Estimator (1st Shift Full Time)

March 6, 2018

APT is hiring a skilled Estimator for its sales team. At APT, Estimators prepare an estimate of price to the customer that makes APT profit and wins the customer’s business and trust.

Someone who is a good fit for this position will probably have a college degree (BS college mathematics-related, like engineering) and also have about 3-7 years of machining or automation assembly experience. The person will also have general, top-of-mind, wide ranging expert knowledge on techniques, materials, and innovations in the field of machining or automation.

This person will:

  • Estimate costs of proposed/requested work
  • Follow up and follow through with all customer requests
  • Anticipate customer needs to drive occasional add-on sales opportunities
  • Occasionally craft solutions for customers (rather than only or always quoting solutions created by others)
  • Consult with internal and external customers to make accurate estimates and solve problems
  • Analyze blueprints for data used to create accurate estimates
  • Assess cost effectiveness of various materials and techniques
  • Make good business decisions regarding production choices, material choices, and time management choices

APT offers full medical, dental, vision, 401k with 3% salary contribution (not a match, but a straight contribution whether you contribute or not).


APT Manufacturing Solutions, founded in 1996, specializes in solving problems for manufacturers. It is among the largest machine shops in the area, as well as welding and fabrication. APT serves leading manufacturers with custom designed and built gauges, along with custom machines, packaging equipment, and full assembly lines. APT is an authorized FANUC robot integrator, the leading robot manufacturer in the world, and serves a wide range of customers in the automotive, food, pharmaceutical, firearms, and aerospace, and furniture industries.