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Oftedal Construction - Technician Jobs in Casper, WY

Technician Jobs in Casper, WY

Oftedal Construction

2376 7 Mile Road Casper, WY 82604
https://www.oftedalconstruction.com/

About Us

Employee-owned Oftedal Construction consistently ranks as one of the largest earthmoving contractors in our immediate multi-state area, employing more than 250 people. Continuous efforts to perfect and refine our signature service of mass excavation by employing the finest people, implementing new technology, and maintaining a modern fleet of earth-moving equipment are reasons why Oftedal will remain a dominant force in the heavy civil industry for decades to come. With an emphasis on promoting from within, Oftedal offers career opportunities, training and development to all employees sincere about building a career in the heavy-civil industry. We encourage employees with a proven performance history with the company and persons with earthmoving experience and leadership potential who enjoy working outdoors and have the tenacity to solve problems and make decisions in a fast-paced environment to discuss advancement opportunities with us. Join our team today!

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About Us

Employee-owned Oftedal Construction consistently ranks as one of the largest earthmoving contractors in our immediate multi-state area, employing more than 250 people. Continuous efforts to perfect and refine our signature service of mass excavation by employing the finest people, implementing new technology, and maintaining a modern fleet of earth-moving equipment are reasons why Oftedal will remain a dominant force in the heavy civil industry for decades to come. With an emphasis on promoting from within, Oftedal offers career opportunities, training and development to all employees sincere about building a career in the heavy-civil industry. We encourage employees with a proven performance history with the company and persons with earthmoving experience and leadership potential who enjoy working outdoors and have the tenacity to solve problems and make decisions in a fast-paced environment to discuss advancement opportunities with us. Join our team today!

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Hiring Process
  • Do you have an application form and how long does it typically take to complete?

    We have an online application on our website that takes about 10 minutes to complete: https://oftedal-keystyle.viewpointforcloud.com/Careers/BrowseJobs

  • Do you phone screen applicants before doing in-person interviews?

    Yes, we will phone screen applicants to confirm their experience is a good fit for the role and willing to work in drug-free environment.

  • What do your in-person interviews entail?

    In-person interview entail meeting with the Shop Manager and Foreman to discuss the candidate's experience, work schedule, compensation, and benefits offered with the position. There may also be a tour of the shop if time permits.

  • Do you perform background checks, drug screening, or personality tests before hiring an applicant?

    Once a candidate has been offered a position Oftedal will conduct a drug and alcohol screening and motor vehicle record checks. We may inquire about background information in some circumstances.

  • Do you perform a skill assessment before hiring an applicant? If yes, what does it entail?

    Will have mock diagnosis and troubleshooting tests done in the shop. If the candidate has their CDL, we will conduct a fitness test after the position has been offered.

  • After an in-person interview, approximately how long should I expect to wait for a rejection or an offer?

    No more than 2 days after the interview.

  • Approximately how long does the full hiring process take from submitting the application to the time of the hiring decision?

    About 1-2 weeks.

  • Is there anything else you’d like to mention about your hiring process?

    Oftedal Construction, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, citizenship, sex, marital or veteran status, disability, or handicap, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

  • Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

    The shop is heated.

  • What is the size of the team I’d be working with?

    The team consists of 1 shop manager, 8 mechanics, 2 purchasing agents, and 1 maintenance tracker.

  • What are the shop hours and what are the shift timeframes?

    Shifts are 10 hours, 5 days/week (Monday-Friday). Shifts run 7am-5pm with a 30-minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks. In December, our shop is closed the last 2 weeks of the month.

  • What tools does the shop provide that are available for all technicians to use?

    Our shop has cranes, rigging and lifting straps and chains, forklifts, and electronic testing equipment. Shop will provided 1 inch drive and larger sockets and impacts. While techs must provide their own toolbox and tools, we provide a tool allowance based on the number of years they have worked for the company (up to $50/week)!

  • What type of break room facility is provided?

    The break room is located on the 2nd floor, with a furnished kitchen meant for relaxing. In addition we have outdoor smoking areas.

  • How many bays does your shop have?

    One extremely large bay for heavy equipment (can fit up to four pieces of heavy equipment), two bays for light duty vehicles, and two bays for OTR trucks. We have a separate building for welding and an outside steam bay.

  • How many repair orders do you average per month?

    Depends on the season, typically 30 - 40 a month for light vehicle mechanics and 6 - 8 a month for the heavy equipment mechanics.

  • What is your parts ordering process?

    Mechanics research the parts number when available, fill out a Parts Request form and submit it to the shop manager. The shop manager will review the Parts Request form, sign off and send it to the Purchasing Department.

