Steel Estimator


Hoffmann, Inc. understands that integrating work and your family life plays a vital role in your experience at our company. We’re building on our rich history and looking toward the future. Our employees play a vital role and we’re looking to recognize your current accomplishments while helping you build your future. We offer benefits that support your quality of life and daily work experience. Work/Life Integration Competitive Salary Opportunity for weld certification Company Holidays Bereavement Leave Paid Time Off Birthday Recognition Attendance Incentives Health & Wellness Medical Health Savings Account Dental Short Term Disability Safety Boots, Glasses & Welding Hood Reimbursement Ongoing weekly safety training Clean, well-lit facility Financial Wellness 401(k) with Company Match Profit Sharing Access to Financial Professionals Years of Service Awards Company Paid Life Insurance

Steel Estimator

Post Updated: 3/1/23
REPORTS TO: Director of Sales & Marketing
The Steel Estimator applies and maintains estimating objectives for Hoffmann’s Fabrication division as directed by the Director of Sales & Marketing. Extensive knowledge of steel fabrication and machining concepts, practices and procedures are required. This position requires a self-directed and assertive individual with excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as exceptional mathematical ability.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must accurately read blueprints, technical drawings and specifications and demonstrate organizational skill. This role will primarily review bid documents, RFP’s, project specifications and drawings to determine the scope of the project and prepare estimates. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Utilize discretion for the achievement of all project goals including but not limited to prioritizing estimates, specification compliance, material selection, quality and safety specifications.
Ability to communicate and interact with Vendors, Subcontractors, and Project Managers.
Work closely with the Company’s Operations Manager, Fabrication Shop Manager, Project Manager(s) and Equipment Manager for resource availability.
Prepares project summaries, proposal documents, drawings, and other reports to communicate the detail and status of estimates to Hoffmann Management.
Ability to present estimate details and specifications in a group setting to Hoffmann Management.
Manage bid software platforms/spreadsheets.


Associates Degree in applicable profession, business or technical discipline or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Three to Five years of applicable experience preferred
Show excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills with an attention to detail, recognize discrepancies, and provide customer service to coworkers and outside contacts.
Ability to work as a member of a team
To evaluate bid documents and project drawings and details with accuracy
General knowledge of the fabrication process and materials
General knowledge of various steel shapes, weights and measurements as well as willingness to learn the Company’s capabilities and QAQC standards.
Ability to provide material lists and coordinating material pricing.
Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects while continuing to meet project deadlines, exceptional problem solving, analytical, organizational and time management skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel required.
Ability to work in Microsoft Word, FABTROL and specific fabrication related computer software programs.
Ability to read, and understand project layout and equipment drawings
Excellent work ethic, professionalism and growth mindset required.


General office conditions with moderate noise. Throughout any day must stand, walk, sit and regularly must talk and listen.
Position may require additional hours beyond 40 hours
Flexibility and ability to travel when needed
Diverse conditions are possible when at client sites. Possible exposure to dirty, dusty and extreme weather conditions

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