Available Positions

In order to apply for an available position, please send your resume by mail, email, or fax. The exception is for drivers. If you are applying for a Driver position, it must be done in person at our main office in Hoffman Estates. For all eligible positions, we offer competitive benefit package including paid vacation, holidays, medical, dental insurance, and 401(k).

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Plote Construction Inc.
Attn: HR Dept.
1100 Brandt Drive
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
hrdept@plote.com
Fax: (847)628-6113


2/17/15 Assistant Controller

Reports To: CFO/Controller
Management Responsibilities: Accounts Payable, Payroll, Fixed Assets, Financial Reporting, Internal Controls.

Primary Responsibilities

  1. Assist with preparation of Internal and External Financial Statements reporting on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  2. Account analysis – Balance sheet & Income Statement.
  3. Oversee preparation of weekly payroll for field operations.
  4. Ensure accuracy of all union reporting & related check requests and account reconciliation’s.
  5. Ensure accuracy of all payroll withholding tax requests and related tax returns including 941’s & W-2’s.
  6. Oversee accounts payable and related payments to vendors.
  7. Review weekly accounts payable backup prior to distribution of checks verifying support, no photocopies and coding.
  8. Review Sales & Use Tax, Motor Fuel Tax & IFTA tax returns.
  9. Oversee preparation of vendor 1099’s
  10. Review fixed asset additions, deletion and monthly leases.
  11. Coordinate monthly close and ensure all review notes are cleared.
  12. Coordinate internal and external audits as required.
  13. Assist with development of department policies and procedures.
  14. Assist with development of staff – training, reviews, job descriptions.
  15. Other job related duties as assigned.

Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance CPA preferred
  2. 5-8 years construction accounting experience
  3. Supervisory experience
  4. Computerized job cost experience
  5. Computer experience – Excel, Word Lotus, WordPerfect

3/4/15 GPS Engineer

Plote Construction Inc. is seeking an entry level Civil Engineer or Construction Manager with a 4 year degree and at least one, 3 month, internship with a company in the heavy highway sector of civil construction. Prior knowledge of surveying, GPS, and AutoCAD are extremely beneficial.

Daily tasks will include using Topcon GPS to track quantities for the project manager, do layout for the superintendent, shoot material stockpiles, coordinate with subcontractors, create existing and final topographies, and troubleshoot GPS equipment.

Field assignments will include GPS data collection of various line items on our job sites. This position will be coordinating daily with Project Managers and Job Superintendents for the areas and line items to be verified.

This GPS Engineer position is a 2 year position that gives the individual all the skills necessary to transition to a project manager, project superintendent, or estimator.


1/22/15 Drivers

We are currently accepting applications for the following Driver positions:
• Semi Dump Driver – Class A CDL with/3 years minimum experience
• Redi Mix Driver- Class B CDL with/3 years minimum experience
• Water Truck Driver – Class B CDL with/tank endorsement and with/3 year minimum experience
• 10 Wheeler & Tag Trailer Driver – Class A CDL with/3 year minimum experience of loading, unloading, and securment of equipment a must.
• Vac Street Sweeper Driver – Class B CDL with/3 year minimum experience
• Prime Applicator Driver – Class B CDL with/hazmat and 3 year experience

All candidates will undergo a D.O.T background check.

All candidates will be required to meet all D.O.T qualifications including but not limited to a background check, driving record, and medical card qualifications per D.O.T regulations.

All candidates must apply in person at 1100 Brandt Road, Hoffman Estates. Applications are available from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Friday.


