Careers

Concrete Professionals and General Laborers Needed (Maine)

N.S. Giles Foundations, Inc. is always accepting applications for experienced Carpenters, General Laborers, and Project Management positions to work on several commercial, industrial and residential construction projects throughout the State of Maine.

All applicants must be focused on safety and enjoy working in a team environment that encourages the personal and professional development of our employees. N.S. Giles Foundations offers a competitive compensation package that includes comprehensive health and dental insurance, as well as other supplemental benefits.

All applicants must have reliable transportation, as well as an active State of Maine Drivers License, as travel to and from various job sites is required.

If you feel that you are up to the challenge and would like to work for the most respected commercial concrete construction company in Maine, please click on the "Apply Now" button to fill out an application or contact Joanne McIntyre, Human Resource Manager at 207-942-9445 ext. 209

N.S. Giles Foundations, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Pump Truck Operator

Pump Truck Operator

Pump Truck Operator Res/qual

Essential Job Functions

  • Must have basic understanding of hydraulics and electrical components
  • Must have basic understanding of how truck mounted booms work and function.
  • Must be able to maintain accurate logbooks/ELD.
  • Willing to work early hours and stay late at times
  • Ability to stay out of town in a hotel or travel situation.
  • Ensures the cleanliness of the equipment inside and out
  • Possesses good communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Willing to perform/assist with maintenance work as well as mechanic work on the trucks and pumps.
  • Ensures maintenance of all pump line systems, clamps hoses etc.
  • Follow all safety procedures for the operation of the equipment on the site as well as all NSG safety procedures.
  • Follow all MDOT laws pertaining to driving a commercial vehicle.
  • Attend training on new equipment that may be held out of state.


Demonstrate Cognitive Ability To:

  • Follow directions and routines
  • Work independently with appropriate judgment
  • Exhibit awareness
  • Read words and numbers
  • Concentrate, memorize, and recall

Physical Demands

  • The employee must regularly lift and move up to fifty (50) pounds and occasionally lifts and moves up to one hundred (100) pounds.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to extreme weather conditions.
  • Employees are occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; places, extreme cold or heat and high noise levels.
  • Employees will work in an environment where there is risk that they will be exposed to toxic, caustic and/or hazardous chemicals, fumes, or airborne particles.
  • Workers are required to wear personal protective equipment while on the job.·
  • The work generally requires routine walking, sitting, standing, squatting, climbing, stooping, bending, twisting, reaching, and carrying items.
  • An individual will be required to work most hours in a construction site environment and will need to be able to quickly respond to a change in work demands.
  • Perform other functions that may be assigned

Qualifications:

  • Ability to lift and lower objects up to 100lbs
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Good attention to detail
  • Acceptable attendance record
  • Acceptable performance evaluations
  • Must have a minimum of a State of Maine Class B Driver’s License. Class A preferred.
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must be cleared to drive NS Giles Vehicles

Hours:

  • Monday thru Friday: Hours can vary as dctated by the schedule can early moring and evenings. (Occasioanl Saturdays.)

Concrete Laborers and Carpenters

Concrete Laborers and Carpenters

Concrete Res/Qual

Essential Job Functions

  • Report to work on a regular and timely basis and complete the scheduled workday on a consistent basis.
  • Load, unload and identify materials, machinery and tools, then distribute them to the appropriate locations, according to project plans and specifications
  • Store and stack material.
  • Communicate and provide assistance to fellow employees
  • Signal equipment operators to facilitate alignment, movement and adjustment of machinery, equipment and materials.
  • Clean and prepare construction sites to eliminate possible hazards. Clean tools, equipment, machinery and work areas
  • Erect and disassemble scaffolding, shoring, braces, ramps and other temporary structures
  • Operate hand and power tools.
  • Oversee the construction schedule, budget and ensure the project is completed within deadline.
  • Demonstrate cognitive ability to:

