Field Positions

CG Schmidt believes that we are not just a construction company – we are THE construction company to work for. If you pride yourself on being the best at what you do, we’d like to hear from you!

HOW TO APPLY
Please fill out the following application and submit with a cover letter and resume to Employment@cgschmidt.com. Please check the site frequently as positions will be posted as they become available. Open positions are also listed on the Employment Hotline which can be accessed by calling 414.577.1179.

 

 

We are only accepting applications for the current open positions below:

Laborer Apprentice: Milwaukee

Carpenter Apprentice: Milwaukee

Labor Foreman: Milwaukee & Madison

Finisher: Madison

Carpenter

Position available in Milwaukee.

Position responsibilities:

Performs any combination of the following tasks: constructs, erects, installs and repairs structures and fixtures of wood, plywood and wallboard, using carpenter’s hand tools and power tools, conforming to local building codes.  Studies blueprints, sketches or building plans for information pertaining to type of material required, such as lumber or fiberboard and dimensions of structure or fixture to be fabricated.  Selects specified type of lumber or other materials.  Prepares layout, using rule, framing square and calipers.  Marks cutting and assembly lines on material, using pencil, chalk and marking gauge.  Shapes material to prescribed measurements, using saws, chisels and planes.  Assembles cut and shaped materials and fastens them together with nails, dowel pins or glue.  Verifies trueness of structure with plumb bob and carpenter’s level.  Erects framework for structures and lays subflooring.  Builds stairs, lays out and installs partitions and cabinet work.  Covers subfloor with building paper to keep out moisture and lays hardwood, parquet and wood-strip-block floors by nailing floors to subfloor or cementing them to mastic or asphalt base.  Applies shock-absorbing, sound-deadening and decorative paneling to ceilings and walls.  Fits and installs prefabricated window frames, doors, doorframes, weather stripping, interior/exterior trim and finish hardware, such as locks, letterdrops and kick plates.  Constructs forms and chutes for pouring concrete.  Erects scaffolding and ladders for assembling structures above ground level.  May weld metal parts to steel structural members.

Physical Demands:

Medium work:  Exerting force of 20-50 pounds occasionally, 10-25 pounds frequently or greater than negligible force up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Occasionally

  • Climbing
  • Balancing
  • Stooping
  • Kneeling
  • Visual Accomodation
  • Feeling
  • Hearing
  • Far Activity
  • Color Vision
  • Crouching

Frequently

  • Reaching
  • Handling
  • Feeling
  • Near Activity
  • Depth Perception

Environmental Conditions: Loud

Not Present  Activity or condition do not exist

  • Radiation Exposure
  • Working with Explosives
  • Toxic/Caustic Chemicals Exposure

Occasionally  Activity or conditions exists up to 1/3 of the time

  • Extreme Cold
  • Extreme Heat
  • Vibration
  • Working in High, Exposed Places
  • Wet and/or Humid
  • Moving Mechanical Parts
  • Dust & Fume Exposure
  • Electric Shock Exposure
  • Weather Exposure

Laborer

Position available in Milwaukee.

Position responsibilities:

Performs any combination of the following tasks: erecting, repairing and wrecking buildings and bridges; installing waterworks, lock and dams; grading and maintaining railroad right-of-ways and laying ties and rails; widening, deepening rivers, canals and harbors, requiring little or no independent judgment.  Digs, spreads and levels dirt and gravel, using pick and shovel.  Lifts, carries and holds building materials, tools and supplies.  Cleans tools, equipment, material and work areas.  Mixes, pours and spreads concrete, asphalt, gravel and other materials, using hand tools.  Joins, wraps and seals sections of pipe.  Performs variety of routine, nonmachine tasks, such as removing forms from set concrete, filling expansion joints with asphalt, placing culvert sections in trench, assembling sections of dredge pipeline, removing wallpaper and laying railroad track.  Many of these jobs are not full time; project size and organization of work determine whether workers spend their time on one job or transfer from task to task as project progresses to completion.  Some workers habitually work in one branch of industry, whereas others transfer according to availability of work or on seasonal basis.  Work is usually performed with other workers.

