Current Openings

Barriere Construction Company accepts applications for specific, currently-open positions only. Barriere does not consider unsolicited applications, applications submitted for “any open position,” or applications submitted without mentioning a specific open position.

All applicants are required to complete two online pre-employment assessments. The assessment results, along with the completed employment application, interviews, and any other pre-employment requirements, will be used to determine any offer of employment.

Applicants must apply in person at the Barriere division office where the open position is offered, and should allow approximately two hours to complete the initial application process.

Barriere is an equal opportunity employer, a Section 503 Federal Contractor, and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Veterans and Women are encouranged to apply.  Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. Administrators at each location office can verify informantion in the job listings.

Current Job Openings:

BATON ROUGE ASPHALT DIVISION – BATON ROUGE
PAVING FOREMAN 
We are presently accepting applications for the position of a Paving Foreman for our Baton Rouge Asphalt Division.  Job Description: Foremen coordinate all aspects of one project related to construction or asphalt paving. Directly responsible for decisions regarding personnel, equipment, problem-resolutions, record-keeping, and overall effectiveness of projects. They make decisions pertaining to production on a daily basis and plan work approximately 1 week in advance.   Foremen handle all aspects of personnel management on site. They work closely with the crew to ensure safety, quality, and timely production. Responsibilities: Ensure safety of crew and public; comply with all safety initiatives, protocols, and procedures, Plan, assign, coordinate, and evaluate crews, Develop employees, Coordinate subcontractors, suppliers, and equipment, Monitor labor, haul, equipment production, and costing, Track production, Ensure operators maintain equipment and document usage.   Work Experience: At least 3 years as a skilled craftsperson with demonstrated ability to handle Lead Man or Foreman-type role.  Education/Training – High School Diploma or GED. Please send resume’s to Human Resources, One Galleria Blvd., Suite 1650, Metairie, LA  70001, or email to hr@barriere.com or fax to 504-569-3289.

HEAVY CIVIL CONSTRUCTION – HARVEY
LEADMAN PIPE CREW
Be able to set up pipe laser and run whole lane pipe.  Must be able supervise and lead a crew.  Minimum of 2 years construction experience.  Abides by all Barriere safety regulations.  Physical requirements – Ability to work outdoors in extreme conditions such as cold, heat, and humidity. The maximum unassisted lift requirement for a Barriere employee is 51 pounds for all physical job descriptions.  Must observe all safety protocol.

Please apply in person at 1910 Peters Road, Harvey, LA  70058.   TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY 8AM - 2PM ONLY.

INDUSTRIAL DIVISION – HARVEY
FIELD ENGINEER
Barriere is looking for energetic and eager future leaders to join our team!
Bachelor’s Degree preferred-Civil Engineering highly favored. Applicant must possess good computer
skills (Excel, Project, AutoCAD) and be willing to spend a majority of time in the field on projects.
Job responsibilites include assisting Project Manager, Superintendent, and Foreman with evaluating
potential safety issues, process improvements, layout, measuring quantities, clarifying specifications,
preparing work orders, schedules, field measurements and working with subcontractors. Barriere
offers an excellent benefits package including a 401(k) plan, performance bonuses, vehicle and
fuel allowance program.  Please send resume’s to Human Resources, One Galleria Blvd., Suite 1650, Metairie, LA  70001, or email to hr@barriere.com or fax to 504-569-3289.

SITE SAFETY TECHNICIAN 
The Industrial Construction Division of Barriere Construction is currently seeking a qualified individual for the position of Site Safety Technician.  Candidates should have 3-5 years of experience in construction with an emphasis on safety management.  Possess TWIC, COSS, GCSC Basis Plus certifications preferred.  OSHA 10 Hour, First Aid & CPR, Trenching & Shoring, and Confined Space Entry training would be a plus.  Must possess strong communication and computer skills. This position will oversee our project-specific safety programs and assist in monitoring the activities of heavy industrial construction projects. We offer a competitive salary, a complete benefits package, and the chance to get in on the ground  floor of a rapidly growing division of an established company.  Please send resume’s to Human Resources, One Galleria Blvd., Suite 1650, Metairie, LA  70001, or email to hr@barriere.com or fax to 504-569-3289.

