Material Estimator – Job Posting

Steel Estimator/Project Coordinator 

XL Quality Industrial Services Inc. is hiring a Steel Estimator/Project Coordinator to oversee daily operations of the sales department. We are a small, team-oriented job shop with a focus on customer service. We source quality steel and associated materials and fabricate customer projects to specification. 

 As a small, rural based corporation, we value balance between work and life. Our worksite culture is dedicated, loyal and fun spirited and to augment these cultural benefits in the workplace, XL Quality also offers extended health benefits, performance bonuses and other perks throughout the year.  

Our ideal candidate will have:  

  • Previous experience with materials costing, control, management 
  • A commitment to customer service and job quality, and an eye for details 
  • A career-oriented attitude and a willingness to adapt to change 
  • Excellent time management and communication skills 

Job Description: 

  • Take care of customers 
  • Manage and oversee day to day office sales 
  • Respectfully engage with customers, suppliers and co-workers 
  • Perform workplace orientations, schedule, and manage projects for the shop 
  • Participate in maintaining all policies and procedures 
  • Liaise with the shop team 
  • Adhere to and foster ongoing compliance with safety procedures and requirements 

You are: 

A dynamic leader, people developer, and a team player. Able to challenge, motivate, and coach the broader XL Quality team; helping all to strive for continuous quality improvement. 

Wage rate: commensurate with skills and experience, ranging between $25 to $35 per hour.

We look forward to hearing from you! 

Please apply with a handwritten cover letter and a current resume to Your confidentiality will be respected. Only those most suitable for the job will be contacted. 

XL Quality is an equal opportunity employer; all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. 

Full Job Description

Metal Fabrication Estimator:  

The role functions as an integral member of a team who prepares metal fabrication quotations by analyzing, ‘Requests for Quote’ requirements, technical drawings, and associated specifications.  


Extensive metal fabricating blueprint reading and the ability to interpret and analyze specifications and tolerances. 

Attention to detail.  

Excellent and effective communication skills to interact with customers, suppliers, and co-workers.  

Knowledge and understanding of metal fabrication processes and their associated requirements.  

Estimator Job Duties:  

Compute costs by identifying materials, purchased items, fabrication processes and time requirements per blueprints, specifications, and related documents. 

Work with suppliers to solicit and collect material costs. 

Work with fabrication team to identify optimal material utilization and fabrication methods. 

Work with project management team to establish fabrication rates and options for fabrication methods. 

Maintain metrics related to quality and timeliness of quotes supplied to customers and win / loss ratio of quotes submitted. 

Review and recommend updates to work centre rates and rate tables. 

Regularly review Job Costings to establish accuracy of estimates and estimating process. 

Solicit feedback from project management team to improve estimating accuracy. 

Prepare special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends. 

Contribute to team effort by performing duties within the project management department and other departments, as needed.  

Education and/or Experience  

Bachelor or Associate degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering or five years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.  

Cultural Requirements 

Demonstrate ethical behaviour. 

Value team accomplishments over personal/individual accomplishments. 

Continually drive improvement. 

Well organized with excellent time management skills. 

Communicate effectively with peers, superiors, and subordinates. 

Desire additional responsibility and leadership. 

Self-directed, self-reliant, and resourceful. 

Thrive in a fast-paced environment. 

Provide a positive influence on employee morale. 

Demonstrate ownership and accountability for the goals of the organization.  


All employees are expected to abide by and support the values, culture, and mission of XL Quality Industrial Services Inc. And further understand that the role of Estimator and Sales functions as an ambassador of the corporation in the communities we serve.