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Estimator - Residential

Millard Lumber Inc.

Millard Lumber Inc.


Job title:
Estimator - Residential

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Job description:
Who are we? We are More Than Lumber. Millard Lumber. Our business provide basic building materials and continually add product lines and services that provide quality and efficiency to both professional and homeowners.

More Than Lumber. Opportunity. We are looking for the right team player. Do you enjoy providing high customer service, delivering high quality products while working in a fast-paced environment?

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The Estimator - Residential will be required to thoroughly review Architectural & Structural drawings, cross referencing them with the information in the Specification book. The goal; create a comprehensive estimate with an accurate materials list. Will be required to prepare Residential Project estimate packages for presentation to the customer by a salesperson. Will communicate, on a daily basis, with both internal and external customers to ensure all critical information is correctly incorporated into the Residential estimates.

Position Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Consult with clients, vendors, personnel in other departments to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues
Analyze blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates
Confer with engineers, architects, owners, contractors, and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates
Review material and labor requirements to decide the more cost-effective way to produce components
Assess the cost effectiveness of products, projects, or services
Prepare cost estimates, bids, and technical reports
Type and design customer presentation books
Skilled at developing estimates of raw building materials for Residential projects to include the following product categories: engineer wood products, floor/roof trusses, wall panels, floor panels, loose rough carpentry materials, rough carpentry installation labor, siding and soffit materials, siding and soffit installation labor, exterior deck materials, exterior deck labor, finish carpentry and roofing materials
Proficient at reviewing and understanding Architectural and Structural drawings as well as Specifications. Ability to identify and qualify customer requirements for specific projects.
Ability to identify and qualify customer requirements for specific projects.
Determines estimated cost of the project and prepares a quote package using knowledge of standard company pricing, discounts, and estimating formulas and guidelines.
Works with the salesperson involved to ensure that all of the customer’s needs have been met, included and/or anticipated in the development of the estimate.
Relay any cost savings/value engineering ideas to the salesman involved.
Compute load and grade requirements, material stress factors and be knowledgeable of local code requirements in order to determine design specifications based on the customer’s structural design needs.
Help develop, implement and monitor estimating control procedures.
Interact with and advises sales and customer service staff on technical aspects of customer inquiries and consult with the design and project management staff when more in-depth analysis is required. Be able to answer most questions using your own knowledge and experience.
Plan and pace own work efficiencies in order to meet daily, weekly, project, or team related productivity goals.
May be required to train less experienced team members and review their work.
Be able to build a professional looking and informative bid cover sheet with the goal of decreasing the quantity of post-bid questions by the salesperson and/or customer.
Understand and observe all safety procedures and practices in order to prevent injury to self or co-workers; attend periodic safety meetings as required; may recommend changes to improve safety procedures.
Perform other duties and responsibilities as required and assigned
Contact suppliers in regard to availability and costs on special order products
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
May be called upon to assist with special projects and assume responsibility for the development, administration and promotion of specific projects, as required


High School Diploma, GED or equivalent experience required.
Minimum of two (2) years of experience in the estimating field preferred.

Other Requirements

Must pass pre-employment drug screen
Willing to obtain other training if deemed necessary in performance of responsibilities and continuing education

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures.
Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
Knowledge of company products sufficient to look up/reference parts, products or component lists.
Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
Knowledge of company product pricing, discount and estimating formulas and guidelines.
Knowledge of basic math and measurement skills.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Strong Organizational and Time Management.
Detail Oriented.
Excellent Verbal and Written Communication.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
Choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that will make sense.
Generate or use different sets of rules in writing so others will understand.
Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to benefit the company and its customers.
Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
Quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
Can concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Normal office conditions apply.
Employee must have clear, close vision for reading and computer work.
Must be able to sit, stand, walk, balance, stoop, grasp, talk, hear and operate computer keyboard.
Job may require reaching at or above shoulder level and below waist. Will occasionally lift/push/pull up to 25 pounds.
At times, jobsite or warehouse visits may be required, subject to temperature variations, hazardous chemicals, mechanical parts, increased noise levels and dust.
Waverly Location: 11200 N 148th Street Waverly, NE 68462

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Posted on:
May 9, 2022