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

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

Structural Component Systems, Inc., a dynamic, growing, family owned and operated truss and wall panel manufacturer is in need of an experienced truss designer.  Successful candidates will have minimum 2 years truss design experience, a  broad knowledge of wood framing and be able to handle a large volume of work in a fun, fast paced environment while maintaining high levels of accuracy.  We offer a full benefits package including health/dental/life insurance, 401K, paid vacations, holidays, sick time and a competitive salary.  Please send cover letter, resume and references to Diane Mallette,

This position may work in one of our office locations:  Elkhorn or Fremont, NE or Urbandale, IA. We will consider candidates to work remote anywhere in the USA, but a minimum of 3 years of Mitek experience is required to work remote. 

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.

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