Roof/Floor Truss and Wall Panel Designer

Patriot Truss and Components, founded in 2022, strives to be the premier supplier of floor and roof trusses, and wall panels in the northeast Indiana market. We are a family-owned local company with a focus on quality, value, and customer service. We are seeking a Designer with extensive experience and background on residential and commercial truss and wall panel design using MiTek software. The ideal candidate will collaborate with sales and production teams to design and create layouts for roofs, floors, and walls for single-family, multi-family, and commercial customers.


  • Design roof and floor trusses and wall panels (internal and and external) for single family, multi-family and light commercial projects.
  • Utilize CAD and Mitek software to view plans/buildings in 3D.
  • Navigate windows explorer with server/folder knowledge.
  • Size and specify EWP for load analysis using provided software.
  • Size and specify hangers for truss to truss and truss to beam.
  • Contact outside sources to resolve questions or concerns in the design process (RFI’s).
  • Excellent communication skills with one-on-one interaction and small group interaction to convey ideas and requirements.
  • Coordinate with team members to eliminate duplication of material/framing.
  • Comfortable with working independently yet prefer to work in interdisciplinary teams to solve complex problems and deliver high quality work.
  • Create clear, concise communication for peers as well as outside contacts.
  • Work closely with clients, users and team members to fully utilize design software.
  • Active member of Sales team as our vision is to connect directly with customer to answer all technical (and not so technical) questions regarding trusses and panel.

Job Expectations And Requirements

  • MiTek program experience (required)
  • Meet deadlines for design completion
  • Work well with others with excellent influencing skills
  • Communicate with peers/management effectively
  • Read and understand construction documents
  • Attention to detail and math skills in order to create accurate diagrams and drafts.
  • In-depth knowledge of IRC Building Code
  • Ability to spot potential problems within a rough sketch and visualize solutions.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience
  • Keen passion for efficiency and the ability to bring ideas and concepts to life.
  • Have a “get it done” attitude and proven background of delivering exceptional work.

Compensation Package

  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Vacation / Holidays
  • Medical

Job Type: Full-time located in Merrillville Indiana


  • High school diploma or GED (Required).
  • Degree in a 4-year accredited university (Preferred).
  • At least two years of experience in truss design.
  • Experience with CAD design and/or architectural design is preferred.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Minimum physical requirements due to interaction with production. The employee must be able to sit for a given period, stand, maneuver up and down the stairs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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