Print Estimator

ARC Document Solutions is seeking a Print Estimator in Clawson, MI.

If you have a background in large format digital printing, then this might be a job for you.

These are the exciting things you get to do:

  • Accurately create printing estimates according to specifications provided by the customer or sales team, and in line with standards and rates set up by the company
  • Analyze documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates.
  • Engineer the best production plan for a project.
  • Evaluate all methods available for producing a job and provides quotes based on the most economical method.
  • Plan jobs using a variety of substrates and printing methods
  • Revise estimates as needed due to specification changes.
  • Perform job cost analysis.
  • Develop knowledge of materials available and recommends cost-saving opportunities.
  • Prepare estimates used by management for purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work.
  • Consult with sales, vendors, personnel in other departments to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
  • Must evaluate individual responsibilities and use initiative and resourcefulness to develop new methods, criteria or propose new policies.
  • Maintain estimating standard procedures.
  • Assure quality standards are met before delivering a quote.
  • Utilize estimating software to provide quotes to Customer Service Representatives.
  • Consult with the appropriate department managers to determine production capabilities and optimal production process.
  • Advise and provide direction and support to employees trying to determine specifications on a project.
  • Attempts to sell add-on or new services/merchandise to existing and previous customers.
  • Informs customer of unit prices, shipping date, anticipated delays, and any additional information needed by customer.
  • Greets customers
  • E-mails or calls customer with questions regarding estimate of orders when appropriate.
  • Participates in on-going ARC and other training to update technical skills and knowledge.
  • Identify suppliers and internal resources appropriate for each quote request
  • Research new sources of supply
  • Solicit supplier quotations for new and existing items
  • Perform cost and lead time analysis to meet customer expectations
  • Coordinate all customer bids with Sourcing to ensure proper execution.
  • Effectively communicate and review quoting threshold data with upper management
  • Work effectively with Sourcing and Buyer/Planners to collaborate on Approved Supplier Lists (ASL's) and supplier development
  • Generate and maintain reports as required

This is what we are looking for in your background:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year College or technical school plus two to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Previous reprographics experience.
  • Excellent customer service skills and follow-through ability.
  • Ability to effectively promote the superior products and services of ARC.
  • Ability to track orders throughout the production and delivery process and keep customers accurately informed.
  • Strong competencies with Adobe Creative Suites, PhotoShop, Excel, Word, and Onyx (a plus) or ability to learn required software technologies.
  • Strong comprehension of small format, large format, and color production processes.
  • Ability to assess/troubleshoot customer software and hard copy orders for production problems or issues.
  • Ability to understand and accurately communicate cost estimate information to the customer.
  • Ability to follow complex processes and procedures accurately.
  • Able to multi-task while maintaining quality control and accuracy.
We Offer:
  • Competitive pay

  • Company provided cellphone and computer

  • Comprehensive Employee benefits that include full health, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as a 401-K Plan with company matching

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan giving you 15% money by allowing you to buy ARC stock on the NYSE at 15% below street value

  • A management team that supports you and want to see you be successful

  • Culture of caring for our employees

    To all recruitment agencies:
    ARC does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our Careers alias or other ARC employees. ARC is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.



Full time
Salary Range
$36,000.00 - 64,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Clawson, MI 48017, US