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Cost Estimator

Cost Estimator

  About Worden

Worden designs and produces wood furniture and furniture components for library, learning, working, and living spaces. Our specialties include veneer and solid wood, standard products combined with custom products, and hand-applied finishes…integrated on a piece-by-piece basis, in a production environment.


Provides Worden Business Unit and Echo Business Unit with material and labor cost quote information and rationale for modified, custom and new products.


1. Creates and enters custom product costs into the appropriate manufacturing database.

2. Ensures bid/cost process turn around meets customer requirements and Worden’s performance measurement.

3. Reviews, maintains, and ensures costing process data system is correct and accurately reflects current information.

4. Develops and uses a ‘rules based’ estimating system to ensure consistent application of product costing.

5. Prepares and maintains appropriate documentation or back-up details regarding method/rationale used to cost projects.

6. Collaborates with CBU leaders to ensure workflow processes are correctly applied and understood throughout the business unit.

7. Assists in ensuring CBU meets profitability and Key Performance Indicator objectives through efficient workflow process improvements.

8. Assists in creating proposal & design drawings as required.

9. Provides CBU leadership with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting product component costing as requested.

10. Assists in entering custom product components into designated manufacturing data base(s) as required.


Internal Contacts: Daily contact with Engineering, CSR, and Production Area Managers regarding custom project bid and order costing issues.

External Contacts: Potential Vendors on Specialty Materials


Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Manufacturing/Engineering or equivalent preferred.

5 – 7 years of wood product related manufacturing or engineering experience.

Proficient PC skills required to apply and manipulate a variety to database information.

Department: Finance

Reports to: Controller

FLSA: Exempt

To apply submit a resume and cover letter to:

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