at VT Industries

Date Posted: 1/18/2021

Job Description

Job Description:


Estimating positions at VT consist of a variety of different job functions paramount of which is generating timely and accurate price bids on prospective jobs for our distributor network.   Estimators also assist with other functions like order processing, sample processing, and ship date assignments for orders.  They work closely with several other internal departments at VT while processing their daily work.

Job Duties:


  • Calculates timely, accurate price quotes on prospective jobs for customers and company reps.
  • Focuses on quality and accuracy with data entry of quotes and loading jobs
  • Has a good understanding of VT product offering, construction, labeling and hardware restrictions
  • Secures pricing for special or subcontracted materials
  • Prepares order files and creates initial shop numbers
  • Works with internal customers to assign ship dates and customer request move ups
  • Initiates sample requests (new and rework) and follows up manufacturer
  • Confers with Project Coordinators, Schedulers, and Technical Services when appropriate
  • Electronically loads jobs into the order entry system when VT successfully bids a project
  • Communicates and cooperates with work redistribution as work load changes for self or co-workers
  • Supports 5S/lean program keeping work area organized
  • Available to work 8 to 10 hours per day as required
  • Observes all safety policies and procedures at all times
  • Participates in customer service team meetings
  • Works individually or with team members as assigned, maintaining a positive work environment
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Job Requirements

  • Above average computer/software skills
  • Works well with both internal and external customers
  • Able to work without supervision
  • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills and customer service skills
  • Able to understand and carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
  • Able to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Eager and willing to gain knowledge of door products and processes
  • Organized and consistently works toward continuous improvement



Job Snapshot

About Us

Why would a company that is so successful choose to keep its corporate headquarters in Northwest Iowa? Largely because of the people who work so diligently to see that VT Industries continues to grow and succeed. When you walk through our facilities, it’s easy to see the hard work and dedication our people put forward. Today, VT has nine manufacturing facilities located across the U.S. and Canada.

VT Industries is family-owned and operated, with a commitment toward continual growth and improvement. Employees are offered competitive wages and benefits packages.


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