Project Estimator

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Starting as a full-service co-packer 39 years ago, we have emerged into a turnkey packaging integration solution provider. With the latest technology equipment, QPI is focused on total cost, speed and differentiation.

Quality Packaging is looking for an experienced Estimator who is eager to learn and grow with our team. If this sounds like you, be sure to apply today!

Job Title: Project Estimator
Employment Status: Full time
FLSA Status: Exempt
Core Hours: 6:30am–4:00pm, Monday–Friday. Hours are subject to change based on customer demands.
Job Location: 851 Sullivan Drive, FDL, WI 54935

Position Summary:
This role provides timely and accurate service to Quality Packaging’s customers by working with other departments to process orders, communicate and follow up with customers and internal departments, maintain filing systems, perform data entry and perform accurate recordkeeping

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for customer request for quotes (RFQ) completion, accuracy, competitiveness, and timeliness. Includes internal and external cost.
  • Review historical quotes for similar/exact parts and/ or their variations, while reviewing profitability for accurate quoting.
  • Incorporates product knowledge, materials application and manufacturing methods into the preparation of quoting.
  • Responsible for reviewing quotes with management and releasing the quote to the business development team to meet their on-time processing requirements.
  • Will follow up with the business development team to review win/loss quoting metrics and will further review and evaluate quoting processes for possible improvement.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Great attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability of data presentation through both delivery methods.
  • Ability to multi-task, keep organized and be able to report on the status of any quote at any given time.
  • Must be able to prioritize work daily.
  • Must be self-directed and able to deliver under pressure, meeting customers and management deadlines.
  • Must be a self-starter and highly motivated within a team environment and independently.
  • Proficient computer literacy with Microsoft Office and expertise in Excel
  • Prior experience SAP/ERP systems is preferred.
  • Ability to read CAD drawings/blueprints.
  • Must have a high regard for accountability and lead by example.
  • Must have prior office experience in with the ability to act as a receptionist with customers when needed.
  • Prior experience in printing/packaging industry is a must.
  • 3-5 years of experience in manufacturing processes and programs management
  • Must exhibit the following competencies:
  • Job Knowledge: Competent in required job skills and knowledge. Exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills. Keeps abreast of current developments. Requires minimal supervision. Displays understanding of how job relates to others. Uses resources effectively.
  • Quantity of Work: Meets productivity standards. Completes work in a timely manner. Strives to increase productivity. Achieves established goals.
  • Quality of Work: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Displays commitment to excellence. Looks for ways to improve and promote quality. Applies feedback to improve performance. Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to use sound judgment, utilizing QPI procedures and policies, when making decisions.
  • Communication: Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally and in written form. Exhibits good listening and comprehension. Keeps team adequately informed. Selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
  • Dependability: Responds to requests from supervisor and team. Follows instructions, responds to senior management direction. Takes responsibility for own actions. Commits to doing the best job possible while keeping commitments. Meets attendance and punctuality guidelines.
  • Teamwork: Establishes and maintains effective relations. Exhibits tact, consideration, and openness to others’ views. Balances team and individual responsibility. Gives and welcomes feedback. Contributes to building a positive team spirit and puts success of team above own interests.
  • Innovation: Displays original thinking and creativity. Meets challenges with resourcefulness. Generates suggestions for improving work. Develops innovation approaches and ideas.
  • Initiative: Volunteers readily, undertakes self-development activities and seeks increased responsibilities. Takes independent actions and calculated risks. Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities.
  • Planning and Organization: Prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently. Sets goals and objectives.
  • Project Management: Develops project plans, coordinates projects, communicates changes and progress. Completes projects on time and budget.
  • Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands. Accepts criticism and feedback. Changes approach on method to best fit situation.
  • Judgment: Displays willingness to make decisions, exhibits sound
  • and accurate judgment. Supports and explains reasoning for
  • decisions, includes appropriate people in decision-making process.
  • Makes timely decisions.
  • Cost Consciousness: Works within approved budget, conserves organizational resources. Develops and implements cost-saving measures. Contributes to profits and revenue.

High school diploma or GED equivalent

Physical Demands:
This position is required to stand and walk up to 1/3 of the time. This position is required to sit, use hands more than 2/3 of the time. This position does require the individual to lift up to 10 lbs occasionally. Close and color vision, as well as the ability to adjust focus are required to perform this position.
The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. QPI reserves the right to make changes to the job description at any time based on business needs. 

Quality Packaging, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  All hiring decisions are based exclusively on merit, qualifications and business needs. 


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