at Smalley Steel Ring Co.

Date Posted: 3/23/2021

Job Description

Smalley Steel Ring Company is the market leader in the industrial retaining ring and wave/compression spring manufacturing business. Our ingenuity, dedicated associates, engineering expertise, and technical ability are driving our success, holding over 50 years of manufacturing experience supplying the aerospace, automotive, and other industrial markets. We take pride in ourselves, the quality of our innovative products, our focus on continuous improvement, and the service of excellence that we provide to our loyal customers.

We have an opening for an Estimator in our Estimating Department. The Estimator is responsible for quoting both standard products and custom designs, developing pricing, comparing cost factors and preparing cost estimates. The Estimator will work mostly independently, but within a collaborative team environment. The Estimator may also interact with other teams such as Engineering, Sales and Customer Service. We are looking for a self-motivator, able to perform time-sensitive tasks in a fast-paced environment.


  • Perform various estimating-related data entry tasks
  • Review customer request for quotations (RFQ’s)
  • Develop selling prices and process quotations for customers
  • Evaluate raw material costs and various internal/external labor requirements in order to effectively prepare price quotations
  • Research past quotations to maintain price consistency
  • Prioritize workload and quickly adapt to changing circumstances in order to accommodate time-sensitive RFQ’s
  • Review and self-audit pricing worksheets and customer quotations for accuracy
  • Work cross functionally with other Estimators, Engineering, Sales and Customer Service team

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Experience with a supplier in the automotive and/or aerospace industry a plus
  • Manufacturing experience a plus but not required
  • Sales and Customer Service experience a plus
  • Excellent communication skills required
  • Ability to execute and interpret fundamental mathematical calculations
  • Proficiency in MS Office, especially Outlook and Excel
  • AS400 or ERP experience a plus
  • Must be authorized to work in the US on a permanent basis

Smalley offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including 401(k) savings plan with company match; profit sharing, health, dental, vision. Company paid life insurance, STD and LTD; supplemental life insurance, tuition reimbursement, paid time off, and 10 company paid holidays.

To learn more about our company, please visit our website at:




 Equal Opportunity Employer

If you are having problems using our online application system, please call 847-719-5900.

Job Snapshot

About Us

Smalley Steel Ring Company is the market leader in the industrial ring and wave/compression spring manufacturing business. With offices in Asia, Europe, the United States and South America, we not only think globally but we act globally. As a global leader, we have experienced almost every type of application in our field and we continue to solve new problems for a variety of customers. From aerospace, to medical devices, the auto industry and more, we have the expertise our clients are looking for in a manufacturing partner.

Here at Smalley, we realize that our success depends upon the success of our employees. We are a privately held, family owned business with a positive, team oriented culture and a commitment to the security and satisfaction of our workforce. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package: including 401(k) savings plan with company match, profit sharing, bonus, health, dental, vision, company paid life, STD and LTD, supplemental life insurance, tuition reimbursement, paid time off and 10 company-paid holidays. You will also find plenty of opportunity for career development and advancement to positions of greater responsibility here at Smalley.

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