Our field operations employees are the boots-on-the-ground team at our jobsites. They manage daily construction activities and collaborate with other departments to make sure the project stays on schedule and on budget.
In 1997, we created our Field Training Center to offer free training to employees who are motivated to advance. We offer courses in a variety of subjects including carpentry apprenticeship, field engineering, and foreman training.
In 2020, we launched SKILLED, a new all-encompassing program that represents our craft education efforts offered at our Field Training Center in Trussville, Alabama, and in various other events and initiatives. SKILLED is designed to strengthen our safety culture and better equip our field teams with the training they need to do their jobs safely and effectively and advance in their careers. The program provides our field employees with opportunities to expand their knowledge and improve their skills through in-person events and online content.
Brasfield & Gorrie is accredited in a variety of subjects by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). NCCER assists construction companies nationwide with training and development programs to help strengthen employees’ trades. For more information about NCCER’s mission, visit www.nccer.org.
Determine Your Path
Assistant Field Manager
Assistant Field Managers (AFM) typically start out as a co-op or intern in our College Student Program and are Superintendents in Training. Out Student program gives you hands-on experience and a solid understanding of our company. AFM’s perform a wide range of duties to assist with development of the skills needed to be a Superintendent.
Carpenter plays an important role on our construction projects from foundation to finish work. Brasfield & Gorrie carpenters are typically charged with building and erecting formwork during structural operation and may do anything from installing blocking to hanging doors and hardware during finish operations.
Concrete work is vital to our business as a self-perform contractor. Our concrete finishers place and finish large slabs, foundations, and vertical work and point and patch finished work.
Large and small equipment operators move materials throughout the duration of the project. Excavators, backhoes, dozers, skid steers, and graders are just a few of the types of equipment we use on our jobsites.
Brasfield & Gorrie foremen are exceptional craftspeople in their trades. Each foreman works with his or her specific trade in a leadership role, providing guidance and assistance throughout the project.
Pipefitters work with high-pressure and low-pressure pipe systems used in manufacturing, power, and heating and cooling of buildings. Lay out, assemble, install, and maintain pipe systems, pipe supports, and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment.
Robotic Field Engineer
Field Engineers play an essential role on our projects. Prior to and during construction, field engineers survey, measure, and lay out locations for proper alignment and placement of structures. Field engineers generally have survey assistant (rodman) and may lead a crew of instrument assistants and survey assistants.
Brasfield & Gorrie superintendents guide all on-site activities during construction. Their duties include staffing, planning, and coordinating all Brasfield & Gorrie and trade partner work. Superintendents work hand-in-hand with the overall project team.
No two career paths are the same. Check out the example career path below for a superintendent.