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

EMPLOYEE INSIGHTS


    Bill Hughes

    Bill Hughes

    Bill Hughes

    Knuckle Boom Operator

    Bill came to us with 18 years of experience in the construction industry. He is a perfect fit for N.S. Giles because of his strong safety values. Bill started as a Knuckle Boom Operator and showed an interest in expanding his abilities.

    Mentor Ryan Ross worked one-on-one with Bill over the course of three months to increase his competency and help Bill earn his National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators or NCCCO Certification. Bill's role is to maximize the articulating crane's ability for quick back and forth movement in the safest and most efficient manner possible.

    The skills of a successful knuckle boom operator are more than mechanical. N.S. Giles operators must have sound and accurate judgement; the ability to follow instructions and respond to direction; prioritize and plan work; meet productivity goals; work in a timely manner; and of course be safe.

    Today, we count on Bill to move thousands of tons of heavy forms and equipment on our job sites. We believe our company is as strong as our employees. It's why we encourage motivated people to fulfill their dreams. We're proud to have Bill Hughes on the N.S. Giles team!


    Chris Fortin

    Chris Fortin

    Chris Fortin

    Pump Operator

    Chris started with N.S. Giles in January of 2010. He is an experienced pump operator. In fact, he has trained three of our current operators in the proper, safe and efficient operation of our concrete pump trucks.

    Chris has an innate ability to handle multiple tasks. He not only operates a concrete pump truck daily. He manages the pump truck schedule; the knuckle boom deliveries and solves everyday problems in our shop.

    At N.S. Giles, we value people like Chris. People who demonstrate a variety of skills and are willing to share those skills with others. This is what ultimately grows our company and we are thankful to Chris for working at N.S. Giles.


    Rich Shay

    Rich Shay

    Rich Shay

    Superintendent

    Rich has been with N.S. Giles for over 14 years. His first job in the construction field was as a laborer. Today, Rich is a Superintendent, which makes him responsible for managing and directing the flow of work on the job site. His ability to establish and clearly communicate work priorities to his team makes him excellent at what he does.

    Rich has a tremendous amount of knowledge of structural concrete work. He shares that knowledge with crew members daily and trains his crew in the nuances of the work. He also is responsible for accurate documentation of sitework; shop drawings, plans, even crew timesheets.

    Rich has worked hard to get to where he is today. We're thankful to his mentors for encouraging him. Rich is always willing to share his knowledge and we appreciate everything he does to lead our teams.


    Eric Savage

    Eric Savage

    Eric Savage

    Field Engineer

    Hard work and attention to detail are two key traits Eric Savage possesses. Like most of our employees he was hired as a laborer. He did his job well and expressed an interest in learning about Construction Layout.

    We liked what we saw.

    Eric's ability and interest were clearly worth investing in. Our philosophy at N.S. Giles is to reward good attitudes and strong interest. Eric Fogg, our Senior Field Engineer took him under his wing and over the course of four months taught Eric best practices for proper Construction Layout.

    Today, Eric Savage is one of our top Field Engineers and his job is to ensure the highest accuracy and quality of construction are consistently executed.

    Upon receipt of the plans, Eric is responsible for identifying design issues and the practicality of building the proposed structure before construction. Once construction begins he communicates with the Site Supervisor, General Contractor and Project Manager to determine the safest and most practical construction solutions. Eric constantly monitors and verifies the quality of work completing the "as-built" documentation. This record of what was constructed, where constructed and quality of completion represents the "proof of performance" for the project.

    We're always looking to reward people who exhibit positive traits like hard work and attention to detail. We're proud to have Eric Savage as a member of the N.S. Giles team!


    Adam Thompson

    Adam Thompson

    Adam Thompson

    Intern

    N.S. Giles partnered with Hampden Academy to help students interested in the trades, experience the work first hand, and earn credits toward graduation. Adam Thompson worked with us part-time over the past two semesters. He truly enjoyed the work experience, knowing full well most high school seniors don't get this opportunity.

    Adam plans to leverage his strong math and science skills in a Marine Engineering major at Maine Maritime Academy in the fall. We have a standing offer for him to work with us during school breaks.