If you’ve ever found yourself wondering how a building can support the weight of the structures on its roof, or whether all the arches on a bridge serve a purpose besides decoration, a career as a structural designer may be for you. In this field, you work to create safe, interesting, and functional structures, such as buildings, bridges, and more.
A structural designer is responsible for creating the structure designs for their organization. This involves:
- Drafting computer models based on needs
- Creating drawings to be used in final construction plans
- Reviewing and revising construction models
- Following all safety standards in their designs
Commonly seen responsibilities and requirements shown in job descriptions may include some or all of the following:
- Create reports indicating alterations to be made to structural sketches
- Produce samples and mock-ups of structures using different drafting methods
- Prepare structural plans
- Suggest changes to existing designs
The following skills would benefit an individual looking to find work in the structural design field:
- Proficient with computer design software including AutoCAD
- Attention to detail
- Highly organized
- Excellent communication skills
- Advanced knowledge of industrial methodologies
To become a structural designer, a bachelor’s degree in engineering design or a related field is required.
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People looking to enter the field or progress their career as a structural designer can benefit from consulting the job placement professionals at Winters Technical Staffing, a leading placement agency for the manufacturing sector in Toronto for over 40 years. These specialists can provide the guidance and support that will assist individuals seeking work in directing their efforts in a more valuable manner, with the overall goal of increasing the probability of landing a position.
The consultants at Winters Technical Staffing have created strong relationships with employers and hiring managers throughout the manufacturing industry and have had great success recruiting and placing qualified candidates in suitable roles.
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Are you looking to start or advance in your career as a structural designer? The guidance and support provided by the job placement specialists at Winters Technical Staffing can help. Call the consultants at Winters Technical Staffing today at 647-556-2408 to request your complimentary consultation.