The Purpose:

The Exhibit Estimator supports both the Rental and Custom Services groups by interpreting three-dimensional design/CAD images to develop estimated fabrication cost proposals. In this role, you will develop thorough pricing strategy including fabrication methodology, interfacing between design, new business development, production, account, and project management.  The Estimator will attend initial design launch meeting and monitor design process to advise design team of budget concerns.  The Estimator will also attend production launch meetings to ensure that compliance and methodology of estimates are intact.

The Job:

     Provide Written Estimates

  • Develop well thought through production activities to establish cost parameters
  • Provide raw material requirements by component
  • Establish estimate format and breakdown
  • Write concise detailed description of project components
  • Consult with Director of Rental Services and or Director Acct Services to determine MSA (master sales agreement) or rate structure
  • Develop SWAG estimates for quick reference and cost guidance
  • Provide change order estimates as requested

     Submittals for Outsourced goods

  • Provide clearly defined scope documents for outsource pricing
  • Obtain and evaluation of bid documents
  • Recommendations to project team of vendor selection

     Show Services Estimate

  • Review show kit to determine various field service rates
  • Work with account team to determine schedule
  • Consult Show destination City Manager to review project and obtain labor estimate
  • Consult Director of AV and Technology to obtain AV/lighting estimates when required
  • Consult with Logistics/Freight Manager to obtain freight estimates

     Estimate Review

  • Review completed estimates with sales team
  • Develop margin expectation
  • Review completed project cost against original estimate
  • Observe production of estimated projects to monitor estimate compliance

     General tasks

  • Maintain updated cost awareness of standard fabrication materials
  • Explore new materials and fabrication techniques
  • Provide cost guidance and alternative fabrication ideas to design
  • Maintain log / schedule of current estimate projects
  • Maintain electronic file folders

The Person:

  • Must be well versed in exhibit and/or museum fabrication techniques.
  • Possess a vast knowledge of manufacturing applications (carpentry, welding, etc).
  • Creative thinking to provide pricing options to satisfy challenging budget restrictions.
  • Clearly and concisely write project scope.
  • Able to manage multiple projects consecutively.
  • Successfully work both independently and with team members.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and relevant industry applications.
  • Must have strong working knowledge of MS Excel.
  • Travel is not required, but may occasionally be requested.


Miscellaneous Metals Detailer

Main job duties include:

  • Create technical shop fabrication and field erection drawings based from architectural and structural drawings and specifications with no supervision.
  • Visit job sites to obtain field dimensions and construction conditions.
  • Problem solve with field erectors.
  • Work with shop fabricators requiring drawing information assistance.
  • Maintain an organized drawing and job file system keeping track of drawings for approval, approved, and in production.
  • Communicate with the project contractor via phone and email.

Position Requirements:

  • Prefer 5+ years of experience as Miscellaneous Metals Detailer in Architectural/Commercial construction.
  •  Strong background in detailing stairs, railing, light structural.
  • Experience in detailing carbon steel, aluminum and stainless steel.
  • Design experience.
  • Proficient in the ability to create shop drawings in 2D with AutoCAD 2000.
  • Use Adobe to convert DWG to PDF zip files for electronic transfer by e-mail.
  • Operate Windows Office.
  • Have sufficient computer knowledge to solve minor computer issues by yourself.
  • Ability to handle multiple jobs and meet deadlines.
  • Work with others in a close atmosphere.
  • Have strong work ethic.

We are not looking for someone who has only structural steel experience or only parts/production experience.

We offer medical, dental, life and disability insurance. In addition, they offer 401k with profit sharing, paid vacation and holidays, holiday bonus and profit-based year-end bonus. All plans are subject to eligibility rules.

Civil Technician – Agribusiness/Industrial (Hybrid/Remote) in Minneapolis, MN. Description:

Civil Technician – Agribusiness/Industrial (Hybrid/Remote)

Be the foundation for your clients’ success. Engineer the infrastructure that propels commerce, enables a more-sustainable impact, elevates municipal services, and creates impressive gathering spaces. As a Civil Technician, you’ll have unique opportunities to utilize your talents and experience while flexing your problem-solving muscles. Our growing firm is looking for passionate problem-solvers driven to make a real impact: we’re hiring a Civil Technician.

The Civil team is focused on maximizing site functionality through design work that includes roadway / track layouts, utility coordination, storm water management, site grading, drainage and erosion control, truck simulations and permitting / agency coordination for agribusiness, industrial and commercial facilities.

Your role:

  • Layout plans, sections and details to specified CAD standards under the direction of others.
  • Identify redlines on drawings created by others and accurately make required changes.
  • Coordinate plotter maintenance and project archiving as requested.
  • Occasional travel to construction job sites.

Your resume must include:

  • Certificate in construction related design/drafting or higher OR at least one year of directly related experience
  • AutoCAD or Civil 3D proficiency (preferred)
  • Relevant drafting, site work, and civil knowledge (preferred)

Position Title:             Electrical Designer and Technician

Reports To:                Operations Mgr.

Position Summary

Using AutoCAD Electrical, prepare electrical schematics from I/O list and part list assuring completeness and accuracy. In addition, perform lay out, assembly and wiring of electrical panels. Assist in debugging and installation of machine and/or process control systems.

Primary Responsibilities and Job Duties

·         Draw electrical schematics using proper design practices

·         Prepare parts lists, bills of material and order parts

·         Lay out and wire electrical panels according to schematics and customer specifications

·         Create wire lists, wire bundles and label using good workmanship practices

·         Perform basic testing of electrical systems.

·         Special assignments as requested

·         Working knowledge of NFPA, NEC and UL codes.  Will provide UL 508A training.

 Collaboration and Teamwork Expectations

·         Is an effective team member and is a supporter of the team concept. Cooperates with others and unselfishly offers help without being asked. Shares information and openly expresses ideas, in order to solve problems.

·         Consistently demonstrates the following; trustworthiness, ability to listen, willingness to help others and communicates in a straightforward honest manner.

Hiring Qualifications

·         A 2 year degree in electronics, electricity or related area, or at least 4 years of relevant experience.

·         A minimum of one year of experience with PC-based software such as Word and Excel.

·         Ability to draw electrical schematics using AutoCAD Electrical software.

·         Ability to us Auto Cad Inventor for back panel and enclosure layouts.

·         Experience in machine wiring and panel wiring/layout.

·         Experience using powered hand tools and electrical instruments including soldering iron, voltmeters, drills, saws, etc.

·         Ability to travel to customer facilities for design, installation and service-related activities.

Physical Demands

·         Extended hours sitting and viewing a computer screen.

·         Frequent repetitive hand/wrist movements.

·         Frequent walking, bending, squatting, reaching and lifting for extended periods of time.

Occasional lifting and moving of parts up to 50 pounds waist high.

This position is for a CNC Prototype Machinist doing Set Ups, Programming, and Operation. Competitive Pay 33+ per hour Direct Hire! NO CONTRACT Clean and Updated Facility

This is a 2nd shift opportunity. M-Th

Must Be Able To Work Independently!!!

Oakdale/Woodbury Area

Job details

Job title:

CNC Master Cam Programmer


MDS Staffing

Program, Set-up, and Operate CNC Machines using Master Cam Heavy medical industry using a variety of exotic metals. This is primarily a Milling position.