Posted: 9/16/2020
 (Lino Lakes, MN)

Molin Concrete Products Company is a PCI certified designer, manufacturer, and erector of precast/prestressed structural and architectural concrete products. A career at Molin is more than just a job. It's an opportunity to be a part of an industry-leading company with a real passion for delivering excellence. As a long-standing employee-owned (ESOP) company, Molin places high value on every team member's contributions. With unparalleled employee retention, Molin provides fantastic growth opportunities for people passionate about concrete products and excellent customer service. Make your passion into a career by joining the Molin team today.

Title:  Project Superintendent

Position Summary: Self-motivator, leader, and mentor, who champions the collaboration, communication and documentation efforts of Molin’s project and site specific precast concrete erection requirements. The ideal candidate will have either precast concrete erecting experience or commercial construction experience. This individual will be the pipeline between Molin Concrete Field Operations Department and our external customers (CMGC), who leads with a creative approach to solving complex and unique project and site constraints to the benefit of Molin Concrete. The candidate will utilize their industry experience and knowledge, with the goal of placing Molin Concrete’s Field erecting crews in the best position to erect projects in a ready, safe, effective, and efficient manner.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage and control assigned projects, overseeing the job site-specific coordination, documentation, and collaboration requirements between Molin Concrete Products and CMGC’s.
  • Collaborate with Molin Project Manager and Molin Field Manager, to develop an efficient, effective, and safe erection of all projects.
  • Establish, document, and communicate precast erection schedule, sequence, and direction with CMGC and other Molin departments.
  • Coordination and documentation with the CMGC, to ensure required truck and crane access roads/pads are achieved to the needs of Molin Concrete Products and prior to mobilization.
  • Thorough documentation via digital platform (Bluebeam, AutoCAD or other), to CMGC and Molin Concrete of all job site specific, site readiness, logistical requirements.
  • Visit, inspect, and field verify the jobsite prior to Molin crew mobilization and installation date.
  • Establish and coordinate requirements for Molin Field Quality Control to perform site layout and survey prior to erecting crew arrival onsite and to minimize mistakes in Drafting, Production and other trades. Minimize the need for rework by Field Installation crews.
  • Develop and communicate site specific safety plans and review with erection foreman prior to site mobilization.
  • Provide constructability and design input based on field erecting experience.
  • Provide pre, active and post installation quality control reviews of precast concrete erection. Collaborate with Field Quality Control on jobsite visits and documentation.
  • Work directly with equipment vendors to coordinate and schedule rented machinery that satisfies project requirements in a safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner.
  • Coordinate and schedule Molin subcontractors (caulking, grouting, etc.) as required for project completion.
  • Develop and collaborate with Project Manager on installation plans, crane requirements and crane layout for each assigned project that results in a safe, efficient, high quality outcome.
  • Collaborate with contractors and other internal departments through pre-construction and planning phases.
  • Lead efforts for corrective measures needed for ongoing and/or completed projects to satisfy customers demands. Communicate corrective action to internal and external customers.
  • Collaborate with Molin Field Manager to coordinate availability of internal resources (crane, crew, etc.) to support customers’ schedules.
  • Promptly communicate critical information to internal customers such as delivery dates and installation sequence/direction. Participate in weekly Project Management meetings to monitor alignment of Engineering/Drafting/Production goals with changing customer demands as projects progress.
  • Provide coaching, mentoring and leadership that reinforces Molin’s commitment to promoting safety in every aspect of the project. Incorporate safety in all decision-making. Confront all unsafe situations/actions.
  • Coaching, training and mentoring of Molin Field personnel.
  • Responsible for proper documentation of information exchanged at site and internal meetings relevant to project execution and for updating systems for easy access by all stakeholders. All verbal commitments on jobsites are to be documented, signed off by customers.

Added Responsibilities:

  • Acceptance that this position requires the individual to either have experience with or learn the use of standard industry digital software tools (Bluebeam, AutoCAD, other) and communication methods (email, text messaging).
  • Attend CMGC project meetings as required.
  • Maintain or obtain PCI Certified Field Auditor (CFA) Certification within 1 year of hire date.
  • Willingness to learn and implement new industry means, methods, technologies, and processes.
  • Regional travel as required for projects.

Education and Experience:

  • B.S. in Construction Management or related course of study preferred, or 10 years of industry specific experience.
  • At least seven years of construction industry experience, preferably in the Precast Concrete Industry.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • PCI Tolerances and allowances
  • Pre-Cast Concrete Grouting Principles
  • Crane Principals and requirements
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong leadership, organizational, and decision-making skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • An understanding of construction principles with the ability to interpret construction drawings
  • Proficient PC skills particularly with Microsoft Office products and databases or willingness to learn
  • Proficient with Bluebeam, Plan Grid and other industry technology, or willingness to learn
  • Excellent internal and external customer service skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and changing priorities
  • Ability to think conceptually as well as attend to detail
  • Ability to understand and prioritize the various needs of all stakeholders to include owners, CMGC's, architects, engineers, subcontractors, and internal customers

Competencies necessary for Success:

