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Assembly Process, Estimating & Proposal Engineer

Shelby Charter Township, Michigan
JOB DESCRIPTION:        Assembly Process, Estimating & Proposal Engineer

DUTIES: We are seeking an experienced Process, Estimating & Proposal Engineer for our Assembly Division, reporting to the Director of Business Development, Assembly Division and work within our assembly estimating team of 3-5 other individuals. This proposal engineer will primarily support North American programs and new RFQ opportunities. Technical degree and/or 5+ years’ experience required. Occasional overnight travel may be required. Controls design and build background is a plus. Candidate must be highly competent or proficient in the following areas:
  • Comprehension of mechanical and control prints.
  • Working level and competency in Inventor and/or ACAD.
  • Detailed cost estimating of custom designed & manufactured system experience – assembly system(s) experience is preferred.
  • Assembly processing capabilities (including layouts and cycle time analysis).
  • Proficient at Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Utilization of INVENTOR or ACAD for development of tooling concepts and layout drawings.
  • Development of technical proposals with good presentation skills.
  • Able to work in an office setting and team environment.

Daily Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):
  • Review & respond to new project RFQs, customer inquiries and engineering changes.
  • Compiling new program processes, layouts and project proposals to be submitted to the customer.
  • Log new Assembly opportunities, keep opportunity list updated for the Assembly Group
  • Support and participate in both new RFQ line –up meetings with customers as well as technical reviews following quotation submittal.
  • Read, review and quote within supplied customer specifications.
  • Ability to multitask between multiple projects, meetings, and daily priorities within the group.
  • Work cohesively with internal project team on any commercial needs or support once a project is kicked-off.
  • Prepare responses to RFQs and RFI’s in form of a Proposal Letter and Quotation, ensuring best technical and commercial solutions are used.
  • Attends sales and marketing meetings and internal training sessions as required.
  • Perform other related duties as required by the Director of Business Development Assembly
  • Willingness to work in the office and occasionally at a customer plant. Overnight travel is minimal.
JOB REQUIREMENTS:    Strong Technical, Proposal & Estimating; as well as Engineering and Weld System Design background for a minimum of 5 years preferred. Know-how in Mechanical and Controls aspects. Demonstrated past Engineering, Estimating and Conceptual Designs for customers, English proficiency, Team Player.
LEVEL OF EDUCATION: Must have a Technical Welding Degree
TRAVEL: Travel is minimal; approximately ~3%
COMPETITIVE BENEFITS: Global exposure / Healthcare / 401K / Competitive salary

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