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Positions that are currently available

Project Superintendent – Job Description

Location:     Various locations – extensive travel
Reports to:  Operations Manager
Direct supervisory responsibility: Yes
Role Summary

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Project Superintendent is responsible for on-site management of all phases of assigned projects, including: material and equipment, employees, subcontractors, ensuring that specifications are being met, and that work is proceeding on schedule and within budget. The Project Superintendent is also responsible for regulatory inspections, quality control, and job site safety.

Key Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Project Superintendent include, but are not limited to:

Planning & Preparation

  • Having a thorough understanding of the General Contract, each Subcontract, the contract drawings, and specifications
  • Reviewing the project plans, including equipment, manpower, materials, quantities, quality control procedures, safety and security practices, temporary utilities, and staging areas
  • In consultation with the Operations Manager, developing the Project Schedule and keep the schedules properly updated, and ensuring the project meets the various milestone dates.
  • Verifying that each Subcontractor has completed their contractual requirements before beginning their work at the jobsite.
  • Ensuring that all required permits or licenses have been obtained, and that the bulletin board is installed on which all required safety notices are posted.

 

Management & Operations

  • Managing all operations, processes and personnel required to complete the construction phase of assigned projects, including:
    • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the on-site employees and any external parties
    • Topsoil operations: stripping, stockpiling, placing and finishing
    • Dirt & gravel operations: pit development, scrapers, trucks, hauling, finishing, grades and material gradations
    • Ensuring materials have been ordered and monitoring their delivery status
    • Meeting projected production targets, quality specifications, and time lines
  • Managing the performance of the Construction Crew and Subcontractors, which includes:
    • Performing an orientation process if they are new to the project site
    • Clearly communicating their responsibilities, and discussing the best way to work together to schedule crews, sequence activities, and resolve issues .
  • Working closely with the Operations Manager to resolve any issues, and schedule the project’s resource needs in conjunction with the needs of other projects
  • Performing as the lead contact for all external parties on the project site, including the client’s project manager and regulatory bodies
  • Collaborating with the Paving and Crushing crews to ensure their activities are scheduled and completed efficiently and effectively
  • Working with the on-site mechanic or Shop Foreman to prioritize and complete equipment repairs and preventive maintenance
  • Ensuring that all communications are done in a respectful manner, particularly during stressful situations

Safety & Compliance

  • Ensuring that “Safety First” is understood and demonstrated by all project personnel, including:
    • Consistently assessing the project site for potential hazards or safety concerns, and ensuring crews are inspecting their work areas and equipment before use
    • Escalating any project safety issues, and ensuring these issues are resolved appropriately
    • Conducting weekly safety meetings
  • Inspecting work to ensure that workmanship conforms to regulatory and contractual specifications.
  • Enforce and comply with company safety policies, EEO policies, and standard company procedures.
  • Attending the annual Foreman’s meeting and OSHA training
  • Discuss, document and address all EEO complaints immediately.

Administration

  • Daily review of production reports
  • Daily review and approval of time cards
  • Reviewing pay estimates, and ensuring we have been paid for all work items
  • Agreeing on quantities and amounts with the client’s Project Manager

Requirements/Experience

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. preferred
  • Have a current driver’s license
  • A minimum of 3 years managing D.O.T. highway projects for a heavy civil contractor.
  • OSHA safety training
  • Willing to work overtime, as required.
  • Work schedule is weather dependent, so flexibility is required.
  • Work is performed in an outdoor setting, which could include inclement weather, heat and cold, and exposure to dust and asphalt.
  • Must comply with the company’s drug and alcohol testing requirements.
  • Successful applicant will be required to join or be a member of the Operating Engineers Union

Compensation and benefits offered with this role will be based on work experience and capability

Schellinger Construction Company is a drug-free and Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

For more information or to express your interest please contact Rob Koelzer at RobK@Schellingerconst.com or call him on (406) 892 2188.

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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Pipe Foreman – Job Description

Location:     Various locations – extensive travel
Reports to:  Operations Manager
Direct supervisory responsibility: Yes

Functional Summary

Reporting to the Operations Manager and Project Superintendent, the Pipe Foreman is responsible for managing the Pipe Crew and is accountable for their performance. Responsibilities include installation of large pipe, culverts, sewers, water services, geotextiles and erosion control devices.

