Truss Designer

The Building Center, Inc.

Pineville, NC


The Building Center, Inc.


Job Title: Truss Designer

Reports to: Director of Design

FLSA Status: Hourly, Non-Exempt

Division: Pineville, NC


Job Summary:


The Truss Designer reads residential and commercial plans to design wood trusses for both roof and floor truss systems. The Designer communicates with production teams, customers, and Store Managers to ensure designs are accurate throughout the process.


Attention to detail and knowledge of design software are crucial for success in this position. The successful candidate will have a strong can-do work ethic and a flexible approach to the work at hand. They must be able to discuss the design with customers and to work as a member of a team — all while having a strong belief in the mission and goals of the company.


Qualifications & Requirements:


  • MITEK experience is strongly preferred
  • Must be able to learn new software for the purposes of producing truss delivery packets
  • Previous experience using truss design software 
  • Knowledgeable in the basic aspects of construction 
  • Competency in basic mathematics, geometry, and trigonometry 
  • Knowledgeable in reading architectural and structural plans 
  • Ability to analyze and problem solve
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook




High School Diploma or Equivalent. Prior estimator or work order writing experience is helpful.




Medical Insurance

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Disability Benefits

401(k) and Employer Match

Life Insurance


Work Environment:


Hours of operation are 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM, with occasional overtime.





The Building Center, Inc., founded in the Charlotte metro market in 1977, has grown into one of the largest non-publicly traded lumber and building products dealers in the US.


“We’ve built our business on providing excellent and consistent service to our builder customers,” said CEO and founder, Ed Norris. Accordingly, The Building Center maintains a fleet of over 200 trucks to service the Carolinas, with locations in Pineville, NC; Gastonia, NC; Greensboro, NC; Mebane, NC; Columbia, SC; Easley, SC; Holly Hill, SC; Rock Hill, SC; and Georgetown, SC.


“Our mission is to be our customer’s most valued building partner,” said Skip Norris, President. “That means we have products he or she needs on hand, trucks to deliver, and manufacturing support throughout every inch of the Carolinas.”


“At the end of the day, construction is a people business,” said Skip Norris. “We’re here to provide assistance and solutions to the hard-working customers we serve.”



The Building Center, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, status as a protected veteran, or status as an individual with a disability.


In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with The Building Center, Inc., please call (704) 889-8182 or email: [email protected].