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Career Opportunities at Gate Precast Plants and Engineering Offices

Gate has multiple precast plants and sales offices throughout the eastern half of the United States and has become one of the largest and most diversified producers of architectural and structural precast, prestressed concrete.

The value of a company is established by its people. The people of Gate Precast strengthen design-build from intangible to real. Regardless of the project’s size, scope or complexity, Gate’s personnel can enhance the entire construction process. Their experience and expertise contribute added value for customers. 

Their dedicated team employs the latest technology and systems from engineering and design to delivery and execution. The combination of total technical support and meticulous, hands-on quality control ensures that Gate’s work regularly meets and often exceeds expectations. 

Gate is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  



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ENGINEER INTERN (ENGINEER-IN-TRAINING) JACKSONVILLE, AR

Gate Precast Company is one of the nation’s largest producers of architectural precast concrete and pre-stressed structural systems.  We currently have opening(s) for full-time employment in our Jacksonville, AR engineering department (13 miles north of Little Rock) for the following:

  • Entry-level engineer
  • Moderately experienced engineer (precast or structural)

The successful candidate will aid in the design of architectural and structural precast concrete systems for office buildings, universities, hospitals, stadiums, data centers, parking structures and other commercial and institutional projects.  A bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited university and EIT licensure (Civil Engineering) is a requirement.

Duties include the ability to:

  • Produce structural design calculations for reinforced concrete, pre-stressed concrete, and structural steel connections using a variety of tools including RISA-3D, Mathcad, Microsoft Excel, and others.
  • Use of Autodesk Revit to view and manipulate 3D models
  • Interact with engineers, project managers, contractors and plant production personnel to produce accurate design information.

Required skills include:

  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Submit resumes via email to RVines@GatePrecast.com

Compensation is commensurate with education and experience.  Position offers full benefits including medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, paid vacation, sick leave and 401k plan.

Gate Precast is an equal employment employer and, as such, it is our policy to comply with all applicable laws and regulations relating to nondiscrimination in employment based upon race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, marital status, or any other legally protected status.



QUALITY CONTROL MANAGER, WINCHESTER, KY

The position requires knowledge in concrete mix design and testing, employee management, team building skills, recordkeeping, and WordPerfect and Excel computer skills. Position requires high school diploma, minimum 3 years’ experience in the precast industry, current ACI Level 1, and PCI Level I&II inspector certification.
Watch: QC Job Opportunities Video to learn more about Gate Precast

QC Manager duties include, but are not limited to the following:

• Daily supervising of 4 QC department employees

  - Lab Tech, Pre-pour/Post-pour Inspectors

• Plan staffing levels. Work with Human Resources staff to recruit, interview, select, hire.

• Provide oversight and direction to the employees in the QC department in accordance with the organization's policies and procedures.

• Coach, mentor and develop staff.

• Empower employees to take responsibility for their jobs and goals. Delegate responsibility and expect accountability and regular feedback.

• Foster a spirit of teamwork and unity among department.

• Consciously create a workplace culture that is consistent with the overall organization's and that emphasizes the identified mission, vision, guiding principles, and values of the organization.

• Lead employees to meet the organization's expectations for productivity, quality, and goal accomplishment.

• Provide effective performance feedback through employee recognition, rewards, and disciplinary action, with the assistance of Human Resources, when necessary.

• Maintain employee work schedules including assignments, job rotation, training, vacations and paid time off, telecommuting, cover for absenteeism, and overtime scheduling.

• Maintain transparent communication.

• Review and verify all testing and inspection reports as required by project specifications

• Inspect and test as required, all materials and cast-in items prior to concrete placement

• Create and verify proper mix designs used for each project

• Inspect formwork, and any casting surface for any irregularities and out-of-tolerance conditions

• Generate tension reports and inspect/monitor tensioning operations

• Check cast-in items for proper size and location.

• Perform daily inspections of batching, mixing, placing, curing, and finishing of all appropriate fresh concrete tests.

• Daily inspection of stripping operations, including verification of concrete strength requirements.

