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Buried Foreman

Job Title
Buried Foreman
Job ID
Short gap,  WV
Other Location
Job Title:                             Buried Foreman              
Business Unit:                   Gudenkauf, a Congruex Company
Department:                      Construction/Outside Plant
Reports To:                         Division Manager, Construction/Outside Plant
Employment Status:       Full-time; non-exempt (hourly)
Primary Location:            Short Gap, WV

Job Summary:
Buried Foreman are responsible for managing a crew of laborers engaged in underground construction, specifically placing conduit and/or cable.

Job Responsibilities (Including, but not limited to):
  • Manage 2 – 4 person crews engaged in underground construction.
  • Delegate tasks to crew members and provide feedback on the following:
    • Loading and unloading of job site materials and supplies to complete construction tasks.
    • Ensure the safe operation of equipment (Dozer, Excavator, Backhoe, Jack Hammers, and other miscellaneous equipment and tools) to place conduit and/or cables.
    • Access underground vaults and pedestals and complete trenches.
    • Setting up of safety zones.
    • Placing of small cable runs, hand holes, tie-ins, etc.
    • 4 x 4 manhole placements.
    • Hooking up trailers and binding down equipment/machinery.
    • Daily equipment and vehicle upkeep and maintenance.
    • Ensuring work sites have been adequately cleaned up and worksite is restored after work (refilling trenches and holes, seeding and laying straw, etc.).
    • Ensuring safety compliance at work sites and while traveling to and from work sites.
    • Other responsibilities, as assigned.

Required Skills & Qualifications:
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with crew, leadership, and customers.
  • Ability to lift 50 – 150 lbs.
  • Must have experience in operating heavy equipment.
  • Ability to work in confined/small workspaces.
  • Ability to work with an attention to safety, particularly in all work sites and conditions.
  • Must be able to maintain visual and audible contact with other crew members and all moving or stationary persons/vehicles/objects to ensure safe coordination of movement.
  • Must be able to stand or walk for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl while performing work.
  • Must be able to ascend and descend ladders.
  • Must have steel toed boots (to be provided by the employee).
  • Must have ability to travel throughout Ohio, West Virginia, and Indiana, as needed for job sites.
  • Must be able to work long and flexible hours.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record and an ability to drive a company vehicle.
  • Must be able to travel out of town on occasion.
  • Must be able to work outdoors and be subject to in inclement weather (rain, snow, cold, heat).
  • Previous experience in the telecommunications construction industry.
  • Ability to drive and operate company vehicles and work equipment.
  • Ability to manage crews.
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and project specifications.
  • Ability to safely operate equipment required for the job.

Desired Skills & Qualifications:
  • Bilingual Spanish and English speaking preferred.
  • CDL Class A preferred, without restrictions.
  • DOT Medical Card.
  • Confined Space training.
  • OSHA 10 and 30 certifications.
  • First Aid certification.

Company Profile:
Networks Built Better.
Congruex is a multi-national organization that specializes in broadband network construction and engineering. We support some of the largest service providers in the United States with a footprint that extends across the nation. Our turn-key design and build solutions allow our customers to deliver more data, more bandwidth, and ultimately support more devices for their end users.
Our diverse self-perform capabilities allow us to deliver high quality telecommunications and utility solutions with efficiency as one combined end-to-end business.

Congruex is a growing collection of subsidiary operating units. Our unified vision is to be the nation’s largest end-to-end provider of network design, engineering, construction, and maintenance for broadband operators. We are One Congruex.

Our Mission & Values
It is our mission to satisfy our customers by providing the expertise, technology, and resources necessary to build better networks.

Congruex is committed to the overall health, wellness, and safety of our people. We support diversity, inclusion, and the right to live freely with mutual respect.

These values are ingrained in our core values of GRIT.

At Congruex, GRIT is an acronym for guts, reliability, improvement, and teamwork – having the GUTS to do the right thing, being RELIABLE to deliver what we promise, IMPROVING ourselves every day, and embracing TEAMWORK together as One Congruex.

Gudenkauf, a Congruex Company
Gudenkauf is a diversified telecommunications, utility and systems integration solution provider with the personnel, equipment, expertise, and experience to deliver even in the toughest and most complicated conditions. We offer a variety of services from outside plant construction, fiber optic splicing and testing, utility locating, intelligent transportation systems, gas line cathodic protection, and emergency restoration services. We have grown to service the states of Ohio, West Virginia, along with expanding into Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” employment relationship.


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