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84 Lumber Senior Truss Designer in Indianapolis, Indiana

Requisition Number: 0783 4Z 001

Job Title: Senior Truss Designer

City: Indianapolis

State: IN

Salary Range: Negotiable

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Senior Truss Designer

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Description/Job Summary

Truss Designers are responsible for completing design work assigned by the Design Manager, and responsibilities will include:

  • These associates must read architectural prints to create roof and floor truss placement layouts conforming to current 84 Lumber design practices

  • Design of roof and floor trusses in engineering software Mitek Sapphire ensuring designs are accurate, optimized, and conforms to the current P&P

  • Specify all necessary supplied hardware

  • Maintain complete and updated Job Tracking Sheet

  • Send approval letter to customers according to P&P procedures when necessary

  • Provide sales and customer support when necessary

  • Ensure office and plan are maintained in a neat and orderly fashion and all plans are logged properly

  • Attend required meetings and participates in committees as requested by supervisor(s).

Required Skills

  • Computer Skills: Word Processing System, MiTek Sapphire, Internet Software, Database Software

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos; write simple correspondence; effectively present information to others one-on-one.

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form; deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Required Experience

  • 2+ yrs. experience in roof & floor truss design, wall panel design is a plus

  • Ability to read and interpret architectural and structural blueprints

  • Ability to calculate tributary loads, concentrated loads, and load transfer through a building

  • Ability to operate a computer and current software used by company Knowledge of current local codes associated with truss design MiTek Saphire.

  • Good written and oral communication skills are required.

  • Ability to read, understand, and follow oral and written instructions.

  • Ability to deal courteously with customers, co-workers, and construction personnel

  • Good math skills including, but not limited to architectural units, fractions, geometry, and basic trigonometry.

Required Education

This position requires a High School diploma or GED.


This position will require the candidate to work at our Richmond, VA location.

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84 Lumber Company is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.