/or robotic equipment.

Short Facts

  • Detroit Metro
    Detroit Metro, United States of America
  • KUKA


  • Compiles estimates of cost on special parts or products as a basis for pricing purposes.

  • Interpret engineering layouts and data.

  • Maintains thorough knowledge of Detroit auto industry base suppliers for design and manufacturing of details and components.

  • Estimates labor hours for the following: Mechanical & Electrical design; Fabrication; Piping; Assembly; Installation Supervision; Machining; Wiring; Try-out on KUKA floor, Try-out on customer floor.

  • Estimates construction costs of proposed equipment including raw material and purchased components.

  • Estimates changes for Project Manager.

  • Negotiates changes with customers.

  • Utilizes and works with project specialist to fine tune standard spreadsheets with standard cost.

  • Maintain knowledge of designs, manufacturing processes and procedures with direct experience in welding, automation and/or robotic equipment.

  • Works with Project Services Group to convert estimate into budget if proposal becomes project.

  • If required, develops written proposal describing proposed scope of work estimated.

  • Develops necessary presentations with Account Executives to assist in closing of business.

  • Develops and maintains standard proposal format for the group. Involves close interaction with engineering, manufacturing and project services.

  • Solicits quotations for support equipment that may be required as part of KUKA's proposal. This includes generating inquiry and defining of scope of work for sub suppliers.

  • Maintain knowledge of PC based software such as Microsoft Office.

  • Understands and follows safety & environmental regulations and identifies safety/environmental concerns.

  • Adheres to the Quality System and participate in continuous improvement. 

Application Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel

  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
    Must possess technical writing skills in order to generate written proposals to the customer.
    Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.

  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

  • Valid Driver's License.

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