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Description/Job Summary

Truss Designers are responsible for completing design work assigned by the Design Manager, and responsibilities will include:
  • These associates must read architectural prints to create roof and floor truss placement layouts conforming to current 84 Lumber design practices
  • Design of roof and floor trusses in engineering software Mitek Sapphire ensuring designs are accurate, optimized, and conforms to the current P&P
  • Specify all necessary supplied hardware
  • Maintain complete and updated Job Tracking Sheet
  • Send approval letter to customers according to P&P procedures when necessary
  • Provide sales and customer support when necessary
  • Ensure office and plan are maintained in a neat and orderly fashion and all plans are logged properly
  • Attend required meetings and participates in committees as requested by supervisor(s)

Required Skills

  • Computer Skills: Word Processing System, MiTek Sapphire, Internet Software, Database Software
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos; write simple correspondence; effectively present information to others one-on-one
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form; deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Reading architectural prints to create truss placement layouts
  • Design roof and floor trusses in engineering software
  • Other design support related tasks

Required Experience

  • 4+ yrs. experience in roof & floor truss design, wall panel design is a plus
  • Ability to read and interpret architectural and structural blueprints
  • Ability to calculate tributary loads, concentrated loads, and load transfer through a building
  • Ability to operate a computer and current software used by company
  • Knowledge of current local codes associated with truss design MiTek Saphire
  • Good written and oral communication skills are required
  • Ability to read, understand, and follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to deal courteously with customers, co-workers, and construction personnel
  • Good math skills including, but not limited to architectural units, fractions, geometry, and basic trigonometry

Required Education

Associate's Degree (A.A.) or equivalent from a two­year college or technical school; and 4 to 6 years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

This position allows remote work.


Salary: Based on experience

  • 401(k)
  • Profit Sharing
  • Health, Dental and Vision insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Bonus
  • Paid Time Off

84 Lumber Company is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.