Junior Design Technologist

At Canadian Timberframes LTD.

Golden, British Columbia

Job Type

Full Time


$30 - $36 an hour


The Jr 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. 


  1. Meets with Senior Designers or Design Supervisor on a regular basis to review workload & output
  2. Prepares pricing design models including design time, estimated machine time, board foot requirement, wood piece count, timber list and hand joinery
  3. Reviews with design supervisor: 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, cutting file for the Hundegger as well as bill of materials.
  5. Receive and process change orders; inform sales of new costing & review with client before approval 
  6. Liaises with internal teams to maintain timeline of project 
  7. Ensures company goals and customer objectives are met and projects a positive company image
  8. Monitor projects as they are being manufactured and assist the production and finishing departments
  9. Attend raising if local
  10. Assists on special projects as required


Demonstrates an understanding & basic knowledge of the terminology, methods, practices, and techniques of heavy Timber Frame construction & general construction methods (as per the building codes)

Thorough knowledge of computer assisted 3d modeling and to prepare architectural designs, plans, and specifications from rough sketches to final design. Knowledge of CADWORK design software considered an asset.

Ability to recognize when a decision must be made and /or when to involve supervisor in the decision-making process

Basic knowledge in Microsoft Office suite and Adobe PDF. 

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients & cross function personnel within company


Wages: $30 - $36 an hour

Starting at 15 days of paid time off

Comprehensive benefits package

Company RRSP matching program

Work social events

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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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