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Shaw Industries Inc Custom Design Studio- Estimator & Planner in Cartersville, Georgia

Job Title

Custom Design Studio- Estimator & Planner

Position Overview


  • Correctly understand and comprehend plans and create application designs for the appropriate materials, and the areas in which the materials will be installed.

  • Calculate the quantities of the materials required for the project based on the application designs.

  • Produce a neat, detailed, systematic set of carpet installation/seaming plans complete with carpet images using AutoCAD and other computer programs.

  • Identify, research, and resolve project application concerns and difficulties with the customer, project designer, and carpet installer.

  • Create manufacturing layouts for custom hospitality carpets which enable the Chromajet printer/CYP and other carpet to fit products to be manufactured in the various forms of carpet borders (with corners), carpet rugs, and carpet panels, etc…

  • Accurately total all material quantities (custom pattern carpets, carpet bases, adhesives, seam sealers etc.), and list all material information (pattern nos., pattern repeats, installation locations, etc.) in an estimating quote report which is supplied to the customer, field sales person, and Estimating Dept. records.

  • Provide the customer, field sales person, and project designer with an estimating quote report and AutoCAD carpet installation/seaming plans (in color) via facsimile and overnight courier service, and confirming proper deliveries.

  • Render AutoCAD plans, which are utilized by the Custom Design Studio, to create 2-D color computer drawings of completed projects for the customer and project designer.

  • Properly log all project information, activities, and results and file the project report and AutoCAD plans correctly for future reference and updates ensuring hard copies, as well as computer files, are all securely retained and accessible.

  • Prepare projects for distribution, including final approval by the Estimating Manager, by performing thorough, inclusive checks of projects completed by other Estimator/AutoCAD Application Designers ensuring errorless projects.

  • Coordinate any changes, additions, or developments that relate to a completed project with the customer, project designer, and field sales person by correctly revising the estimating quote report, AutoCAD carpet installation/seaming plans, manufacturing layouts, etc., and distributing the revised materials to the appropriate people.

  • Record and reserve copies of all revised information for a project keeping the project file, plans, and project computer files in chronological order.

  • Maintain and execute general service requirements associated with computer plotters and large plan copy machines.

  • Operate effectively with other departments of Custom Design Stud (Design Dept., Strike-off Dept., Production Dept., Sales, Customer and Manufacturing) generating successful project completions.


  • Execute Action Plan

  • Build Customer Satisfaction

  • Adapt and Change

  • Build Trusting Relationships

  • Innovation


  • High School/GED - General knowledge of the floor covering industry.

  • Experience with floor covering installation procedures.

  • Demonstrated project estimating experience preferred

  • Demonstrated the ability to read and interpret blue prints

  • Demonstrated ability of mathematics, specifically fractions, measurements, and reading a ruler.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply geometric concepts needed to scale and measure plans.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate both written and oral


  • Bachelor's Degree and equivalent work experience

  • AutoCAD

  • Microsoft Office

Work Shift

8 Hr non-rotating shift, Hrs fall to in punch day, Observed Calendar, shift starts AM

Shaw Industries is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

As we continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we might determine the need to postpone in-person interviews to ensure the health and safety of our associates, candidates, and the community. In this case, we can accommodate with a phone or video interview, and will schedule an in-person interview for a later date. The method by which you interview does not impact your standing as a candidate for this position.

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. is more than a flooring company – we are 22,000 people united in our vision of creating a better future for our customers, for our people, for our community and for our company. We provide carpet, resilient, hardwood, tile & stone, laminate, synthetic turf and other specialty items for residential and commercial markets worldwide. We meet diverse customer needs through an expansive portfolio of brands, including: Anderson Tuftex , COREtec , Patcraft , Philadelphia Commercial, Shaw Contract, Shaw Floors, Shaw Hospitality, Shaw Sports Turf, Southwest Greens, USFloors and more.

Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Shaw is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway with nearly $6 billion in annual revenue and representation throughout the U.S., as well as in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Great Britain, India, Mexico, Scotland, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. For more information about our company brands, operations and community involvement, visit .

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