Cost Estimator


Position: Cost Estimator

Industry: Manufacturing

Job Type: Temp-to-hire

Location: Louisville, KY 40217

Pay Rate: $23.00/ Hr – $25.00/Hr, with quick advancement opportunities

Available Shifts:

1st Shift: Monday – Friday

Job Description:

Snelling has an immediate opening for a Cost Estimator in Louisville, KY. This position will be responsible for gathering and analyzing data to estimate the amount of money, time, materials, and labor required to manufacture a product. The Cost Estimator should be able to work independently and demonstrate a proactive, problem-solving attitude. Job duties include:

  • Identify factors affecting costs, such as production time, materials, and labor
  • Read blueprints and technical specifications and SOWs to prepare estimates for complex equipment
  • Analysis of supplier quotations/proposals to perform price/cost analysis and understand elements of cost
  • Collaborate with engineering, purchasing, and accounting
  • Calculate, analyze, and adjust estimates
  • Provide managers with the information they need to submit competitive contract bids
  • Using computer software and excel to calculate cost estimates
  • Preparing and presenting cost reports for clients

Cost Estimator Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, or a similar field preferred
  • 5-10 years of estimating and manufacturing experience
  • Advanced knowledge of manufacturing and engineering processes
  • High-level mathematical skills
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Advanced analytical skills
  • Good project management skills


  • Medical, Vision, Dental, and Life Insurance after 30 days
  • 401K (eligible from start date, matched after 1 year)
  • Weekly Electronic Pay

To Apply: Interested candidates should submit their resume for immediate consideration. Resumes will be reviewed as quickly as possible, and qualified candidates will be contacted to set up an interview. Snelling participates in E-Verify and is a drug free workplace. Candidates may be subject to drug testing.

About Snelling: Since 1951, Snelling has helped match exceptional people with exceptional opportunities, and we continue to set the standard of excellence in our field. By combining our award-winning history with industry-leading technology, our team has what it takes to connect you with the job opportunity you seek quickly and efficiently.

Keywords: Cost Estimating, Production Cost, Blueprint, Materials


Louisville, Kentucky 40217