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Technical Estimator - Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA, US, 90058

CR Laurence


Job ID:  156074

C.R. Laurence Co., Inc. (CRL) is the leading supplier to the glazing, architectural, railing, construction, industrial, and automotive industries. Offering more than 60,000 products, we serve the industry from locations throughout North America, Europe, and Australia.


Job Summary

The Technical Estimator I is responsible for providing quotes to customers. This position must have an understanding of all CRL products pertaining to the Request For Quote, as well as CRL quote programs/configurators.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for providing quotations to customers for their given Product Group
  • Have an understanding of bid request through specifications/drawings ensuring quote is technically compatible and competitive
  • Maintain broad knowledge of Product Group products to offer customer
  • Answer customer calls and resolve customers questions/concerns by providing relevant and accurate information
  • Document customer interactions and transactions in Tandem.
  • Demonstrate sincere desire to understand and anticipate the needs of customers
  • Participate in educational opportunities to enhance knowledge of Product Group
  • Responsible for updating notes on any open quotes, orders or drawings that are not resolved within the business day and placing them in the Pending file on the estimator’s desk.
  • RFQ’s limited to standard CR Laurence Product Group offerings
  • Manage requests with use of.
    • Pricing software
    • Research Catalogs for product verification.
    • Promote product lines represented by CR Laurence
  • Regular and predictable attendance safely perform tasks and adherence to all safety policies and procedures are essential functions of the job.
  • Other duties as assigned


Skills, Knowledge and Ability Requirements

To be considered for the Technical Estimator I position in the Product Group Department, the following conditions must be met:


  • High School diploma or equivalent, Associates Degree preferred but not required
  • Ability to work at a fast pace and stay current with all inquiries and follow up tasks
  • Knowledge of general pricing and margins applied and negotiating skills
  • General understanding of glass systems
  • Effective navigation of CRL’s web site and business software to retrieve product and business transaction information
  • Must be organized and have the ability to prioritize effectively
  • Must have excellent customer service skills; Ability to exercise tact and discretion, and good self-expression
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and independent thinking skills to anticipate and resolve issues




  • Personal desktop computers, fax machine, copy machine, calculator, writing instruments, telephone, and various printers. 
  • Issued safety equipment



  • This position is a largely sedentary; however, caution needs to be taken when lifting files, boxes, opening file cabinet drawers, desk drawers.
  • To avoid injuries to hands, back and neck, proper ergonomics should be maintained while working at desk/workstation.


Work Environment


  • Primarily works in an office environment with controlled climate.
  • Ability to perform light hand activity work at a computer/telephone station in an office environment. Position is primarily sedentary.
  • Some duties may involve being in a plant environment where noise levels can be moderate to high and be subject to the same general climate conditions of the region (heat, cold, humidity, etc.). 
  • Chemicals, dust, pollen and other typical airborne particulate matter are present within the atmosphere of the production floor and may create some odors in the plant. The Company, in an effort to provide its employees with a safe and healthy working environment, limits exposure to chemicals through written procedures, engineering controls and PPE.
  • While the chemical exposure and odors are under acceptable levels set by OSHA and the WCB, they nevertheless, can be smelled and are handled according to the company’s hazardous communication program.


What CRH Americas Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion


About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


C.R. Laurence Co., a CRH company, is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH family!


CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date Posted:  Nov 7, 2019

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Engineer, Machinist, Engineering, Manufacturing