• Estimator/Purchasing Specialist (Cabinet Shop)

    Location US-ID-Meridian
    Posted Date 1 day ago(5/21/2018 12:13 PM)
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  • Overview

    Sawtooth Concepts is looking to hire an Estimator/Purchasing Specialist to prepare cost estimates for commercial and residential cabinet construction and installation projects. In addition, the Estimator/Purchasing Specialist may assemble and finish custom cabinets.


    Construction related estimating/purchasing experience strongly preferred.


    This is a Full-Time position (Mon-Fri) with some opportunity for overtime. As a sister company to Scentsy, Inc., we provide excellent benefits and competitive wages.




    • Review and analyze documents and blueprints to make informed estimates of time, cost, materials, and labor for projects
    • Collaborate with Business Manager, Project Coordinator, and Shop Forman to formulate estimates and resolve issues
    • Identify potential impacts to project costs, productivity, and schedule
    • Compile detailed lists of material costs, labor rates, equipment needs, etc.
    • Review and compile final estimates to ensure accuracy
    • Track and review actual costs as projects develop

    Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

    • On an as-needed basis: assemble cabinet parts with glue, nails, or other fasteners and fit, and clamp parts and subassemblies together to form units
    • Trim component parts of joints to ensure snug fit using hand tools such as planes, chisels, or wood files
    • Sand and scrape surfaces and joints to prepare components for finishing
    • Install hardware such as hinges, catches, and drawer pulls
    • Restock parts and hardware, unload, sort, and put away materials in the shop
    • Clean and maintain shop work areas, including machinery and tools, to ensure a safe working environment
    • Perform all other assigned tasks and requirements as needed



    • Knowledge of commercial and residential construction principles, documents, techniques, and procedures
    • Ability to effectively present information in oral and written
    • Must be able to demonstrate skills in organizing and evaluating information
    • Strong critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Ability to read and understand blue prints, architectural plans and specifications
    • Knowledge of software programs including Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Project
    • Must be a highly-motivated problem solver capable of developing solutions and seeing them through to completion
    • Must have solid organizational skills, including multitasking and time-management
    • Ability to work well with a team
    • Strong mathematics skills
    • Adhere to all established procedures, policies, and safety rules as outlined by the Company
    • Able to work 40 hours per week; some overtime may be required
    • At times work may be sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking up to 10% of the time
    • Ability to frequently stand, bend, squat, walk, reach above shoulder level, perform repetitive manual dexterity, have both arms and legs accessible and occasionally, sit, and crawl
    • Must be able to lift and move up to 100 lbs. safely throughout the facility repeatedlY
    • Ability to ascend and descend stairs, step stools, ladders, scaffolding, platform ladders or mechanically elevated devices




    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
    • 1 year of experience estimating project cost and ordering materials for the construction trades industry
    • Cabinetmaking experience in a production environment or other closely related production woodworking experience


     Working Conditions:

    Work is performed in a production environment. Lighting and temperature are adequate.  While performing this job, employees frequently work near machinery, moving mechanical parts, and warehouse equipment (e.g. forklifts and pulleys).  Employees are frequently exposed to strong scents (odor), dirt, fumes, smoke, loud noises, vibration, grease, oil, dust, raw materials, and occasionally exposed to chemicals, heat, steam, and water.


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