​​​Excavation Grade Man-Project Assistant/Coordinator

  Burton Excavating Inc. is looking for an Excavation Project Assistant/Coordinator to help with our projects, this applicant would need to meet a few requirements and/or have some experience or knowledge listed in our job requirements. Please check the specific job duties below:

Personal Requirement’s:

  •  Good natured person and even temperament
  •  Self motivated
  • ​ Sound thinking and problem solving skills with the ability to make logical decisions
  •  Good punctuality and attendance
  •  Physically fit to be on feet throughout the day on uneven terrain
  •  Ability to work independently, as well as within the Team

Job Description Type Work:

  • Understand and use Blueprints and specifications, for site and footing excavating work.
  • Using engineering and architect type scales to scale blueprints.
  • Set up site lasers use grade rod to set or check grades on the job sites.
  • ​Use measuring tapes and equipment correctly.
  • Help Manage projects on site, documenting daily time sheets, and help schedule employees. 
  • Help Prioritize work to keep our jobs running smoothly.
  • Help coordinate Burton trucks on our projects, and tracking quantities as they are hauling in and or out
  • Help with employee training. Example finds information for training, videos online (you tube) or other resources to use pertaining to the work we have coming up to keep our employees knowledgeable with the work we do. Example installing ductile water main, fittings, and corp. stops ect…
  •  Help with having and documenting weekly safety meetings. Example find safety training videos online (you tube), Use for weekly safety meetings to keep focus on safety pertaining to the work we are doing.
  • (Note) We feel that if you are able to perform some of the above requirements mainly dealing with the grades and are smart and willing you can pick up on other things as we go. You could be a good candidate for this position. Do not feel intimidated you can learn as we go.

 Not required to qualify but we gladly welcome any good things you have to offer; need to be willing to learn:

  • Burton excavating owns a Topcon GTS-226 Electronic total station, must be willing to learn and program and use.
  • Earthwork experience
  • Excellent leadership and management skills
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Estimation experience
  • Ability to use Microsoft office
  • Help do some labor work when needed to help the project move along
  • The opportunity is there if you want to learn to operate excavating equipment knowing that your main job comes first.
  • Based on the different aspects of our work (and what type of jobs come in) this position could be a project assistant/coordinator that’s capable of running jobs with a good crew, or somebody that can perform grade work likes to do general labor and operate equipment.
  •      Note: The excavation season normally starts between April 15th to May 15th and ends on or around November 15th (if you are a student this may interfere with your school schedule) we do snow plowing through the winter when it snows and we have positions open.  

    Burton Excavating Provides competitive compensation, 401k. Interested candidates should Fax their Resume to 906-632-1462 or E-mail to bruce@butonexcavating.com or feel free to stop by our office at 1396 E. Easterday Ave Sault Ste. Marie, Mi 49783 you can find our online application at www.burtonexcavating.com under the Employment tab.




Other opportunities-continually accepting applications 

We have been bidding lots of jobs and are accepting applications for the following jobs as we need these posistions filled we look through our applications first and we keep the applications for one season. 

Heavy Equipment Operator

CDL Class A Truck Driver

Experienced laborer for excavation and pipe work

General Laborer

Body work and painting (note this can be a part time or full time along with doing other work)

Snow Plowing for the winter season

Burton Excavating is an Equal Opportunity Employer.