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Smalley LZ - Lake Zurich, IL

About us

Smalley Steel Ring Company is the market leader in the industrial retaining ring and wave/compression spring manufacturing business. Our ingenuity, dedicated associates, engineering expertise, and technical ability are driving our success, holding over 50 years of manufacturing experience supplying the aerospace, automotive, and other industrial markets. We take pride in ourselves, the quality of our innovative products, our focus on continuous improvement, and the service of excellence that we provide to our loyal customers.

Smalley is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why we will empower you to push the boundaries of what is possible. We aim to continuously build upon a culture of innovation, diversity and inclusion with a continued focus on the human in human capital.


What is in it for you?

From Bags Tournaments to Spirit Days to an Annual Walk for Cancer Awareness, we believe in fostering a fun, collaborative, and diverse work environment that supports one another and our communities.


Smalley Values

Teamwork, Integrity, Trust, Respect, Accountability, Empathy, Commitment, Humility, Communication and Quality.


Job Summary

We have an opening for an entry level Estimator I (Pricing Analyst) in our Estimating Department. The Estimator I is responsible for quoting mostly standard catalog products, developing pricing, comparing cost factors and preparing sales estimates. The Estimator I will often work independently, but within a collaborative team environment. The Estimator I may also interact with other teams such as Engineering, Sales and Customer Service. We are looking for a self-motivator, able to perform time-sensitive tasks in a fast-paced environment.



  • Perform various estimating-related data entry tasks
  • Review customer request for quotations (RFQs)
  • Develop selling prices and process quotations/estimates for customers
  • Monitor past quotations to maintain price consistency
  • Prioritize workload and quickly adapt to changing circumstances in order to accommodate time-sensitive customer requests
  • Review and self-audit pricing worksheets and customer quotations for accuracy
  • Work cross functionally with other Estimators, Engineering, Sales and Customer Service


  • Bachelors degree preferred, but not required
  • Experience with a supplier in the automotive and/or aerospace industry a plus
  • Manufacturing experience a plus, but not required
  • Sales and Customer Service experience a plus
  • Excellent communication skills required
  • Ability to execute and interpret fundamental mathematical calculations
  • Proficiency in MS Office, especially Outlook and Excel
  • AS400 or ERP experience a plus
  • Must be authorized to work in the US on a permanent basis


What we offer

Smalley offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including 401(k) savings plan with company match; profit sharing, health, dental, vision. Company paid life insurance, STD and LTD; supplemental life insurance, tuition reimbursement, paid time off, and 10 company paid holidays.


EEO/Affirmative Action

Smalley is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.


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