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Cost Estimator

Hazelwood, Missouri Contract Job ID: 1910105335
Estimated Duration: 6 months



PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Senior Cost Estimator in St. Louis, MO. 

Job Summary

This position is to prepare labor and material estimates, evaluate technical requirements and support the engineering group with analysis of product cost and parametric modeling.

Job Responsibilities 
  • Analyze specifications, statements of work, and other documentation to prepare time, cost, and labor estimates
  • Demonstrated knowledge in BOM part production manufacturing methods, build cycle times, and various 'make-from' material types.
  • Sound reasoning and mathematical skills including an understanding of labor learning curve impact calculations.
  • Collect and review data and develop estimating techniques, including parametric estimating models, for use in preparation of estimates
  • Prepare analysis and verification of product costs in support of special projects from the engineering group
  • Coordinate with internal and external customers to clearly define program criteria to satisfy requests for pricing requirements.

Please send resumes to Gus Sanchez at: or call 314-264-3135 to discuss. 

Required Qualifications:
  • Must have an Active DoD Secret Clearance
  • Excellent computer skills (EXCEL, PowerPoint, & Word).
  • Associates degree in Engineering, Technology, Aviation Management - OR - in lieu of degree, 2 years of aerospace manufacturing experience
  • 2 years of experience in estimating techniques or labor time standard development
  • Must be a US Citizen. Must comply with ITAR regulations and site SSA requirements.
Preferred Qualifications 
  • Experience with electronic modeling software such as NX(UG) and CATIA – to review models for development of fabrication cost estimates
  • Experience with blue print reading, model-based definition, GD&T and related aspects of aerospace design criteria
  • Understanding of contractual agreements (FAR, TINA).
  • Strong analytical and planning skills
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office Suite).
  • Experience in engineering, manufacturing, fabrication processes and major assembly aerospace/aircraft structures and systems, and airframe manufacturer’s business, policies and practices.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and collaboration skills
Please send resumes to Gus Sanchez at: or call 314-264-3135 to discuss
More Details

PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit

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