    • Follow directions and routines
    • Work independently with appropriate judgment
    • Exhibit awareness
    • Read words and numbers
    • Concentrate, memorize, and recall


Physical Demands

  • The employee must regularly lift and move up to fifty (50) pounds and occasionally lifts and moves up to eighty (80) pounds.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to extreme weather conditions.
  • Employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places, extreme cold or heat and high noise levels.
  • Employee will work in an environment where there is risk that they will be exposed to toxic, caustic and/or hazardous chemicals, fumes or airborne particles.
  • Workers are required to wear personal protective equipment while on the job.
  • The work generally requires routine walking, sitting, standing, squatting, climbing, stooping, bending, twisting, reaching and carrying items.
  • An individual will be required to work the majority of hours in a construction environment and will need to be able to quickly respond to a change in work demands.
  • Perform other functions that may be assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Previous work experience with concrete foundations preferred
  • OSHA 10 Certification
  • Ability to lift and lower objects up to 50lbs
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Good attention to detail
  • Acceptable attendance record
  • Acceptable performance evaluations
  • Must have active driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Must be willing to travel which could include overnight stays

Hours:

  • Monday thru Friday: 6:00 am to 5:00 pm (hours can vary as needed). Occasioanl Saturdays. 


Job-Type: Full-Time 

Pay: $16.00 - $17.00 per hour

Equipment / Knuckle Boom Operator

Equipment / Knuckle Boom Operator

Equipment / Knuckle Boom Operator Res/Qual

Essential Job Functions

  • Understands that safety is at the foundation of everything we do and models the appropriate behaviors surrounding this core value.
  • Operates trucks of various sizes and weights in the loading, hauling and unloading of various equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Rig equipment, materials and other machinery using slings, chains or other rigging gear as per OSHA requirements.
  • Provides recommendations for maintaining and improving environmental performance.
  • Performs routine inspection and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment and refers defects or repairs to the supervisor; cleans equipment
  • Ensure company equipment, materials, and the work site are maintained, kept clean, and stored in a safe manner.
  • Completes required paperwork, reporting, and other documentation.

Physical Demands

  • The employee must regularly lift and move up to fifty (50) pounds and occasionally lifts and moves up to eighty (80) pounds.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to extreme weather conditions.
  • Employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places, extreme cold or heat and high noise levels.
  • Employee will work in an environment where there is risk that they will be exposed to toxic, caustic and/or hazardous chemicals, fumes or airborne particles.
  • Workers are required to wear personal protective equipment while on the job.
  • The work generally requires routine walking, sitting, standing, squatting, climbing, stooping, bending, twisting, reaching and carrying items.
  • An individual will be required to work the majority of hours in a construction environment and will need to be able to quickly respond to a change in work demands.
  • Perform other functions that may be assigned

Qualifications:

  • Previous work experience with concrete foundations preferred
  • Knuckle Boom experience
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must have CDL Class A or B license with acceptable driving record
  • Must be able to pass DOT physical and Drug testing
  • Minimum of 1 year of equipment operation
  • OSHA 10 Certification
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Good attention to detail
  • Acceptable attendance record
  • Acceptable performance evaluations
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must be willing to travel which could include overnight stays

Hours:

  • Monday thru Friday: 6:00 am to 5:00 pm (hours can vary as needed (Occasional Saturdays)
  • Ability to work additional hours and/or overtime depending on job needs

Superintendent

Superintendent

Superintendent

Essential Job Functions

Leadership and Supervision - works closely with the Field Operations Manager to coordinate assigned crew(s), is accountable for the efficient organization of assigned crew(s) and must understand and consistently apply the employer's policies and procedures. The Superintendent is also required to be involved and supportive of any day-to-day disciplinary decisions and those additional discipline actions deemed appropriate by management. Fully understands and can adhere to the company's core values.