  • Establishing Focus: The ability to develop and communicate goals in support of the business’ mission.
  • Leadership: Able to motivate others to take personal responsibility; mobilize people to face, define, and solve problems; develop capacity of others to adapt change; lead past status quo to achieve new levels of excellence or change.
  • Developing Others: The ability to delegate responsibility and to work with others and coach them to develop their capabilities.
  • Influencing Others: The ability to gain others’ support for ideas, proposals, projects, and solutions.
  • Motivation: Able to present information or new ideas in such a way others get excited; use a positive approach to motivate others at any level of the organization.
  • Managing Change: The ability to demonstrate support for innovation and for organizational changes needed to improve the organization’s effectiveness; initiating, sponsoring, and implementing organizational change; helping others to successfully manage organizational change.
  • Team Building: Able to develop team effort; confront negative attitudes to build commitment and morale; get facts with competing perspectives to learn from one another; integrate efforts and talents of team members.
  • Commitment / Diligence: Able to persevere in accomplishing tasks or objectives; commit to long hours of work; do everything possible to reach goals; have a sense of urgency about getting results.
  • Prioritizing: Able to quickly focus on what is important: establish a sequence of tasks and completion dates, set priorities, and allocate time and resources when faced with competing demands.
  • Communication: Effectively deliver a message to employees, customers, vendors, or management team in a group or individual setting so it is received and understood.
  • Results Orientation: The ability to focus on the desired result of one’s own or one’s unit’s work, setting challenging goals, focusing effort on the goals, and meeting or exceeding them.
  • Profitability: The ability to execute these leadership qualities is an instrumental part of increasing the profitability of the company.

Licenses/Certificates:

  • Valid driver’s license with safe driving record
  • PCI certifications desirable

Physical Demands:

  • Continuous standing or walking on jobsites
  • Occasional walking, standing, and carrying up to 50 pounds
  • Frequent finger/wrist movement for keyboard use
  • Acuity for near vision required; distance acuity occasionally
  • Infrequent bend/twist, push/pull, reach, and grasp
  • Hearing for communication and safety
  • Crouch, stoop, reach, balance, squat, kneel, crawl, push, and pull infrequently
  • Bend at waist, twist, climb ladders, climb stairs, use of shoulders 1 hour per day

Environmental & Working Conditions:

  • Frequent visits to construction sites:
  • Frequent travel throughout Twin-Cites Metro area and out-of-town travel requiring overnight stay
  • Exposure to extreme temperatures
  • Exposure to uneven /slippery work surfaces
  • Exposure to noisy work environment
  • Exposure to heavy machinery and power tools
  • Climbing and balancing (ladder / scaffold) occasionally
  • Ability to travel by vehicle and sit for long periods of time

Navigation of uneven terrain on project sites

Please send all resumes to careers@molin.com 

Posted: 8/17/2020
 (South Beloit, IL)

Do you drive by buildings and wonder, how’d they do that?  Do you look at a building and know how they did that?

Mid-States Concrete Industries is looking for an innovative, detail-oriented, highly motivated, and exceptionally positive Project Engineer (PE, SE, EIT) with precast concrete knowledge and experience.

The rock star Project Engineer is passionate and confident in their ability to work as a team to create a successful project – for multiple projects at a time.  The ideal candidate possesses top-notch leadership skills, awesome communication skills and the can-do attitude necessary to transform construction documents into the multi-family apartment building a newlywed couple calls their first home, while meeting deadlines.

We’re a team, so come with an excellent work ethic, integrity, and willingness to take initiative and speak up with your ideas.

A day in the life of a Project Engineer will include working with the team to start a project off right; asking the questions necessary to ensure the success of a project; sorting out all RFIs prior to beginning engineering; reviewing drawings, calcs, and piece tickets; generating computations; and working on three-to-five projects at a time.

A four-year degree in Civil Engineering or a related field is a must, as is precast knowledge.  The ideal candidate will be able to hit the ground running.

At Mid-States Concrete, we live The Mid-States Way every day and believe that being a little weird is a good thing, so a good sense of humor is a must.  Our vision is to change the world by being the safest and most innovative precast building company.  Are you the one to help us do that? Visit msprecast.com to learn more.

Project Engineer  

Job Summary:

This position has duties and responsibilities in the following areas: to prepare computations and be responsible for drawings for precast concrete components and structures while maintaining a primary focus on public safety, cost, and schedule.  To provide support and direction to project designers and project leaders in order to facilitate timely progress on assigned projects.  To work with and assist sales, production, quality control, project managers, field personnel, contractors, architects, and engineers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare structural computations for precast components, precast structures, and any associated connections.
  • Specify design requirements for precast components, precast structures, and any associated connections.
  • Submit RFIs as needed to complete the computations and needed to specify design requirements.
  • Check submittal drawings prepared by project designer for conformance with the intent of contract documents and the specified design requirements.
  • Check erection drawings prepared by project designer for release to production.
  • Check production drawings for conformance with erection drawings and specified design requirements.
  • Evaluate and resolve discrepancy reports.
  • Communicate with Project Team as necessary for successful completion of assigned projects.
  • Coordinate accurate estimated completion dates with Project Leaders and Project Managers.
  • Work internally with production, purchasing & installation team members to aid and resolve project issues.
  • Actively work with Senior Structural Engineer to create tools to increase productivity.
  • Any other duties, as assigned.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Required:

  • Ability to prepare structural precast computations.
  • Understanding of building code requirements.
  • AutoCAD drafting skills.
  • Employee must be detail orientated.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal & written).
  • Excellent understanding of construction processes (architectural drawings, details, and constructability).
  • Possess great organizational skills.
  • Be proficient with MS office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point).
  • Be proficient with engineering software.
  • Exhibit a strong willingness to learn.
  • To obtain and maintain licensure as a Professional Engineer.

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related field.
  • Have the ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts and operations to such tasks as structural analysis of building systems and components.

Still reading?  Send your resume to careers@msprecast.com.