Careers at Whitaker Contracting

Posted 2 months ago

Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

· Interpret and implement construction plans. 

· Read, understand, interpret, and enforce safety policies and practices. 

· Confer with managers, sub-contractors, and Project Managers on a daily basis or as needed. 

· Must be willing to work the hours needed to complete projects in a timely manner while meeting quality standards. 

· Plan day’s operation, order asphalt/trucks. 

· Clean measure and layout 

· Schedule repairs and Maintenance 

· Keep records of tonnage. 

· Assist in equipment relocation to job sites 

Qualifications: 

– Must have 3 years of experience as an Asphalt Foreman – Must have 3 years of experience in DOT Asphalt Work & Standards. 

Must have strong Leadership Skills 

Willingness to work with Electronics (phone, ipad, email etc.) – The ability to read, understand and implement construction drawing is required. – Must possess excellent organizational, administrative, and communication skills. – This position requires a self-starter who is highly motivated. – Supervise and train asphalt paving crew. – Must have a valid Driver s License is required

Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  · Interpret and implement construction plans.  · Read, understand, interpret, and enforce safety policies and practices.  · Conf...

Posted 2 months ago

You may apply for this position by completing the online application below, or by printing, completing and returning this paper application to us.

Performs various unskilled tasks which are associated with heavy highway construction. Shovels dirt, stone, asphalt.

Uses various tools such as shovel, brooms, pick, mattock, axe, brush hook, rake, hammer, saw, pneumatic hammer/drill, tamps (both manual and power driven), sample saw, concrete saw, sledge hammer, and other tools associated with unskilled labor. May operate farm tractor, pick-up truck or automobile. Other required duties are often flagman, janitor, steam cleaner operator or greaseman. Job requires the following motions: stretching, bending, lifting, pushing, pulling, twisting, throwing, walking, standing, reaching and squatting.

Requires regular lifting of 25 pounds, occasional lifting up to 100 pounds. Walking or standing may occupy the entire day. May be exposed to extremes of hot or cold weather. Over time work is required. Required riding to and from job sites. Should operating a company vehicle be required, employee will be required to meet Driver Qualification Standards. The job duties described herein are not exhaustive and may be supplemented.

You may apply for this position by completing the online application below, or by printing, completing and returning this paper application to us. Performs various unskilled tasks which are associated...

Posted 2 months ago

You may apply for this position by completing the online application below, or by printing, completing and returning this paper application to us.

Distributes asphaltic materials by raking. Matches and finishes freshly made asphalt paving joints evenly. Smooths and adjusts surface irregularities, restores surface finish, spreads asphalt to proper grade and finishes before compaction.

May preform other duties such as shoveling asphaltic materials and assisting with maintenance of asphalt finishing machine to include adding or removing screed extensions. Job requires lifting 25 pounds some occasional lifting of 50 pounds and infrequent lifting of heavier loads up to 100 pounds. Uses tools such as a shovel, asphalt rake and asphalt lute. Walking and standing each occupy approximately 50 percent of the work day.

Overtime work is often required. May be exposed to extremes of hot or cold weather. May be exposed to vehicular traffic. Required riding to and from job sites.

The job duties described herein are not exhaustive and may be supplemented.

You may apply for this position by completing the online application below, or by printing, completing and returning this paper application to us. Distributes asphaltic materials by raking. Matches an...

Posted 2 months ago

Single/Multi Axle Truck-Tractor

Drives truck for transporting construction material. May have various kinds of beds attached, such as dump, flat bed, water tank, water wagon, hoist truck, etc. May pull semi-trailer or trailer.

Requires regular lifting of 50 pounds. Must oil, grease, service and make normal operating adjustments to equipment. May perform other related duties, such as lifting and moving of transported materials. Must have a Commercial Drivers' License with necessary endorsements to meet job requirements.

Job requires climbing, sitting/driving, shifting gears, covering/uncovering load, changing wheels, loosening/tightening lugs. Uses hand tools such as wrenches/screwdrivers. May bet exposed to extreme hot or cold weather. Overtime is applicable. Employee must be required to meet the Whitaker Contracting Driver Qualification Standards.

The job duties herein are not exhaustive and may be supplemented.

Single/Multi Axle Truck-Tractor Drives truck for transporting construction material. May have various kinds of beds attached, such as dump, flat bed, water tank, water wagon, hoist truck, etc. May pul...

Posted 2 months ago

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Proper control of traffic for safety of traffic and workers, properly trained in flagging techniques, properly clothed, alert, good eyesight, quick reflexes, promotes good public relations thorough understanding of their job.

