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Connectors Engineer

Company: Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc.
Location: pleasanton
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


These are some of the ways we're maintaining a safe work environment at Simpson Strong-Tie.

  • Sanitizing: Increased cleaning and disinfecting of facilities
  • Temperature Testing: Regular temperature testing
  • Hand Sanitizer and Wipes: Providing hand sanitizer and wipes throughout our facilities
  • Face Coverings: Providing face coverings for employees
  • Social Distancing: Maintaining 6 feet of distance
  • 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 possible


At Simpson Strong-Tie, theres 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 youre in from production, to sales, to engineering youll 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 to learn more about our culture and why our employees are our most loyal customers.


You want to be an important member of a strong team of other makers who take pride in their work and support each other.

As a Connectors Engineer, you will be working in a collaborative environment of structural design engineers, tool design engineers, product managers, and manufacturing experts. Your R&D innovation in product design will be driven by the needs of the customer, changes in building materials and methods, and building code changes. You will recommend alterations and enhancements to improve the quality, performance and cost of products. You will provide technical support and product information to branch engineers, designers, customers, and other business units. The Connector Engineering R&D team includes civil engineers, mechanical engineers, and wood and material specialists.

And thats just the beginning. If career growth is important to you, we not only know how to help you with that, its what we love to do: .


Develop connector products for the building industry (50%)

Design and develop new structural connectors for the light-frame wood, cold-formed steel and mass timber markets. Develop experimental plans, collect, organize and analyze data and make decisions. Lead and manage projects, collaborate with Product Managers, and advise manufacturing.

Manage product test programs (20%)

You will break things. For over 60 years, customers have counted on Simpson Strong-Tie to provide highly engineered products with allowable loads based on physical testing. Design connector tests to determine key features to optimize performance, material use and manufacturing efficiency. Our testing labs will build and test to your specifications and then break it so we can learn and improve. You will design connector tests to determine key features to optimize performance, material use and manufacturing efficiency.

Work with Marketing to develop technical literature (15%)

Working with our talented Marketing team, you will develop and maintain both web-based and printed literature that supports our customers. Provide technical support for connector products and develop new applications for products based on customer requests.

Provide technical and application support for products. (10%)

Provide internal support and training as well as evaluation of processes and procedures in pursuit of continual improvement. (5%)


If you can do everything listed above, youve got what it takes. Perhaps some of the following would be helpful too:

Bachelors of Science in Civil, Structural or Architectural Engineering required.

Passed NCEES Fundamentals of Engineer (FE) Exam required.

Licensed Civil or Structural Engineer, preferred.

5 years design or similar experience, including timber, steel, cold-formed steel and reinforced concrete structures.

Knowledge: Practical working knowledge of common timber, concrete and steel construction methods. Familiarity with Simpson Strong-Tie products is a plus.

Reading Comprehension/ Speaking/Writing: Ability to read and interpret documents such as architectural and structural plans, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the Simpson Strong-Tie.

Reasoning: Effective analytical, technical, and problem solving skills. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Organization: Strong organizational skills. Ability to prioritize multiple projects.

Team Player: Demonstrated ability to motivate and work with team members. Must be able to connect, interface, and communicate well with a variety of internal partners in sales, marketing, IT, quality, production and engineering.

Communication: Strong communication skills needed, as clear communication is required to effectively deliver projects to customers as well as direct team members.

Software: Frequently used software includes: Microsoft Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access as well as other software including AutoCAD, SAP2000, Revit, Bluebeam and Adobe Acrobat pdf viewers. Simpson Strong-Tie web apps are often used as tools for design. Basic programming knowledge in VBA (Excel and AutoCAD) or MATLAB is a plus.


This job requires domestic/international travel, less than 10% of the time.


This full-time, exempt position is located in Pleasanton, CA.


Relocation will not be considered 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.

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About Us

For over 60 years, Simpson Strong-Tie has focused on creating structural products that help people build safer and stronger homes and buildings. Considered a leader in structural systems research, testing and innovation, Simpson Strong-Tie is one of the largest suppliers of structural building products in the world.

At Simpson Strong-Tie we value the individual, and the creativity that individuals can bring to the workplace. You join this company for a career, not a job!

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