This position is responsible for producing cost estimates for graphic and signage products in support of proposals, requests from Sales, and new product development.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
§ Analyze blueprints, product specifications, requests for proposals, and other documentation to develop cost estimates relating to material, labor, and overhead.
§ Estimate the cost of new products through the direction of sales input, customer requests, bid packages, blueprints, samples, etc.
§ Work with Accounting to determine hourly rates
§ Work Engineering/Manufacturing to determine production labor standards for various operations.
§ Work with Purchasing to source/determine materials and/or services for manufacturing products, and to set up parts in our manufacturing system.
§ Maintain estimate/quote log for analysis purposes
§ Maintain visually controlled schedule of incoming quote requests
§ Develop, enhance, and maintain estimating methodology.
§ Work with counterparts in other manufacturing plants to ensure consistency in estimating methodologies.
§ Compare the actual cost of the finished product to the estimated cost, determine the reason for any discrepancy, and how to remedy.
§ Research and recommend cost saving techniques and ideas through alternate vendors, materials, design, manufacturing processes, etc.
§ Analyze the effect of changes in design, materials, and manufacturing methods on costs.
§ Review bills of material for standard costs and accuracy.
§ Interface with customers to determine their requirements and/or provide design/engineering recommendations.
§ Manage prototype/first time production of a product prior to full engineering and manufacturing set up.
§ Periodically conduct field trips to obtain information to support estimating purposes.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
No competency or factor selected.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Engineering, Construction Management or 6-7 years equivalent experience.
- 3-5 years experience in the graphic/sign industry preferred.
- 3-5 years direct involvement in specifying and quoting graphic and sign elements preferred.
- Strong knowledge base of raw materials and manufacturing processes for graphic and sign elements.
- Good visualization skills for development of 3 dimensional elements for the graphic/sign industry.
- Strong analytical/math skills.
- Well-organized with a strong attention to detail.
- Ability to work independently.
- Ability to prepare detailed, accurate estimates.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office.
- Familiarity with ERP systems.
- Knowledge of blue prints and construction drawings.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; or six to seven years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
LSI Industries Inc. is a premier provider of industrial and commercial lighting and graphics products. Headquartered in Blue Ash, a northeast suburb of Cincinnati, we have been named one of Forbes Magazines Best 200 U.S. Small Companies five times since becoming a public company. For additional details about our organization, we encourage you to visit us on the web at http://www.lsi-industries.com and click on "About Us".
Leadership. Strength. Innovation. Those are the key values behind the smart vision upon which LSI Industries Inc. was founded when established in 1976. Today LSI demonstrates this in our dedication to advancing technology throughout all aspects of our business. We are a vertically integrated manufacturer who combines integrated technology, design and manufacturing to produce the most efficient, high quality products possible. Everything we build is done right here in one of our US plants.
We are committed to advancing solid-state technology to make affordable, high performance, energy efficient lighting and custom graphic products that bring value to our customers. We have a vast offering of innovative solutions for virtually any lighting or graphics application. Further, we can provide design support, engineering, installation and project management for custom graphics rollout programs for today as retail environment.