Pioneer Construction gears up to add 30 carpenters, ironworkers, and metal building erectors

Following on the heels of a hiring blitz that added 12 new ironworkers, carpenters, and metal building erectors to its ranks, Grand Rapids-based Pioneer Construction is ready to hire another 30 workers.

Pioneer Construction, which employs about 200 people, has built some of West Michigan's leading-edge structures, including Grand Valley State University's Mary Idema Pew Library and the Seidman College of Business, as well as Grand Rapids' Downtown Market, Heart of the City Health Services, and Boardwalk Condominiums.

"We have a strong backlog right now, and have new opportunities with manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, office build-outs, higher education, hospitality, and healthcare," says Director of Business Development Chris Beckering. "We've maintained the philosophy that it's important to have the self-performance horsepower and services to deliver full-service construction."

In conjunction with the expected uptick in larger-than-life projects, the company recently purchased a $1 million 70-ton Grove TMS700E crane.

While Pioneer's ideal job candidate is one with experience in carpentry, ironwork, or metal building construction, Beckering says the company has partnered with Associated Builders and Contractors to provide extensive training for anyone wishing to begin or advance a career in construction trades.

"First and foremost, candidates must have a good solid work ethic, positive teamwork-oriented mentality and attitude, people who take pride in their work, and people who have a commitment to safe work practices," Beckering says. "Ideally, they would have experience in the trades or general construction services; however, for people with a strong work ethic and a good attitude, we're willing to invest in training."

To apply for a position, stop by Pioneer Construction's offices at 550 Kirtland St. SW, or apply online here.

Writer: Deborah Johnson Wood, Development News Editor
Images courtesy of Pioneer Construction
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    Grand Rapids, MI 49507 Website
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