May preform other related traffic control duties, such as installing, setting in place, and repairing traffic signals, erecting signs or devices such as traffic islands and barriers. Job may require State Flagperson Certification. Job requires the following motions: bending, hammering, stooping, pushing, pulling, squatting, throwing. Requires lifting of weight up to 25 pounds. Uses tools such as hand shovel, axe, sledge hammer, pick, mattock, and wrenches. Walking and standing occupy most of the work day. Overtime is required. May be exposed to extremes of hot or cold weather. Requires riding to and from job site.

The job duties described herein are not exhaustive and may be supplemented.

You may apply for this position by completing the online application below, or by printing, completing and returning this paper application to us. Proper control of traffic for safety of traffic and w...

Posted 2 months ago

You may apply for this position by completing the online application below, or by printing, completing and returning this paper application to us.

Functional Summary

Equipment Operator is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of multiple pieces of construction equipment. The Equipment Operator is proficient in the use of a diverse range of construction equipment, including, Excavators, Loaders, Dozers, Rollers, Graders, Pavers, Skid Steers and other pieces of equipment.

Key Responsibilities:
The responsibilities of the Equipment Operator include, but are not limited to:

Equipment Operation
Capable of operating multiple pieces of construction equipment used in civil construction, base preparation and construction, and paving.

Operate all heavy equipment in a safe and appropriate manner.
Perform daily maintenance and safety checks of equipment.

Conduct pre-operational checks on equipment, and clean, lubricate and refill the equipment as necessary.

Maneuver heavy equipment into loading or unloading positions, following signals from loading crew as needed; check that the vehicle position is correct and any special loading equipment is properly positioned.

Use various pieces of equipment to perform fine grading and finishing, sloping and banking, backfilling, demolition, ditching, loading, excavating and stockpiling.

Operate equipment on public roadways, maintaining proper awareness of ones surroundings.

Perform routine cleaning and maintenance to ensure smooth operation of the equipment.

Train new employees in the safe and efficient operation of construction equipment.

Observe hand signals, grade stakes, or other markings when operating machines.

Aware of changes in soil conditions and materials that impact operations.
Other construction related duties as required.

Must ensure a solid understanding of, and comply with the principles of the company’s Code of Ethics.

Must examine situations in light of the principles of the Code of Ethics.
Whitaker Contracting is an Alcohol and Drug free Corporation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Some knowledge of first aid and applicable safety precautions.
Ability to work independently and in groups in order to complete daily activities according to work schedule.
Ability to repeatedly lift and carry heavy objects (75+ pounds), walk and stand for long periods of time and perform strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
Ability to use equipment and tools properly and safely.
Ability to understand, follow and transmit written and oral instructions.
Ability to meet attendance schedule with dependability and consistency.
Must be reliable, responsible and dependable.
Must be able to work in extreme heat and cold, as well as moderate to high noise levels.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.

You may apply for this position by completing the online application below, or by printing, completing and returning this paper application to us. Functional Summary Equipment Operator is responsible ...

Posted 2 months ago

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Operates self propelled machine with either 2, 5 or more steel / rubber flat wheels which is used to compact plant mix asphalt pavement.

Rides on platform of machine and moves lever, pedals, or throttle to control and guide machines. Must oil, grease, service and make normal operating adjustments to equipment. May perform other related duties.

Job requires the following motions: climbing, bending, stretching, driving, riding, pushing / pulling of controls, vibrations, twisting, sitting, standing. Light lifting will be required. Uses hand tools. such as a hand shovel, wrench and screwdriver. Will be exposed to extremes of heat or cold weather. Overtime is required. Requires riding to and from the job site.

The job duties described herein are not exhaustive and may be supplemented. 

You may apply for this position by completing the online application below, or by printing, completing and returning this paper application to us. Operates self propelled machine with either 2, 5 or m...

Posted 2 months ago

You may apply for this position by completing the online application below, or by printing, completing and returning this paper application to us.


Assembles, sets up, adjusts, maintains, repairs all types of construction equipment, such as internal combustion engines, air compressors, pumps, concrete mixers, heavy earth moving
equipment, rock crushers, paving equipment. He may perform the duties of a welder in repair of equipment. Performs other related duties. Must be knowledgeable of the following:

I. Lubrication: oil, air, and fuel filtration, grease points and capacities, inspection techniques to detect abnormal conditions.
II. Paint and Body: Body work and painting procedures.
III. Machine Shop Familiarization: Welding and burning equipment and operations lathes,
saws, shapers, grinder and presses
IV. Injector-Governor: The operation and service of fuel injector pumps and nozzles, and engine governors. 

