At PWS, we believe in promoting from within. We are creating careers, not jobs, one valued employee at a time!

  • Do you have a can-do attitude?
  • Are you a problem solver?
  • Does an innovation mindset drive you?
  • Do you have experience in water and sewer construction? Earthwork? Demolition?
  • Are you looking for a new opportunity?

Why People Love Working for PWS

At PWS there is tremendous growth potential because we actively train for career advancement. Every member of our management team started working in the field and hss a real respect and appreciation for our employees in all positions.  Working for PWS gives you the opportunity to be innovative and make a lasting impact through the building of our community infrastructure. We look forward to hearing from you! 


  • Health 
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Competitive salary
  • Laborers Union
  • IUOE 49

Current Open Positions at PWS

Heavy Equipment Operator
Pipe Layer
Mechanic Assistant
Estimator/Project Manager

Heavy Equipment Operator

Full-Time Union Position

Job Summary

Assists with building the earthwork component of a project including site grading, road construction and improvements, drainage improvements, soil correction, foundation excavation and backfill, utilities, and any other necessary civil improvements required for a project. 

List of Responsibilities

  • Operating heavy equipment such as front-end loaders, graders, and bulldozers to lift, move or place equipment or materials
  • Inspecting, cleaning, lubricating and refilling equipment
  • Use various attachments to scoop and dump materials, dig trenches, load heavy materials, and break rock or concrete
  • Clears and levels land
  • Controls height and angle of grader blades to spread and level earth or other materials
  • Strictly follows safety regulations and work plans
  • Communicates effectively with Topmen and Pipe Layers


  • H.S.  diploma/GED
  • CDL
  • 2yrs general construction experience
  • Will train the right candidate


Pipe Layer

Full-Time Union Position, $40-$45

Job Summary

Responsible for assembling, connecting, and constructing pipe systems for underground utilities. Ensure the ground is prepped and trenches dug out for pipes. Align pipes and seal joints together.

List of Responsibilities

  • Align pipes to prepare them for welding or sealing per blueprints provided utilizing transit and laser systems.
  • Check slopes for conformance to requirements, using levels or lasers
  • Connect, cover pipe pieces, and seal joints
  • Cut and bevel pipe to required lengths
  • Dig trenches to desired or required depths by hand or using trenching tools
  • Grade and level trench bases, using tamping machines and hand tools
  • Lay out pipe routes, following written instructions or blueprints and coordinating layouts with supervisors
  • Locate existing pipes needing repair or replacement
  • Tap and drill holes into pipes to introduce auxiliary lines or devices
  • Safely and comfortable work with and around heavy equipment
  • Understanding of all blueprints, SUDAS, and OSHA rules for installing said pipe
  • Responsible for communicating with the top man regarding needed materials and instructing the operator as to the depth of cut and lowering of materials
  • Must clean, maintain, and secure all equipment as directed by PWS.
  • Additional duties as assigned


  • H.S. Diploma or GED
  • 2+ years of pipe laying experience
  • Driver’s License
  • Will train the right candidate



Full-Time Union Position, $22-$45

Job Summary 

Performs tasks involving physical labor at construction sites. May operate hand and power tools of a variety of types. Clean and prepare sites and assist other craft workers.

List of Responsibilities

  • Assists in installing utilities, including sewer, water, and storm drain
  • Read grade stocks and/or site plans. Check grade
  • Clean and prepare job sites
  • Dig trenches
  • Clean up rubble, debris, and other waste materials
  • Set braces to support sides of excavations
  • Compacting, shoveling, sweeping
  • Some operation of heavy equipment
  • Ensure proper safety and incident reporting procedures are followed. Bring any concerns to the attention of Foreman, Superintendent, General Superintendent, or Management.
  • Help identify any underground and overhead utilities that have been located/exposed
  • Load and unload trucks and haul and hoist materials
  • Maintain a clean job site: pick up all material, tools, and small equipment and secure the job site each day to eliminate potential hazards
  • Work with small equipment
  • Review trenching requirements with Superintendent and ensure any required protection is available
  • Material handling


  • H.S. Diploma/GED
  • Driver’s License
  • Will train the right candidate

Mechanic Assistant

Full-Time $20-$30, plus benefits

Job Summary

Perform scheduled and non-maintenance of vehicles and equipment. Assist shop manager with mechanical repair work.  Clean and organization of shop and yard.

List of Responsibilities

  • Clean and organize shop and yard
  • Wash and vacuum vehicles, replace bulbs, and ensures vehicle lights and turn signals are in proper working order
  • Assist mechanic when equipment breaks down
  • Maintain field equipment cleanliness 
  • Pick-up and delivery of auto parts and supplies
  • Assist shop mechanic on necessary mechanical work
  • Perform related duties as assigned


  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
    • 1+ year of experience maintaining and servicing vehicles and equipment 
    • Valid Driver’s License
  • Knowledge of vehicle operation and basic maintenance
  • Physical ability to include climbing, balancing, reaching/handling


Estimator/Project Manager

Full-Time Salaried Position

Job Summary

Prepares estimate of the cost of projects before the project begins. Manage through organizing, directing, controlling, and evaluating projects from start to finish according to schedule, specifications, and budget.

List of Responsibilities

  • Prepare estimates of probable costs of materials, labor, equipment, and subcontracts for construction projects based on contract bids, quotations, schematic drawings, and specifications.
  • Understand contract specifics, prepare submittals, and track approval in writing. Complete and track change orders with approval and in writing
  • Identify opportunities, create advantages, and maximize bid profit
  • Continuously track in-house production rates, analyze, and apply to future estimates
  • Preparing contracts and negotiating revisions, changes, and addition to contractual agreements with consultants, clients, suppliers, and subcontractors
  • Read economic feasibility studies and preliminary estimates for proposed projects
  • Set up cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures
  • Oversees the preparation of cost and expenditure statements and forecasts at regular intervals for the duration of a project
  • Prepare and maintain a directory of suppliers, contractors, and subcontractors, and prepare economic feasibility studies on changes and adjustments to cost estimates
  • Oversees the planning organizing, directing, controlling, and evaluating of construction projects from start to finish according to schedule, specifications, and budget
  • Oversees the development and implementation of quality control programs
  • Representing your company on matters such as business services and union contracts negotiation.
  • Oversees progress reports and progress schedules issued to clients
  • Evaluate vendors, obtain quotes for materials, review costs/value, and direct purchasing
  • Oversees the hiring and supervising of subcontractors and subordinate staff
  • Oversees the performance of quantity takeoffs


  • 5 years of relevant experience or 
  • College degree in construction, civil engineering, or a related discipline
  • High level of verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with computer software such as Microsoft Office and Excel


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