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November 17, 2022

An experienced Pipe Utility Foreman can earn up to $70,000 – $90,000 a year, in fact, Condustrial currently has an opening for a Pipe Utility Foreman opportunity. While the money paid for this position is highly attractive, this position requires years of experience and if you are just starting your career, there may be questions as to how one may progress into this lucrative position.

Pipe Foreman Career Paths

As you start your career, it is important to take time to plan and evaluate your goals within your selected profession. If one of your goals is to earn higher pay and status, it is important to start taking on more job responsibilities and gradually move into positions that will help you attain your career goals.

Most Pipe Utility Foreman have at least a high school diploma, have experience and proficiency working with hand tools, knowledge of OSHA standards and can operate heavy equipment. Here are a few positions that will give you the experience companies are looking for to become a Pipe Utility Foreman:

  • Pipe Fitter
  • General Foreman
  • Pipe Welder Foreman
  • Journeyman
  • Welder
  • Pipefitter And Foreman
  • Superintendent

Most Pipe Utility Foreman are around 40 years old. The reason? Attaining this type of position takes time. Time to learn the skills they need by spending years on the job site and dealing with their co-workers. But like most things, hard work and effort is rewarded in higher pay and greater job security.

What Does a Pipe Utility Foreman Do?

A pipe foreman works for manufacturing companies and supervises the assembly and installation of piping systems. Pipe systems are vital in maintaining a municipality’s water, sewage, and energy systems, so a pipe foreman needs to be careful not to make any mistakes. They supervise work crews installing pipes and make sure that they are complying with safety standards and the blueprint. A pipe foreman also handles the logistics of a construction project, such as the budget. They are also expected to use hand tools and heavy equipment to assist in a construction project.

Pipe Utility Foreman Job Requirements

  • Previous experience as a Pipe Foreman.
  • Must be able to understand work directions and communicate effectively with management, fellow employees, and the Owner.
  • Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years’ experience required.
  • Supervise and manage pipe/utility crews.
  • Read plans and have a working knowledge of standards and specifications.
  • Able to organize, plan and schedule work.Ability to communicate with employees, vendors, inspectors, owners’ reps

Pipe Utility Foreman Duties

  • Coordinates and supervises daily activities of a 2 – 7 person crew.
  • Utilizes heavy equipment to excavate, install and backfill waterline, storm sewer, and sanitary sewer.
  • Sequences pipe installation to reduce inference with other project activities and the public.
  • Continually inspects work site, surveying for potential hazards or safety concerns.
  • Responsible for crew safety. Establishes a safe work environment that complies with the Company safety program.
  • Observes assigned equipment to detect machinery malfunctions. Assures the proper operation and maintenance of equipment.
  • Analyzes job cost reports to ensure production is within budget.
  • Reviews and approves employee time reporting.
  • Maintains a professional relationship with the Owner and co-workers.
  • The Pipe Foreman must be able to climb on and off heavy mobile equipment safely.
  • Coordinates/assists the Project Management Team.
  • Must be willing to perform all related tasks to support projects.
  • Knowledgeable of material and equipment requirements.
  • Complete all required paperwork promptly

Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting your career, Condustrial has job opportunities for all levels. Our specialized career planners help job-searchers locate not just a job, but a whole new career. Whether you’re looking for work in manufacturing, construction, forklift operation, or you’re interested in other industrial job openings, we have the perfect fit for you.

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October 19, 2022

Recruiting is an immediate set of actions to address an immediate issue whereas retention is a series of longer term actions. In our “microwave” world, we tend to focus on the short term issue/actions. This webinar shares insights on how to better recruit talented personnel to your firm and gives tips for retaining the people that are fundamental to your company’s success.

Panelist include Kim Mann from the SC Dept. of Commerce.

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October 17, 2022

During the job hunt, you will probably see truck driving positions requiring a “CDL”, or Commercial Drivers License, a type of license that allows you to operate heavy, large, and placarded (hazardous) loads. These are typically required for truck drivers transporting certain size loads or those carrying certain materials. And while you may be interested in this type of position, maybe you don’t know how to go about obtaining a CDL. That’s why we’ve put together the information below offering the best way to obtain your CDL.

