Cost Estimator

  • Location

    Broughton, Flintshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    Up to £27.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Shannon Allister

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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Morson are looking to recruit a Cost Estimator for our prestigious Aerospace client, based in Broughton.

Main Activities and Accountabilities:

To be able to develop cost estimates for air frame structures quickly and accurately with the minimum of information, and help support Procurement in negotiations with suppliers.

To be able to estimate the recurring and non-recurring costs associated with technical changes and modifications to detailed parts and assemblies.

Knowledge and Experience:

An understanding of the manufacturing processes is required

Manufacturing engineering experience an advantage

Customer value - customer knowledge and implications on the supplier.

Apprentice served Fitter, Machinist or Tool Maker

Experience of machined components, Tooling and NC programming.

Detailed understanding of Wing manufacture and assembly would be an advantage.

Good/detailed understanding of Composite Manufacturing would also be an advantage

Costing knowledge would be an advantage but not essential as training will be available.

Essential Requirements

Must have a good working knowledge of structural systems gained in a manufacturing or methods environment

Desirable Requirements

Up to date appreciation of metal removal techniques and manufacturing processes is desirable

Language skills

Some working knowledge of the French language would be an advantage but is not essential for the role

Challenges and difficulties of the position:

Cost estimates based on first principles with minimum information

Challenging and realistic target setting

Strategic challenge with supply chains

As a result of this, the successful applicant will need to be a strong character. They will need to act with courage and be able to defend their decisions in front of suppliers.