1/20/15 Dump Inspector

Plote Construction Inc. has an opening for a Dump Inspector with Beverly Materials. The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for inspecting and documenting all incoming loads of material and determining where to dump the load based on the quantity and quality of the materials in the truck.
Responsibilities include:
• Ticket and inspect inbound loads of materials by type.
• Recognizes material qualities and quantities for correct classification.
• Communication with yard personnel to establish delivery schedules according to factors such as truck capacities, delivery site and unloading time.
• Communication with dump management to insure the delivery is unloaded in the correct locations depending on type and quality.
• Coordinate the activities of heavy equipment needed to maintain the dump areas for inbound traffic.
• Coordinate other field managers as to the dump conditions and hours of operation.
• Maintains radio contact with drivers to expedite deliveries.
• Enters trucks, orders, and scale readings for inbound and outbound trucks in JWS.
• Reconciles tickets daily.
• Enters inbound and outbound product receipts into JWS.
• Receives cash payments for shipments from drivers and prepares reports of cash and charge sales.
• Runs daily and monthly activity reports.
Requirements:
• High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Knowledge of state, federal, and local laws and regulations governing operation of State certified truck scales principles and practices.
• Familiarity with current Clean Fill (CF) and Clean Construction and Demolition Debris (CCDD) laws and compliance regulations.
• Operation and calibration of dump inspection equipment such as MiniRAE 2000 & 3000 and XRF equipment.
• Intermediate knowledge of MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and a valid driver’s license with clear driving record.


1/20/15 Foreman

Directs activities of workers engaged with construction of highways, runways, site development infrastructure or other construction projects by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Studies specifications to plan procedures for construction on basis of starting and completion.

Confers with and directs supervisory personnel engaged in planning and executing work procedures, interpreting specifications, and coordinating various phases of construction to prevent delays.

Confers with supervisory to resolve construction problems and improve construction methods.

Inspects work in progress to ensure that workmanship conforms to specifications.

Doing Time on a Daily bases.

Tracking of daily quantities that were performed.

Communicating of equipment problems to Shop, General Superintendents and Superintendents.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Directly supervises employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems on their crew.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

•Experience in area of work:

•Excavation

•Grinding

•Paving

•Patching

COMPUTER SKILLS

MS-Office including Excel, Word, Outlook,

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business communication, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and engineers.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of algebra and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram forms.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Current valid driver’s license with clear DMV record.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk long distances across rugged terrain, and stand, talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move equipment up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


1/20/15 Shop Parts Clerk

SUMMARY
Purchases, stores, and issues repair parts for motor vehicles and heavy highway industrial equipment by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Determines replacement parts required, according to inspections of old parts, mechanics’ requests, or
description of malfunctions.

Reads catalogs, shop manuals, or computer displays in order to determine type and specification of replacement part stock numbers and prices.

Assigns purchase order numbers and telephones ore-mails vendors to order parts or orders on-line. Advises mechanics of substitution or modification of parts when identical replacements are not available. Receives and fills orders for parts and fills mechanics orders from stock.
Compares invoices against requisitions to verify quality and quantity of merchandise received. Examines returned parts for defects, and exchanges defective parts or refund money.
Stores purchased parts in storeroom bins and issues parts to workers upon request. Marks and stores spare parts in stockrooms according to prearranged systems. Maintains inventory of stock of frequently used items.
Keeps records of parts received and issued, and inventories parts in storeroom periodically. Delivers and/or picks up parts as needed.
Records repair time expended by mechanics.

Tracks shop maintenance including truck type, preventive maintenance records, repair history, costs, requisitions, etc.

Fills in for absences by the Equipment Supt. I Fleet Manager by supervising and coordinating the activity of mechanics engaged in repairing and maintaining heavy and highway vehicles, machinery, and equipment.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES- Supervises the parts runner and the mechanics in the absence of the Equipment Supt. I Fleet Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
One year certificate from college or technical school; five years related mechanical experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience . Software: MS-Outlook, Excel, Word, HCSS. Heavy equipment experience preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, parts manuals, shop manuals, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively with vendors, mechanics, and other employees of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, percentages, area, circumference, and volume .
Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Valid driver’s license with clear DMV record.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can occasionally be loud.


