Strategic Factory
  • 14-Aug-2020 to 29-Dec-2020 (EST)
  • Stores
  • Owings Mills, MD, USA
  • Full Time

Position Summary

While working as a Print Estimator, you will be tasked with fulfilling orders and performing tasks related to estimating, collecting and analyzing data in order to estimate the time, money, materials, and labor required to manufacture a product. You will use a specialized computer software program to build jobs and receive estimates. You will use information such as production time, material needs, and equipment and labor expenses to estimate a project's profit margin. Additionally, you will contact vendors to estimate the cost of sending the job to another company for production. The estimator provides outstanding customer service to internal and external customers as they examine specifications and samples and assist in planning the production process. The person in this position assists with performing the operational functions of the department, providing excellent customer service and ensuring an accurate estimate.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Consult with personnel in the sales department to discuss specifications and formulate estimates
  • Utilize specialized computer software to enter job information and receive an accurate estimate
  • Contact vendors to acquire pricing alternatives and coordinate outsource projects by pricing and coordinating with outsourcers
  • Format and create a detailed proposal for a manager's consideration
  • Following a manager's review, you will return the estimate to the sales department for distribution to the customer
  • Revise estimates as needed due to specific changes in the order
  • May assist with analyzing and updating estimate standards
  • Review material and labor requirements to decide whether it is more cost-effective to produce or purchase components
  • Communicate with supervisors, peers, or subordinates to receive feedback
  • Coordinate with managers to meet deadlines and identify new projects
  • Enter information into the computer in order to keep track of jobs and assignments
  • Coordinate with members of the production team while preparing an estimate  
  • Work on job assignments in other departments as instructed


  • Ability to use judgment and critical thinking to analyze estimates is crucial
  • Performing this job successfully requires that an individual have a solid understanding of computers, data entry, and interpretation of results obtained
  • Must be able to maintain focus when working with various projects
  • Able to work effectively and efficiently when under pressure from a deadline
  • Able to use a multitude of computer applications to work on estimates both in house and with other companies
  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of the products that we offer
  • Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of the production equipment, so as to make estimates more accurate and realistic
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of our customer base  
  • Capable of understanding work order instructions

Why Work for Strategic Factory?

  • Financial stability. Start with a competitive base salary and earn promotions based on positive performance and measurable results.
  • Massive advancement opportunities. Join a rapidly growing company that's poised to double in size in the next three years.
  • Gorgeous work environment. Have you seen our building? Work alongside skilled professionals in our state-of-the-art facility.
  • Strategic benefits. Our comprehensive package includes health care, 401k, vacation and sick time, paid holidays, and other unique benefit options.
  • Uber-talented team members. Prepare to be inspired as you work alongside the very best and brightest talent the industry has to offer.
  • Engaging company culture. We may work hard, but we play hard, too! We host a variety of fun, team building activities throughout the year.

Strategic Factory is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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