  • Requesting manpower as required
  • Assessing competency and capability of crew(s); evaluating crew capability, training, coaching to ensure that the crew(s) meets required levels of quality.
  • Communicating the job to and with the Field Operations Manger
  • Assigning crew(s) tasks
  • Supporting job training for crew(s)
  • Recognizing, addressing, and resolving issues/problems among/between crew(s)
  • Setting and maintaining work standards and outlining behavioral expectations to ensure crew morale and productivity.
  • Ensuring crew(s) compliance with project policies and procedures
  • Acts as liaison with the contractor(s) and/or client(s)
  • Acting as a lead foreman of a given project which would include supervising other foremen on a given project.

Physical Demands

  • The employee must regularly lift and move up to fifty (50) pounds and occasionally lifts and moves up to eighty (80) pounds.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to extreme weather conditions.
  • Employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places, extreme cold or heat and high noise levels.
  • Employee will work in an environment where there is risk that they will be exposed to toxic, caustic and/or hazardous chemicals, fumes or airborne particles.
  • Workers are required to wear personal protective equipment while on the job.
  • The work generally requires routine walking, sitting, standing, squatting, climbing, stooping, bending, twisting, reaching and carrying items.
  • An individual will be required to work the majority of hours in a construction environment and will need to be able to quickly respond to a change in work demands.
  • Perform other functions that may be assigned

Safety -

Responsible for providing leadership, direction, and support to the crew(s) This may include:

  • Knowing and understanding the requirements of and liabilities under OSHA.
  • Knowing, understanding, communicating, and ensuring compliance with the safety regulations (OSHA) and N.S. Giles safety policies and procedures.
  • Identifying needs for crew safety training and works with the Safety Director to facilitate delivery of training which could include "safety toolbox meetings."
  • Expedites answers to any technical safety questions.
  • Participates in safety/incident investigations and reviews with the Safety Director and the Field Operations Manager.
  • Ensures timely responses, actions, and corrections to any safety issues.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe worksite.
  • Communicates the safety plan and all hazards to all team members and oversees the communication of the JHA.
  • Responds in a timely manner to all safety concerns brought to their attention by the Safety Director.
  • Accepts full responsibility for lack of safety and leadership on site.
  • Accepts the disciplinary requirements that may be necessary for site safety.
  • Understands the importance of keeping all team members safe.
  • Participates in all pre planning along with the Operations Manager and the Safety Director.
  • Does not withhold information in an effort to hide safety concerns or incidences.
  • Participates in near miss assessments with the Safety Director and Field Operations Manager in correcting steps and procedures to improve jobsite safety.

Planning and Scheduling -

Accountable to the Field Operations Manager for following project plans and schedules and ensuring that the crew(s) under your direction perform daily and weekly activities to meet production goals. This may include:

  • Identifying and/or verifying that materials and tools required by the crew are available for use when needed.
  • Identifying needs and deficiencies in the look ahead plan/schedule and communicating these to the appropriate persons.
  • Translating general work requirements into a prioritized work plan for each crew.
  • Reviewing and adjusting specific work activities and task schedules to meet established production schedules.
  • Working with the crew to overcome work challenges.
  • Identifying, verifying, and reporting any scheduling conflicts with other crews and contractors to the Field Operations Manager.
  • Promotes, supports, and facilitates teamwork and harmony between all construction crews by promoting and fostering a positive, visible teamwork attitude among all project crews.
  • Works with management and the shop for all material and tools.
  • Maintains an accurate tool inventory in Tool Hound.
  • Works with management to achieve all scheduling requirements.
  • Works with all crew members to accomplish all tasks.

Quality Control -

Accountable for ensuring the work done meets standards and for implementing work processes to improve productivity and product quality. This includes:

  • Overseeing the execution of the work, including quality and production, by ensuring that the crews work to job specifications and follow drawings.
  • Reviewing in section reports and coordinating resolutions to deficiencies.