11/21/14 – Superintendent

Plote Construction Inc. and Beverly Materials L.L.C. are 50-year old, privately held and vertically integrated, civil construction companies situated in Northern Illinois. This organization is a complete heavy civil construction company, which builds and maintains many of the Chicago metro areas highways, airports, streets and other municipal projects. It operates multiple asphalt, concrete, sand and gravel mines, and recycle locations. The main office is located approximately 40 miles northwest of Chicago in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Join a company continuing its tradition of success for over 50 years!

Plote Construction Inc. is seeking a Superintendent with a minimum of 2 years experience in onsite management of Heavy & Highway projects to direct the activities of workers engaged in the construction of highways, runways, site development infrastructure or other construction projects. Position responsibilities include:

• Studies specifications to plan procedures for construction on basis of starting and completion times and staffing requirements for each phase of construction.
• Assembles members of organization (supervisory, clerical, engineering, and other workers) at start of project.
• Orders procurement of equipment, tools and materials to be delivered at specified times to conform to work schedules.
• Confers with and directs supervisory personnel and subcontractors engaged in planning and executing work procedures, interpreting specifications, and coordinating various phases of construction to prevent delays.
• Confers with supervisory and engineering personnel and inspectors and suppliers of tools and materials to resolve construction problems and improve construction methods.
• Inspects work in progress to ensure that workmanship conforms to specifications and the adherence to construction schedules.
• Prepares or reviews reports on progress, materials used and costs, and adjusts work schedules as indicated by reports.
• Works closely with P.M. and Project Engineers on schedules, ordering of long term items, P.O’s.

The Superintendent directly supervises up to 15 employees, including training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work, appraising employee performance, addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) in civil engineering or construction management from a four-year college or university; or two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience including computer proficiency with MS-Office including Excel, Word, Outlook, HCSS. A re-employment drug screen is required and must have current valid driver’s license with clear DMV record.


10/10/14 – Project Manager

Plote Construction Inc. is seeking a Project Manager with a minimum of 6 years experience in onsite management of Heavy & Highway projects ranging from $15 to $50 million. Responsibilities include schedules, submittals, subcontractor coordination, change orders, pay requests and job finalization. Excellent communication and organization skills are required for a high level of interaction with project superintendents, owner’s Resident Engineers and designers to complete projects on time and within budget. Pre-employment drug screen is required and must have current valid driver’s license with clear DMV record.


10/10/14 – Senior Project Manager

Plote Construction Inc. is seeking a Senior Project Manager with a minimum of 12 years experience in complete management of Heavy & Highway projects ranging from $15 to $50 million. The successful Senior Project Manager must be able to immediately add value to the organization and mesh with the dynamic, hard-working and adaptable team that exists at Plote Construction. The ability to be a quick learner, quick thinker as well as be willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done are required skills for this position. The Senior Project Manager must also have the ability to bring all aspects of the project team, e.g., project managers, superintendents, foremen and laborers, together to form a cohesive team that operates smoothly and efficiently to bring every project in on time and within budget parameters. BS in engineering, strong experience with all Microsoft Office products, including Microsoft Project; P6; Viewpoint and HCSS HeavyJob as well as demonstrated prior experience in managing project teams at all levels is required. Pre-employment drug screen and current valid driver’s license with clear DMV record are pre-requisites to employment.


9/25/14 – Student Engineer Intern

The Intern Engineering Student is required to work one summer. He/she will be working under a Senior Project Manager and/or staff on a variety of Plote Construction projects or Plants. Daily tasks include field quantity verification, material testing, and documentation of data. Student must be in their second year of an Engineering curriculum.


9/25/14 – Student Engineer COOP

The Coop Engineering Student is required to work one semester and summer. He/she will be assigned to the GPS engineering group. Daily tasks will include working with the GPS Engineer and field technicians. Field assignments will include GPS data collection of various line items on our job sites. This position will be coordinating daily with Project Managers and Job Superintendents for the areas and line items to be verified.