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Estimator - Building Materials

Company: MacArthur Co
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Description:With all your career options, why not choose a company where you can own part of the business?MacArthur Co. is 100% Employee-Owned and offers an outstanding suite of employee benefits. What began in 1913 as a small manufacturer of pipe insulation has grown into a national distributor of building materials. At our MacArthur Co., you will receive an ownership stake in the value our combined honest efforts create.The Estimator focuses on supporting the inside and outside sales team by working with contractors to estimate quantities of building materials needed to complete commercial and/or residential projects. The plans are pulled from online plan rooms or received electronically from contractors and industry-specific software is used in the estimating process. As required you will be managing the project estimating process from beginning to end - from bidding to completing shop drawings. The main focus is on flat roofs but also need to be prepared to pick up jobs that focus on roofing accessories and be able to gather information about these requests independently.This candidate will work out of our Saint Paul, MN branch. The plans are pulled from online plan rooms or received electronically from contractors and industry-specific software is used in the estimating process. We have an outside sales staff that assists with pricing and securing the project estimates into orders and our inside sales staff handles entering the orders and the coordination of product delivery. We primarily work with Roofing, HVAC, Decking, Siding, and Windows.Hours: Monday - FridayEstimator Responsibilities:

  • Proactively search electronic plan rooms for projects
  • Reading and interpreting drawings and specifications
  • Use construction standards and industry-based software to create takeoffs and material quotes for contractors based on drawings and specifications
  • Collaborate with other estimators to manage team workload
  • Revise project takeoffs and quotes due to project changes
  • Create shop drawings when projects are secured
  • Provide direct support to inside and outside sales teams
  • Consult with contractors and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to resolve issues
  • Build solid relationships with coworkers, architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers based on trust and respect
  • Stay updated with industry trends, codes, and regulations related to construction materials
  • Produce consistent, error-free work based on defined regulations and standards using a steady, methodical work style
  • Decision-making that is based on defined procedures, and job scope and supported by managementJob Requirements:
    • Blueprint/Specification reading skills
    • Construction materials knowledge directly related to roofing, siding, windows, doors and HVAC preferred
    • Basic math and estimating knowledge
    • Some blueprint scaling, plotting and printing experience
    • Some knowledge of Office Suite
    • Some drafting (AutoCAD) is helpful
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Time management and organization
    • Positive attitude and team player
    • Desire to be a part of a team that helps contractors secure profitable workBenefits Package:
      • Outstanding Family Medical Benefits Package
      • Substantial Stock Ownership Program
      • Competitive Compensation Packages
      • Paid Time Off (PTO) & 8 Paid Holidays Each Year
      • Employer Sponsored Family Dental Insurance
      • 401k and Roth 401k Investment Accounts (With Substantial Employer Matching)
      • Employer Sponsored Life & Disability InsuranceRequirements:
        • 2-year Technical school or a degree in Construction Management or equivalent job experience
        • Prior experience with residential and or commercial wood frame construction
        • Proficiency in Taper-Plus or Planswift, and AutoCAD or related CAD drafting software
        • Some blueprint scaling, plotting, and printing experience
        • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, & Outlook.This job description is a summary; further detail of responsibilities is provided during interviews.PM21PIc973f11c216c-31181-33867987

Keywords: MacArthur Co, St. Paul , Estimator - Building Materials, Other , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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