Component Estimator – Structural Building Components Facility – Dowagiac, Michigan

We are currently seeking a full-time Component Estimator for our Structural Building Components Facility in Dowagiac, Michigan. The primary role for this position is estimating structural building materials using CAD-based software.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide design calculations for single structural members. (EWP, Dimensional Lumber, Steel, Timber Beams, Columns, Trusses, etc.)
  • Quote Roof, Floor, and Wall materials from supplied prints
  • Estimate cost of projects before turning over to structural design team
  • Provide basic layouts for salespeople that describe where or how estimated materials will be used
  • Perform any special assignments/projects as required by the department manager


  • Proficiency in reading and interpreting blueprints and other construction documents
  • Communication skills to explain highly technical information to non-technical audiences
  • Knowledge of the building materials industry
  • Strong aptitude for working in a high-pressure customer focused culture
  • Experience in basic design or construction framing practices
  • Knowledge of roof truss design and application
  • General knowledge of International Residential Code (IRC)
  • Ability to use conversion tables and measurement scales
  • Ability to meet deadlines with accuracy
  • Ability to research information and products through the internet and other resources

This is a full-time position with benefits including paid time off, 401k with company match, medical, dental, Company-paid life and disability plans, and company discount.

Please submit (upload) your resume through the link on this page, or apply in person at:

30600 Edwards St.
Dowagiac, MI 49047