Physical Demands:

Very heavy work:  Exerting force of 100 pounds occasionally, excess of 50 pounds frequently or excess of 20 pounds constantly to move objects.

Occasionally

  • Climbing
  • Balancing
  • Crawling
  • Feeling
  • Hearing

Frequently

  • Stooping
  • Kneeling
  • Crouching
  • Reaching
  • Handling
  • Depth Perception
  • Field of Vision

Constantly

  • Working
  • Moving
  • Sweeping

Environmental Conditions: Loud

Not Present  Activity or condition do not exist

  • Radiation Exposure
  • Working with Explosives
  • Toxic/Caustic Chemicals Exposure

Occasionally  Activity or conditions exists up to 1/3 of the time

  • Extreme Cold
  • Extreme Heat
  • Vibration
  • Working in High, Exposed Places
  • Wet and/or Humid
  • Moving Mechanical Parts
  • Dust & Fume Exposure
  • Electric Shock Exposure

Frequently  Activity or condition exists from 1/3-2/3 of the time

  • Weather Exposure

Carpenter Foreman

Position available in Milwaukee and Madison.

Position Summary:  The carpenter foreman supports the superintendent and the entire project team.  Duties include: supervision of carpenters, laborers, cement finishers and to coordinate all aspects of the project.  This can involve training new workers, collaborating and scheduling subcontractors and delegating project assignments.  The Carpenter Foreman takes direction from the Project Superintendent or Project Manager.

Requirements of Position:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Time management skills
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Proficient at blueprint reading, building details and specifications
  • Strong focus on production and quality
  • Attendance at all safety training and foreman meetings
  • Take carpenter upgrade classes, including the 6 STP (Superintendent Training Program) classes, and any training or certifications required by CG Schmidt.
  • Carpenter Apprenticeship is not required, but preferred.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a carpenter in good standings with the union
  • Proven ability to work well with people and in a team setting
  • OSHA 30 trained with an excellent safety record
  • Understand the importance of carpenter apprentices and utilizing them according to the training center ratio of one carpenter per six journey workers (per section 18.1)
  • Must accept responsibility for direction given to CG Schmidt employees and subcontractors

Superintendent

Position available in Milwaukee and Madison.

Responsible for coordinating the efforts of all contractors.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Assigned projects are completed according to the contract and at a profit
  • Safety and quality goals are achieved
  • Clients are satisfied with project results

Position responsibilities: 

  • Creates and maintains project schedule; plans, monitors and reviews critical path dates and milestone schedules
  • Communicates site problems, conflicts, schedule and quality issues effectively to the Project manager
  • Manages the day-to-day activities of the construction operation; creates daily job reports
  • Understands all contractors’ scopes; assures contractors maintain schedules, and quality standards meet contract requirements
  • Assists with contractor disputes, quality control and schedule coordination
  • Participates in the negotiation of claims and changes
  • Verifies that products and methods used meet or exceed project specifications
  • Maintains open communication between all contractors to ensure all required materials, equipment, inspections, etc. support project activities and project schedule
  • Monitors contractor compliance with project safety program requirements
  • Provides input to cost and schedule forecasts; verifies work progress
  • Works with Project Manager to ensure work complies with drawings and specifications
  • Performs project close-out and ensures punchlist is completed in a timely manner
  • Secures job site at all times; on call 24/7 as needed for emergencies
  • Coordinates work between trades for good of the project (owner benefit)
  • Assists the Project Manager with Change Order review
  • Communicates and reinforces the Company vision, values and goals
  • Performs additional assignments per supervisor’s direction

Essential skills and experience:

  • Four year engineering degree or equivalent combinations of technical training and/or experience
  • Five years’ supervisory experience using similar construction methods, equipment and tools
  • Ability to read and interpret construction documents
  • Effective communication and teamwork skills
  • Advanced knowledge of construction scheduling
  • Ability to control and supervise large groups
  • Strong organization, multi-tasking, leadership and decision-making ability
  • Basic computer skills