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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Field Supervisor – Telecommunications Aerial and Ground

Full-time non-exempt (hourly)

locationicon Short Gap, WV
Job Summary

The Field Supervisors generates, plans, directs and coordinates the day to day operation, usually through communication with project managers and foremen.  Pre site survey potential projects to evaluate the project for things that will be needed for project completion as well as gather information to utilize during the locating process. Work with the project manager to monitor and control project through administrative direction of on-site foremen to ensure project is completed correctly

Job Responsibilities
(Including, but not limited to):
  • Work with foremen to plan, organize and direct activities concerned with all jobs/projects, ex: calling in locates 
  • Establish project objectives, policies, procedures, and performance standards within boundaries of company policy and contract specifications. Confer with project managers and foremen to discuss such matters.
  • Lead and maintain a safe work environment.
  • Field Survey completed projects to ensure quality of work meets company standards
  • Maintain supplies and materials to complete each project.
  • Interpret and explain plans and contract terms to staff and clients.
  • Other Duties as assigned
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Leadership
  • Computer Knowledge (Microsoft Office)
  • Field Supervision or OSP foreman
  • Teamwork Orientation
  • Valid CDL Class A License highly preferred
  • Previous experience working from blueprints, and specifications
  • Experience in conduit, fiber, manhole and hand hole placement
  • Knowledge of telecommunications industry both aerial and underground construction
  • Heavy Equipment Operation (backhoe, mini excavator, etc.)
  • Ability to travel
  • Experience with locates along the Ohio and West Virginia River. (Preferred)
Employment Status: Non -exempt (hourly) Full-time Eligible for full benefits package,401K, paid time off, holiday pay and insurance package.
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HSE Manager

Full-time, exempt (salaried)

locationicon Parkersburg, WV
Job Summary

We have a business need for an experienced HSE Manager to support the Gudenkauf team. The HSE Manager will serve as the cognizant expert in matters relating to HSE and shall have the authority to stop work activity in the event of imminent danger to the health and safety of workers, the public, or the environment. The HSE Manager will ensure understanding and compliance with Gudenkauf, Congruex HSE Department, client, local, state, and federal government health, safety, and environmental regulations and requirements.   

Job Responsibilities
(Including, but not limited to): Primary responsibilities will consist of the administration and management of a comprehensive project specific HSE training and program compliance to promote and ensure safe work practices, conditions and worker activities of Gudenkauf, subcontractor, sub-tiered subcontractor employees; as well as the integration of our company HSE policies with the client’s safety programs. Support all HSE efforts for Gudenkauf and promote Congruex safety culture.
  • Promote a positive attitude and the INCIDENT FREE philosophy
  • Coordinate HSE activities with Gudenkauf’s customer(s)
  • Plan, direct and conduct periodic HSE assessments of the site
  • Annual safety training (DFWP employee, DFWP supervisor, confined space, trench, and excavation safety, first aid, CPR, competent person, 10- and 30-hour OSHA training)
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience and knowledge in underground utility construction
  • DOT compliance (drivers, trucks, and trailers)
  • Maintain and seek outside professional guidance from Congruex Corporate HSE Department as needed
  • Conduct OVE HSE orientations to acquaint employees with project conditions, safety work practices and procedures, and continuing HSE education programs
  • Monitor subcontractors’ and sub-tiered subcontractors’ compliance with applicable HSE requirements
  • Supervise/assist in the facilitation/conducting of incident investigations. Ensure structured incident case management practices are consistently followed.
  • Train and advise personnel on HSE regulations, assessments, and process activities
  • Conduct HSE activities for stimulating and maintaining interest of employees.
  • Interpret HSE regulations and requirements for OVE and all our projects.
  • Complete and file timely HSE reports, and other reports as required utilizing our Congruex Safety Management System (Internal HSE DMS).
  • Ensure relevant reports are reviewed by Congruex Global Director of HSE, Regional Director of HSE, and OVE leadership team members.
  • Issue regular reports displaying HSE performance and incident trends – utilizing our Congruex SMS (HSE DMS)
  • Advise employees of hazardous conditions/concerns or near miss incidents
  • Establish HSE Committees, facilitate the operating structure of the meetings, ensure meetings are being held as scheduled, and management of the meeting notes and action items.
  • Recommend disciplinary measures for HSE violations
  • Maintain employee training records and OSHA required records
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • A minimum of 5 years in an HSE manager position
  • A minimum of 2 years in the role of HSE trainer for the Industrial Construction industry
  • Professional knowledge of federal standards (OSHA 29 CFR 1910 / 29 CFR 1926, EPA, DOT) for Industrial Construction and Operations environments.
  • Knowledge of and/or ability to research the Federal, State and Local safety and environmental regulations and their applications to the facilities
  • Possesses interpersonal skills in order to work effectively with individuals both internally and externally
  • Possesses the ability to use various personal computers including spreadsheet, word processing, database, and graphics software
  • Possesses the ability to analyze problems and make independent judgment to initiate corrective action or resolution
  • Ability to function in an outside and inside industrial environment including stairs, ladders, heights, areas of limited access and rough ground
  • Ability to work overtime or occasionally on weekends with short notice
  • Typical Construction/Plant/Manufacturing environment
  • Additional training / experience in trench and excavation, shoring, confined space, traffic control and DOT compliance.
  Desired Skills & Qualifications:
  • 10 years in a recognized position as HSE Manager or higher on industrial construction projects. TBD during interview process
  • A minimum of 3 years in the role of HSE trainer for the Industrial Construction industry
  • Thorough knowledge of DOT compliance and fleet management programs.
  • CHST
  • Associate degree in Occupational Safety and Health
  • OSHA 500
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Accounts Payable (AP) Coordinator

locationicon Columbus, OH
Job Summary

The Accounts Payable Coordinator will be responsible for coding, batching, and entering invoices into Microsoft D365 accounting application. They will also resolve A/P issues, process expense reports, and process weekly vendor and subcontractor check and ACH payments. The A/P Coordinator is self-motivated, with strong attention to detail and an excellent work ethic.

Job Responsibilities
(Including, but not limited to):
  • High volume data entry of vendor and subcontractor invoices. Approximately 75-125 per day
  • Match invoices against purchase orders and verify amounts, monitor discount opportunities, confirm project detail, etc. Properly allocate to proper G/L expense accounts and cost centers
  • Enter and verify various state sales tax calculation in an Excel spreadsheet
  • Research and resolve invoice issues and validate monthly statements
  • Maintain vendor and subcontractor Form W-9s and certificates of insurance
  • Process and preparation of weekly check and ACH payments
  • Protect organization’s value by keeping information confidential
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Minimum 2 years working Accounts Payable experience
  • Strong attention to detail and thoroughness
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong working computer skills, to include Microsoft Excel
  • High volume data entry and problem resolution experience
  • General Math skills
  • Working knowledge of accounting practices
  • Demonstration of problem-solving skills
Required Skills & Qualifications (continued):
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize work effectively
  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot information
  • Experience working with and maintaining confidential information
  • Ability to work as part of a team
Desired Skills & Qualifications:
  • Previous experience within the construction and/or telecommunications industry
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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


  • 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.).


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