The Cook & Boardman Group, LLC
  • 09-Apr-2018 to 08-Jun-2018 (EST)
  • Exactitude, Cumberland, ME
  • Cumberland, ME, USA
  • Non-Exempt Full Time

We are currently recruiting for an Estimator, Trainee who will work at our Exactitude branch  in Cumberland Foreside, Maine.  

Established in 1955, The Cook & Boardman Group, LLC ("C&B") is a privately-owned technical services business and specialty distributor. C&B is the nation's leading distributor of architectural hardware, doors, doorframes, and related building products for non-residential building applications throughout the United States.  C&B's operating units include Cook & Boardman, LLC; Precision Doors & Hardware, LLC; Architectural Building Supply, LLC; Martin Architectural Products; Hollow Metal Specialists; Hardware Consultants; Precision Millwork; Delta Door and Hardware; Pinnacle Door & Hardware; Specialized Architectural Products and RDL Supply. Today, C&B operates from 31 locations and serves customers throughout the United States.


The Estimator Trainee is an introductory role, become familiar with interpreting total opening requirements as set forth within contract documents i.e. plans, specifications, addenda, and other related information concerning an individual construction project. Uses computer technology and mathematical skills in the formation of the estimate.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2 year degree in Engineering or related area preferred or 2 years of job related experience
  • 1-2 years of related experience in similar construction or building material industry
  • Accurate mathematical skills
  • Must pass pre-employment background check and drug screen

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Blue print/plan reading
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and positive interpersonal skills.
  • Detail oriented, deadline conscience, goal driven
  • Winning attitude
  • Effective time management and strong organizational skills
  • Self-motivated and proactive

Essential Functions

  • Assists other Estimators during the hard bid processes
  • Learns to review scope of work and perform labor cost interpretation based on scope of work
  • Receives construction plans, drawings and specifications and reviews for familiarization; checks for completeness; notes bid deadlines and any special requirements
  • Learns how to separate portions of major projects, identify a typical opening or hardware set, etc.; notes project construction schedules, if applicable
  • Learns to interpret construction specifications
  • Reads building plans and learns to identify applicable portions with C&B involvement
  • Summarizes door opening and other applicable portions of plans by type
  • Enters applicable information into computer system and prices job based on computer cost files
  • Will learn how to complete Door & Hardware take offs
  • Will learn door, frame and hardware applications as they relate to UL, fired code, building code, ADA, life safety and other restrictions that relate to the general commercial construction industry.
  • All other duties as assigned

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear and see.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hand to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Work Environment

This job operates primarily in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.


Please apply by submitting your resume via this job posting.

EOE Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans; VEVRAA Federal Contractor






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