NORTH SHORE ASPHALT DIVISION – FRANKLINTON
CRAFTSMAN
Position Description – Duties include but are not limited to preparing utility pipe for crew, cutting materials, hauling materials, hand grading, checking string lines, housekeeping at job site, checking safety protocol, laying out job materials according to plan, beginning of day set-up and end of day clean-up, etc.  Physical requirements – Ability to work outdoors in extreme conditions, such as cold, heat and humidity. The maximum unassisted lift requirement for Barriere employees is 51 pounds for all physical job descriptions.  Must observe all safety protocol.  Equipment Requirements – Able to work with a wheelbarrow, wacker, hand tools, or any other small piece of equipment used  to move concrete and pipe.  Experience/Skills Required – Must have a minimum of 1 yr. experience in the road or construction field, Underground utility work, working outdoors in extreme weather conditions, and be able to read and understand simple directions, must be able to read a tape measure, as well as perform simple mathematical equations.

GRAVEL PIT PLANT OPERATOR
Position Description –We are now accepting applications for a Plant Operator to work in our Gravel Pit.  Duties include communicating with the Plant Foreman, Superintendent, and Operators; conducting daily startup,  shutdown, and maintenance procedures;  performing equipment inspections; and following all safety procedures.  Physical requirements – The ability to work outdoors in extreme conditions such as cold, heat and humidity.  Able to individually lift and carry up to 50 lbs and pull or push up to 70 lbs. Observe all safety protocol.  Experience/Skills Required – Candidate should have experience with servicing and maintenance of a high production facility. Mechanical/Electrical/Inventory Control/Scheduled Maintenance experience necessary.  Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, should have strong mathematical abilities and functional computer knowledge. Minimum  1 Year in gravel pit working outdoors.  Equipment Experience Required – Front End Loader, Backhoe, Bulldozer,  Forklift, Bobcat, & Various small equipment used at plant.

LT EQUIPMENT OPERATOR W/CLASS A CDL (FULL ENDORSEMENTS)
We are presently accepting applications for a light equipment operator w/CDL CLASS A (FULL  ENDORSEMENTS ONLY)  in our North Shore Asphalt Division.  Must have a clean motor vehicle record and must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen, post-offer physical, post-offer functional capacity test. Barriere Construction Co ,LLC offers an excellent benefit package and competitive salary.  Position Description: Duties include, but are not limited to, operating a Rubbertire Backhoe/Excavator, Base Roller, Small Asphalt Roller, and Powerbroom, CDL CLASS A WITH FULL ENDORSEMENTS ONLY.  Ability to do basic repairs and maintenance on the equipment such as lubricating, cleaning, and fueling; ability to perform connections between the equipment and its attachments; ability to use hand tools to accomplish these tasks; and perform activities of a laborer when not operating the equipment. Physical Requirements: Ability to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions such as cold, heat, and humidity. The maximum unassisted lift requirement for Barriere employees is 51 pounds for all physical job descriptions. Must observe all safety protocol.  Experience/Skills Required: Must have minimum of 1 year experience in the road or construction field, working outdoors in extreme weather, able to read, understand, and write simple sentences, and perform simple mathematical equations.  CLASS A CDL WITH FULL ENDORSEMENTS ONLY.

PLANT LOADER OPERATOR
We are presently accepting applications for the position of Plant Loader Operator for our Northshore Asphalt Plant.  Experience Requirements:  Must have experience in operating a Front End Loader, Motor Grader, Rubbertire Backhoe, Dozer and Excavator.  Job duties include loading of trucks, filling hoppers for the plant.  The job requires reliability, being able to work outside and being in good physical condition.  1 year minimum experience in road or construction field working outdoors.  Physical Requirements – The ability to work outdoors in extreme conditions, such as cold, heat and humidity.  Able to individually lift and carry up to 50 lbs. and pull or push up to 70 lbs. and observe all safety protocol. 

