Systems Estimator

Job #6674

Job Type Full Time
Location Middleton, Wisconsin
Field Lighting Design & Technology
Post Date Jul 1, 2024
Salary Starting salary $61,000 for entry-level candidates

ETC is seeking a Systems Estimator to join our Middleton, WI team!

Who We Are: ETC is the leading manufacturer of entertainment technology! We’re based in Middleton, WI with offices and products around the globe. We make lights, controls, and rigging for some of the world’s largest concert venues, performance spaces, museums, workspaces, television and movie sets, and arenas. We’re proud to see the impact of our work, from design to manufacture, to support and service, making spaces around the world come to life.

The Role: Systems Estimators are responsible for the providing accurate and timely quotes of our world class lighting systems. This involves the review of designs and bills of materials to assign pricing and relay that back to our rep and dealer networks and internal customers. You’ll learn a variety of our product lines and support these projects for theatrical, architectural, and commercial markets. Communication, accuracy, a keen eye for detail, and timeliness are key in this role! A background in systems design and the lighting industry is preferred.

Why ETC: ETC offers a generous time off policy of 4 weeks in your first year, healthcare benefits on day one, and retirement options via 401k with employer-match, and we’re 100% employee-owned through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. We also offer internal growth opportunities to include tuition reimbursement and management career path courses. This position is based in our Middleton headquarters that offers collaborative workspaces and break areas, a fitness center, an at-cost deli, and health and wellness professionals and programs.

If this position is of interest to you please apply today. If you have any questions about this position or the recruitment process please contact Katie Barreau at 608.824.5329 or via email to

Representative Responsibilities
• Generates pricing and Bills of Materials for low to moderate complex projects
• Interprets plans and specifications
• Assigns systems services based on customer information
• Calculates pricing based on equipment list
• Receive Takeoffs from senior level System Estimators to prepare quote package
• Prepares quotation documents and deliver by customer deadlines
• Performs configurations for standard and custom product
• Provides sales support
• Answers questions of regional managers
• Explains sales policies to systems customer
• Determines when to articulate concerns about given jobs
• Answers new customer inquiries
• Answers internal factory inquiries
• Answers questions from Project Manager regarding quotations and additional pricing
• Answers calls from Tech services about pricing on customer replacement parts
• Establish and maintain relationships with customers
• Helps monitor and schedule incoming customer quote requests
• Complete additional tasks as assigned


Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree or 8 years comparable business experience in increasingly responsible positions in architectural lighting, construction, television, or theatrical lighting
• 1-3 years previous job-related experience
• Working knowledge of commercial, architectural, or theatrical lighting
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and deadlines
• Strong organizational skills
• Able to work quickly and accurately
• Excellent customer service skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Able to work flexible hours