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York, PA, US

Function:  Project Management
Job Category:  Project Management

Estimator - American Hydro Corporation

Steeped in a tradition of hydropower, American Hydro is a leading supplier and installer of large equipment for the hydro electric industry, specializing in design, engineering, precision CNC manufacture, upgrades and servicing of high performance hydro-turbines and large pumps.
We currently looking for an ESTIMATOR to add to the family in our PROPOSALS AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM located at York, PA facility. We are a tight-knit group that takes a great deal of pride in what we produce. If you are a detail oriented, hardworking ESTIMATOR who is looking for a place to call home, we invite you to apply for this opening. 
The ESTIMATOR is primarily responsible for the preparation of cost estimates for marketing proposals and the communication of technical and processing information for the procurement of manufacturing related services. 

Areas of accountability include but not limited to: 
•    Customer focus 
•    Engineering excellence 
•    Integrity 
•    Self-determination 
•    Valuing people 
•    Working together 

Main Responsibilities include but not limited to: 
•    Preparation of cost estimates
•    Review customer inquiry documents and compile detailed cost estimates for labor and materials needed to complete specified work scope(s) 
•    Select appropriate processes, decide the sequence of operations and determine the number of hours needed to manufacture parts within contract specifications 
•    Creation of a written detailed technical scope of supply to accompany the cost estimate 
•    Communicate specification, quality, delivery and processing information to the Purchasing function for use in the procurement of manufacturing related services 
•    Strong engineering drawing interpretation skills 
•    Ability to visualize and comprehend all aspects of manufacturing equipment and tooling, understand interrelationships between factors affecting a given situation 
•    Satisfy requirements of ISO Quality Standard as it relates to these functions 
Education and/or Experience: 
One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Language Skills: 
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical specifications, data and to track modern manufacturing trends.
Ability to comprehend and apply standard shop math principles, including geometry and trigonometry.  
Reasoning Ability: 
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. 
Computer Skills: 
Word Processing and Excel are required.  Experience with Primavera P6 data entry is a plus. 
Physical Demands: 
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. 

Successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States without support or sponsorship and must live in the area of the vacancy (York, PA, USA) or must be able to relocate at their own expense.  American Hydro (A Wartsila Company) is an AAP/EOE Employer.  Find out more at www.ahydro.com.  We welcome all applicants through our online application system. 


Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2020, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.6 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at www.wartsila.com

Nearest Major Market: York PA
Nearest Secondary Market: Lancaster