Agilent Technologies, Inc. Cost Estimating Engineer (Mechanical) in Bayan Lepas, Malaysia


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Want to join a dynamic team in a progressive environment? This is your opportunity.

Predictive Cost Modeling (PCM) team is part of Agilent Global Procurement Organization. This team is set up as the gateway between Agilent and the supply markets. PTC simulate part/component/subassembly manufacturing processes to know "should cost" thus to support price negotiations with suppliers and recommendation. PCM evaluate NPI part cost/manufacturability for DFX support and meeting design target cost for Agilent globally.

  • Determine cost estimate targets during the design and development process, recommending cost effective solutions

  • Utilise cost methodologies and tools and appropriate software models and packages to prepare and maintain reliable and accurate data

  • Prepare and supply market data collection: macro economy study for different region/country to know cost rates (labor cost and efficiency, equipment hourly cost rate, currency information, etc.). Supply market research for raw material database regarding cost and supply channels.

  • Cost simulation results analysis to expose cost reduction opportunities: analyze cost simulation results to highlight cost negotiation opportunities.

  • Contribute to cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures and monitor trends

  • Support all activities in cost estimating and take a proactive approach towards improvements

  • Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering with 1 or 2 years’ engineering working experience;

  • Engineering experience in production workshop preferred;

  • Experience in manufacturing processes development preferred (define production steps and working instructions);

  • Quotation engineer experience preferred (estimating production step cycle time, labour time for manual processes).

  • Experience in CNC programming and code debugging preferred;

  • Experience in CAM software is a plus;

  • Technical background and can understand part/subassembly technical requirements (drawings and specifications, GD&T;, Manufacturing technologies and quality control processes, quick learner for new technologies and product applications).

  • Basic software programming skills (like VB language), and can do software programming in the cost modeling software is an added advantage

  • Good interpersonal and negotiation skills

  • Data analysis skills

  • Results orientated, ability to deliver against deadlines

  • SAP knowledge and experience is an added advantage

Agilent is an equal opportunity employer.

Date Posted: 26/Jun/17

Requisition: 2072330

Job Title: Cost Estimating Engineer (Mechanical)

Business: Agilent OF & Supply Chain

Job Category: Manufacturing

Job Sub-Category: Manufacturing Engineering

Region: Asia Pacific

Country or Area: Malaysia

State/Province: Pulau Pinang

Town/City: Bayan Lepas

Shift: Day Job

Job Type: Experienced

Schedule: Full-time

Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

Duration (Temp Positions Only): Not applicable

HR Country Location: Malaysia

HR Town/City Location: Bayan Lepas