Vander-Bend Manufacturing


$75,000 - $120,000 annually

Job Description

About Us:

Vantedge Medical is the premier metals-based med-tech solutions partner from concept to full-scale manufacturing. We are at the forefront of precision engineering and innovation, specializing in the development and manufacturing of vital components for medical markets such as Robotic Assisted Surgery, Orthopedics, Surgical Instruments, Dental, and more. Our teams work in unison, collaborating and problem-solving to serve the manufacturing needs of the top Medical Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) around the globe. Making a difference in the lives of patients and their families drives us to go above and beyond every day. With a steadfast commitment to advancing medical technology, we take immense pride in the work we do – and have a lot of fun doing it.


About the Role:

This position is responsible for coordinating all quotations from start to finish. This role is also responsible for coordinating the sourcing of components and services at the best price and lead time using the customer’s requirements as a guide with our purchasing organization.



  • Estimates costs of manufactured parts for customers by use of VISUAL MANUFACTURING ERP system.
  • Coordinates with Buyers to obtains quotations for outside services and purchased materials.
  • Consults with service or material suppliers to clarify requirements and may negotiate best pricing available with buyers’ assistance. Generally, will consult with the Customer Service, Purchasing or Engineering leadership to determine whether service quotes are reasonable prior to using them.
  • Consults with production staff including supervisors, lead workers, planners, buyers and others as necessary to determine the time required for completing complex or unusual tasks.
  • Consults ERP system to review pricing history and outside service cost history for parts.
  • Submits quotes to the Customer Account Manager’s for review.
  • Uses ERP to generate cost data and determines “actual cost” of completed parts when a re-quote request warrants review.
  • Communicates quotes to Customer Account Managers using printed quote letters and spreadsheets.
  • Manages log of all open quotes for estimating team in Excel.


Requirements / Skills:

  • 3 + years of experience in machining/fabrication or estimating.
  • An excellent fabrication or machining background with promising skills in other areas of estimating (a good background in estimating with VISUAL MANUFACTURING ERP system or other ERP and a demonstrated ability to learn the fabrication/ machining aspects of the job).
  • Some working knowledge of the costs of painting, plating, silk-screening, and other common sheet metal services.
  • Some working knowledge of available sources of supply for fabrication or machining parts and services.
  • The ability to manipulate numbers accurately and quickly is necessary.
  • Must have a basic knowledge of computers and Microsoft applications.
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and see the fabrication implications of most details on fabricated or machined parts.
  • Knowledge of fabrication or machining techniques and methods.
  • Previous experience collaborating well with sales, production, engineering and other staff.
  • Must be able to recognize when a detail is not understood and to request assistance.
  • Must have basic knowledge of SolidWorks or similar engineering software to read/understand CAD drawings.



  • Full-Time / Exempt
  • $75,000 – $120,000 annually

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150 Hooper Street, Unit 200
San Francisco, CA 94107 P: 415 408 5605

Manufacture : San Jose

1608 Las Plumas Avenue
San Jose, CA 95133
P: 408 326 0591


150 Hooper Street, Unit 200
San Francisco, CA 94107
P: 415 408 5605