The current shortage of truck drivers in the United States stands at around 50,000. That number is expected to grow to 174,000 drivers by 2026.

So what requirements are needed to obtain a CDL?

In conjunction with standard motor vehicle licensing requirements, you must also meet the following criteria to obtain a CDL:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older (some exclusions allow for 18 and older)
  • You must submit your state’s application and pay the appropriate fee
  • Provide proof of identity through your Social Security Number and any other information that your state may require
  • Must provide proof of residency
  • Must pass a vision test
  • Must pass knowledge exam/written test
  • Must have a medical evaluation completed and submit the proper Medical Examination Certificate
  • Upon passing the knowledge test, you must obtain a Commercial Learning Permit (CLP) and wait a minimum of 14 days to schedule your CDL drivers test
  • Pass pre-trip inspection
  • Pass the road skills driving test (typically you must bring your own vehicle)
  • Pay any necessary CDL fees (varies by state)

In addition to the above requirements, some states may require additional information, so be sure to check your state and local CDL requirements before pursuing. You should also check for a full list of documents and forms needed to obtain CDL.

Once a standard CDL is obtained, some positions may require that you have special licensing endorsements to be able to drive certain load types, like hazmat, air brakes, tankers, or passenger vehicles. Each endorsement comes with its own requirements on how to obtain, for example, to obtain a hazmat endorsement you must have completed a written skill test and must have a threat evaluation completed by the Transportation Security Administration.

If you’ve never driven a truck before, but want to learn, you’ll typically be able to find a driving school in your area, the cost of these schools can often run $5,000-$10,000 but, they do often provide you with a vehicle to take the road skills test with as well as providing you with a vehicle to obtain any state or job required training hours. There are also online resources that can assist you with obtaining a CDL and inline practice examinations to practice written versions of the test. Additionally, most states provide a free digital version of their CDL examination book for studying purposes to obtain.

There are many benefits to obtaining a CDL and even if you go to a training school for more experience, your potential to earn in this field is often pretty decent and should allow you to pay back a loan quickly.

If you’re interested in obtaining a CDL and will be looking for a job, or if you’re already certified and are seeking an opportunity visit our job postings to find available positions in your area today!

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October 10, 2022

As we enter into the last few months of the year, we enter into a busy season for many employers. With the holidays coming up, many companies are hiring for extra seasonal help which means you can get hired and start as soon as this week!

While seasonal may sound temporary, many seasonal workers take the opportunity to show their skills in hopes of possibly getting hired permanently. While that’s not the case for everyone, there are other reasons you may want to consider seeking a seasonal position.

  • Entry Level: Many of these positions are often entry-level and may not require you to already be familiar with a certain skill set.
  • Learn New Skills: Seasonal work is also a great opportunity to learn new skills or improve upon existing skills.
  • Extra Income: Many use seasonal work to make some extra money while keeping your existing position.
  • Resume Gaps: Explaining a gap in your resume is never easy, but taking a seasonal job helps you fill the gap if you are currently unemployed and looking for full-time work. It also shows potential employers that you are willing to work and explore opportunities instead of passively waiting for work to fall in your lap.

Whether you’re looking for some extra cash or some industry experience, seasonal positions are a great way to get your foot in the door and sometimes they lead to full-time positions later on. If you’re looking for a position now, apply early and keep your schedule clear for the best chances of getting hired.

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September 21, 2022

There is a lot of discussion regarding a possible recession affecting the American economy in the last quarter of 2022. Whether this recession takes place and how long it persist in still being debated. However one sector of the economy seems well positioned to weather an economic downturn; construction. Here are three reasons construction careers may be a good choice for those concerned about the economy.

Infrastructure Projects Have Already Been Funded

In the United States, 1 in 5 miles of highways and major roads, and 45,000 bridges, are in poor condition. The recently passed Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will reauthorize surface transportation programs for five years and invest $110 billion in additional funding to repair our roads and bridges and support major, transformational projects. These investments will add, on average, around 2 million jobs per year over the course of the decade.

