Andover, MA, US, 01810

Our company culture is built upon YKK’s philosophy called the CYCLE OF GOODNESS™.  We believe that providing value and being fair to our customers and our employees is what makes us a successful company in return.  Guided by our core values and fundamental behaviors, we strive to foster a caring company, committed employees and challenging work that benefits our employees, customers, and communities. We offer competitive compensation packages, training and advancement opportunities. YKK AP America provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package designed to provide the security they need to enjoy life at home and at work.  By providing a high level of benefit coverage at a reasonable cost to the employee, we hope to foster a long and productive employment relationship.


Position Summary

The purpose of this position is to analyze blueprints, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare estimates for products, projects, or services by performing the following duties.


Essential Functions and Key Responsibilities

  • Analyzes blueprints, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare time, cost, and estimates for products or projects
  • Review architectural plans and specifications for the work to be quoted
  • Check and verify with the application engineer the performance and structural requirements of the project if necessary
  • Prepare the necessary material take-offs by quantities and type for proper pricing
  • Prepare the Scope of Work to be sent to the customers with quotation
  • Obtain vendor(s) quotations for items not made by YKK
  • Prepare the estimate for the work to be bid using cost data and/or price list
  • Computes cost factors and prepares estimates used for management purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work, preparing bids, selecting vendors or subcontractors, and determining cost effectiveness
  • Provides improvement recommendations to cost estimating procedures to reduce future discrepancies between estimated and actual costs
  • Identifies cost trends to assist management in cost reduction and process improvement efforts


Qualifications and Skill Requirements

  • Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience/knowledge in computer-aided drafting, knowledge, and experience with V6 estimating software, Microsoft office important
  • Blueprint reading required.
  • Be vigilant about safety
  • Quality - conscious, oriented to excellence


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.


Employment with YKK AP America Inc. is conditioned upon successfully completing a negative drug test for the presence of illegal drugs. 

Nearest Major Market: Boston