Gudenkauf is a diversified provider of telecom, utility, and systems integration solutions with the resources and experience to deliver in even the toughest conditions. Our services include outside plant construction, fiber optic splicing and testing, utility locating, intelligent transportation systems, gas line cathodic protection, and emergency restoration services. Gudenkauf proudly serves customers in Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

Headquarters: Columbus, OH
Founded: 1977
Joined Congruex: 2020

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Splicing operations manager

Full-time, Exempt (salaried)

locationicon Columbus, OH
Job Summary

We are looking for a Splicing operations manager to join our growing team

Job Responsibilities
(Including, but not limited to):
  • Works with Area Managers to provide scheduling of copper and fiber splicers orders material and supplies as needed for projects
  • Position will cover the states of West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky and Pennsylvania with overnight travel
  • The Operations Manager will be required to work in field as needed, expectation is 65% field, 35% office
  • Works closely with team members, works in field with team members as needed and trains
  • Helps to train employees in proper means and methods, this includes construction and testing best practices for both copper and fiber splicing
  • Pays site visits to team members to make sure that work is up to company standards from craftsmanship to safety
  • Leads/PM projects as needed
  • Arrange appropriate training for classes ranging from case preparation, splicing, testing, and climbing
  • Inventories material and supplies upon arrival to ensure that what has been ordered is correct.
  • Arranges delivery of material and supplies to project site
  • Participates in training modules provided by Corporate to further their knowledge in the Microsoft Suite of software
  • Keep current on certifications and best practices
  • Work with subcontractors on scheduling and quality control their work
  • Communicating project expectations to Customer, Project Managers, Lead Splicers/Splicers.
  • Plans, monitors, and reviews the installation during the construction phase
  • Reviews project costs and analyzes percentage of completion verses project cost
  • Works closely with customers to maintain expectations and timelines
  • Builds and maintains relationships with customers
  • Looks for new opportunities
  • Works with the Division Manager and Estimator on forecasting of work and manpower needs
  • Review of team members on a yearly basis, works with Division Manager for reviews and raises
  • Integral in the hiring process looks for new hires
  • Reprimanding (depending on severity involves the Division Manager or VP) of employees due to any Gudenkauf/Congruex policy infractions
  • Continually works to improve workflow and operations
  • Works closely with the Estimator to schedule manpower and material for projects
  • Attends weekly team meetings to discuss any issues, projects, manpower
  • Inspection cleanliness of company vehicles
  • Reviews employee timesheets on a weekly basis for being correct and submits them along with equipment sheets.
  • Works closely with the estimators to bid projects
  • Invoicing/Billing/WIP
  • Prior to invoicing/billing of projects verifies that all time and material is correct
  • Other duties as assigned
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Understanding of Microsoft Office and computer related programs
  • Ability to be a problem solver
  • Works well with a team
 
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CDL DRIVER/YARD HAND/MECHANIC

locationicon Columbus, OH
Job Summary

​​​​​​ As a CDL Driver/Yard Hand/Mechanic, you will be responsible for transporting equipment and materials around the Yard and Warehouse and to and from various job sites. You will also be responsible for ensuring that the Mechanic Shop, Yard, Warehouse, and grounds are neat, clean, and orderly. Additionally, you will be responsible for handling some fleet mechanic responsibilities.

Job Responsibilities
(Including, but not limited to):
  • Operate company vehicles and equipment, as needed.
  • Transport material and equipment to various job sites to support work and the Operating Unit.
  • Assist in maintaining the cleanliness of the shop, yard, and warehouse.
  • Support mechanics in the field by delivering parts needed.
  • Travel out-of-town overnight to various job locations, specifically 1-3 nights/month.
  • Deicing and snow removal of the office and yard locations, in the winter months (light).
  • Conduct light mechanic duties.
  • Perform other job responsibilities and duties, as assigned.
    • This position is not limited to the responsibilities above and the selected employee may be asked to do conduct other responsibilities that would not generally be considered of a truck driver in other industries.
Required Skills and Qualifications
General
  • Ability to manage time effectively. 
  • Ability to work as a member or a team. 
  • Ability to communicate with employees, managers, vendors, and the Fleet Manager regarding work.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and have an approved driving record. 
  • Ability to travel, and work weekends and evenings, as needed.
    • Ability to work hours outside the basic 7am – 4pm schedule, and travel as needed (possibly over 8 hours/day, and over 40 hours/week, typically not more than 1 -3 nights/month).
  • Ability to work in all types of weather (including extreme weather fluctuations, cold, snow, rain, sleet, heat, etc.).
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check and drug test.
Technical:
  • Class A CDL license without restrictions.
    • Must have a clean CDL driving record.
  • CDL driving experience.
  • Valid DOT Medical Card
  • Entry level mechanic experience.
Desired Skills & Qualifications:
  • Tanker endorsement (CDL) preferred.
Why Work At Congruex No matter what role you play, you are an important part of the One Congruex Family. We offer:
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits
  • 401(k) Program with a Company Match.
  • Free Wellness Resources & Marketplace Discounts
  • Paid Maternity & Parental Leave
  • Paid Basic Life Insurance & Voluntary Options
  • The pillars of Congruex culture are GRIT, safety, inclusion, and family.
The Fine Print: We will determine salary based on skills and experience in relation to the function of the role, as well as equity to employees in similar roles. Some benefits have eligibility criteria.
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Locator

