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Truss Craft of Nebraska

This is a VIBRANT, key role-with our industry's leader Truss Craft of Nebraska.

This position offers a competitive compensation package and outstanding benefit program including medical, dental and EMPLOYEE STOCK OWNERSHIP PLAN and accrued VACATION in the first year.

Competitive wage

This is an excellent opportunity for a "hands on" person with a good work ethic and carpentry aptitude in a high pace production environment. Some lifting required.

We offer a competitive compensation package and outstanding benefit program including medical and dental, ESOP, and related.


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Truss Craft
Attn: Luke Wiesen
916 North Shady Bend Road Ste A
Grand Island, NE 68802

Commercial Truss Estimator

Employment Application
Truss Craft of Nebraska Job Summary

Responsible to estimate commercial multi-family floor/roof trusses using design software. Will use architectural drawings, structural drawings and specifications from architects and engineer to create the layouts and component drawings. Will communicate on a daily basis with both internal and external customers in ensuring all critical information is correctly incorporated in the component designs and layouts.

Responsibilities & Duties of Truss Designer
  • Read and review rough sketches, drawings, specifications, and other engineering data received from building design professionals to include architects, engineers and draftsmen.
  • Evaluate feasibility of design ideas, based on factors such as appearance, safety, function, serviceability, budget, production costs/methods, and market characteristics.
  • Research production specifications, costs, production materials and manufacturing methods, and provide cost estimates and itemized production requirements.
  • Modify and refine designs to conform to customer specifications, production limitations or building plan modifications.
  • Ensure conformance to all relevant building requirements and municipality building codes.
  • Develop component documents for work orders the reflect knowledge or equipment used in plant and how to optimize efficiency of cutting and component assembly; demonstrates knowledge of loading conditions and utilizes design software packages.
  • Assist sales and customer service staff on technical aspects of customer inquiries.
  • Present quotes and reports to sales, bidding and discuss need for modification.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications & Requirements of Truss Estimator
  • 2 years of industry and truss design experience.
  • Proficient in industry and supplier software applications.
  • Proficient in Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • High School Diploma, General Education Degree (GED) or Associate’s Degree required.
  • CAD and/or BIM experience preferred.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
Mead Lumber offers competitive pay and benefit package including:
  • Paid holidays
  • Vacation and sick time
  • Group medical and dental insurance
  • 401(k)
  • ESOP
  • Dependent education assistance
Interested applicants must email resume to

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