SURVEYOR HELPER
Position Description –Duties include, but are not limited to – Holds level or stadia rod at designated points to assist in determining elevations and laying out stakes for construction surveys. Calls out reading or writes station number and reading in notebook. Marks points of measurement with elevation, station number, or other identifying mark. Measures distance between survey points with keel (marking crayon), paint sticks, scratches, tacks, or stakes. Places stakes at designated points and drives them into ground at specified elevation, using hammer or hatchet. Cuts and clears brush and trees from line of survey, using brush hook, knife, ax, or other cutting tools. Uses GPS Rover and Data Collector to gather survey information.  Sets up GPS Base Station or Robotic Total Station where needed and checks equipment for precision.   Abides by all Barriere safety regulations. Physical requirements – Ability to work outdoors in extreme conditions, such as cold, heat and humidity. The maximum unassisted lift requirement for Barriere employees is 51 pounds for all physical job descriptions. Must observe all safety protocol. Experience/Skills Required  -  Strong Math and Computer Skills. Must have minimum of 1 yr. experience in the road or construction field working outdoors in extreme weather, be able to read and understand simple directions as well as perform simple mathematical equations.  Preferred Rodman experience.

Please apply in person at 407 CC Road, Franklinton, LA 70438.  TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY 9AM – 12PM ONLY.

SOUTHSHORE ASPHALT – BOUTTE
CRAFTSMAN
Position Description – Duties include shoveling and raking asphalt and other materials, loading asphalt from dump truck into paver, sweeping, checking safety protocol on job site, beginning of day setup, end of day cleanup, etc. Physical Requirements – The ability to work outdoors in extreme conditions such as cold, heat and humidity.  Able to individually lift and carry up to 50 lbs and pull or push up to 70 lbs and observe all safety protocol.  Experience/Skills Required – Must have minimum of 1 yr. experience in the road or construction field working outdoors in extreme weather, be able to read and understand simple directions as well as perform simple mathematical equations.  Equipment Requirements – Must be able to work with a wheelbarrow, wacker or any other small piece of equipment used to move asphalt.  TWIC Card Required.

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
Duties include operating a variety of equipment including screed, pavers, motor graders, excavators, front end loaders, rubbertire backhoes, and dozers; performing routine inspections and preventative maintenance on all equipment; performing other duties on the jobsite when not operating equipment; and following all safety protocol.  Physical Requirements – Ability to work outdoors in extreme temperatures, individually lift and carry weights up to 50 lbs., push and pull weights up to 70 lbs., and observe all safety protocol.  Experience/Skills Required – Must have minimum of 1 yr. experience in the road or construction field, working outdoors in extreme weather, be able to read, understand and write simple sentences, and perform simple mathematical equations.  Equipment Requirements – Must have a minimum of 1 yr. experience in operating and maintaining Asphalt paver or MTV and at least three or more pieces of asphalt equipment, such as:screed, pavers, motor grader, front end loader, rubbetire backhoe, excavator, dozer.  TWIC Card required.

 Please apply in person at 1268 LA Hwy 3127, Boutte, LA 70039.  MONDAY-FRIDAY 8AM-2PM ONLY

Also in our SOUTHSHORE ASPHALT- BOUTTE
FIELD ENGINEER
Barriere is looking for energetic and eager future leaders to join our team! We are presently accepting resumes for the position of Field Engineer.  Bachelor’s Degree required, Civil Engineering or Construction Management preferred.  Applicant must possess good communication skills, computer skills (GPS Modeling, AutoCad, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project etc.) and be willing to spend a majority of time in the field on projects.  This is a salaried position with high level of advancement opportunities.  Barriere offers an excellent benefits package including a 401(k) plan. Please send resume to: Human Resources, One Galleria Blvd., Suite 1650, Metairie, LA 70001, email to hr@barriere.com or fax to 504-581-2270.

Summer Internship Program
Barriere accepts resumes and letters of application year round for our Summer Internship Program. The program is open to all college sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolled in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, and Construction Engineering Technology, and Occupational Safety and Health degree programs. Interns typically work from May to August and successful candidates will get hands-on experience working alongside Project Managers and Field Engineers in both office-based and in-the-field work.

The application process for our 2014 Summer Internship Program is now open.

To apply for the internship program, send résumés and cover letters to: Barriere Construction Co., LLC, Intern Program, One Galleria Blvd, Suite 1650, Metairie, LA 70001 or by e-mail to chrisw@barriere.com.