Project Estimator

Job Locations US-MN-Brooklyn Park
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(12/21/2023 6:46 PM)
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About Cretex Medical

Cretex Medical is a leading contract manufacturer of precision components and assemblies for the medical device industry.  Our customers view us as a trusted partner in the areas of injection molding, laser processing, metal stamping and device assembly.  Learn more at


Position summary:  

The Project Estimator is responsible for preparing accurate and professional cost estimates in a highly competitive industry. Works with customers to understand requests for quotes.  Solicits material and outside service prices from suppliers.  Uses knowledge to establish basic manufacturing concepts and estimate costs on various types of manufacturing equipment and processes. Estimates will include injection molding processes, insert molding, medical device assembly, secondary operations, and other vertically integrated services to support new and existing business opportunities.



Job Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Prepares estimates for prototype and production development projects which includes custom tooling, fixtures, prototype parts, and production parts using estimating programs
  • Evaluates customer requirements by reviewing customer engineering documentation (prints, CAD models, other documented specifications), develop cost models for tooling, parts and assemblies including time, raw material, and outside services estimates as required to establish quoted costs
  • Interfaces with customers’ engineers as appropriate to understand piece part function and critical areas
  • Prepares costing report for presentation to management for quote review and approval
  • Responsible for meeting quote on-time delivery and other quoting metrics. Ensures quotes are completed within customer expected timeframes
  • Responds promptly to customer’s communications
  • Provides periodic updates to customer and management on the progress of complex quoting packages
  • Perform post-project analysis of quoted versus actual costs
  • Maintains quoting system and records’ integrity. Develops quoting methods and formulas with concurrence from management
  • Develops and applies creative thinking to initial die concepts to maximize the company’s opportunities
  • Looks for ways to continuously improve the accuracy and speed of the quoting process



Job Requirements 

  • Diploma in a Plastic injection related course from a technical or trade school or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years of experience in Plastic Injection Molding
  • Training in Blueprint reading, GD&T, SPC and precision measurement
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the plastic injection molding industry and practices
  • Understands tooling and manufacturing processes that relate to the plastic injection molding & device assembly industry
  • Has advanced verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal and team building skills to create effective working relationships with suppliers, customers and co-workers
  • Ability to operate 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems
  • Possess a strong attention to detail
  • Good communication skills, written and verbal
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), ERP, and other business-related systems


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Engineering degree preferred
  • Knowledge of medical device industry and ISO 13485
  • Previous experience in Plastic Injection Molding, estimating, secondary operaitons, or manufacturing engineering


What is it like to work at Cretex Medical?

We recognize the contribution of every individual and promote growth, safety and security for all our employees. Cretex Medical values performance and pays competitive wages along with a rich benefit package. We offer a positive work environment with a focus on continuous improvement.


Here are some of things that employees have said about working for Cretex Medical:


“The culture at Cretex is collaborative. Everyone here is willing to help you whether it is a director, a machinist, or your boss. Everyone is always willing to help you figure out a project and get it done right.”

“I would tell potential interns that Cretex is a great company to work for. It has set a high bar for corporate culture as well as the quality of work you can do. I would definitely recommend it.”

“I learned that I really like the medical device industry. The importance and the gravity of what we do here is felt by the employees. You can have that passion in your work because you know what you are striving for is to save lives.”

We encourage you to explore the many opportunities Cretex Medical can offer you as a valued team member.


Company Benefits

Cretex Medical offers a full benefit package to its employees. Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance options. Cretex Medical also offers a 401(k)-retirement plan with employer match, profit sharing, short- and long-term disability insurance, paid time off and holiday pay.


Cretex Medical also offers company-specific benefits, such as:

  • Employee Appreciation events
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • New state-of-the-art facility in Brooklyn Park!


Applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, family status, status with regard to public assistance, or any other protected status as required by law.


Our company uses E-Verify to confirm the employment and eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit



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