Key Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Pipe Foreman include, but are not limited to:

Management & Operations

  • Study project specifications with Project Superintendent to plan procedures for installation and sequencing
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of his crew by assigning crew responsibilities, overseeing the crew’s work and monitoring their performance.
  • Read and understand specifications, drawings, and all other Pipe Crew related project and engineering documentation.
  • Operate assigned heavy equipment to excavate, install and backfill large pipe and culvert
  • Ensure all necessary piping equipment is maintained in an operable and condition, and work crews are properly supplied with tools, equipment and materials.
  • Use instruments such as lasers, grade rods, eye levels and transit levels to set appropriate grade for pipe installation
  • Know what pipe needs to be installed in a variety of circumstances e.g. ground conditions, water pumps, rock, and unstable conditions
  • Place electrical conduits, sleeves, vaults, edge drains, drain beds, and rain infiltrators
  • Be in constant communication with the client’s on-site inspector to ensure quality control levels are being met and the quantity of material that has been used has been agreed to
  • Place, fuse and connect a variety of sewer and water pipes e.g. PVC, C900 water pipe, and HDPE
  • Install water services, fire lines and hydrants
  • Ensure new members of the Pipe Crew are suitably trained and instructed on the project work‐scope and quality requirements
  • Discuss and resolve issues and complaints in a timely manner.
  • Identify and implement process improvements.

 

Safety & Compliance

  • Ensure that “Safety First” is understood and demonstrated by the Pipe Crew.
  • Enforce and comply with company safety policies, EEO policies, and standard company procedures.
  • Attend annual Foreman’s meeting and OSHA and MSHA training.
  • Discuss, document and address all EEO complaints immediately.
  • Wear appropriate protective equipment: steel toed boots, hard hats, eye protection, and ear protection.

 

Equipment

  • Work with the on-site mechanic or Shop Foreman to resolve any equipment breakdown issues and plan preventive maintenance

Administration

  • Produce, review and submit a daily production report.
  • Update work diary daily.
  • Review and approve time cards daily

Requirements/Experience

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. preferred
  • Have a current driver’s license
  • Minimum 5 years supervising installation of pipe and culvert on heavy civil projects.
  • Willing to work overtime, as required.
  • Work schedule is weather dependent, so flexibility is required.
  • Work is performed in an outdoor setting, which could include inclement weather, heat and cold, and exposure to dust and asphalt.
  • Must be physically able to repetitively lift and carry at least 75 LBS on a regular basis.
  • OSHA and trench safety/competent person This will be provided if needed.
  • Must comply with the company’s drug and alcohol testing requirements.
  • Successful applicant will be required to join or be a member of the Operating Engineers Union

 

Compensation and benefits offered with this role will be based on work experience and capability

Schellinger Construction Company is a drug free and Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

For more information or to express your interest please contact Rob Koelzer at RobK@Schellingerconst.com or call him on (406) 892 2188.

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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Senior Estimator – Job Description

Location:     Columbia Falls
Reports to:  Senior Management
Direct supervisory responsibility: Yes

Functional Summary

The Senior Estimator prepares bids for a variety of road, highway and site works construction projects (from $50k up to $30M), and is responsible for the entire estimating process: from identifying bidding opportunities through existing sources to preparing and submitting each bid. The Senior Estimator works closely with Senior Management as they determine which projects to bid for, how the project being bid will be built, and what the final bid number will be.

Key Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Senior Estimator include, but are not limited to:

Estimating Capability

  • Lead all estimating activities required to bid a variety of road, highway or site works construction project (from $50k up to $30M)
  • Demonstrate extensive knowledge of estimating techniques, cost control, material pricing, civil engineering and construction principles, with an emphasis on dirt, gravel and asphalt paving
  • Accountable for the entire bidding process: from identifying bidding opportunities, through to preparing and submitting bids
  • Serve as a coach and mentor to the Estimator
  • Complete accurate and concise estimates of required labor, equipment, materials and subcontractors needed to complete each project.
  • Incorporate historical data, productivity analysis reports, and prior bid details into upcoming estimates
  • Review and interpret bid requirements, specifications, drawings, project site, and attend pre-bid meetings to determine scope of work for each bid
  • Draft RFI’s, and identify issues that require clarification
  • Visit projects to understand site conditions/restrictions
  • Understand how to fit subcontractors to the size/scope of project
  • Create bid lists for review that fit the scope of project, ensuring that we have the right subcontractors for the project.

