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FSA Health & Dependent Care Open Enrollment

Now through December 11, 2019

It’s open enrollment time for the health and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSA) for the 2020 calendar year.  We are moving from WageWorks to Basic as our plan provider.

Here’s what you need to know:

 

Division 110 – Grand Rapids Home for Veterans

Drone Operator: Jacob Otto, Project Engineer

The Grand Rapids Home for Veterans is a 93-acre, state-owned campus featuring four single-story, 29,000-square-foot buildings, each with 32 private residences. The Division 110 team will install 247 column pads, 7,100+ LF of strip footing and 7,100+ LF of frost walls, and over 147,000+ SF of slab on grade.

 

Grand Rapids – Safety Engineer

Are you looking for a change in your career?  We’re currently looking for a Safety Engineer in Grand Rapids! 

The Safety Engineer will help to facilitate, promote and supply necessary resources to the field under the company’s current chain of safety leadership.  They will coordinate uniform and consistent safety compliance between the various divisions.  Position will include but is not limited to:

  • Monitor and update current safety rules and Standard Operating Procedures. Convey any changes to the field.
  • Lead and participate in safety committee meetings, events, stand downs, trainings, etc.
  • Review all accident, injury and near miss investigations. Work with the field personnel involved to determine the underlying safety hazards or conditions that resulted in the incident where addressed and corrected.
  • Coordinate Workers Compensation Claims
    • Investigate all injuries
    • Monitor and direct medical treatment
    • Oversee the Return to Work Program

This position reports to the Regional Safety Manager, and will require frequent travel, including some overnight stays. Please see Mindy Curtiss or Sarah Miller in Human Resources if you’re interested in applying! Application Deadline:  Friday, November 29, 2019

Division 2710 – Two Silver Crescent

Concorde Construction Superintendent Scott Turner gave top compliments to Jim Andrisko and Mark Boone for stepping up on Two Silver Crescent.

Thank you for sending Mark Boone and Jim Andrisko to Two Silver Crescent. Their work was spot-on.  They also did the concrete flat work in the courtyard right the first time, and quicker than I thought they would. They really did a great job for me here.

 

Career Exposure Day with Crossroads Alternative High School

Kudos to the field leaders and recruitment team that hosted students from Crossroads Alternative High School. The students had an incredible hands-on experience learning about carer opportunities in concrete construction. Our thanks go to Mark Dahl, Jorge Najera, Carl Aukeman, Steve Westrate, Ted Greenland, Eric Lokers, Mindy Curtiss and Amy Vega.

 

Division 110 – The Graduate, Lansing, MI

 

Division 2710 – Union Power – Jason Rinaldi & Crew

Submitted by Butch Floyd, Safety Manager

During one of my last site inspections/walk throughs at Union Power, I went into Jason Rinaldi’s job trailer to check it out and was very pleasantly surprised. The housekeeping, organization, and general orderliness of the trailer was quite impressive. I’ve inspected countless trailers and Conexes and it’s very seldom to find one in such good shape and condition.

The orderliness helps to protect ourselves and our employees from accidents in the trailer by keeping everything in its place with no slip, trip, & fall hazards on the floor, no items ready to fall off of a shelf, no Sawzall blades sticking out to cut someone, etc.

This level of organization also helps to increase production and the maintenance of our tools. When someone goes to the trailer for a tool, they shouldn’t have to look around trying to find something. Everything should have its place! It is a significant waste of production time when trying to find tools. This is also a huge testament to the way Jason and his crew are performing their work and the pride they have in a job well done.

If the trailer is this organized and neat, we can rest assured their work is high quality also. The next time you see Jason, Rassie, Roque, Christopher, Reymundo, and Ismael, let them know how good a job they have done and thank them for all of us!