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Buried Foreman

Job Title
Buried Foreman
Job ID
Columbus,  OH
Other Location

Business Unit:                  Gudenkauf, a Congruex Company
Reports To:                       Area Manager
Employment Status:       Full-time, Non-Exempt (Hourly)

We will determine salary based on skills and experience in relation to the function of the role, as well as equity to any other employees in the same or similar role.

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, and Pennsylvania.

Job Summary:
We are looking for a buried crew foreman to join our growing team.

Job Responsibilities (Including, but not limited to):

  • Manage daily activities of 1 to 2 crews.

  • Utilize heavy equipment and trucking to excavate, install, and complete projects.  

  • Continually inspect work site for potential hazards or safety concerns. 

  • Responsible for safe work environments and comply with state, federal, OSHA and safety policies 

  • Travel to and from job sites

  • Take-Off of materials, aggregates, and project requirements. 

  • Schedule and coordinate subcontractors 

  • Communicates both orally and written, with local officials, company management/ staff, customers, and others. 

Required Skills & Qualifications: 

  • Must have a valid Driver's License 

  • Must have 3-5 years of experience in underground dry utilities 


  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and project specifications with project superintendent to plan construction sequencing. 

  • Ability to operate backhoes, loaders, excavators, asphalt rollers, and other heavy equipment with both CAT and DEERE controls 

Desired Skills & Qualifications: 

  • Must be able and willing to work outdoors and in inclement weather conditions 

  • Must be able to lift and carry materials of all shapes and sizes, weighing 50 to 100 pounds 

  • Must be able to maintain visual and audible contact with other crewman and all moving or stationary persons/vehicles/objects to ensure safe coordination of movement 

  • Must be able to operate or workaround heavy equipment and machinery 

  • Must be able to stand or walk for long periods of time 

  • Must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl while performing work 

  • Must be able to ascend and descend ladders 

  • Must be able to sit for hours on equipment 

  • Must be able to work while wearing safety boots, safety glasses, hardhat, and any applicable safety gear. 

Required Skills:

  • Have a thorough knowledge of electricity, pole-line materials, the proper and safe use of tools and equipment used in line construction and maintenance

  • Valid Driver’s License (unrestricted)

  • Pass a pre-employment drug test and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR)

  • General knowledge of construction practices and equipment

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills with the ability to interact with the crew, leadership, and clients

  • Function effectively as an integral part of a team

  • Meet physical demands – lift and/or move 50 to 150 pounds

  • Ability to perform all work outdoors, subject to inclement weather conditions

Desired Qualifications:

  • CDL preferred, or willing to obtain one

  • OSHA certified
  • English and Spanish Bilingual advantageous
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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