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AV Estimator / Engineer

Location: Portland, Oregon
Posted: 06-10-2019
Location Name: Oregon Headquarters
Wage: Depends on Experience


A Cochran Audio Visual (AV) Systems Estimator/Engineer interfaces with internal engineering, installation staff and customers at the job site. Candidate must be able to take AV systems from inception to completion, starting with customer needs analysis, pre-engineering/estimating, proposal writing and submission. These systems will include conference rooms that range from simple to multi-room systems, training rooms, board rooms, background music systems and huddle spaces.Cochran offers a competitive salary and a number of "top notch" benefits including, but not limited to: 100% employer paid Medical, Vision and Dental for the employee and 50% paid for their dependents, 401(k) and a generous PTO policy.  Come join us and become a member of a great team!


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The following are the duties associated with being a Cochran AV Systems Estimator/Engineer. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Ability to quickly learn and grasp new technologies.
  2. Able to produce project documentation.
  3. Understands technical control and networking protocols.
  4. Understanding of TCP/IP network routing, switching, and wireless technologies.
  5. Ability to read blue prints and schematics.
  6. Knowledge of standard software for DSP set-up, switcher set-up.
  7. Ability to design/develop an integrated AV system.
  8. Assist in analysis of bid documents and participate in bid review.




To perform the job of Estimator successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies.

  1. Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problem in a timely manner;
  2. Technical Skills – Pursues ongoing training and development.
  3. Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.  Writes clearly and informatively.  Fluently and clearly speaks and writes in English.
  4. Team Work –Contributes to building a positive team spirit.
  5. Customer Service - Responds promptly and politely to customer needs. Responds to requests for service and assistance and meets commitments.
  6. Organization – Displays a high level of organizational skills.
  7. Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction. Is consistently at work and on time.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Minimum of 2-3 years of experience with Extron/Crestron/AMX control systems.  Prefer three or more years working in the AV field. Basic understanding of integrated AV systems is preferred.

Language Ability

Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports and business correspondence.

Math Ability

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense and understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have intermediate to expert knowledge of Microsoft Word processing software, spreadsheet software and estimating software. Working knowledge of Bluebeam, Visio drawing and CAD a plus. 

Certificates and Licenses

Prefer InfoComm CTS and Extron EAVA certified along with obtaining/maintaining up to date knowledge of manufacturer specific technologies.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.    

Work Environment 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but may vary.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk stand, sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Reports To

Technology Pre Construction Manager    

Salary Range $75-90K