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Fabrication Shop Estimator

Oakville, ON
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VAC Developments is a growing Canadian Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Company located in East Oakville. We are currently seeking a Metal Fabrication -Estimator to join our team.

As part of our team you will develop estimates to a well-conceived manufacturing plan for various machined and sheet metal simple to complex assemblies that will produce a product in the most economical manner.


  • Reviews and understand customer requirements.
  • Estimates material, labour, processing costs for machining, as well as outside processing services.
  • Estimate, propose, negotiate, manage and complete numerous mechanical project solutions.
  • Analyzes plans, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare bid estimates for projects,
  • Researches and analyzes cost data for review and presentation to management
  • Interfaces and communicates effectively (written and oral) with all levels of management, clients and Industry contacts; contacts and develops business relationships with subcontractors and suppliers for pricing within estimates.
  • Assesses estimates for potential risk.
  • Identifies problems/issues, looks beyond the immediate problem to the wider implications and generates new solutions to complex problems

Qualifications and Skills

  • Completion of post-secondary education with a diploma or degree related to Estimating, Engineering or Manufacturing is preferred.
  • 3+ years manufacturing estimating experience required (aerospace industry experience an asset)
  • Ability to read drawings with a full understanding of GD&T.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Individual must possess integrity, and have a sense of urgency and is a team player.
  • Knowledge of design costs and budgets, ability to develop project schedule
  • Strong computer background including experience with MS Office and related estimating software.
  • Knowledge of Aerospace machining manufacturing processes an asset

Please note that due to the nature of our business, employment is subject to the Controlled Goods Program - Security Assessment application including a police criminal record search.

***No agencies please***

VAC Developments is an equal opportunity employer and would like to thank you for taking the time to submit your resume and to note that we will only contact those candidates who will be moving forward in the interview process.

VAC Developments is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. We ensure that our recruitment practices are supportive of this commitment.


  • Industry competitive compensation packages,
  • Company paid group health and insurance plans,
  • Career/skill growth
  • Annual Performance Reviews
  • Tuition Reimbursement

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