Full-time, non-exempt

locationicon Columbus, OH
Job Summary

The Locator position is responsible for pinpointing the paths of cables, pipes and other conduits that carry utilities underground. Locators’ efforts protect underground utilities from damage during projects involving excavation.

Job Responsibilities
  • Responsible for accurately and safely search for and marking underground utilities in a designated area.
    • Indicate utility locations through the utilization of paint and flags.
  • Complete necessary documentation regarding the marking and photographing of each locate.
  • Receive work tickets, open, document, close and provide follow-up summary of work.
  • Perform light excavation with shovel, to expose buried utilities when necessary.
  • Respond to emergency calls, as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Skills and Qualifications

General

  • Basic computer skills and proficiency to receive, open and close work tickets.
  • Ability to locate underground utilities.
  • Ability to read and interpret utility maps/prints to identify the type and size of underground utilities.
  • Proficient in the use of hand tools and equipment (shovels, etc.).

Technical

  • Ability to use mapping tools and other location information along with locating equipment to locate underground utilities including telecommunications, electric power, gas, oil, water, sewer, and cable TV systems, telephone, correctly, safely, and efficiently.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage time effectively.
  • Ability to work independently and make sound decisions using information at hand.
  • Basic working capability with PC software skills including Outlook, Excel, Word.
  • Ability to read, review, interpret and understand technical documents.
  • Ability to communicate with various business contacts representing the organization and with customers/public.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces (i.e., tunnels, trenches, crawl spaces, manholes, etc.) for extended periods of time.​​​​​
  • Ability to work outdoors under challenging weather conditions (i.e., snow, wind, rain, extreme heat and/or cold).
  • Ability to perform physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs, moving your whole-body including climbing, lifting up to 30 pounds, reaching, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
  • Ability to travel for business requirements within Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.​​​​​​
  • Ability to work overtime, as needed.  Possible evening and weekend work may be required as there may be call-outs.​​​​​​
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work.
  • Ability to adhere to company policy, regulations, procedures, and principles.
  • High School diploma or equivalent.​
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Individuals will be required to pass a preemployment drug test and background screening.

Desired Skills & Qualifications

  • Previous experience with locating.
  • Previous construction experience.
  • Understanding of the telecommunications industry and construction practices.
  • OSHA 10 certification.
  • OSHA 30 certification.
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Field Technician

Full-time, non-exempt

locationicon Columbus, OH
Job Summary

As a Technician, you will assist in the construction, installation, and maintenance of communications equipment and support structures

Job Responsibilities
  • Working in a 2-3 man crew installing and performing maintenance on communication equipment -The basic use and care of hand tools and mechanical equipment
  • Understanding of basic electrical theory
  • Analyzing situations accurately and adopting an appropriate course of action
  • Communicating orally and in writing
  • Following instructions accurately and completing an assigned course of action
  • Recognizing safety hazards and performing duties in a safe manner
  • Work under close supervision
  • Traveling extensively throughout the Midwest, our crews are 100% travel during the week and are home on the weekends
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Must have a High School diploma 0 to 1 year of industry experience
  • Must be 21 years or older Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to pass drug and background screening
  • Complete the Field Technician 1 Training Program
  • Working knowledge of basic hand tools and mechanical equipment
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  • The networks we design and build enable everything in the modern world to operate, from healthcare and energy to transportation and communities.
  • Our greatest asset is our people and here you have the opportunity to build your career from the ground up, as far as you want to go.
  • Founded on safety and family values, we have the GRIT to be the best at what we do and have fun while doing it.
  • A culture of employee recognition & rewards for GRIT core values
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Inside Plant Construction

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Fiber Splicing & Testing

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Utility Locating

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Utility Protection

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(614) 488-1776
2679 Mckinley Avenue Columbus OH 43204