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Career Opportunity

Machine Shop Estimator, Configuration Planner, Manufacturing Engineer

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PACON is a fast paced, dynamic environment where teamwork and collaborative problem solving are rewarded!

This position is ideal for candidates who want to make essential components for the world’s most innovative Space & Defense, Robotic Automation, Life Science, and Semiconductor OEMs.


Discover Precision Machining 4.0® our comprehensive implementation of lean manufacturing principles using the most advanced CNC machining & inspection equipment and software.

Position Description

Lead and coordinate cost estimation, planning and configuration of production and prototype precision CNC machined parts. Document project assumptions. Reconcile estimates versus actuals. Reports to the President.



  • Receive customer requests for proposal, and evaluate required documentation, CAD files and specifications. Create proposal template, part configuration and assess process requirements.

  • Interact with customer’s buyers and engineers to resolve missing or incompatible requirements.

  • Determine and collect required inputs from Production Manager(s), CAM Programmer(s), outside process vendors, material vendors. Inputs include labor estimates, fixturing, material, processing, tooling and yield loss. Initiate sub-tier Requests For Quotations (RFQ). Record inputs and assumptions in proposal template, part Bill-Of-Materials (BOM), and part traveler.

  • Capture and record actual project costs and processing. Reconcile actual project costs and processing versus project estimations.

  • Periodic travel may be required between Livermore and Morgan Hill facilities.

  • Follow established quality, maintenance, and safety standards.


  • Ability to read and interpret drawings, specifications, bills of materials and work instructions. Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) desirable.

  • Proficiency with Excel and ERP databases required. Experience with Solidworks, MasterCAM, PC-DMIS and/or Vericut desirable.

  • Machine shop experience quoting prototype and production precision parts with outside processing. CNC machinist and set-up experience with 5-Axis, 3-Axis Milling, Lathe and Mill-Turn Live Tooling CNC machines desirable.

  • Good judgment and problem solving skills. Organization and time management skills required.

  • Familiarity with the principles of Lean Manufacturing.

  • Ability to follow safety rules and procedures relating to business and quality processes.

  • Able to interface with company personnel and customer representatives.

  • Mechanical Engineering degree desirable or 2+ years experience in role as Manufacturing Engineer or Mechanical Engineer, CAM programmer or Mechanical Quality Engineer. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent.

  • US Person (citizen or Green Card holder).

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