Estimator/ Sales Rep. CNC Machining – Greater Waterbury, CT

A privately held, employee-oriented precision Swiss screw machine and CNC turning job shop seeks a Sales Rep./ Estimator with CNC machining background. The Sales Manager was promoted to Plant Manager, creating this opportunity. Located in a beautiful suburban facility, they are running two shifts. Customers from a variety of industries assure rock-solid stability. Customer mix is 30% medical, 30% electronics, 30% defense, and 10% automotive. It reports to a General Manager who is quite friendly, open, forthright, and he is a gentleman. This company sailed through the Great Recession without a layoff. In fact, there has not been a layoff here in 17 years. Sales numbers have been consistently broken every year for same time period. At this point, most of the sales will be inside, but this could very well lead to an outside sales role, handling trade shows and seeking out new customers. Initially, 90% of the time the new hire will be cost estimating, “pumping out quotes” on a wide mix of products. There will also be some cold calling to seek out new business. The salary range was given as $60,000 to $80,000, and I will present qualified recruits with higher requirements. There is a tiered profit sharing plan for all employees, payable in the summer and at Christmas. Bonuses are paid out when the company makes a 5% profit margin as a whole. When the company makes a 10% profit margin, these employee bonuses are doubled. The General Manager stated that these doubled bonuses have been paid out consistently from 2007-2017. For the past two years, due to hitting a 25% profit margin, the bonuses have been tripled. Benefits include major medical, dental, vision care, vacation, and a 401 (k) plan in which the company matches 50% of the first 4% contributed. Requires permanent U.S. residency, excellent communication and computer skills, the ability to prioritize tasks independently, and a year or more experience cost estimating and quoting in a CNC manufacturing environment. They specifically asked for someone “good in math and planning, with good judgment, and driven to succeed.” Any exposure to Swiss screw machine part manufacturing is preferred. A four-year degree is preferable, but the machine shop estimating experience is the key here. They are not interested in candidates who change jobs every year or two. There is a math quiz and a mechanical aptitude test on the interview. A drug screen is also part of the interview process.

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