V. Water Cooled Engine Rebuild: Assist in the complete overhaul and testing of gas and diesel engines.
VI. Transmissions and Rear Ends: Assist in the complete overhaul of the various mechanisms used to transfer engineer horsepower to active effort.
VII. Air Cooled Engines: Assist in the complete overhaul of the various air cooled engines and their applications.
VIII. Heavy Equipment Parts Familiarization: The Parts Catalogs, procurement, handling, storage, and cost of heavy equipment parts.
IX. Starters, Generators & Voltage Regulators: Assist in the complete overhaul of the various starters, generators and voltage regulators.
X. Heavy Equipment Shop: Assist in the repair and overhaul of the various heavy equipment which will include crawler and wheel tractors, crawler and portable cranes, brooms, front end loaders,
rollers, subgrade mixers. motor graders, compactors, pumps, and air compressors--their power plants,
transmissions, controls and accessories.
XI. Heavy Equipment Field: The role of the field mechanic is to make the repairs necessary
in the field and perform preventive maintenance practices necessary to increase service life of the equipment. 

Requires the following motions: climbing, stooping, bending, squatting, lifting, stretching, driving, riding, pushing, pulling, vibrating, twisting, kneeling, walking, standing, lying, rolling, reaching, hammering. Requires lifting of up to 100 pounds. Frequency of lifting depends on repairs being made and items being repaired. Climbing in excess of 85 feet high. Uses tools such as a wrench, screwdriver, hammer, saw, file/rasp, drift pin, pry bar, sledge hammer, hoist, jack, grinder, paint sprayer, press, cutting torch, pneumatic wrench and impact tools, gauges, measuring devices. Overtime work is often required. May be exposed to extremes of hot, cold and wet weather.  Requires riding to and from job. In some instances, such as heavy. A truck mechanic must have a Commercial Drivers' License, meet the physical requirements set forth in applicable State and Federal regulations governing persons operating heavy motor vehicles.

The job duties described herein are not exhaustive and may be supplemented

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Posted 2 months ago

Job Description : Diesel mechanics or technicians are responsible for performing mechanical repairs and preventative 

maintenance on fleet vehicles and heavy equipment in transit and freight. They are fluent in the 

maintenance and repair of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and diesel systems. Diesel mechanics or 

technicians also complete repair or service reporting, order and inventory necessary parts, fabricate 

necessary parts or equipment, develop and execute service or repair processes, and provide road call or 

emergency service calls. 

Knowledge Requirements 

● Knowledge of Vehicle Systems 

● Mechanical Aptitude 

● Equipment Management Practices 

● Electrical and Hydraulic Systems 

● Diesel Technology 

● Occupational Hazards and Safety 

Precautions 

● Local Agency Procedures/ Standard 

Design Principles 

● Welding and Cutting 

Technical Skills Requirements 

● Ability to operate relevant equipment 

or software 

● General Computer Skills 

● Knowledge of Microsoft Office 

Programs 

Education & Work Experience 

● Trade school certification or additional vocational training preferred 

● 2-5 years of experience required for all levels; education can replace experience in many cases. 

● Driver’s license required; CDL Class A or B required in some cases; ASE certifications preferred in 

some cases. 

Job Description : Diesel mechanics or technicians are responsible for performing mechanical repairs and preventative  maintenance on fleet vehicles and heavy equipment in transit and freight. The...

Posted 2 months ago

Asphalt Plant Operators are responsible for supervising daily activities in a plant producing asphalt.

Responsibilities and duties vary and usually include: monitoring machinery, maintaining and repairing equipment, hiring and training employees, loading materials into trucks, and enforcing safety rules.

Asphalt Plant Operators are responsible for supervising daily activities in a plant producing asphalt. Responsibilities and duties vary and usually include: monitoring machinery, maintaining...

Posted 3 months ago

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Operates both electric welding apparatus and acetylene welding apparatus. Fuses metal parts together using either arc welding process  or oxo-acetylene method. Cuts, lay outs, fits and welds sheet metal, cast iron, and other metal or alloyed metal parts to fabricate or repair equipment.

May perform other related duties, such as grinding, wire brushing, and housekeeping of work areas. Job requires the following motions: climbing, stooping, bending, squatting, lifting, stretching, driving/sitting, pushing, pulling, twisting, kneeling, standing, reaching, hammering. Must lift varying weights regularly, up to 100 pounds. Climbing in excess of 85 ft high. Uses other hand tools such as wrenches, files, rasps, etc. May be exposed to extreme hot or cold weather. Overtime is required.
Should this job require operating company vehicles, employees will be required to meet Driver Qualification Standards.

The job duties described here are not exhaustive and may be supplemented. 

You may apply for this position by completing the online application below, or by printing, completing and returning this paper application to us. Operates both electric welding apparatus and acetylen...

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