• Inspect product following any repairs to ensure the repairs are completed per the approved details and methods.

• Disposition of non-conforming product, including appropriate documentation

• Completion of all project documentation and quality control records

• Final visual marking and/or coding of product to indicate product is approved to load and ship

• Establish and maintain Quality Systems Manual

• Perform routine checks of prestressing beds

• Maintain calibration schedule and records for all equipment used in Quality processes

• Make color and texture samples for project specifications

• Review and file material mill certificates for all materials


Please send resumes to kyjobs@gateprecast.com



EXPERIENCED DRAFTER / DETAILER – OXFORD, NC

Gate Precast Company is one of the nation's largest producers of architectural precast concrete and pre­ stressed structural systems.

We currently have an opening for a full-time experienced Drafter I Detailer in our Oxford, NC Engineering Department (25 miles north of Raleigh-Durham area).

The successful candidate will assist in the development of production shop tickets and detailing and assembly of drawings for architectural precast concrete systems using Revit (BIM).  Additionally they will:

• Produce manufacturing shop drawings, production tickets, hardware drawings
• Work with Senior Drafters to detail drawings and assembly for precast architectural concrete products to ensure product is built to specifications
• Interact with Engineers, Sales, Production and QC to ensure product requirements are met.

Requirements I Skills:

Certificate or High School diploma. A.S. degree and / or coursework is a plus.
Drafting experience and the ability to illustrate and dimension drawings of assemblies as required
Experience using Autodesk products including Autocad and Revit BIM (previous Revit experience is a bonus)
Willingness to learn and adapt to Gate standards as needed
Willingness and ability to work as a team player
Proficiency using Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.
Ability to read construction plans, be highly detailed oriented with good written /verbal skills Experience in similar concrete related industry desired.

Submit resumes via email to RTMadison@gateprecast.com

Compensation will be discussed only at interview. Position offers full benefits including vacation, holiday, sick time, and medical, dental, vision benefits and 401k company match.



STRUCTURAL PRECAST DESIGNER - JACKSONVILLE, AR

Gate Precast Company is one of the nation's largest producers of architectural and structural precast concrete and pre­-stressed structural systems.

We have an immediate opening for a full-time, experienced Structural Precast Designer in our Jacksonville, AR Engineering Department, which is 15 miles north of the Little Rock area.

The successful candidate will assist in the design of structural precast parking garages, development of production shop tickets and detailing drawings for precast concrete systems.

Job functions will include:

  • Coordination with engineers and architects to produce submittal plans for precast parking garages.
  • Producing manufacturing shop drawings, hardware cut sheets, and details.
  • Publishing drawings used for assembly of precast concrete products at the job site.
  • Interaction with Engineers, Sales, Production and QC to ensure product requirements are met.

Requirements/Skills:

  • AS degree, certificate or diploma and experience in structural precast.
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD, Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Ability to read constructions plans.
  • Detail oriented with good written/verbal skills.
  • Familiarity with Revit is desired, but not required.  Gate will consider training in Revit for a candidate with precast parking garage experience

Submit resumes via email to rfisher@gateprecast.com

Compensation is commensurate with experience and education and will be discussed subsequent to an interview. The position offers full benefits including vacation, holiday, sick time, and medical, dental, vision benefits and 401k company match.

The company is an equal employment employer and, as such, it is our policy to comply with all applicable laws and regulations relating to nondiscrimination in employment based upon race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, marital status, or any other legally protected status.


BIM MODELER / ARCHITECTURAL/STRUCTURAL DETAILER – KISSIMMEE, FL
Exciting Career working on large concrete buildings, structures and projects.  Example projects include high-rise buildings, stadiums, air traffic control towers, university buildings and hospitals.   The BIM Modeler detailer will have responsibilities which may include, modeling the project in Revit, detailing shop tickets and hardware drawings for production, and producing erection drawings to build the structure along with other details using AutoCAD and 3D BIM (Revit).

