Estimator/Planner - Manufacturing

Custom Engineering Co  

(Production and Quality)

 • Erie, PA USA

Job Details



We are currently seeking to hire an Industrial Machining and Fabrication Planner/Estimator.

  • Estimate and develop manufacturing plans based on customer drawings, specifications & requirements
  • Read and interpret customer drawings and specifications
  • Work with production to develop best manufacturing plans and processes
  • Responsible for requisitioning some materials and services needed in the timeframe required for the project/job
  • Act as liaison between the customer and our production team as needed 
  • Work with the customer on any changes in the scope of the order that may arise, including evaluating, estimating, quoting, and planning order changes
  • Participate in customer conference calls and face to face meetings as needed
  • Participate in weekly production meetings

About Us

Custom Engineering Co. is the largest company of Custom Group Industries composed of three companies, Custom Engineering Co., Lamjen Inc., and Venango Machine Co. each company offering its own unique and specialized areas of fabrication.

Custom Engineering Co. specializes in the manufacturing of large-scale metal fabrications including pressure vessels, prototype projects, large industrial fixture tooling, and CNC contract machining components. We specialize in cooling and heated platen press manufacturing and the design of specialty hydraulic presses that can be used in a wide range of applications in multiple industries including oil & gas, transportation, power generation, forestry, entertainment, DOE & DOD (aerospace & defense), mining and construction.

Why Us


  • Vacation benefits available
  • Eleven paid holidays
  • Health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
  • Company reimburses 50% of health insurance deductible
  • Flexible spending account
  • Profit sharing
  • 401K with the company matching 50% on the first 6% of wages

Education Level:

Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience.

Must Haves

  • Ability to read engineering drawings and technical specifications
  • Strong time management skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong self-motivation to be able to work with little supervision
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline oriented environment

Good To Have

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical or business related field
  • 3 - 5 years of planning/estimating experience in a machining and/or fabrication environment (or similar technical experience)
  • Strong knowledge of machining and welding processes of various materials
  • Knowledge of Google, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project and other computer applications


Erie, PA

Compensation Range

¤60,000.00 - ¤75,000.00  Yearly


  • Healthcare
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401(k)
  • Education Assistance
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-term Disability
  • Paid Jury Duty Leave