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84 Lumber

Design Trainee (On-site)

Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media


Full Time

On Site


Stephenson, Virginia, United States

Description/Job Summary

The Design Trainee position is the starting point for entry level Designer or CAD drafters who are interested in starting or keep developing a career in Architectural design with MiTek Sapphire. This is a twelve week paid program with hands on and MiTek University training. At the conclusion of our twelve week training you will:

  • Design architectural roof and floor truss placement layouts.
  • Design of roof and floor trusses in MiteK software ensuring designs are accurate, optimized, and conforms to the current P&P
  • Specify all necessary supplied hardware
  • Maintain complete and updated Job Tracking Sheet
  • Send approval letter to customers according to P&P procedures when necessary
  • Provide sales and customer support when necessary
  • Ensure office and plan are maintained in a neat and orderly fashion and all plans are logged properly
Required Skills

Relevant skills that will qualify you for the role are:

  • Computer Skills: Word Processing System, Design Software (Autocad or CAD or Revit or Sketchup or Archicad), Internet Software, Database Software
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos; write simple correspondence; effectively present information to others one-on-one.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form; deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Required Experience

General experience that we take into consideration is:

  • General knowledge of construction industry.
  • Ability to read and interpret architectural and structural blueprints
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to read, understand, and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to deal courteously with customers, co-workers, and construction personnel
  • Good math skills including, but not limited to architectural units, fractions, geometry, and basic trigonometry.
Required Education
  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED); or 1 to 3 months related experience and/or training.