Cost Estimator
Lockleed International
 Delano, MN


The Cost Estimator collects and analyzes data in order to estimate the time, money, materials, and labor required to manufacture a custom product or offering.

Job Duties:

  • Gathers proposals, blueprints, specifications, and related documents to understand scope of work.
  • Identifies labor, material, and time requirements by studying proposals, blueprints, specifications, and related documents.
  • Computes costs by analyzing labor, material, and time requirements.
  • Ensures timely completion of estimates
  • Resolves discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information.
  • Creates and submits estimates to Sales or designate by assembling and displaying numerical and descriptive information.
  • Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Maintains cost data base by entering and backing up data.
  • Communicates project status and delivery, issues and risk factors to appropriate personnel.


  • 3+ years’ experience in estimating
  • AA degree or equivalent
  • Able to read BOMs, blueprints and develop cost estimates
  • Strong understanding of cost estimating processes
  • Proficiency with MS Word and Excel
  • Able to multi-task and meet strict deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment, effectively managing multiple priorities with deadlines