Construction Worker Shortage May Get Worse

As outlays from the infrastructure bill increase, construction spending will expand, widening the distance between supply and demand for labor.  

There are roughly 25% more unfilled construction positions than hires in the United States. This shortage of workers will likely lead to quite a bit of wage growth resulting from high demand for construction services and so few employees. While this scenario represents higher cost for employers, skilled workers will be in high demand and can potentially command higher wages.

An Aging Workforce Creates Opportunites for Younger Workers

There are roughly half a million job openings in the industry, per April projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, higher than the previous high of 438,000 in April 2019. But that need is unlikely to be met by a rapidly aging workforce.

Since the end of 2008, the number of construction workers aged 25-54 has dropped 8%, while the number of those 55 and over has risen. In fact, twenty percent of workers are 55 and older, and 61 is the average retirement age — meaning a fifth of the current construction workforce is at risk of leaving within the next six years. This means that younger workers are in an unique position to find readily available opportunities in the construction sector.

While the next few months may present challenges to many in the American economy, construction workers appear to be well positioned to enjoy continued employment and rising wages.

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September 8, 2022

Dozens of companies in the industrial, construction, and similar fields are looking for qualified candidates along the East Coast, and we want to help you be matched with a position that best fits your needs. As an award-winning recruiting company, we at Condustrial solve employment needs for both employees and employers alike. Our number one goal is to get the best candidates into a position that best first their needs, and we want to help you! If you’re searching for a new job in the constriction, industrial, or similar fields in NC, SC, GA, MD, and VA, here’s a list of some open positions you may be interested in:

The above positions are just a snapshot of positions that we are currently hiring for across the Southeast. At varying schedules, experience levels, and pay-scales we are sure you’ll find something that fits your needs with Condustrial. Visit our Jobs Page to find your perfect fit today!

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June 20, 2022

New data released by the government shows that the Construction sector added 36,000 jobs nationally in May while the labor market remained tight. Overall, there are currently over 10 million job openings across the country and only 8.4 million people looking for work. From this, it is clear that job seekers are in demand and can be choosy about selecting their opportunities. For employers. the challenge is to create job opportunities that promote growth, have long-term stability and offer a good workplace environment.

Promoting Employee Growth

Enabling employees to grow their skills not only helps build their resumes but greatly enhances a firm’s ability to thrive. Employees that see opportunities to grow are far more likely to remain with a company. This reduces turnover and promotes higher quality work.

Here are a few ways to encourage employee growth:

  • Propose Regular One-on-one Meetings
  • Get Employees to Set Goals
  • Prioritize Skill Development
  • Offer Leadership Development

Enhancing Employee Stability

With a tight labor market, there is always a firm ready to offer more money. The challenge for employers is to focus on the employee experience. To optimize your employee’s experience, employers need to listen and respond quickly to employee ideas, feedback and requests.

While these practices may take more time, it is important to consider the cost of replacing good, trained employees. Retaining a good employee is far less expensive that recruiting a new hire.

Providing a Good Workplace Environment

Employees that work in a positive atmosphere typically are more productive, make fewer errors and are absent far less frequently. Here are a few ways to make sure your workplace is a positive environment:

  • Make onboarding a priority
  • Create open lines of communication
  • Recognize good work
  • Management must set a positive example
  • Actively support your employees efforts

While a tight labor market can be challenging, it can also be an opportunity to asses your firm’s workplace and look for ways to engage and retain the people that are fundamental to your success.

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June 6, 2022

At Condustrial, a full-service supplemental employer of construction, industrial personnel, we always have many different positions we are hiring for at all skill levels. Whether you’re searching for a position in construction, industrial, contracting, mechanical, or anything in between, here is a list of what we are hiring for along the entire East Coast:

The above positions are just a snapshot of all that we are hiring for currently across the Southeast. At varying schedules, experience levels, and pay-scales, we are sure you’ll find something that fits your needs with Condustrial. Visit our job postings page to view all of the positions we are hiring for in your area and get connected with an experienced recruiter to find your perfect fit today!

