Estimator / Production Planner

Mount Brydges, ON, Canada

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

This is a full time, permanent, office-based position.

Main Functions: The Estimator / Production Planner will utilize their knowledge of design, manufacturing and procurement processes, the estimator / production planner will prepare cost estimates, and BoM routings for our manufactured products. Working in coordination with the design, sales, and manufacturing team, the Estimator / Production Planner will estimate, plan and release components, sub-assemblies, and assemblies for new or revised products including height adjustable tables, digital signage, material handling solutions, carts and other products Melnik may decide to manufacture.



  • Analyze and develop labour, material and production process to estimate project costs

  • Reconcile 3D design with BOM and MRP/ERP software, ensuring the items in the BOM match with the drawing

  • Review engineering designs and drawings from preliminary concepts, sketches, engineering calculations, specification sheets and other data

  • Create effective production packages

  • Practical testing and report preparation to support Research and Development activities


  • Ability to interpret design drawings supplied by clients to propose a solution

  • Consult with technical sales, engineers and production specialists to establish product requirements

  • Analyze the intended use of the product and the customer preferences

  • Occasional preparation of design concepts, sketches or models for approval and online presentation

  • Consult with Operations Manager to understand cost, properties of production materials and most effective methods of production

  • Support manufacturing during production


  • Coordinate order timeframes with sales to provide accurate lead times

  • Identify potential issues, report them and determine solutions

  • Identify and procure products and services outside company capabilities

  • Ability to create files for laser cut parts is an asset

  • Work with Production Manager to determine progress of work and effect on completion



  • Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering Technology or similar program

  • Demonstrable proficiency with Microsoft Excel

  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills

Skills and Experience

  • Critical thinking skills

  • Innovative mindset

  • Willingness to acquire new skills and knowledge

  • 2-5 years of experience in a manufacturing facility

  • Knowledge of and experience with MRP/ERP software is a must. E2 / JobBOSS experience is an asset

  • Previous experience in estimating preferred

  • Proficiency in the use of 3D modelling software is an asset, Autodesk Inventor experience preferred

  • Ability to work within a team

About the Company

Melnik is committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities and to providing accessibility accommodations for candidates who require them. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let our recruitment team know. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Melnik; however, those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.