Scott Bridge Company, Inc.'s roots date back to 1933 when Mr. I. J. Scott (Jud) and two partners formed Scott Construction Company in Thomasville, Georgia, constructing many highways, airports, bridges, and dams in the Southeast. Mr. Scott left this firm in 1957 and formed his own company, The Scott Company, in Opelika, Alabama, his home. The Scott Company incorporated in 1965 as Scott Bridge Company with I. J. Scott and his son, I. J. Scott, Jr. Also in 1965 Mr. Gerard Swarthout came to the company, became company president, and retired in 1987.
Scott Bridge Company has been a member of the Alabama Road Builders since 1947, and became known as a river bridge contractor, completing many projects on the Warrior, Alabama, Coosa, Tennessee, and Chattahoochee Rivers.
Currently Mr. I. J. Scott's grandsons, I. J. Scott, III (Ike), President, William Scott, Vice President and David Scott, Board Member, own and continue to further the principles and traditions of their father and grandfather before them.
This position is responsible for providing carpentry skills on construction projects for Scott Bridge Company, Inc. Incumbents are responsible for constructing, erecting, installing and repairing wood structures, concrete forms per sketches, blueprints, or oral instructions. Typically, they will work closely with a Project Superintendent, Project Foreman, Laborers, Helpers and other skilled or semi-skilled craft workers.
• Works as assigned by the Project Superintendent or Foreman to ensure the successful completion of on-going or new construction projects.
• Secures and maintains basic tools to perform carpentry duties including hammers (framing and trimming), nail bag, tape measure, utility knives, chisels, level, farming square, screw driver assortment, nail set, etc.
• Returns carpentry tools to Scott Bridge Company tool box or secured location on jobsite once project is complete.
• Interprets plans and specifications to build, construct or repair wooden structures or concrete forms.
• Receives building and construction materials and off loads these materials in a safe and proficient fashion.
• Performs wood framing and metal stud framing as dictated by the project.
• Frames other miscellaneous wood structures.
• Strips concrete forms and removes nails from previously used lumber.
• Inspects and makes minor repairs to wooden structures as required.
• Picks up needed material and supplies to complete project.
• Works closely with the Project Foreman, Crane Operators, Helpers, and other skilled crafts persons to complete current projects in a safe and efficient manner.
• Participates in Safety and Environmental initiatives that will contribute to compliance of State/Federal regulations and improve existing Company programs.
• Keeps work area safe and clean of debris that could cause workplace hazards.
Carpentry experience or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the necessary carpentry skills, knowledge and abilities is required. The incumbent must also be able to communicate well and have good knowledge of:
1. Practices and materials of the carpentry trade.
2. Operation of various types of equipment.
3. Importance of safe work practices in a construction environment.
4. Be capable of demonstrating proficiency in the Carpentry Craft to perform the job.