Administration -

Accountable for the preparation of reports and review of crew(s) reports as required by the employer. This may include:

  • Ensuring crew(s) field time logs are completed on a daily basis.
  • Reporting on crew(s) production, work progress and change to the Field Operations Manager.
  • Approving material requisitions to address any deficiencies on the job site(s).
  • Completing quality control reports when required.
  • Completing required information or data.
  • Recommending personnel actions such as disciplinary action.

Knowledge -

Knowledge - knows and understands:

  • Project construction scope and objectives.
  • Company and project safety programs and objectives.
  • OSHA policies and procedures.
  • Workers' Compensation Board reporting time frames and responsibilities.
  • Possess a good working knowledge of company policies.
  • How to read drawings and interpret specifications.
  • Strong knowledge of scheduling and planning.

Skills -

Has the ability to:

  • Lead crews in a productive manner.
  • Effectively communicate orally and in writing, with good comprehension.
  • Team building skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Assess crew skills.
  • Coach and teach crew members.
  • Apply good problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Encourage, foster and manage differences and diversity at the work site.
  • See how the work and tasks fits into the project.
  • Form and implement crew plans and schedules.
  • Organize and delegate work.
  • Effectively run a meeting.
  • Handle the administrative duties of position, including completion of required documents.
  • Effectively use computers and other technology applicable to the job.
  • Effectively use time management and goal setting.

Attitude -

Shows that s/he:

  • Can take on new challenges and is willing to learn.
  • Has good work ethics.
  • Can adjust to change.
  • Is a role model who leads by example.
  • Can motivate and mentor crew members.
  • Takes responsibility.
  • Is honest and acts with integrity.
  • Accepts that a diverse workplace is the workplace of the future.
  • Perform all other functions that may be assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Has 5 or more years' experience as a qualified and competent foreman, who is familiar with concrete foundations.
  • OSHA 10 & 30 Certified.
  • Ability to lift and lower objects up to 80lbs.
  • Acceptable attendance record.
  • Acceptable performance evaluations.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Must be willing to travel within the State of Maine which could include overnight stays.

Hours:

  • Monday thru Friday: 6:00 am to 5:00 pm (hours can vary as needed (Occasional Saturdays)
  • Ability to work additional hours and/or overtime depending on job needs

This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions. It does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned nor is it considered a contract of employment overriding at-will employment.

FIELD PROJECT MANAGER

FIELD PROJECT MANAGER

FIELD PROJECT MANAGER

Essential Job Functions

Leadership and Supervision - coordinates Foremen and crews, is accountable for the efficient organization of crews and must understand and consistently apply N.S. Giles Foundations policies and procedures. This may include:

  • Daily meetings with Foremen involved to let them know the deadlines and goals of given project
  • Verify the knowledge of the work they are performing
  • Requesting manpower as required
  • Assessing competency and capability of crews, evaluating crew capability, training, coaching to ensure that the crew meets required levels of quality
  • Communicating the job to and with the management
  • Assigning crew tasks
  • Supporting job training for crews
  • Recognizing, addressing and resolving issues/problems among crews
  • Setting and maintaining work standards and outlining behavioral expectations to ensure crew morale and productivity
  • Ensuring crew compliance with project policies and procedures
  • Oversee/work beside crew in the field to accomplish tasks at hand
  • Acts as liaison with the contractor and/or client

Safety -

Responsible for providing leadership, direction, support to the crew(s) This may include:

  • Knowing and understanding the requirements of and liabilities under OSHA
  • Knowing, understanding, communicating and ensuring compliance with the safety regulations (OSHA) and N.S. Giles Safety Policies and Procedures
  • Identifying needs for crew safety (i.e. Fall Protection, Guardrails, etc.)
  • Expedites answers to any technical safety questions
  • Participates in safety/incident investigations and reviews
  • Ensures timely responses, actions and corrections to any safety issues

Planning and Scheduling -

Accountable for following project plans and schedules and ensuring that the crews under your direction perform daily and weekly activities to meet production goals. This may include:

