Job Openings >> Estimator
Hatteras, located in Tinton Falls, NJ, is a technology-driven Print Solutions Provider for Fortune 500 companies throughout the world. Our ability to provide graphic communication solutions across a broad range of media outlets allows us to be a one stop for graphic communication. The superior quality and service that we provide is due to our employees and their total commitment to satisfying the needs of our customers. This, coupled with our state-of-the-art facilities, makes Hatteras an industry leader.

A career opportunity at Hatteras is an opportunity to become part of our ambition, diversity, and culture and to have a chance to learn from, work with, and grow professionally among people who are leaders in their fields. We are always looking for creative, bright, hard-working individuals to join the Hatteras team!

We are currently looking for an Estimator.

Position Summary: 
The Estimator prepares a cost estimate for printing jobs by determining the most economical method of manufacture and considering production capacity of man and machines.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Based on specifications from Sales Reps and CSR’s, estimates the cost of materials by determining the quantity of paper, ink and plates required and then adding in a suitable margin for spoilage;
  • Estimates the cost of processing in the Press, Bindery and Prepress departments by estimating the amount of time required in each department and multiplying by predetermined standard cost figures. Combines the cost of materials and the cost of machine time plus a suitable margin of error.
  • Determines the production centers needed to produce the job as specified. Develops a plan to accommodate all facets of the job.
  • Evaluates all methods available for producing the job and selects the plan which produces the job in the most economical way.
  • Works with vendors in obtaining best prices for supplies and with Sales Reps and CSR’s in giving customers suggestions for improving quality and/or lowering the price of jobs.
  • Works with cost accounting in determining hourly rates and production standards for various operations.
  • Coordinates with Scheduler/Production Manager/Plant Superintendent/Production Superintendent to determine when overtime will be required to complete proposed jobs.

Required Education/Experience
  • Must have a complete knowledge of cost accounting, all printing processes, paper, ink, computer operation, the competitive market, and purchasing.
  • Ability to deal with in-plant supervisors.
  • Must know all printing equipment available and equipment’s respective running speeds and most efficient methods for producing any possible job and all types and grades of paper, plus working knowledge of paper pricing.
  • Must be able to compute standard costs when the desired figures are not available; determine the quantity of paper, ink and plates required to complete each job;
  • Estimate the amount of manpower time to be expended in each job.

EEO Statement

Hatteras is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Hatteras does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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