Structural Component Systems
  • NE, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Health, Dental & Life Insurance, 401(k), Paid vacation & sick leave, Flexible work schedule

Structural Component Systems, Inc. (SCS) is one of the nation's leading structural component companies, designing and manufacturing roof trusses, floor trusses and prefabricated wall panels since 1987. With over 350 employees, we are a growing company that is proud to be family owned and operated, with our headquarters and physical plant located in Fremont, NE and sales and design offices located in Fremont, Elkhorn, Omaha or Lincoln, NE or Des Moines, IA.

Candidates will be considered with qualifying backgrounds. Work-from-home arrangements will be considered for experienced level designers.


Job Description:

Responsible for converting sales orders into mechanical drawings (including engineering, approval drawings, layouts and shop cutting) used for the manufacturing and assembling of products through effective communication, cooperation and technical ability by performing the following duties:

  • Provides the designs and estimates on all assigned jobs (layouts, cutting lists, material lists, files, etc.) according to the plan and bid specifications, quote, and shipping restrictions.
  • Demonstrates effective communication, cooperation, collaboration, and technical ability when preparing drawings for the manufacturing and assembling of various products.
  • Takes initiative to solve problems for internal and paying customers through efficient troubleshooting, effective plan reading, by communicating any issues and/or concerns to the appropriate people, and by documenting the solution/s.
  • Ensures economical and proper use of materials according to current inventory levels and material costs.
  • Completes all assigned jobs to meet current drafting schedule.
  • Ensures efficient production according to plant capabilities through proper design and adequate notation.
  • Maintains detailed records and reports of related information on a job-to-job basis.
  • Consistently demonstrates an effort to maintain an efficient and organized working environment.
  • Provides efficient, accurate and economical resolutions to customer complaints.
  • Minimizes operating expenses through proficient drafting procedures.
  • Performs truss estimates, wall panel estimates, or bids as needed.
  • Effectively communicates with other team members as necessary (Design Manager, design colleagues, salespeople, manufacturing and shipping personnel, etc.).
  • Promotes a unified approach to meeting challenges through effective cooperation and collaboration with all SCS team members.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2-year technical degree or applicable experience.
  • Minimum 2 years experience designing optimized projects utilizing Mitek and/or other design related software.
  • General knowledge of construction industry.
  • Basic CAD and drafting knowledge.
  • Broad knowledge of roof and floor system building materials.
  • Knowledge of engineering fundamentals.
  • Strong visualization skills, ability to picture complex conditions in wood structures from minimal information on plans and specifications.
  • Ability to anticipate problems and resolve them before they become problems for our customer.
  • Ability to read and understand blue prints.
  • Strong math skills, ability to calculate tributary loads, concentrated loads and load transfer throughout building.
  • Knowledge of current local codes associated with truss design (TPI)
  • Effectively communicate with architects, engineers, customers and team members both orally and in writing.
  • Meet deadlines and perform under pressure.
  • Detail-oriented and possess high level of organization time management, organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Highly motivated with a positive attitude.
  • Assist in training and development of other designers as required.
  • Self managing, works well under little supervision and /or independently.
  • Team player, support the company's goals and objectives, in a professional manner.
  • Ability to sit at a desk for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to pass a drug test.
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