• Trainee Technical Estimator (Aerospace)

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(22/11/2018 09:26)
    Job ID
    United Kingdom
    Seniority Level
    Job Function
    Sales & Commercial
    Permanent Full-Time
    Estimated Travel Required
    0 - 10%
  • Company Overview

    At TT Electronics, you will meet dedicated people who believe that advanced electronics is the key to a brighter, smarter future.  Whether it’s advanced flight controls, smart surgical tools, intelligent vehicle charging or seamless automation everywhere, advancements like this come from the minds of passionate, creative people – working to a common goal, watching out for each other, and caring about making a difference in the lives of people all over the world. 


    Our passion?  Simplifying the development of complex electronics… it’s the reason we exist as an organisation.  Our way of life?  Fostering a culture that values individuals as well as community and teamwork. 


    Join us – and work with a team that believes success is measured by more than the bottom line, where you’ll find opportunities to achieve your goals, contribute to the lives of others, and build a brighter, smarter future, together. 


    Our Barnstaple facility is located in North Devon. Founded in 1948, the site now employs approximately 250 employees and features the Aero Stanrew brand of electromagnetic components, printed-circuit board assemblies, cabinet wiring and electronic test equipment for safety critical applications in aerospace and defence, industrial and transportation industries.


    Here, employee engagement is centre stage; we’re focussed on our employees and making TT a great place to work. We continue to invest and improve the site’s facilities, regularly get involved in fundraising for local charities, have an active social club and a group wide focus on ‘Build Expertise’ in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects,  developing our current employees and encouraging others to join our industry.

    In addition to adopting a great working atmosphere, we are also pleased to offer a comprehensive range of employee benefits including:

    • Discounted Gym membership
    • Life assurance
    • Fresh fruit and hot drinks
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Company share-save scheme (eligible after a qualifying period)
    • Contributory pension scheme

    Role Overview and Responsibilities


    We’re currently recruiting for a Trainee Estimator within Power Electronics business unit based in Barnstaple where we manufacture high-reliability Electro-Mechanical and Magnetic devices for customers in the aerospace, space and defence markets.


    In this role you will be working as a Trainee Estimating/Enquiries Assistant working in a supporting role alongside our Commercial Team. This will include using our MRP system, going out to suppliers for pricing and co-ordinating with the Production Engineers validating manufacturing requirements.


    Key Responsibilities:

    Booking in Customer Enquiries
    Ability to read engineering drawings to identify piece parts, notes and processes
    Attaching various documents to the MRP system
    Sending Requests for Quotes to suppliers, including the attachment of relevant drawings
    Updating Excel worksheets, paying close attention to hidden costs
    Identifying deviations from the customer request to the engineering drawings
    Sending and compiling quotes to the customer
    Creating records for parts with the MRP system
    Contacting and discussing issues with both customers, suppliers both external and internal 
    Take in-coming calls for the business therefore a professional telephone manner is essential
    Using Microsoft Outlook and Excel to report and communicate to customers and suppliers

    Qualifications, Skills and Attributes

    Core Requirements:

    To be successful you will be highly customer focused with a keen eye for detail.  You will have excellent communication skills. You will thrive under pressure and deliver against deadlines. You must be flexible in your approach and willing to undertake other tasks to help fellow work colleagues in return there is an excellent opportunity for someone to join a highly successful business with good career potential.


    Desireable Skills and Experience:

    A good working knowledge of MS Office applications, particularly Excel and previous experience in a production / engineering role is highly desired for this role.


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