 

Bid Administration

  • Prepare and maintain status of current and future bidding opportunities
  • Obtain bid bonds from bonding agent
  • Submit 100% of bids and budgets by the bid deadline – no exceptions
  • Consistently follow up on submitted bids with the relevant project owner/manager until bid awarded
  • Provide bid documents and subcontractor information to Project Management in a timely manner
  • Review drawings with Project Management team and understand why areas of concern have been highlighted
  • Review job costs with Project Management team and highlight any subs/material vendors that still need to be awarded

 

Subcontractor Management

  • Able to check bid requirements to ensure bid items that need to be performed by a subcontractor are clearly understood
  • Solicit quotations and maintain communication with subcontractors and vendors for assigned projects
  • Show creativity and resourcefulness to gain better pricing from subcontractors
  • Ensure that we have the proper coverage from subcontractors on bid day
  • Work with the Senior Management to ensure contracts are awarded to subcontractors in a timely manner to ensure release of materials
  • Prepare subcontractor bid packages to ensure they are aware, and commit to, the project schedule
  • Provide subcontractors with project details and as much information as possible to fulfill their responsibilities
  • Participate in the process of identifying and qualifying new subcontractors
  • Hold subcontractors to our performance expectations and keep the Senior Management informed about any performance issues

 

People and Relationship Management

  • Report directly to a member of the senior management team, who is accountable for the performance management and coaching of the Senior Estimator on all aspects of the Estimating process.
  • Fully understand and comply with all safety policies, EEO policies, and Company procedures
  • Establish and foster positive long-term relationships with all external and internal business partners

 

Requirements/Experience

  • A civil engineering or construction related degree is preferred but not necessary
  • At least 5 years of experience in road and highway construction, including a minimum of 2 years estimating experience
  • Willing to work overtime, as required.
  • Compliance with the company’s drug and alcohol testing requirements.

 

Compensation and benefits offered with this role will be based on work experience and capability.  Schellinger Construction Company is a drug free and Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Please apply online at www.schellingerconstruction.com or send resume to info@schellingerconst.com, fax to 406-892-2187 or mail to Schellinger Construction, PO Box 39, Columbia Falls, MT 59912.  No phone calls please.

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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Mechanic – Job Description

Location:     Various locations with 200 miles of Columbia Falls, Montana
Reports to:  Shop Foreman
Direct supervisory responsibility: No
Job description last revision: February 22, 2017

Functional Summary

Reporting to the Shop Foreman, the Mechanic is responsible for completing repairs on a variety road construction equipment, trucks and trailers. As a member of a larger team of mechanics, the mechanic must be able to work independently, as part of a team, travel to our various projects sites, and work over-time as needed.

Key Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Mechanic include, but are not limited to:

Duties

  • Maintain, repair and trouble shoot problems on all road construction equipment and trucks. Includes paving equipment, rollers, loaders, water trucks, tractors/belly dump trailers, skid steers, scrapers, excavators, dozers and brooms.  Also responsible to maintain and work on smaller equipment & tools, including pickups, water pumps, plate compactors, etc.
  • General mechanical, engine & transmission trouble-shooting, hydraulic, electrical, cutting & welding, minor fabrication, and an overall understanding of road building equipment.
  • Stock and organize assigned tool van with parts to meet the needs of the equipment on the project assigned.
  • Identify mechanical failures and future preventive maintenance needs.
  • Work with and follow directions from supervisors.
  • Complete required maintenance documentation as directed by shop foreman.
  • Able to work both independently and with other mechanics/employees

 

Safety, Teamwork & Compliance

  • Promote, execute and adhere to the company’s safety policies and encourage all employees, subcontractors and consultants to adopt safety as a culture.
  • Attend and participate in safety meetings and inspections.
  • Work in a safe, responsible manner to not intentionally or unintentionally injure oneself, or endanger the wellbeing of others.
  • Understand and comply with Company policies and procedures
  • Promote a team approach and maintain an open and respectful approach to communication with all employees.
  • Wear appropriate protective equipment: steel toed boots, hard hats, ear and eye protection

Requirements/Experience

  • Prior heavy equipment mechanical experience required.
  • Must have own tools.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Ability to use modern electronic and computer based trouble-shooting techniques is highly desirable.
  • No High School Diploma or G.E.D. required, but preferred.
  • Valid commercial driver’s license and good MVR is required.
  • Must be willing to work an average of 60 + hours per week during the busy season, including some Saturdays. 40 hours per week can be expected during the slower winter season.
  • A willingness to work overtime, as required.
  • Work schedule is weather dependent, so flexibility is required.
  • Work is performed in an outdoor setting, which could include inclement weather, heat and cold, and exposure to dust and asphalt.
  • MSHA certification is required. Training will be provided as needed.
  • Must comply with the company’s drug and alcohol testing requirements.

