Parmerit Inc

About Us:

Established in 1988, Parmerit is a leader in custom machining, fabrication, and
automation. Parmerit works with the latest technology to design and fabricate automated tooling,
systems and components for a diverse client base across a variety of industries including
automotive, pharmaceutical, aerospace, and defense. Over the past 36 years, we have been
dedicated to being an elite supplier of service, quality, and technical expertise.
We value passionate and highly motivated team members who want to make a difference. We
pride ourselves on our culture of working as a team to find innovative solutions, relentlessly
pursuing excellence, and taking on challenging assignments. Parmerit is also a manufacturer of
downstream equipment for companies producing extruded plastic pipe.

Role Purpose: As an estimator, you will be responsible for preparing cost quotes for customers
seeking fabrication and machining services. Parmerit’s estimators will collaborate with crossfunctional teams, build strong relationships with customers through regular communication, and
monitor material costs adequately. This role requires a strong technical background and the
ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Reports To: General Manager

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare accurate cost quotes to customers for fabrication and machining services
  • Read, interpret, and analyze engineering drawings – specifically machining specifications,
    tolerancing, types of materials, surface finishes, and welding
  • Determine material and labor costs of manufacturing processes by studying plans and
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including engineers, machinists, and project
    managers, to ensure accurate quoting
  • Present business performance indicators to stakeholders
  • Continuous follow-through with operations to see progress and performance on active
  • Communicate with clients to understand their project requirements and address any
    questions they may have
  • Ability to build strong relationships with customers through regular communication and
  • Negotiate with vendors and manage outsourcing to stay competitive in the market
    • Prepare and submit quotes to customers promptly
  • Monitor market trends and material costs to make appropriate cost adjustments
  • Other duties as required


  • Postsecondary degree or diploma in a mechanical technician/ machinist program or a
    related field
  • Red seal certification is an asset
  • 5+ years experience in an estimating role within the fabrication, automation, or
    machining industry
  • Advanced in MS Office, Excel, ERP systems, and estimating software
  • Proficient in reading and interpreting welding and machining drawings (i.e., welding
  • Proficient in GD&T
  • Hands-on experience with CNC machines, manual mills, and boring mills
  • Excellent communication skills to effectively collaborate with clients and internal teams
  • Must have a general understanding of steel grades and alloys, different types of fasteners,
    and different types of material coating (i.e., zinc, chrome)
  • Strong attention to detail

Key Competencies and Behaviors:

Displays excellence in daily work

  • Detail oriented, eye for quality
  • Clean and organized


  • Must be willing to learn, grow, and develop
  • Receive constructive feedback

Generates great ideas, opportunities for CI

  • Commitment to continuous improvement
  • Goes above and beyond

Works to high standards

  • Works with quality in mind
  • Takes responsibility and accountability

Inspires Internally & Externally:

  • Open and engaging approach to personal interactions
  • Collaborates and works across functional groups
  • Is genuine, relatable, and humble

We offer competitive compensation packages and a challenging work environment that
encourages professional growth and innovation.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Casual dress
  •  Company events
  •  Dental care
  •  Employee assistance program
  •  Extended health care
  •  Life insurance
  •  On-site parking
  •  RRSP match
  •  Vision care


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  •  Weekends as needed

Supplemental pay types:

  • Overtime pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  •  Strathroy, ON N7G 4L3: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work


  • Machining Estimation: 5 years (preferred)

Work Location: In person

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