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Career Pathing

We want to help you achieve your career goals, and we want you to do it as a part of the Whitaker team!

The following are provided as examples of what your potential career path could look like here at Whitaker Construction. They are separated by job category. 


A Construction Laborer is responsible for general laborer duties on construction sites. They may prepare sites by cleaning them, loading, or unloading materials, digging trenches, compacting earth, and removing hazards. Construction Laborers are essential to highway construction, utility construction, and environmental remediation. 

Laborer Path


Perform crucial tasks with hands, tools, and basic equipment. Ensure the success of projects.

1-3 Years




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Heavy Equipment Operator

Safely operate various types of heavy equipment to complete projects on-time and on-budget.

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Leads, inspires, and mentors a crew to safely and effectively complete assigned projects on time.

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Oversees projects, needed resources, and quality assurance while staying on budget and on time. 

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Schedule, coordinate, & supervise crews. Inspect equip. & job sites to ensure that specifications are met.

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Pipe Fuser

Install piping systems  of all sizes by means of fusion.

Pipe Layer

Install piping systems. Modify, clean, and repair pipes of all sizes.

Coordinate multiple projects between clients, senior leaders, & teams to ensure successful outcomes. 




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Ensure accurate financial management & provide insight to support successful outcomes.

Job Accountant/

Estimator Assistant

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Monitor site work, delivery schedules, construction progress, and comply with all legal regulations.

Project Engineer/

Jr. Estimator

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Oversee projects from initiation to completion ultimately delivering successful and timely outcomes.

Project Manager/


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Vice President

Strategically lead assigned departments while driving operational excellence & profitability. 

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Provide vision, make key decisions, & foster a culture of excellence, growth, & success for the entire company.

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Our shop helps to maintain and repair a vast fleet of equipment and vehicles. They support our mission by ensuring safe and reliable equipment for our employee-owners and the communities and customers we serve. 

Shop/Mechanic Path

Shop Helper

Aids in all aspects of the shop by helping clean, organize, repair, maintain, and coordinate needed tasks. 

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Fuel & Lube Tech Helper

Offers all assistance to fuel and lube technicians by supporting their needs to execute on fuel and lube tasks. 

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Fuel & Lube Driver

Field Fuel & Lube

Safely operate fuel and lube vehicles and perform critical maintenance tasks utilizing all fuel and lube tools and processes.

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Shop Mechanic 1-3

Perform critical repairs and maintenance in a shop environment.

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Perform critical repairs and maintenance in a field environment.

Field Mechanic 1-3

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Oversee all types of equipment and  maintenance/repairs, as well as helping manage certain shop personnel. 

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Supervisor Equipment

Oversee all parts of the equipment program and key personnel within the department.

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Oversee all aspects of small equipment, their maintenance schedules, and relevant staff.

Manager Small Equipment

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Oversee all parts of the equipment program and key personnel within the department.

Supervisor Equipment

Oversee all parts of the equipment program and key personnel within the department.

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Fleet Manager

Manages all tasks, activities, and maintenance/repair  schedules for the entire fleet and relevant staff.

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Vice President of Fleet & Equipment

Oversees the strategic vision of the company and leads relevant staff, ensuring that all aspects of our equipment fleet support our mission.

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Learning and development is all about empowering employee-owner growth by developing knowledge, skills, and capabilities to improve job performance and satisfaction. 

Learning & Development (L&D) Path

L&D Coordinator

Handle all tasks assigned to them to provide guidance and information on professional development. 

Instructional &
E-Learning Developer

Utilizes online resources to provide development programs for all employee-owners to easily access.

L&D Specialist Soft Skills

Enhance employee-owners soft skills by identifying and providing growth opportunities. 

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Provide and enhance opportunities to learn and further develop critical skills that are used in the field and office. 

L&D Specialist Craft Skills

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Training Manager Soft Skills

Oversee the soft skills program and identify new opportunities to further enhance the program.

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Training Manager Craft Skills

Oversee the craft skills program and identify new opportunities to grow the program and develop all staff.

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Learning & Development Manager

Oversee all aspects of the L&D program and all relevant staff to bolster their offerings and support professional development within the company.

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Director of Learning & Development

Lead the L&D department and provide strategic input to further the mission of both the L&D department and the whole company.

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Human resources is responsible for managing the employee-owner lifecycle and administering employee-owner benefits. They also help to nurture a diverse culture within the company.

Human Resources Path


Manage calls, emails, and all walk-in traffic. Help manage administrative and clerical needs. 

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Admin. Assistant

Support managers and staff with administrative tasks, scheduling, data entry, etc. 

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HR Generalist

Help coordinate and execute on daily HR activities, ensuring they align with organizational goals.

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HR Business Partner

Manage the HR needs of all employee-owners in the department that is assigned to you.

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HR Assistant

Provide support to HR Department concerning recruiting, benefits, personnel, etc. 

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A recruiter identifies, attracts, and screens candidates to fill job vacancies, ensuring a qualified and capable workforce.

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Sr. Recruiter

Oversees all aspects of recruiting. helping to curate a strong and talented workforce.

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Run the day-to-day operations of the HR Dept. and add value to the our strategic initiatives concerning HR. 

HR Manager

Manage all aspects of benefits, including administration, tracking, compliance, and updates.

Benefits & Compliance Manager

HR Director

Manage all HR employee-owners and assist the VP of HR in strategy and outlook planning.

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VP of Human Resources

As a member of the Executive Team, the VP of HR advises Senior Management regarding HR matters, including all aspects of managing an effective workforce.

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Additional Paths Coming Soon!

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