Converting Ideas into Solutions ®


Posted On: 03/01/2022

QUANTITATIVE DATA:  Must be able to remain in stationary sitting position for 75% of the time.  Must be able to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc., Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine and computer printer.  This position requires frequent communication with other employees; the candidate must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.


  1. Review customer specs, drawings and Budnick capabilities to calculate and prepare quote using quote worksheets.  Provide cost estimate to the sales team and/or customer.
  2. Document and log all estimate information and converting instructions in the computer program for tracking purposes. 
  3. Manage price increase calculations and notifications to customers.
  4. Work with estimators, sales representative(s) and account managers regarding customer business, new opportunities, follow up on quotes and orders; managing business as a team.  Support all team members, covering for each other as needed to help take care of the customer.
  5. Perform duties safely and maintain high level of safety awareness.


  1. Assist in the development of long term estimating strategies & help implement the plan(s) developed.  Communicate estimation ideas and accomplishments to the Estimation Manager.
  2. Assist in the training of new department employees.
  3. Follow operation standards and all department policies and company directives and assists with other projects and tasks as required by management.


Knowledge:  Clear understanding of the converting business.  Working knowledge of estimation processes.  Product knowledge and capabilities.

Skills:  Excellent mathematical aptitude required.  Good organizational and problem solving skills a must.  Should have a working competency with all office equipment.  Good interpersonal and  communication skills required. 

Ability:  Conduct business in a professional, positive and courteous manner.  Listen effectively, respond clearly, write legibly and read a variety of written orders/instructions.  Work cooperatively with a variety of individuals.  Gain the confidence and trust of others.  Adapt to interruptions, changes, emergencies, repetition and pressure without losing effectiveness and composure.  Quickly grasp new concepts, approaches or systems.  Employ resourcefulness when problem solving to meet customer needs.

Education:  High School diploma or equivalent.  Bachelor’s degree or course work related to general business, math, engineering or industry specific topics desired.  CAD experience helpful, but not required.

Experience:  Converting knowledge or previous experience at Budnick Converting a plus, but not required.  Project Manager, Build of Material (BOM) Specialist, Cost Estimator or Material Estimator experience helpful, but not required.

Quantitative Data:  Office Environment

Hours:  8:00am – 4:30pm, M-F

FLSA Class:  Non-Exempt

Pay:  Hourly wage

BENEFITS:  We offer a full benefit package including the following that are paid 100% by the company:  vacation, holidays, $25,000 of life insurance and short term and long term disability benefits.  We also offer medical (premium cost shared with company), dental & vision insurance and a 401K retirement plan with a company match of 25% of the 1st 6% the employee contributes.

This position is considered Entry Level.

Interested Candidates should apply on-line at, under About Us - Careers.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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340 Parkway Drive
Columbia, IL 62236

M-F 8am - 4:30pm CST