Structural Steel CAD / Estimator

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 16063 | Direct Hire

Post Date: 02/06/2018 Job ID: 15715 Industry: ESTIMATOR

Estimator/Drafter - Metallurgy - Steel Fabrication
Pittsburgh, PA

Pay Rate:  40K - 65K

The ideal Estimator/Drafter candidate will have previous experience in fabrication/steel service environment, be organized, motivated, detail-oriented and driven.

Essential Functions

  • Introduce new and existing corporate products or services to established and potential clients.
  • Communicate with customers daily to request orders and provide quotations and lead times by fax telephone, and/or email.
  • Work collaboratively with the Outside Sales Team, Production/Operations Managers and Team Leaders, Engineering Department, and outside vendors/service providers to prioritize, coordinate and schedule customer needs and requirements.
  • Collect and analyze data to estimate the cost, size, materials, nature and duration of a potential project by interpreting prints, specifications and customer requirements.
  • Emphasize service or product features and benefits, discussing credit terms, quoting prices and preparing sales order forms.
  • Coordinate with all related departments for order status, ensuring the delivery commitments are met.
  • Process cancellations or changes in sales orders and communicating the changes to the related departments.
  • Capture accurate and complete information in ERP system for customer relationship management.
  • Monitor quality standards and specification requirements and communicate any discrepancies or issues related to jobs that impact quality, scheduling and/or delivery.
  • Communicate customer feedback and suggestions for enhancing efficiency, quality, safety, and continuous improvement.
  • Maintain and expand the database of customers and prospects of the organization.


  • Associate’s Degree in Metallurgy, Drafting, or related engineering discipline is a valued.
  • Prior experience in fabrication and steel service center required.
  • Trained in inside sales and/or estimating.
  • Ability to read, evaluate, and interpret prints, drawings, and specifications.
  • Highly proficient level computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite and ERP systems.
  • Able to work in a fast paced, self-directed environment.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Decision-making, problem resolution and creative thinking skills.

Estimator/Drafter - Metallurgy - Steel Fabrication - 15715
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