C.R. Laurence Co., Inc. (CRL) is the leading supplier to the glazing, architectural, railing, construction, industrial, and automotive industries. Offering more than 60,000 products, we serve the industry from locations throughout North America, Europe, and Australia.
CRL US Aluminum is currently seeking a highly motivated Estimator for our US Aluminum group in Waxahachie, Texas. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Provide detailed estimates to our customers in a timely manner. Work from architectural drawings and specifications, shop drawings or elevation take-offs
Follow up on estimates and provide feedback concerning market pricing levels
Achieve acceptable sales and margin levels. Monitor actual vs. estimated costs and work with estimating supervisor to adjust standards accordingly
Provide consultation, coordination, and assistance to our customers, sales force and internal personnel
Maintain detailed and organized records of bid documents, correspondence and other project-specific information
Regular and predictable attendance
Safely perform tasks and adherence to all safety policies and procedures are essential functions of the job.
Other duties as assigned
Skills, Knowledge and Ability Requirements
To be considered for the Estimator position, the following conditions must be met:
Minimum of 5 years prior experience estimating mid-size and larger glazing projects from architectural drawings and specifications
Ability to read, interpret, & understand architectural drawings and specifications and provide detailed take-offs and estimates that incorporate different building envelope solutions
Experience using electronic estimating tools, including estimating software, on-screen take-off tools and Excel spreadsheets.
Knowledge of aluminum glazing systems & their applications
Understanding of glass, composite metal panels, and other infill options as well as their applications
Basic understanding of engineering to be able to use various in house programs for structural review and the ability to identify and enlist help with problematic conditions
Strong geometry & math skills
Organized, self-starter with the ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize workload and work with minimal supervision
Must be able to communicate effectively & conduct themselves professionally; excellent written & verbal communication skills
Working knowledge of fabrication and installation in order to have good understanding of customer needs
Personal desktop computers, fax machine, copy machine, calculator, writing instruments, telephone, and various printers.
Issued safety equipment
This position is a largely sedentary; however, caution needs to be taken when lifting files, boxes, opening file cabinet drawers, desk drawers.
To avoid injuries to hands, back and neck, proper ergonomics should be maintained while working at desk/workstation.
Primarily works in an office environment with controlled climate.
Ability to perform light hand activity work at a computer/telephone station in an office environment. Position is primarily sedentary.
Some duties may involve being in a plant environment where noise levels can be moderate to high and be subject to the same general climate conditions of the region (heat, cold, humidity, etc.).
Chemicals, dust, pollen and other typical airborne particulate matter are present within the atmosphere of the production floor and may create some odors in the plant. The Company, in an effort to provide its employees with a safe and healthy working environment, limits exposure to chemicals through written procedures, engineering controls and PPE.
While the chemical exposure and odors are under acceptable levels set by OSHA and the WCB, they nevertheless, can be smelled and are handled according to the company’s hazardous communication program.
What CRH Americas Offers You
Highly competitive base pay
Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
Group retirement savings program
Health and wellness programs
A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion
About CRH Americas
CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.
C.R. Laurence Co., a CRH company, is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH family!
CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.
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