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Associate Branch Engineer NW

Company: Simpson Strong-Tie
Location: Stockton
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

REWARDS AT SIMPSON STRONG-TIEWe recognize and reward employees with a carefully designed and comprehensive rewards package, including competitive compensation, quarterly bonuses or commission and first-rate benefits. May exclude some positions, such as seasonal jobs.

  • Quarterly Bonuses/Commission:You will be eligible for either a bonus or commission, paid on a quarterly basis. We believe all employees affect customers, sales and revenue - directly or indirectly - and should be rewarded by sharing the company profits.
  • Benefits: We provide a wide range of benefits for eligible full-time employees including: medical, dental, vision, retirement contributions, employee stock purchase and bonus plans, pay for holidays, vacation, sick days, funerals and jury duty, years of service awards, employee discounts, employee referral bonuses, charitable contribution matching, education reimbursement and more.HOW WE'RE MAINTAINING A SAFE WORK ENVIRONMENTThese are some of the ways we're maintaining a safe work environment at Simpson Strong-Tie.
    • Sanitizing: Increased cleaning and disinfecting of facilities
    • Hand Sanitizer and Wipes: Providing hand sanitizer and wipes throughout our facilities
    • Face Coverings: Providing face coverings for employees
    • Limited Guests and Vendors: Limiting guests and vendors to those who are essential only
    • Extended Sick Pay: Encouraging employees to stay home when sick
    • Travel: Banning the use of public transportation for business purposes, when possibleBE A MAKERAt Simpson Strong-Tie, there's a common thread connecting the people who work here: the drive to make things better and figure out how to get it done. We call it the Maker mindset. For over 60 years, our employees have fostered a collaborative workplace where people are engaged in creative thinking from the first day on the job onward. No matter what role you're in - from production, to sales, to engineering - you'll contribute to the growth and success of the company by having a Maker mindset.When you think of the best a family has to offer - support, collaboration and respect - that's what we value. When there's a win, we'll cheer you on. When there's a snag, coworkers step in to help you out. Working on solutions together is just the way we do things here, and that creates an atmosphere that often feels like home.You'll work alongside talented, passionate, dedicated, humble and genuinely kind people who are all contributing to our shared mission: to provide solutions that help people design and build safer, stronger structures. It's this mission and our strong people-focused values that have made Simpson Strong-Tie a unique place to work - a place where you can connect, create and build your career. We invite you tolearn moreabout our culture and why our employees are our most loyal customers.YOUThe Associate Structural Engineer (a.k.a. Associate Branch Engineer) serves as a technical expert to our sales team and to our external customers, such as specifiers, building officials, and contractors in the Northwest US branch. You are responsible for providing technical product support and the development of presentations, technical literature, and test programs intended to increase specifications and develop new products or new applications. Overnight travel is required for workshops, office and jobsite visits, meetings, and conferences. We are looking for a well-rounded engineer with superb communication skills that enjoys the challenge of solving interesting new problems through innovation, research, and experience. If career growth is important to you, we not only know how to help you with that, it's what we love to do: YOU'LL BE DOING(% of Time)Develop content for new literature publications such as Catalogs, Technical Bulletins, Fliers & Engineering Letters that support applications for our products and communicate technical content. Check and review technical literature prior to publication. (10%)Create content for and conduct presentations (public speaking) discussing building code provisions, including practical design using Simpson products in front of customers like engineers, architects, builders, building officials, and our sales professionals. Assist with training inside and outside sales on new products and technical literature. (10%)Provide technical assistance to external customers, internal sales, and internal production through telephone conversations, e-mails, and written documentation. (50%)Participate in the development of new and innovative products, product improvements, and evaluation of new applications for existing products, including idea generation, testing, and calculations. (10%)Travel with outside sales to develop personal relationships with them and our customers, assist with technical support, give presentations, conduct job site calls, research/report new products/applications, and observe product installations, including after natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes. Our branch territory includes all or portions of 10 northwestern US states. (5%)Represent Simpson Strong-Tie at various Professional Associations and Technical Committee Meetings. (5%)Special projects as assigned by Branch Engineering Director, Branch Manager or the Vice President of Engineering. (10%)Education & Certification Requirements
      • Bachelor's Degree (B.S.) in Civil, Structural, or Architectural Engineering is required.
      • Engineer-in-Training (E.I.T.) or Fundamentals of Engineering (F.E.) certification is required.
      • M.S. degree in Civil/Structural Engineering is preferred.Skills, Knowledge & AbilitiesConstruction Materials and Design Methods: Practical working knowledge of common light-framed wood construction and concrete construction and associated design methodologies a must. Additional familiarity with masonry, steel (hot-rolled and CFS), FRP, and CLT construction and design methods a plus.Product knowledge: General knowledge of Connectors and Lateral System product lines (Anchors, Fasteners, CFS, and Concrete Repair Systems a plus). General understanding of product development process from idea to launch a plus.Customer focus: Quickly and effectively solve customer problems and maintain productive internal and external customer relationships. Readily adjust priorities to respond to pressing and changing customer needs. Recognize potentially adverse customer reactions and develop better alternatives.Self-management: Set priorities, goals and timelines to achieve maximum productivity. Manage multiple projects and competing priorities. Display a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner.Communication: Excellent communication skills; written and verbal, proof reading, professional phone demeanor. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Enthusiastic attitude and ability to work well with others.Computer Skills: Excellent proficiency in Microsoft software including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and Powerpoint. Experience with AutoCAD, BlueBeam Revu, Simpson Strong-Tie software/apps, Smartsheet, and MS Teams a plus.Teamwork: Maintain a collaborative approach in dealing with other Simpson Strong-Tie employees. Demonstrate a genuine commitment to reach mutually beneficial solutions.Accountability and dependability: Arrive to work on time and follow instructions, policies, and procedures. Fulfill commitments made to customers, peers, co-workers, and managers. Hold self and others accountable for measureable, high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results.Reading and writing: Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, construction drawings, and legal documents. Ability to respond effectively to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Reasoning: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in written, mathematical or diagram form and deal with various items of abstract and/or concrete value.Attention to detail: Monitor and review work for accuracy and completeness. Complete work according to procedures and standards. Maintain an organized workspace. Understand verbal instructions.WORK STATUS & LOCATIONThis full-time exempt position is located at 5151 South Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206RELOCATIONRelocation is not available for this position.In keeping with the Company's commitment to the communities in which it does business, we are an equal opportunity employer. This means that to the fullest extent required by local law, employment decisions are based on merit and business needs and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender (which state law may define to include gender identity/expression, transgender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, and gender stereotyping), sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, covered marital status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Please note all job offers are contingent upon a successful background investigation and drug test. Simpson Strong-Tie's drug policy is based upon Federal Law, and therefore will screen applicants for amphetamines, including methamphetamines, cocaine, marijuana/THC, phencyclidine, and opiates.#NowHiring #GetHired #Hiring #HiringNow

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