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April 1, 2022

In the recruiting and employment world, your resume is your very first impression to a potential employer. When hiring managers are receiving dozens and possibly hundreds of resumes for the same job posting, you need to know how to make yours stand out. Whether you’ve held a dozen jobs, or none at all, you’ll still want to make sure the tips below are kept in mind for building an effective resume.

Be Mindful Of Layout: Layout and format are important elements of your resume. Some take it upon themselves to make the most stylish and modern resume with bright colors or even a photo to help them stand out, but truthfully you want to try to keep this to a minimum. Think instead, clear and easy to read. Feel free to add a bit of color or design element, especially if you’re entering a creative field, but be sure that it doesn’t take away from the content. After all, your resume should speak for itself and shouldn’t need flashy colors to make you stand out.

Listing Your Past Experiences: Speaking of layout, many resume writers will agree that keeping your past experiences to reverse chronological order, starting with your most recent experience is best. This allows the hiring manager to quickly see how your current positions can relate to the available ones. You’ll also want to be sure to include the employer name, your title, a timeline for which you’ve worked there, as well as a quantifiable summation of your performance within that position. Be mindful of any lapses of employment as these often stick out as red flags to hiring managers, so consider organizing positions by relevance rather than time.

Keep Their Attention: As we mentioned before, hiring managers are seeing tons of resumes for their available positions and may only have 10 or so seconds to dedicate to yours before they move on, so be sure to include a brief summary of who you are and what you bring to the table. You want to avoid cliche terms, and instead, check out the job description and include some relatable keywords right from there.

Quantifiable Job Summaries: It’s easy to list what you’ve done at a position and what job duties you were tasked with, but employers want to know what you’ve accomplished in your role and what you brought to the table that you can do similarly for them. With this being said, rather than listing out various job functions you did, list out your measurable accomplishments, such as, “enacting a new marketing campaign and increasing leads by 35%” or “simplified the workload for all team members by introducing new technologies and saving the company 50% overall.” This helps the hiring manager assess how valuable you can be to their team.

Keep It Custom: When applying to each position, tailor your resume and cover letter specifically for that position. Change a few keywords or add in experiences that better relate to each position you apply to.

You want your resume to appear clean and well thought out in order to keep the attention of the hiring manager to better increase your chances of scheduling an interview. Once you update your resume and are ready to apply, check out our available positions across the Southeast at condustrial.com/job-listings.

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March 15, 2022

With many companies hiring for positions and the job market has changed overall due to the pandemic, entering into a new industry can seem difficult. Fortunately, it’s likely your existing skill-set can help you in more ways than you think.

Recognize Your Skills

Start with identifying your current skills. These skills can come from your current job, how you relate to others, hobbies, how you manage tasks, and any other learned skills. To help identify these maybe write down a list of things you’d say you’re skilled in and then categorize them by the following:

  • Functional Traits: this includes skills such as problem-solving, basic bookkeeping, customer service, communication, and more. These skills are typically the most transferable and what most employers list on job descriptions.
  • Personality Traits: This is how you are as a person, are you organized, a great listener, attentive, punctual, etc. These are great skills to showcase for many different positions and can help differentiate you from other applicants.
  • Learned Knowledge: Maybe you took a course in Microsoft in high school, or you have a degree of some sort, learned knowledge is exactly what it says, knowledge that you’ve learned or studied.

Next Steps: Finding That Next Opportunity

Once you’ve identified your skills and have categorized them, you will have a better understanding of yourself and can match your skills up to what employers are looking for.

Start by looking at some job boards and reading job descriptions, see anything that matches yours? Try to find positions with as many matches as possible to increase your chances of being hired. Be sure to broaden your horizons and look at positions that are similar to your skill-set, some may use different descriptors and synonyms so look out for those too. You may be surprised at how many positions you qualify for based on your current skills.

If you don’t see jobs matching your current skills, view this as an opportunity to enhance what you know by getting more training or certifications. Moving into a new industry can seem difficult but it can also lead to exciting new opportunities that will provide financial stability and personal fulfillment. Identifying your skills and identifying the gaps is a great way to get started on a new career path.

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