Truss Designer

Trussway Manufacturing
Fredericksburg, VA
Apr 20, 2017
Apr 21, 2017
Full Time
SUMMARY: Optimizes and generates clear, complete and accurate working plans and detail layout drawings based on architectural and engineering plans for the fabrication of roof/floor trusses and components. COMPANY RESPONSIBILITIES:Safety - Observe and follow safety and security procedures designed to ensure the safety of our employees.High Performance - Consistently perform at a high level and with a sense of urgency.Integrity & Honesty - Demonstrate and enforce full compliance to rules, regulations and standards in a candid, truthful and ethical manner.Focus - Stays on task to achieve goals and objectives even during difficult and stressful situations.Teamwork - Cooperatively works with team members to solve problems, identify waste and meet organizational goals. POSITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Prepares schematic diagrams and detailed section drawings showing interrelated dimensions using industry standards of materials while conforming to project plans.Reviews and optimizes designs for most efficient use of materials, equipment, and manpower.Investigates preliminary information and data necessary to generate designs.Utilizes knowledge of various computer software, AutoCad, Wall Builder, engineering practices, mathematics, building materials, and other physical sciences to complete drawings.Interacts with building designers about feasibility, possibilities, and problems that may preclude the completion of a truss package that adequately conveys the architects design.Interacts with the sales department regarding the scope of work and to acquire and disseminate information needed in order to provide quality truss design drawings that are within bid parameters.Provides backup assistance to builders by answering general questions and reconciling any problems in the condition of the delivered product.Performs other job-related duties or special projects as assigned. COMPETENCIES, SKILLS AND ABILITIESAbility to read blueprints and visualize details in three dimensions.Knowledge of field requirements and truss production requirements.Understand code requirements and loading conditions as they relate to truss design.Knowledge of equipment used in plant and how to produce efficient cutting for same.The ability to notice, interpret, and anticipate others' concerns and feelings and to communicate with them.Working knowledge of AutoCAD programs. Working knowledge of Mitek roof & floor truss design software, Microsoft Office applications and applicable wall panel design/engineering software.Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry/trigonometry.Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.Ability to define problem, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.Attention to detail. EDUCATION / EXPERIENCEAssociates degree or equivalent from two year college or technical school; or two (2) to four (4) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination or education and experience.TTT Level I Certification and previous design experience in the truss industry preferred. LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read, analyze and interpret general mechanical and technical procedures or government regulations in English.Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from internal and external customers whose first language is English. 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 essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, type and use mouse; reach with hands and arms; and talk and/or hear. The employee is required to sit for extended periods of time. 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 essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an office environment; however, may be needed at a field location due to concerns or issues with a design. TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS This position does not require travel on a regular basis. Company Description: Trussway believes that the road to superior construction results begins long before the first nail is hammered into place. As the nation's leading supplier of framing components to large scale builders and developers, we work right from the start to develop the perfect solution for each project. Since 1972, we have been manufacturing roof trusses, floor trusses, and other building components for major wood-framed projects from coast to coast. Success begins with our dedication to safety, teamwork and customer satisfaction.