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Katerra // procurement & logistics for construction industry
Design, Full Time    Edmonton, CAN    Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2020
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KATERRA exists to help transform construction through technology - every process & every product.

We provide end-to-end building services, creating new efficiencies between design, engineering, construction, project management, & more. Our integrated teams apply the principles of technology & manufacturing to the building industry, bringing fresh minds & innovative approaches to remove unnecessary time & costs from construction projects.

At KATERRA, we lead from every seat. Our ideal team members are self-starters that embrace ambiguity, think big, & bring their own uncompromising standards of excellence.

Multi-Family Wall Panel Designer

Transforms initial rough product designs using HSB-CAD, or AutoCAD Arch into working documents by creating highly detailed models. Produce detailed permitting, construction, & shop drawings, files & plans for all wood wall components within Multi-Family structures. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, materials, & procedures. Relies on experience & judgment to plan & accomplish goals. Performs a variety of complicated tasks. May direct & lead the work of others. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. A wide degree of creativity & latitude is expected. Frequent trips to sites & or factory will be required. Support for creating & sending CDT files to Randek Automated Wall Line. General understanding of Wall Panel production requirements.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Produces designs for wall panels. Provides layouts, performs engineering, & takeoff services using ability to understand blueprints & customer requirements for specific projects.
  • Co-ordinates with sales, estimating, production, engineering & the architects to achieve customer schedules & cost objectives.
  • Resolves architectural & design conflicts.
  • Ensures project files, shop drawings, engineering seals & records are properly maintained.
  • Understands loading conditions & utilizes design software packages, HSB-CAD is preferred, (MiTek Sapphire or Alpine ITW or other comparable) panel design software may be considered.
  • Computes load & grade requirements & material stress factors to determine design specifications based on customers structural design needs.
  • Ensures economical & proper use of materials per current inventory levels & material costs.
  • Demonstrates a strong working knowledge of the capabilities of the factory equipment & produces highly cost effective & production friendly component designs.
  • Performs job site inspections & resolves customer service issues associated with the job.
  • Produces materials list.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Ability to read blueprints & visualize structural details in three dimensions
  • Understands code requirements & loading conditions
  • Understands field requirements & constructability of panelized components
  • Strong command of mathematical concepts of plane & solid geometry & trigonometry.
  • Expertise in HSB-CAD, MiTek design software, Revit or AutoCAD Arch.
  • Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Energetic & self-motivated, able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Associates degree in a technical program plus two (2) years related experience or an equivalent combination of education & experience. TTT certification is preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, learning & successfully working in multicultural environments.

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • 2 Years of HSB-CAD, Revit, MiTek, or AutoCAD Arch.
  • 2 Years preparing shop, construction, & permitting documents in HSB-CAD, Revit, MiTek, or AutoCAD Arch.
  • 5+ Years of industry experience preferred
  • Extensive experience with at least one of the following programs, HSB-CAD, Revit, MiTek, or Dietrich.
  • Detail oriented
  • Organized & excellent communication skills
  • Word & Excel
  • Navisworks is a plus
  • Hands-on construction experience is a plus

Please note that KATERRA does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, KATERRA will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, KATERRA explicitly reserves the right to pursue & hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of KATERRA.

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