Machine Shop Estimator / Planner

Job No: 133730
Location: Gladstone

  • Are you a mechanically minded sales professional looking to take the next step in your career?
  • Build strong relationships with local clients, and work to prepare cost estimates for engineering projects.
  • Attractive remuneration ranging from $100,000 to $120,000 as well as a range of additional benefits!

About Purcell's Engineering

Celebrating over 25 years of success, Purcell's Engineering is a family owned and operated business that has developed into one of the largest and most fully equipped machine shops including modern and state-of-art capacity CNC Lathes, Mills and Borers.

The company offers a wide range of engineering services through its Machine shop, Onsite machining, Mechanical Projects and Surface Coating Departments. Employing over 45 staff across all 4 departments, Purcell's Engineering is well established in the Gladstone community and supports local industry and the Queensland mining industry.

Read more about the company here.

 About the Opportunity

Purcell’s now has an exciting opportunity for a Machine Shop Estimator / Planner. This integral role is responsible for estimating projects based on engineering drawings and providing accurate costing back to our clients.

You will liaise with the workshop supervisor and clients to ensure client delivery dates are achieved, and be responsible for ordering materials, planning projects, and visiting client sites to gain an understanding of project scopes. 

Working with the Manager and the Managing Director, you will also conduct ongoing reviews of completed jobs, ensuring that the quality, price, and delivery meet high standards.

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About You

To be successful in this role, you will have experience in customer-facing roles, and the ability to communicate and plan effectively with both customers and internal supervisors, providing a high level of service every time.

You will also be familiar with Microsoft Excel and other estimating systems such as Job Commander & Work Flow Max, as well as the ability to read engineering drawings and blueprints. 

In this role you will be responsible for managing the ordering and delivery of materials and services on a tight schedule and consider key delivery dates, as time management is a critical skill for this role.

Previous experience in the engineering sector will be highly regarded, as will a relevant trade or diploma. Previous experience with fitting and turning/CNC, AutoCAD, or the mining industry would also be beneficial. 

This is an integral position where you will be part of a close-knit, dedicated team. Purcell's offers a family friendly, flexible workplace and would be well suited to a personable and self-motivated team player.

This role would ideally suit someone living locally in the Gladstone area, however relocation assistance is negotiable for the right candidate.

About the Benefits

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with an attractive remuneration ranging from $100,000 to $120,000, negotiable with skills and experience.

In addition, Purcell’s offer the following benefits:

  • Relocation assistance
  • Overtime loading
  • Use of a company car for site visits
  • Opportunities for ongoing training and career advancement

About Life in Gladstone

Historically a major shipping port, Gladstone has grown into a major hub for mining and building industries. It sits right on the Australian coast and is surrounded by breathtaking islands and the southern Great Barrier Reef.

Life in Gladstone revolves around the sea, sand, and bush, with natural wonder all around. It’s also only a short drive away from other regional Queensland city like Rockhampton and Bundaberg.

Gladstone offers a relaxed lifestyle and a close-knit community that comes with a small coastal city. With an abundance of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options, there is something for everyone in Gladstone.

Read more about life in Gladstone here.

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