Builders FirstSource/ProBuild Design Technician - Wood Truss Experience Required in Valley Center, Kansas

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Req #1136

Design Technician - Wood Truss Experience Required




Monday, January 30, 2017

ProBuild was acquired by Builders FirstSource in August 2015. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Builders FirstSource is the largest supplier of building products, prefabricated components, and value-added services to the professional market segment, primarily for new residential construction and repair and remodeling, in the U.S. We provide customers an integrated home-building solution, offering manufacturing, supply, delivery and installation for a full range of structural and related building products.

We operate in 40 states with approximately 400 locations and have a market presence in 74 of the top 100 Metropolitan Statistical Areas, providing geographic diversity and balanced end market exposure. We service customers from strategically located distribution facilities and manufacturing facilities, that produce value-added products such as roof and floor trusses, wall panels, stairs, vinyl windows, custom millwork and pre-hung doors. Builders FirstSource also distributes dimensional lumber and lumber sheet goods, millwork, windows, interior and exterior doors, and other building products.

Under moderate supervision provides technical support to the sales, customer service, and field service functions related to complex component projects; uses advanced knowledge of component engineering and field requirements to process sales orders, perform estimating and takeoff services.


1. Produces wall panel, floor and roof truss layouts, performs engineering and takeoff services using ability to understand blueprints and customer requirements for specific projects. Analyzes margins and quality standards to ensure a competitive and timely quote.

2. Computes load and grade requirements and material stress factors to determine design specifications based on customer’s structural design needs; determines whether standard designed components or customer designed components are most appropriate for customer’s needs.

3. Writes component orders that reflect knowledge of equipment used in plant and how to optimize efficiency of cutting and component assembly; demonstrates knowledge of loading conditions and utilizes design software packages. Implements and monitors design control procedures.

4. Interacts with and advises sales and customer service staff on technical aspects of customer inquiries and consults with engineering staff when more in-depth analysis is required; able to answer most questions using own knowledge and experience.


Knowledge of company products sufficient to determine appropriate structural applications

Strong attention to detail

Knowledge of basic math and measurement skills

Knowledge of drafting, architectural design or CAD applications

Good verbal and written communication skills

Ability to read and understand blueprints and architectural drawings

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and an enterprise resource planning (ERP) program

Builders FirstSource is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.



Valley Center KS Components - 2601 W 77th Street N (67147), Valley Center, Kansas, United States of America