Cost Estimator

The Cost Estimator reviews customer requests and/or drawings to determine production feasibility.  Perform approximately 400-500 new estimates per month.  Develop and establish accurate standard routings, feedstock, and tooling requirements to be used in the scheduling, costing and manufacturing of SGL products.  The standard costs are issued for cost/price market analysis, production variance analysis and to aid in the initial pricing of new products.  SAP is used exclusively in the development of cost estimates.  Confirmed orders require parts to be costed and released using the SAP software system.  Change of methods (routers/process changes and improvements) need to be maintained in SAP.  Material Master accuracy must be maintained.  This position builds and maintains parts for internal processes such as fixturing and furnaces.  Calculates yields based on material constraints.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Prompt standard cost development/maintenance
  • Interface with Customer Service, Sales Managers and Product Managers
  • Review and analyze blueprint and manufacturing issues with manufacturing personnel 
  • Analysis of manufacturing variances
  •  Key partner in determination of machining capabilities, capacities, utilization 
  • Create and maintain SAP data, Router, BOM, Material Masters (50,000 parts) 
  • Ownership and maintenance of Change of Methods, SAP updates and communication of changes 
  • Key interface with product engineering to assure drawing revisions are updated
  • Audits processes to assure routings are performed as planned


Your Profile:

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Effective communication skills 
  • Minimum 5 years of manufacturing experience 
  • Ability to read blueprints with a strong understand of GD&T
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products
  • Proficient in SAP and system functionality
  • Experience working with CAD software
  • Broad product knowledge in all MPP NA, BU GS product lines 



Our Promise:

Convince us with your skills and strengths – in an experienced team, working on challenging tasks. With our leading-edge technologies and materials, you will have freedom to act and a wide range of development opportunities. Attractive remuneration as well as smart fringe benefits are part of our offer.

Equal Opportunity Employer 

We provide equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other classification protected under applicable federal, state or local law.


SGL Carbon is a leader in the development and manufacture of products based on specialty graphite and compo­sites materials. Using our comprehensive technology know-how and in close partnership with our customers, we develop intelligent and leading-edge solutions for the big issues of mobility, energy and digitization.

SGL Carbon has more than 4,700 employees worldwide and 31 sites in Europe, North America and Asia, and a ser­vice network in over 100 countries.

Publication Date:  May 24, 2023

St. Marys, PA, US, 15857

Business Unit:  Graphite Solutions
Legal Unit:  SGL CARBON, LLC
Functional Area:  Production/Operations/Maintenance
Employment Type:  Full time
Minimum Salary:  68000
Maximum Salary:  80000

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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