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Furniture design estimator

Company: Avantor
Location: Irving
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary

Incumbent has mastered the requirements of an Estimator and is capable of working entirely on their own with minimal supervision from the Department Supervisor. This individual exhibits superior product knowledge which has been acquired through time and experience and is capable of either answering customer service questions and / or knows where to find product information to handle the majority of their customer's requests without assistance. This Estimator has mastered the use of our Quote system and is capable of managing their work schedule based on the requests of their customers and completing those scheduled projects with very little assistance from the Department Supervisor consistently on time and accurately. This person is capable of making judgment calls under duress that are consistently in line with company directives with minimal supervision.


  • Evaluates complex projects and decides within set guidelines how to proceed with quoting the project.
  • Prepares price quotes for the customer.
  • Answers all calls from customers (internal and external) inquiring about product technical data, price quotes and availability.
  • Documents prices quoted over the phone.
  • Schedules and coordinates completion of proposal drawings.
  • Prepares and compiles final presentation packages for delivery on a specified predetermined date.
  • Reconciles the quotes to match purchase orders by way of add/delete sheet and changing quotes.
  • Researches and obtains special pricing and details for custom items when required utilizing all resources available.
  • Coordinates entire quote package, reviewing quote requests, interpreting customer requirements (both internal and external) to ensure that the customer's requirements are met before final quote and drawings are turned over to the customer.
  • Upon receipt of the order, schedules and coordinates installation and fabrication drawings.
  • Reconciles the quotes to match purchase orders by way of add/delete sheet and changing quotes.
  • Turns over completed file to Project Coordinator and relays complete job requirements to ensure order accuracy.
  • Maintains files for CAD drawings and quotes.
  • Takes advantage of all product training opportunities to establish a strong understanding of all products sold.
  • After training on our systems and procedures this individual must adhere to the systems and procedures set forth by the Department Manager.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications)

  • High school diploma required
  • Three or more years related experience required
  • Good computer skills in Microsoft Office Suites

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently)

  • Good mathematical skills
  • Ability to read and understand detailed architectural drawings
  • Good time management and organizational skills.
  • Able to handle a flexible work schedule
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Able to communicate effectively on all levels
  • Able to lead by example as well as by instruction
  • Strong organizational skills


Typically works in an office environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level.

Work assignments are diversified. Examples of past precedent are used to resolve work problems. New alternatives may be developed to resolve problems.

A frequent volume of work and deadlines impose strain on routine basis.

Minimal physical effort is required. Work is mostly sedentary but does require walking, standing, bending, reaching, lifting or carrying objects that typically weigh less than 10 lbs.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

EEO Statement

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.

EEO is the Law

OFCCP EEO Supplement


3rd party non-solicitation policy

By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation

Keywords: Avantor, Irving , Furniture design estimator, Other , Irving, Texas

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