Estimator - Cost estimates material and labor costs for manufacturing projects in response to requests for proposals. Calculates costs based on analysis of project specifications, pricing schedules for labor and materials, and historical data. Being an Estimator - Cost analyzes post production costs and uses data to inform future project estimates. Typically requires a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Estimator - Cost typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Estimator - Cost occasionally directed in several aspects of the work. Gaining exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. To be an Estimator - Cost typically requires 2 -4 years of related experience.