Truss Designer – Structural Building Components Facility – Dowagiac, Michigan

We are currently seeking a Truss Designer for our Structural Building Components Facility in Dowagiac, Michigan. The primary role for this position is structural design using CAD based software. 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.

Essential functions include:

  • Use design tools and software applications to produce structural framing layouts for floor, roof, and wall systems
  • Provide design calculations for single structural members (EWP, Dimensional Lumber, Steel, Timber Beams, Columns, etc.)
  • Provide design or overview on required Engineered Wood Product Repairs
  • Troubleshoot jobsite issues
  • Maintain knowledge of, and contact with, regional code requirements and code officials
  • Conduct promotional and educational meetings with sales personnel
  • Consult with our in-house design service
  • Consult with builders and salespeople on structural and code related issues
  • Manage and track department’s provided services using Microsoft tools
  • Communicate clearly, accurately, and effectively with employees, management, customers, and suppliers
  • Perform any special assignments/projects as required by the department manager


  • Communication skills to explain highly technical information to non-technical audiences
  • Experience in basic design or construction framing practices
  • Strong aptitude for working in a high-pressure customer focused culture
  • Well-developed problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • High level of initiative and motivation
  • Commitment to continuous education and improvement
  • Knowledge of roof truss design and application
  • General knowledge of International Residential Coder (IRC)
  • Ability to use conversion tables and measurement scale
  • Ability to meet deadlines with with accuracy
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to research information and products through the internet and other resources
  • Ability to adapt to in-house software
  • Ability to work in a team

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