Position Requirements
• AutoCad and Revit
• Proficient in Windows based systems (Microsoft Office, etc).
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Apply in person from 9:30 am-3:00 pm or e-mail vramirez@gateprecast.com
810 Sawdust Trail | Kissimmee, Fl. 34744 | Fax: 407-847-3430



EXPERIENCED ENGINEERING MANAGER — HILLSBORO, TX

Gate Precast recently established an engineering department at its architectural precast production facility in Hillsboro, Texas and is in need of an experienced Engineering Manager to continue to build, train, and manage a staff of engineering, drafting, and BIM professionals.  The potential candidate will be a registered Civil/Structural Professional Engineer with a background in the design of Precast/Prestressed Concrete and be a self-starting, proven leader.

Experience and knowledge should include:

  • Conventional reinforced concrete design
  • Post-tensioned and prestressed concrete design
  • Insulated sandwich wall panel design
  • IBC, ASCE, and other building codes
  • PCI and ACI design requirements
  • Seismic, hurricane, and blast force design
  • Stripping and handling, and shipping and erection analysis
  • Design of production and handling equipment

Software – Autodesk Revit, LEAP PRESTO, RISA-3D, LECWALL, Mathcad, and Excel are all used extensively in Gate engineering offices.

Periodic travel to jobsites and customer’s offices will be required as well as maintaining a presence in the production facility.

For further information about Gate Precast Company go to www.gateprecast.com.  Send resume and salary history to info@gateprecast.com.



DRAFTING AND BIM MODELING

Gate Precast Company has drafting and BIM modeling openings at multiple locations.  Gate has engineering offices at each of their precast concrete plants located in Ashland City, TN, Hillsboro, TX, Jacksonville, FL, Kissimmee, FL, Monroeville, AL, Oxford, AL, Pearland, TX, and Winchester, KY, and satellite engineering/drafting offices in Brentwood, TN, Jacksonville, AR, and Lexington, KY.

Successful candidates will create production piece drawings and field erection drawings of architectural and structural precast/prestressed concrete systems for office buildings, schools, hospitals, stadiums, warehouses, and other commercial and institutional projects using Autodesk Revit and EDGE^Revit.

An associate’s degree in computer aided design and drafting or equivalent experience is required.  Candidates must be highly detail oriented with an ability to meet tight deadlines.  Preferred candidates will have experience detailing precast concrete products.

Send resumes to info@gateprecast.com



MASTER MOLD BUILDER — GATE PRECAST COMPANY, OXFORD, NC
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Builds molds by studying blueprints and specifications; setting-up and operating equipment; verifying dimensions; assembling and finishing components
Duties:

  • Prepares work to be accomplished by gathering and studying work orders, blueprints, drawings, sketches, specifications; checking equipment and tools; planning layout
  • Cuts and shapes wood components by determining appropriate methods for cutting, shaping, and assembling parts; setting-up and operating equipment, including power saws, planers, sanders, lathes, jointers, routers, and nailers; measuring and marking materials; verifying dimensions; trimming parts using hand tools, including planes, chisels, wood files, and sanders.
  • Assembles units by attaching parts and components using fasteners and adhesives; verifying dimensions; trimming and adjusting parts.
  • Maintains safe, secure, and healthy environment by adhering to organization standards and policies, and legal regulations, including Material Safety Data Sheets, Occupational Safety and Health Act, and Environmental Protection Act.
  • Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions and established procedures; calling for repairs.
  • Controls costs by conserving use of equipment and supplies. Maintains quality production results by following organization standards.
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Successful candidates will be self-motivated and committed team player, willing to work in a fast paced and exciting environment. Experience with a precast manufacturer is highly preferred.  Salary commensurate with experience.  

Please send a cover letter and resume with salary requirements to:
Attention:  Travis Fox, Mail: Gate Precast,  3800 Oxford Loop, Oxford, NC  27565


 
CARPENTERS, CONCRETE WORKERS AND GENERAL LABORERS  
Gate Precast Company has full-time positions for Carpenters, Concrete Workers and General Laborers at its precast concrete plants located in Hillsboro, TX, and Winchester, KY. Concrete and construction experience preferred but not required.  Excellent benefits.  Interviews Daily.  Apply on site. EEO employer.