Structural Designer - trusses and roofs

Grand Rapids, MI 49548

Post Date: 06/29/2018 Job ID: 15498 Industry: Architectural Pay Rate: Open
Summary: The Components (Truss and/or Wall Panel) Designer designs trusses and or wall panels for roof, floors, and wall systems used in commercial and residential projects.
 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Must learn all facets of blue print take-offs.
  • Must learn / be knowledgeable in all areas of the software programs used.
    • Must accurately quote out projects per customer’s specifications in a timely manner, and follow through with established checks / balance procedures.
    • Assist customers in the design and planning of construction projects in a courteous and pleasant manner.
    • Design trusses and or wall panel products to meet criteria established by customer to meet all state and county codes as well as sound engineering / construction practices and follow the procedural guidelines of the Design Group.
    • Present finished layouts and shop drawing for all sold jobs, and make necessary alterations.
      • Use resources available to enhance sales, and continually strive to improve sales and communication skills.
      • Assist in both the office, and field, as needed.
      • Assist in estimating all materials supported by the company, as required.
        • Cooperate with all personnel, policies, and programs, in such a way as to always enhance the image of the company, each division, and employee.
        • Use own good judgment and abilities to support the best interests of the company in all situations and to perform other related duties as assigned.
        • Manage projects to the deadlines
        • All other responsibilities as assigned
  • Qualifications / Requirements

    • Technological capabilities
      • CAD software
      • Alpine Design software
      • LP solutions
    • Ability to see objects 3 dimensionally
    • Ability to learn and grow as industry changes.
    • Excellent listening skills and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Willingness to strive to succeed no matter what obstacles may come.
    • Positive attitude & self-motivation
    • Ability to perform basic accounting tasks

Education / Training / Experience

  • Associate Degree in related field is preferred
  • Two years of estimating / design experience
  • Construction knowledge / experience helpful

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