  • Identifying and/or verifying that materials and tools required by the crew are available for use when needed
  • Identifying needs and deficiencies in the look ahead plan/schedule and communicating these to the appropriate persons
  • Translating general work requirements into a prioritized work plan for each crew
  • Reviewing and adjusting specific work activities and task schedules to meet established production schedules
  • Working with the crew to overcome work challenges
  • Identifying, verifying and reporting any scheduling conflicts with other crews and contractors to the appropriate persons
  • Promotes, supports and facilitates teamwork and harmony between all crews by fostering a positive work environment

Quality Control -

Accountable for ensuring the work done meets standards and for implementing work processes to improve productivity and product quality. This includes:

  • Overseeing the execution of the work, including quality and production, by ensuring that the crews work to job specifications and follow drawings
  • Reviewing in section reports and coordinating resolutions to deficiencies

Administration -

Accountable for the preparation of reports and review of crew reports as required by the employer. This may include:

  • Reporting on crew production, work progress and change
  • Approving material requisitions to address any deficiencies on the job sites
  • Completing quality control reports when required
  • Completing required information or data (RFI's)
  • Recommending personnel actions such as disciplinary action

Knowledge -

Knows and understands:

  • Project construction scope and objectives
  • Company and project safety programs and objectives
  • OSHA policies and procedures
  • Workers' Compensation Board reporting time frames and responsibilities
  • Posses a good working knowledge of company policies
  • How to read drawings and interpret specifications
  • Strong knowledge of scheduling and planning

Skills -

Has the ability to:

  • Coach Foreman in a productive manner
  • Effectively communicate orally and in writing, with good comprehension
  • Team building skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Assess crew skills
  • Coach and teach crew members
  • Apply good problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Encourage, foster and manage differences and diversity at the work site
  • Observe how the work and tasks fits into the project schedule
  • Form and implement crew plans and schedules with the Foremen
  • Organize and delegate work to the Foremen
  • Effectively run a meeting
  • Handle the administrative duties of position, including completion of required documents
  • Effectively use computers and other technology applicable to the job
  • Effectively use time management and goal setting

Attitude -

Shows that s/he:

  • Can take on new challenges and is willing to learn
  • Has good work ethics
  • Can adjust to change
  • Is a role model who leads by example
  • Can motivate and mentor Foreman and crew members
  • Takes responsibility
  • Is honest and acts with integrity
  • Accepts that a diverse workplace is the workplace of the future
  • Perform other functions that may be assigned

Qualifications:

  • Has 5 or more years experience as a qualified and competent Project Manager, who is familiar with commercial concrete foundations
  • OSHA 30 Certified
  • CPR Certified
  • Ability to lift and lower objects up to 80lbs
  • Acceptable attendance record
  • Acceptable performance evaluations
  • Must be willing to travel within the State of Maine which could include overnight stays

Hours:

  • Monday thru Friday: 6:00 am to 4:30 pm (hours can vary as needed (Occasional Saturdays)
  • Ability to work additional hours and/or overtime depending on job needs

FOREMAN

FOREMAN

FOREMAN

Essential Job Functions

Leadership and Supervision - coordinates crew(s), is accountable for the efficient organization of crew(s) and must understand and consistently apply the employer's policies and procedures. The foreman is also required to be involved and supportive of any day to day disciplinary decisions and those additional discipline actions deemed appropriate by management. This may include:

  • Requesting manpower as required
  • Assessing competency and capability of crew(s); evaluating crew capability, training, coaching to ensure that the crew(s) meets required levels of quality
  • Communicating the job to and with the management
  • Assigning crew(s) tasks
  • Supporting job training for crew(s)
  • Recognizing, addressing and resolving issues/problems among/between crew(s)
  • Setting and maintaining work standards and outlining behavioral expectations to ensure crew morale and productivity
  • Ensuring crew(s) compliance with project policies and procedures
  • Acts as liaison with the contractor(s) and/or client(s)
  • Acting as a lead foreman of a given project which would include supervising other foremen on a given project

