Friday, January 3, 2014

Pittsburgh Stone and Waterscapes, LLC - Seeking Professionals

Pittsburgh Stone and Waterscapes is a landscape design / build company of over 30 years. We are a growing company and seeking candidates for the positions of Project Installer, Equipment Operator, Foreman and Project Manager. Below are job descriptions.

PSW is a premier company specializing in innovative projects such as outdoor rooms including kitchens, fireplaces, patios, driveways, ponds, waterfalls, pools, landscaping, excavation and much more. We separate ourselves from other construction companies by our professionalism, experience, organization, and educational systems for our employees. 

Our employees' compensation is based on experience and performance. We also offer medical benefits, retirement plans, paid vacation, end of year bonuses, and more.

We are seeking individuals who have experience in the landscape/hardscape construction field: 

Candidates for ***Project Installer must possess the minimum requirements below: 
  • At least 3 years experience in the landscape/hardscape construction field
  • Valid PA driver's license and own transportation to and from work
  • Physically fit, no existing medical problems, and able to lift 85 lbs. continuously
  •  Positive attitude
  • Punctual, reliable, and shows initiative
  • Drug free - *Candidates must also agree to be subject to random drug tests
  • Ability to work 6am - 5pm M-F, and Saturdays when needed 
The position further requires:

  • Follow and enforce the Company Policies and Operations standards on a daily basis with a positive attitude
  • Be familiar with tool identification and use
  • Have the ability to read and layout 3D plans
  • Have the ability to install hardscape tasks such as paver and wall installations done to ICPI and NCMA guidelines on a daily basis.
  • Be able to operate heavy equipment used on the job:  dump truck, skid steer, excavator, trencher, tampers, carpentry tools and hand tools
  • Communicate daily with Project Foreman
  • Be responsible for paper work such as time cards and receipts
  • Aggressively display initiative to learn new skills and abilities
Candidates for **Equipment Operator must possess the minimum requirements below: 
  •  At least 5 years experience driving CDL class dump truck, skid steers, and mini excavators   
  • Valid PA driver's license and own transportation to and from work
  • Physically fit, no existing medical problems, and able to lift 85 lbs. continuously
  • Positive attitude
  • Punctual, reliable, and shows initiative
  • Drug free - *Candidates must also agree to be subject to random drug tests.
  •  Ability to work 6am - 5pm M-F and Saturdays when needed 
The position further requires:

  • Must follow and enforce the Company Policies and Operations standards on a daily basis with a positive attitude
  • Hauling equipment to and from job sites with 5 ton or 10 ton trucks
  • Willingness to abide by all DOT regulations
  • Regular equipment maintenance
  • Hauling of aggregates and raw materials as needed
  • Daily operation of skid steers and mini excavators on job sites
  • Operation of surveying equipment
  • Delegation of workers participating on site if needed
  • Full participation on daily project installations when required
  • Willingness to follow daily tasks delegated by foreman
  • Ability to operate heavy equipment used on the job:  dump truck, skid steer, excavator, tampers, carpentry tools and hand tools
  • Daily Communication with Project Foreman or Project Manager
  • Responsible for paper work such as: time cards and receipts
  • Aggressively displaying initiative to learn new skills and abilities
Candidates for **Foreman position must possess the minimum requirements below: 
  • At least 5 years experience in the landscape/hardscape construction field
  • Valid PA driver's license and own transportation to and from work
  • Physically fit, no existing medical problems, and able to lift 85 lbs. continuously
  • Positive attitude
  • Punctual, reliable, and shows initiative
  • Drug free - *Candidates must also agree to be subject to random drug tests.
  • Ability to work 6am - 5pm M-F, and Saturdays when needed 
The position further requires:

  • Must follow and enforce the Company Policies and Operations standards on a daily basis with a positive attitude
  • Overseeing installation of projects, ability to train others, and exercise positive leadership skills
  • Full participation in field installations along field installers
  • Delegate daily tasks to field crew
  • Common plant identification
  • Ability to read and layout 3D plans
  • Responsible for softscape tasks such as; planting, seeding, topsoil applications, mulching and pruning
  • Responsible for hardscape tasks such as; paver and wall installations done to ICPI and NCMA guidelines
  • Must understand how to run a project from beginning to completion with limited warranty issues
  • Ability to operate heavy equipment used on the job:  dump truck, skid steer, excavator, trencher, tampers, carpentry tools and hand tools
  • Daily communication with Project Manager, subcontractors and customers
  • Responsible for paperwork such as job completion sheets, periodic crew evaluations, receipts, etc.
  • Be able to direct vendors with equipment/material deliveries and/or be responsible for picking up equipment/materials for jobs
Candidates must possess the minimum requirements below for **Project Manager: 
  •          Valid PA driver's license and own transportation to and from work
  •          Positive attitude, punctual, reliable, and shows initiative
  •          Drug free - *Candidate must also agree to be subject to random drug tests.
  •          Ability to work 6am - 5pm M-F, and Saturdays when required 
The project manager is responsible for project success as defined by project goals and metrics established at the outset of a project. The most suitable candidate will demonstrate the ability to successfully manage all aspects of a sold project, especially the construction process from beginning to end, and will support Pittsburgh Stone and Waterscape's mission of great design, rewarding client experience, and sound business approach. 

Qualifications and General Responsibilities:

  • Must follow and enforce the Company's Policies and Operations Standards on a daily basis with a positive attitude
  • Oversee project coordination from pre-construction, execution, and post-construction follow up following details and outline of Project Manager task list
  • Responsible for completion of product schedule and all follow-up to ensure completion on time between client, vendors and other contractors
  • Makes periodic on-site evaluations and inspections of field crews and equipment
  • Works with administrative staff regarding tasks such as necessary paperwork as dictated throughout PM task list; scheduling of projects, etc.
  • Project Manager will be in constant contact (during working hours) with customers for any concerns or change orders for the project
  • Lead and coordinate the activities of project staff and be accountable for them; provide direction and feedback to help employees succeed on the project and to develop professionally; oversee the field crews to ensure all are following Company Policies and Operations
  • (Optional) Possess in-depth knowledge Sketch Up; may have to turn handwritten designs into 3D designs; may assist designer with plans as well
  • Possess strong understanding of both hardscape and softscape elements and their relationship to one another
  • Understand relationship between design goals and technical constraints and executes accordingly
  • Represent PSW and be responsible for all communications with the client for the duration of the project; understand the client’s organization, key people, sensitivities, issues, expectations, etc.
  • Communicate with PSW senior leaders relative to project status and performance
  • Responsible for administrative tasks such as job completion sheets and collecting receipts from field crew
  • Works with President on operation strategies periodically to improve field production 
Extraordinary Work Conditions:

  • Must maintain regular and reliable attendance at a level acceptable to the company, including the ability to work overtime or weekends as necessary
  • Outdoor work required at job sites in all types of weather conditions as requested
  • Position requires extended work hours and flexibility in scheduling; including evening or weekend hours as needed
If you meet the above criteria and are interested in learning more about our company and the positions offered, please submit a full resume with your salary requirements alone with at least 3 references from previous employers to info@pghsw.com.  Be sure to indicate which position you are interested in.

Keep in mind, we are one of the best because we only work with the best. If you are not serious about this position or not qualified, you will not sustain your position on our team. If a full resume and references are not included or you cannot pass the minimum requirements, you will not be considered for the position.

You may want to visit our web site online to see our work and learn more history on our company at www.pghsw.com.

We look forward to hearing from you!