Design Technologist

At Canadian Timberframes LTD.

Golden, British Columbia

Job Type

Full Time


$38 - $44 an hour


The Production Designer is primarily responsible for ensuring that timber frame structures are designed and drafted to meet customer requirements and expectations, as well as, monitoring the production process to ensure ‘Quality Control’ and the high service standard goals of the company are met in the final project/ product.  Have the experience, knowledge & know-how, to take a project from inception to final product autonomously. 


  1. Meets with client/architect/designer/builder/engineer to discuss the customer requirements, expectations and budget on complex projects
  2. Prepares preliminary design sketches, design time, estimated machine time, board foot requirement, wood piece count, timber list and hand joinery for cost estimates
  3. Reviews with Operations Manager &/or Peers: designs, specifications, alterations, cost estimates and that quality control checks are completed at appropriate stages within the project follow through to final approval
  4. On contracted projects: design timber frame models & enclosure systems, develops the connection details, generates review drawings and prepares material lists & sawmill lists as well as the cutting title for the Hundegger
  5. Receive and process change orders; inform sales of new costing & review with client before approval
  6. Liaises with internal teams and client to maintain timeline of project - develops good working relationships and establishes a solid basis for cohesive team approach
  7. Coaches & mentors ‘Junior’ Timber frame designers
  8. Ensures company goals and customer objectives are met and a projects a positive company image
  9. Monitor projects as they are being manufactured and assist the production and finishing departments
  10. Work with external vendors
  11. Attend raising if local
  12. Assists on special projects as required


Proficient with Cambium software by Hundegger

Uses general understanding of design principals, terminology, project requirements, methods, practices, and techniques of heavy Timber Frame construction & general construction methods (as per the building codes)

Thorough knowledge of CAD program by CADWORK to prepare house plans, construction drawings and specifications from rough sketches to final design

Reviews his/her own output to high quality standards

Thorough knowledge of design process and ability to manage time, scope of project, project complexities appropriately and autonomously

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients & co workers within the company 

General knowledge in Microsoft Office suite and Adobe PDF. 

Positions self as a ‘consultant’ to team members internally as well as clients

Working understanding of joinery cutting/ handwork principals

Working understanding of Timber frames / structure raising


Wages: $38 - $44 an hour

Starting at 15 days of paid time off

Comprehensive benefits package

Company RRSP matching program

Work social events

Joining a great team of people! 

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Join a passionate team dedicated to excellence and innovation in timber frame construction. From the pristine forests of Golden, BC, we source the finest timber, crafting dreams into reality. Whether you're an artisan, engineer, or designer, Canadian Timber Frames offers a dynamic, collaborative environment where your skills and creativity flourish.

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