Maine Construction Firm Looking to Fill 150 Jobs

Thu February 23, 2012 - Northeast Edition

PITTFIELD, Maine (AP)- Maine’s largest heavy construction company is looking to hire 150 construction workers.

Pittsfield-based Cianbro Corp. says it has a backlog of projects in Maine and needs workers to fill job openings, jobs which the company is intent on filling immediately. The hiring effort comes as the company prepares to tackle the largest backlog of projects in Cianbro’s 63 year history, and follows on the heels of an earlier hiring campaign that brought an additional 250 team members into the firm last fall.

Cianbro is seeking Maine state licensed electricians and helpers who would be assigned to jobs in the Greater Bangor area, Brewer, Auburn, and various substations across the southern part of the state. Structural iron workers and riggers are needed in Greater Bangor and Brewer. Cianbro is hiring journey level millwrights, pipewelders and pipefitters for Greater Bangor and Woodland, as well as for the spring outage season when annual maintenance is performed at a number of facilities across the region. Also on the list of jobs: First class transmission lineworkers, electrical engineers, electrical superintendents, mechanical superintendents, safety professionals, estimators, and project controllers.

"We’re grateful for the opportunity to employ our fellow citizens," said Cianbro Corporation President Andi Vigue. "We’re bullish on hiring Maine people who possess the skills necessary to accomplish the challenging projects that Cianbro faces. Not only will those people we are hiring become part of the largest construction firm in the Northeast, they will also become co-owners in our employee-owned company on Day One."

Cianbro has more than 4,000 employees nationwide.