NPD Technical Estimator

Trelleborg is a world leader in engineered polymer solutions for almost every industry on the planet. And we are where we are because our talents brought us here. By specializing in the polymer engineering that makes innovation and application possible, Trelleborg works closely with leading industry brands to accelerate their performance, drive their business forward—and along the way, shape the industry and progress that will benefit humankind in the exciting years ahead. Our people are Shaping Industry from the Inside. Why don´t you join us? 


USA - Delano, MN


Sista ansökningsdag 2024-04-07 Plats: USA - Delano, MN

Imagine leveraging your Estimating experience while working for one of the leading contract manufacturers in the world. Seize this rare opportunity to be part of an exciting, Healthcare and Medical Business Unit with the support and stability of an organization that has been in business for over 100 years.

Trelleborg Healthcare and Medical is seeking an  NPD Technical Estimator to join the team. Utilizing knowledge of polymer processing (e.g. injection molding, extrusion, etc.) and related processes, the Technical Estimator will identify the activities required to fulfill both customer and internal requirements for releasing new products and prepare cost estimates accordingly. 

As a valued team member with Trelleborg, you will enjoy:

  • Competitive compensation:
  • Generous benefits package: Includes health, dental, vision, STD, LTD, life, 401k, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more!
  • Greater opportunity for impact: You will impact the production of life-saving devices.
  • Growth and advancement: Join a global company that loves to promote from within and allows for advancement.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or 10 years equivalent experience
  • 3 years minimum experience working in a polymer processing or manufacturing environment in a technical role
  • 5 years minimum experience working in a polymer processing or medical manufacturing environment in a technical role or performing the essential job functions listed above
  • Post-secondary education, apprenticeship, or certificate training in polymer related or accounting discipline


Job Responsiblities: 

  • Responsible for completion of new product development quotes presented via Sales RFQ’s
  • Responsible for completion of quotes related to existing business, as assigned
  • Responsible for ensuring voice of customer inputs are obtained so that quote outputs reflect customer needs
  • Drives collaboration with internal and external subject matter experts as needed to ensure quote strategies meet the manufacturing sites capabilities and customer cost targets
  • Responsible for identifying exceptions or capable alternatives to customer specifications and subsequent follow-up with Sales Engineer/Customer to ensure acknowledgement of exceptions
  • Work with internal supply chain resources identifying capable outside vendors to support raw material and service needs
  • Participate in contract review to ensure voice of the customer and quote strategy is clearly passed on to technical team
  • Create, track, and report critical department KPI’s
  • Initiate, lead, and participate in continuous improvement activities as needed to support critical KPI goals


  • Undertanding of basic manufacturing costs
  • Understanding of rubber, silicone, or plastic molding processes
  • Understanding of injection mold tooling design concepts
  • Familiarity with secondary operation, assembly, and medical device packaging techniques
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and specifications
  • Ability to read and interpret 3D CAD modeling
  • Familiarity with ISO13485 and QMS standards
  • Familiarity with Lean Manufacturing concepts and problem solving techniques
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language
  • Ability to communicate clearly by conveying and receiving ideas, information and direction effectively
  • Ability to challenge oneself to consistently meet all goals and deadlines
  • Willingness to strive for excellence by producing work that is free of errors and mistakes
  • Desire to delight both customers and coworkers by offering encouragement, fostering teamwork and addressing conflict appropriately
  • Commitment to making improvements company wide
  • Competence using Microsoft Office tools
  • Competence using CRM, ERP, BI, and QMS software tools
  • Ability to form strong interdepartmental relationships


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