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Remote Truss Designer

Company: Carter Lumber Inc
Location: Lansing
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Would you like to bring customers' dream designs to life? Join Carter Components (a division of Carter Lumber) where we give you the opportunity to use your design skills to their fullest capacity based on customers' wants and needs. Residential and commercial projects are continuously growing for our multi-billion-dollar company, so you can rest assured that your career will have endless opportunities!

Our Story

Carter Lumber was founded in 1932 by W.E. Carter. For 90 years, we have strengthened our company by staying true to our values, which include honesty, hard work, and putting people first. What started as a single lumberyard in Akron, Ohio, is represented today by seven brands servicing professional builders and homeowners across thirteen states with more than 160 locations. Despite our growth, we are still a family-owned company. Our core values and our people-first culture remain the same.


In this role, you will be responsible for creating truss placement diagrams and engineered drawings for both submittals and production. You will communicate via phone and email with internal and external customers regarding designs, requests for information, schedules, etc. You will ensure customer blueprint drawings are produced accurately and in a timely manner. When the design has been approved, it will need to be optimized and then released for production. The ideal environment is one where our designers can grow and contribute to the strength of the team by sharing knowledge and assisting with workloads when necessary.


  • Previous experience using truss design software
  • High level of knowledge in the application of the products being designed
  • Competency in basic mathematics, geometry and trigonometry
  • Must be able to read and understand architectural and structural plans
  • Strong communication skills for discussing designs and schedule
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook
    Benefits (full-time employees)

    • Health, Dental, Vision (Single and Family Plans) available after 30 days of employment
    • Short and Long-Term Disability
    • Company-paid life insurance and AD&D
    • Optional supplemental life insurance
    • Company-match 401(k)
    • Vacation time and paid holidays
    • Vendor incentives
    • Room for growth; we promote from within!

Keywords: Carter Lumber Inc, Lansing , Remote Truss Designer, Other , Lansing, Michigan

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