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Welding Process, Estimating & Proposal Engineer

Shelby Charter Township, Michigan

JOB DESCRIPTION: Welding Process, Estimating & Proposal Engineer





DUTIES: We are seeking an experienced Process, Estimating & Proposal Engineer for our Welding Division, reporting to the Director of Processing & Estimating, Welding Division and work within our weld 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 competent in Inventor and/or ACAD

· Detailed cost estimating of custom designed & manufactured system experience – welding 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 Welding opportunities, keep opportunity list updated for the Welding Group and help set quoting priorities

· 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 Processing & Estimating.

· 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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