Truss Designer 9/6/2016
JOB DESCRIPTIONJOB DESCRIPTION
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.
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.
COMPETENCIES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability 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.
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.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
2yeardegreepreferred, but not required
Previous design experience in the truss industry preferred.