The position for Cost Estimator (Immediate Interviews Available) in Preston is no longer available
Cost Estimator (Immediate Interviews Available)
JOB TITLE: Cost Estimator
SALARY: £35-45,000 plus Heath Scheme, Life Insurance, Final Salary Pension, On-going Training & Development
INDUSTRY SECTOR: Automotive
Immediate interviews available for an experienced Cost Estimator based in Lancashire.
We seek a Cost Estimator to join our Finance department in an established Engineering environment. We are one of Britain's leading manufacturing companies & are a global technology leader in design, manufacture and customer support of high quality light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles under various successful nameplates.
We are looking for a Cost Estimator with previous experience in an Engineering / Manufacturing environment.
To determine the financial consequences of product innovation, quantifying the impact of decisions and investments on product cost.
The Cost Engineer will report to the Engineering Accountant
Determine the target cost price of components and systems during the development process.
Initiation of actions to meet the cost price targets.
Establish the related investment for specific tooling and equipment at suppliers and within our facilities.
Analyse supplier quotes for product costs and related investments.
Establish cost estimates for product and tooling costs for in-house manufacture and at external suppliers.
Establish cost estimates of production processes and execute feasibility studies for alternative production methods.
Participate in multifunctional teams and support the decision making process by offering adequate cost information regarding process choices and assist in purchasing negotiations.
The role will work in close cooperation with Product Development, Purchasing, Product Planning and Production Engineering.
EDUCATION/SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
Education to degree level preferably in mechanical engineering, automotive engineer or comparable.
Pressing and fabrication cost estimating expertise is a necessity.
Minimum 7 years of relevant experience
Knowledge of different manufacturing process common in automotive and truck industry.
Six Sigma trained
Excellent IT skills
Able to make reliable estimates of cost consequences based on limited technical information
The company provides additional outpatients private health scheme benefits to supplement and complement the National Health Service. The scheme provides accelerated access to medical specialists and diagnostic tests including scans and X-Ray services. All employees are enrolled in the scheme on joining the Company.
The Company offers a range of employee support services to assist employees to keep fit and healthy and to support them in times of difficulty. Services include Life Style medical check-ups and advice on diet/health management, rehabilitation - assisting employees back to work after illness or injury and a stop smoking support group. The Company operates a confidential telephone employee assistance facility where employees can get prompt expert advice on a comprehensive range of life issues.
The Company provides life insurance cover for its employees who are full participating members of the Company pension scheme, life cover benefits are three times Annual Salary. For employees who do not participate in the pension scheme for retirement benefits, life cover benefit is one times Annual Salary.
The Company encourages employees to socialize together to foster team working throughout the organisation. A committee of employees manage and organise a variety of employee trips and events throughout the year.
The Company sponsors a final Salary Pension Scheme which is jointly run by Company and employee elected trustees. The scheme provides retirement benefits including a pension and cash option at retirement. In the event of death the scheme provides benefits for eligible dependants. Scheme members may opt to increase their retirement benefits by contributing to an AVC (Additional Voluntary Contributions) fund.
Training is a 'cornerstone' of our business and we place great value on developing people to reach their highest potential. The Company has achieved the national Investors in People standard. All new starters undergo a comprehensive induction into the business and training needs are immediately identified and reviewed via the Personal Development Planning Interview. There are a number of formal mechanisms for career development, which include a Mentor Scheme for high potential employees, accredited management and supervisory development programmes, academic courses, technical and vocational training activities, Development Assignments for shop floor employees and a Company Open Learning Library with hundreds of self-development packages available to all employees.
The Company strongly encourages employees to develop their academic skills and qualifications, and under the Assisted Studies Policy employees are able to study for relevant qualifications at a further or higher education institution with financial support from the Company, provided certain requirements and conditions are met. In order to develop the learning culture and enhance job-related skills, the company also offers a contribution of £100 towards the cost of any course at a local college or education institution. This course need not be work-related and may range from holiday Spanish to cooking or flower arranging; the emphasis being on learning and developing personal skills.
Orion Electrotech Ltd acts as both an Employment Business and Employment Agency and complies with the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations Act 2003.