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Carter Lumber Remote Commercial Truss Designer in United States

Remote Commercial Truss Designer


Full Time



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This is a remote/virtual position. You can work from anywhere!

Carter Lumber is looking for a Commercial Truss Designer for their CMF Design Team. Responsibilities would include, designing roof and floor components and placement plans for commercial and multi-family projects and ensuring drawings are produced accurately and timely based on blueprints provided by customers. Role requires the knowledge of commonly used concepts and practices within the construction industry. A strong belief in the mission and goals of the company are necessary for this position.


Requirements to be Considered for this Position:

  • 1-5 years of experience designing trusses for large multi-family projects.

  • Knowledgeable in the basic aspects of construction.

  • Complete understanding of processes including: RFI, Submittals, Production Files.

  • Previous experience using MiTek truss design software. SE preferred.

  • High level of knowledge in the application of the products being designed.

  • Competency in basic mathematics, geometry, and trigonometry.

  • Knowledgeable in reading architectural and structural plans.

  • Ability to analyze, troubleshoot and problem solve.

  • Self-motivate as a potentially remote designer.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Responsibilities of the Position:


  • Create design illustrations based on construction documents to produce working drawings for customer review.

  • Evaluates designs to ensure that design standards are being met.

  • Completes and finalizes designs for production and assembly.

Analyzes and Troubleshoots:

  • Reviews and analyzes specifications, construction documents, engineered drawings and related designs to determine factors affecting design of the wall, truss and engineered wood components.

  • Clearly communicate design concerns and issues with customers to reach a component design solution.


  • Communicates with production teams, customers and Plant Managers to ensure designs are accurate throughout the process. Assists sales teams in responding to questions/concerns from customers.

Benefits Provided (full-time employees):

  • Medical Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Disability Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employer-matching 401(k) Plan