Compensation offered with this role will be based on work experience and capability

The successful applicant will be required to join or be a member of the Union of Operating Engineers

Schellinger Construction Company is a drug free and Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Please apply online at www.schellingerconstruction.com or send resume to info@schellingerconst.com, fax to 406-892-2187 or mail to Schellinger Construction, PO Box 39, Columbia Falls, MT 59912.  No phone calls please.

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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Hot Plant Operator – Job Description

Location:     Various locations within 200 miles of Columbia Falls, MT
Reports to:  Paving Manager
Direct supervisory responsibility: Yes

Functional Summary

Reporting to the Paving Manager, the Hot Plant Operator is responsible for operating the hot plant and supervising the assigned crew. Responsibilities include material production and testing, quality control, setup, maintenance, change-over, and tear down of the hot plant.

Key Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Hot Plant Operator include, but are not limited to:

Hot Plant Management & Operation

•    Operate the company’s portable hot plants at various job locations throughout central and western Montana
•    Manage and schedule raw material deliveries, and oversee other employees assigned to hot plants
•    Work closely with the Paving Manager to determine the most effective pit layout, ensure the hot plant operations and asphalt mix design are meeting the expected specifications, and meet the supply demands of the paving crew in a timely manner.
•    Operate the loader and other heavy equipment in a safe and appropriate manner.
•    Serve as the contact for the MDT asphalt tester who collects samples of asphalt mix for laboratory testing to measure compliance with volumetrics specifications
•    Serve as the key contact for the MDT Plant Inspector for asphalt mix performance and supply
•    Train new employees on the safe and efficient operation of the hot plant.
•    Discuss and resolve issues and complaints in a timely manner.
•    Identify and implement process improvements.
•    Perform all communication and management activities in a professional manner, particularly during stressful situations.
•    Monitor and manage crew member performance, ensuring the timely arrival and participation of all crew members, and notify employees of weather delays, prior to the start of work.

Safety, Teamwork & Compliance

•    Ensure that “Safety First” is understood and demonstrated by the hot plant crew.
•    Work in a safe, responsible manner to not intentionally or unintentionally injure yourself, or endanger the wellbeing of others.
•    Identify and address potential hazards or safety concerns to ensure worker safety and OSHA compliance.
•    Enforce and comply with company safety and EEO policies, DEQ and OSHA regulations and serve as the key contact on site.
•    Test materials, and adjust as needed, to ensure material specifications are being met.
•    Ensure compliance with air quality and environmental permitting requirements relating to the hot plant and participate in DEQ stack tests.
•    Understand pit boundaries and potential hazards associated with gravel mining.
•    Attend DEQ and MSHA training as needed.
•    Discuss, document and address all EEO complaints immediately.

Repair & Maintenance
•    Perform, prioritize and schedule routine cleaning and maintenance to ensure smooth operation of the hot plant.
•    Work with Shop Foreman and Paving Manager to plan for equipment repairs and purchases, and order equipment as required.

Administration
•    Produce, review and submit daily production reports.
•    Update work diary daily
•    Daily review and approval of time cards.

Requirements/Experience

•    High School Diploma or G.E.D. preferred
•    Commercial Driver License preferred
•    Computer and 480v/120v electrical experience necessary
•    Minimum 5 years’ experience within construction industry.
•    At least 3 years’ experience in working directly with a hot plant
•    Willing to work overtime, as required.
•    Work schedule is weather dependent, so flexibility is required.
•    Work is performed in an outdoor setting, which includes inclement weather, heat and cold, and exposure to dust and asphalt.
•    Must be physically able to repetitively lift and carry at least 75 LBS on a regular basis.
•    Must comply with the company’s drug and alcohol testing requirements.
•    Successful applicant will be required to join or be a member of the Operating Engineers Union

Compensation offered with this role will be based on work experience and capability.

The successful applicant will be required to join or be a member of the Union of Operating Engineers

Schellinger Construction Company is a drug free and Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Please apply online at www.schellingerconstruction.com or send resume to info@schellingerconst.com, fax to 406-892-2187 or mail to Schellinger Construction, PO Box 39, Columbia Falls, MT 59912.  No phone calls please.

 

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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