  • What is your policy on side work?

    Mechanics may hold outside employment in a non-related business or profession as long as it does not affect the performance of their job or schedule. Oftedal's office space, equipment, and materials are not to be used for outside employment.

  • Are there any other unique features of the work environment worth noting?

    Have five dealer level diagnostic equipment and 60 ton overhead cranes.

  • Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

    Our company will send mechanics to classes (i.e. CAT, John Deere) for refresher training on engines or computers. Safety first! We start our mornings with a safety meeting, discussing prevalent topics to maintain and grow a strong safety culture. Followed by Stretch N Bend exercises to avoid injuries.

  • Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

    We always seek to promote from within the company! Our company will support employees to gain training and grow into roles that catch their interest.

  • Can you describe your performance review process?

    Conducted annually, reviews will be a discussion with the shop manager to review areas of growth or opportunities for improvement.

  • What type of safety training is required?

    First Aid/CPR training is offered in-house. There is also task training for specific equipment.

  • Can you describe how Techs work with and mentor younger techs?

    We provide younger/newer mechanics with in-house training and assistance. Especially during our busy season, newer mechanics will be pulled into tasks to learn more about the work and equipment whenever possible.

  • How does your shop get involved with the local community?

    We run an annual car show, which is a fundraiser for our college scholarship! We also work with high school students to visit our shop for a tour and presentation about the industry on a yearly basis.

  • Do you do anything with local high schools or tech schools to encourage more students to enter the profession?

    We work with high school students to visit our shop for a tour and presentation about the industry on a yearly basis.

  • Where do you see the shop in five years?

    Steady on course with a focus on diving deeper into technology! Creating custom parts and processes to improve current heavy equipment used by the company. The Casper Shop Mechanics has successful rebuilt several pieces of equipment, most recently a D9L dozer.

  • Is there anything else you’d like to mention about career development and community?

    We always keep our Core Values in mind and are looking for like minded individuals.

  • A Level Technician
    Pay Range: $40,000 - $60,000/year ($19.23 - $28.85/hr)
    ($19.23 - $28.85/hr)

    Compensation dependent on experience, training, and efficiency. Proficiently and safely diagnose and repair complex mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical systems on mobile heavy equipment and trucks with moderate supervision.

  • B Level Technician
    Pay Range: $33,280 - $44,000/year ($16.00 - $21.15/hr)
    ($16.00 - $21.15/hr)

    Compensation dependent on experience, training, and efficiency. Proficiently and safely diagnose and repair complex engines, transmissions, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical systems on diesel trucks and light vehicles with limited supervision.

Health Insurance Offered Provider: UMR Covers: Employee, legal spouse and dependents Insurance effective after 600 hours of employment + additional 1 month waiting period. Premium paid by Oftedal.
Dental Insurance Offered Provider: UMR Covers: Employee, legal spouse and dependents Insurance effective after 600 hours of employment + additional 1 month waiting period. Premium paid by Oftedal.
Vision Insurance Offered Provider: VSP Must be an active Employee Stock Owner (ESOP). Covers: Employee, legal spouse and dependents. Oftedal pays all or a portion of employee premium.
Retirement Plan Offered 401(k) Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) All fees paid by Oftedal.
Sick Leave Offered Personal time off (PTO) can be used for vacation or sick leave. Once becoming an active ESOP participant, employee is given 10 days of PTO to be used by the end of each calendar year.
Vacation Offered Personal time off (PTO) can be used for vacation or sick leave. Once becoming an active ESOP participant, employee is given 10 days of PTO to be used by the end of each calendar year.
Paid Holidays Not Offered
ST / LT Disability Offered Employee can enroll in Aflac / Washington National.
Life Insurance Offered Provider: Mutual of Omaha Covers: Employee, legal spouse and dependents. Premium paid by Oftedal. Employee can enroll in Aflac / Washington National.
Uniforms Offered Employees are required to wear PPE (hard hat, safety glasses, steel-toed boots, gloves). The shop provides all PPE except for steel-toed boots and welding helmets. The shop also provides coveralls.
Other Offered While techs must provide their own tools and toolbox, we provide a tool allowance based on the number of years they have worked for the company (up to $50/week)!

SHOP TALK

Shop Talk Video
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Hear from our Shop Manager, Austin, about his leadership style
Shop Talk Video
1:37
Hear why our team members, Kevin and Devin, love working with us!
Shop Talk Video
1:28
Kevin and Devin walk us through their typical day
Shop Talk Video
0:42
Building a new road.