Project Estimator

Position: Project Estimator

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Brand: Laron

​Segment: Pumps & Motor Technologies

Laron's four large facilities provide 231,000 square feet of repair, manufacturing and machining capabilities that are outfitted with a wide variety of electrical and mechanical equipment to meet the customer's requirements. Laron's specialties include Mining, Oil & Gas, Power, Custom Solutions, Industrial Automation, Machining, Electric Motor Repair, Welding, and Gears.

The Pump Motor Technology group is currently comprised of 14 companies spread throughout the United States and still growing! Our aim is to be the primary source for rotating equipment and process equipment solutions in the industrial and municipal markets. The PMT group prides itself on providing a complete solution for the ever-expanding pump and motor industry.

The PMT group represents some of the most reputable brand names in the fluid handling, pump distribution, water/wastewater treatment and fabrication industry. Our unparalleled service capabilities, whether in-house or field service, provide each customer with the problem solving and product knowledge to stand by our claim : we service what we sell.

Just as there are multiple components for an effectively running pump, it takes a team working together to be a success. A diverse range of talent resides in the Pump Motor Technology group, including engineers, inside and outside sales personnel, machinists, winders, pump and motor repair technicians, field service technicians, electricians, welders, millwrights, and more. Do you want to be part of a team in an industry that keeps America running? Join us today!

Position Summary:

Under general supervision, prepare cost estimates by analyzing prints and information, to produce materials and labor numbers to aid sales staff in bidding on or determining price of product or service.

Essential Functions:
  1. Read and understand proposal requests.
  2. Read, understand, and interpret prints.
  3. Demonstrate ability to communicate and understand industrial language.
  4. Travel to job sites and understand work required.
  5. Prepare estimates used by management or sales staff for quoting jobs.
  6. Use the Laron Customer Relationship Management System (CRMS) to enter and manage quotations.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Assess cost effectiveness of products and projects or services

2. Prepare estimates used by management or sales staff for purposes such as

Planning, organizing and scheduling work.

3. Set up cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  1. Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  2. Ability to listen and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words.
  3. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
  4. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.
  5. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
  6. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  7. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  8. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatical from and deal with abstract and concrete variables.
  9. Knowledge of raw materials, production processes and quality control
  10. Ability to display critical thinking by using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  11. Ability to estimate the quantifiable characteristics of products or information by estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed.
  12. Strong orientation for detail accuracy, ability to effectively prioritize and efficiently multi-task and thorough completion of all work tasks.
  13. Above average computer competency. Word processing, spreadsheets, and project planning proficiency desirable.
  14. Ability to accept criticism and deal calmly and effectively with stressful situations.

Training/Education and/or Special Qualifications:

Three to six months related experience and/or training; one-year certificate from college or technical school; or equivalent combination of experience and education

Physical Requirements and Environment:
  • Work involves standing, walking, sitting, reaching with hands and arms, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling and a large percentage of time spent talking and listening.
  • Lifting varying weights ranging from 10 up to 100 pounds
  • Vision requirements include clear vision at 20 inches or less, ability to identify and distinguish colors, three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships.
  • Work environment may include working in wet or humid conditions (non weather related), being in close proximity to moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, exposure to fumes, airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, all variety of outdoor weather conditions, extreme cold or heat (non weather related), risk of electrical shock, exposure to secondhand smoke and risk of radiation.
  • Noise levels are usually of a moderate level on the same level of a business with computers and printers.
  • The possibility of loud noises when on the shop floor or while out on a customer location

At OTC Industrial Technologies, we believe that our employees are our greatest strength. Through investment in our people and growth from within, we believe in providing you with a wide variety of opportunities to accelerate your career potential as you help us drive change to move our business forward.

For over 60 years, employing and developing the best-in-class talent has been at the forefront of our success. By coupling our teams' hands-on experience with a wide range of products from top vendors, we provide customers with the best quality products and technical application expertise and services at the lowest possible costs.

Working with OTC Industrial Technologies is perfect for purpose driven individuals who are motivated to be part of an exciting transformational company.

Perks of Working with OTC Industrial Technologies:

As part of the OTC family, you'll enjoy competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision care coverage and a 401(k) savings plan - Additionally, we offer paid time off, short-and long-term disability coverage, life insurance, tuition assistance, and Employee Assistance Program. You'll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.