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Machine Shop Estimator

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Boulder, CO, US, 80301

Date:  Nov 20, 2020
Job Category:  Manufacturing/ Operations
Req. ID:  3690

Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, Ball Aerospace pioneers discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most.


We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely. For more information, visit Ball Aerospace Career Site or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">The Operations Strategic Support Unit plays a fundamental role in enabling efficient business and program execution – from technologies and investments to supply chain, manufacturing and test operations, facilities management, and information technology services.



Machine Shop Estimator

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ball Aerospace, located in Boulder, CO, is looking to hire a qualified machine shop estimator to support daily quote requests. You’ll be working directly with the Manufacturing Manager and our Scheduling Team daily.


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">What you'll do:

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Review and prioritize quotes daily based on need dates and program expedites.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Maintain excellent communication with all organizations directly related to the manufacturing floor.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Perform other duties as necessary.


  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">What you'll need:
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High School and 14 or more years, Two-year technical degree with 12 or more years
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Preferred 20+ years of labor estimating in a CNC machine shop environment including lathes (2-5 axis), mills (3-5 axis) and wire EDM.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Working knowledge of metal fabrication, welding and plating processes lead-times.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Strong GD&T understanding on engineering drawings.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Computer skills utilizing Microsoft Office Suite.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Experience with Velocity ERP.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Must be self-managed and driven to achieve quality on time deliveries of product.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Must be able to effectively participate in a team environment with members from all disciplines.


  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">W<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">orking Conditions:
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Work is performed in a climate-controlled machine shop.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required. 


Relocation for this position is available.




Ball Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Nearest Major Market: Boulder
Nearest Secondary Market: Denver

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