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This is a Contract position in Lorignal, ON posted January 21, 2023.

High precision machining shop estimator

Under the responsibility of the Director of Operations, the estimator’s primary responsibilities are to carry out all the tasks inherent in the proposal process and to support the personnel when conducting orders into production.

The company

Elpa Inc. is a family owned business for which each individual is an important asset to its success. Located just outside Hawkesbury, Ontario, the company specializes in machining of complex, low-volume parts for the high-tech industry. At ELPA, the estimator has all the support he/she needs to do his/her job by joining a competent and dynamic team.


Responsibilities – Proposals

  • Receives and prioritizes requests for proposals;
  • Follows the proposal process;
  • Analyzes the drawings of the proposal application;
  • Draws laser cut profile drawings (cutting drawings) as required;
  • Requests proposals for raw material;
  • Estimates the steps, methods and processes for the part manufacturing;
  • Calculates proposals cost;
  • Delivers proposals to customers on time;
  • Tracks sent proposals;
  • Analyzes lost business, attempts to understand the reasons for the lost and then changes the status in the ERP system;
  • Place orders with suppliers.

Responsibilities – Manufacturing process

  • Collaborates with production to plan the orders received;
  • If necessary, make the corrections to the ”part routing” following their production;
  • If necessary, contact customers to change the proposals (prices, drawings, etc.).

    Responsibilities – Quality

  • Maintains the quality documents it owns.
  • Understands the drawings and purchase orders in order to meet the customer’s expectations in all

    Responsibilities – Others

  • Continuous research, improving working methods;
  • Performs any other tasks at the request of his/her immediate superior.
  • Applies company standards and policies on health, safety and hygiene rules;
  • Involves in various projects or committees related to his/her field of expertise or his/her personal interests.


  • Bilingual (Minimum oral and written intermediary);
  • Knowledge of an ERP system and the Microsoft Office suite;
  • Basic knowledge of 2D design software (Autocad, Draftsight,etc.)
  • Relevant College degree to the job (Mechanical or industrial engineering or equivalent experience);
  • Knowledge of the AS9100 aviation standard, would be an asset;
  • Masters drawing reading and machining techniques;
  • Knowledge of cutting tools and 3-4-5 axes CNC machines;
  • Knowledge of metals;
  • Good understanding of geometric tolerances;


  • 3- 5 years of relevant experience.

    Personal skills

  • Positive, leadership;
  • Very good stress management;
  • Sense of organization/planning of time and tasks (autonomy);
  • Initiative/ability to make decisions;
  • Customer service oriented;
  • Good team spirit and communication;
  • Confidentiality


  • Competitive salary
  • Day shift
  • Dynamic team and work environment, family spirit.
  • 40 hours per week
  • Permanent position
  • Group insurance
  • Bilingual environment.
  • Employer training
  • Profit sharing program participation

We offer you permanent and stable position in a growing and evolving business – Competitive compensation and benefits program – A non-unionized environment, as well as several other advantages.

If you’re from Quebec and you can’t cope with the traffic anymore; then come and see us! We are very close to the border!

We respect employment equity and would like to thank all applicants; however, we will only contact those retained.

Thank you.