Safety -

Responsible for providing leadership, direction, support to the crew(s) This may include:

  • Knowing and understanding the requirements of and liabilities under OSHA
  • Knowing, understanding, communicating and ensuring compliance with the safety regulations (OSHA) and N.S. Giles safety policies and procedures
  • Identifying needs for crew safety training and facilitates delivery of training which could include "safety tool box meetings"
  • Expedites answers to any technical safety questions
  • Participates in safety/incident investigations and reviews
  • Ensures timely responses, actions and corrections to any safety issues

Planning and Scheduling -

Accountable for following project plans and schedules and ensuring that the crews under your direction perform daily and weekly activities to meet production goals. This may include:

  • Identifying and/or verifying that materials and tools required by the crew are available for use when needed
  • Identifying needs and deficiencies in the look ahead plan/schedule and communicating these to the appropriate persons
  • Translating general work requirements into a prioritized work plan for each crew
  • Reviewing and adjusting specific work activities and task schedules to meet established production schedules
  • Working with the crew to overcome work challenges
  • Identifying, verifying and reporting any scheduling conflicts with other crews and contractors to the appropriate persons
  • Promotes, supports and facilitates teamwork and harmony between all construction crews by promoting and fostering a positive, visible teamwork attitude among all project crews

Quality Control -

Accountable for ensuring the work done meets standards and for implementing work processes to improve productivity and product quality. This includes:

  • Overseeing the execution of the work, including quality and production, by ensuring that the crews work to job specifications and follow drawings
  • Reviewing in section reports and coordinating resolutions to deficiencies

Administration -

Accountable for the preparation of reports and review of crew reports as required by the employer. This may include:

  • Ensuring crew(s) field time logs are completed on a daily basis
  • Reviewing time cards on a daily basis
  • Reporting on crew(s) production, work progress and change
  • Approving material requisitions to address any deficiencies on the job site(s)
  • Completing quality control reports when required
  • Completing required information or data
  • Recommending personnel actions such as disciplinary action

Knowledge -

Knows and understands:

  • Lead crews in a productive manner
  • Effectively communicate orally and in writing, with good comprehension
  • Team building skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Assess crew skills
  • Coach and teach crew members
  • Apply good problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Encourage, foster and manage differences and diversity at the work site
  • See how the work and tasks fits into the project
  • Form and implement crew plans and schedules
  • Organize and delegate work
  • Effectively run a meeting
  • Handle the administrative duties of position, including completion of required documents
  • Effectively use computers and other technology applicable to the job
  • Effectively use time management and goal setting

Skills -

Has the ability to:

  • Lead crews in a productive manner
  • Effectively communicate orally and in writing, with good comprehension
  • Team building skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Assess crew skills
  • Coach and teach crew members
  • Apply good problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Encourage, foster and manage differences and diversity at the work site
  • See how the work and tasks fits into the project
  • Form and implement crew plans and schedules
  • Organize and delegate work
  • Effectively run a meeting
  • Handle the administrative duties of position, including completion of required documents
  • Effectively use computers and other technology applicable to the job
  • Effectively use time management and goal setting

Attitude -

Shows that s/he:

  • Can take on new challenges and is willing to learn
  • Has good work ethics
  • Can adjust to change
  • Is a role model who leads by example
  • Can motivate and mentor crew members
  • Takes responsibility
  • Is honest and acts with integrity
  • Accepts that a diverse workplace is the workplace of the future

Qualifications:

  • Has 5 or more years experience as a qualified and competent foreman, who is familiar with commercial & residential concrete foundations
  • OSHA 10 Certified
  • Ability to lift and lower objects up to 80lbs
  • Acceptable attendance record
  • Acceptable performance evaluations
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must be willing to travel within the State of Maine which could include overnight stays

Hours:

  • Monday thru Friday: 6:00 am to 5:00 pm (hours can vary as needed (Occasional Saturdays)
  • Ability to work additional hours and/or overtime depending on job needs