Careers

Whitlock Builders is a general contracting company serving the Charlotte community. We are growing and always looking for new talent who can help further our mission to provide quality custom home building and remodeling services.

When owner Hubert S. Whitlock started the company in 1957, his vision was to express integrity through design, work quality, and customer service in the building industry. Although this family-owned and managed company has expanded its scope of operations and size, it remains true to its original vision under the leadership of Scott M. Whitlock, President.

The Company offices are located at 8101 Tower Point Drive, Suite 100, in the Crown Point office park off of Sardis Road North in Southeast Charlotte.

Please click the button below to review our hiring process or click on any of our current offerings to review and apply.

Purpose

The purpose of this position is to manage the daily progress of specific construction projects from start to finish as assigned to ensure the highest degree of productivity and customer satisfaction.

Responsibilities

  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Jobsite Supervision, Protection, and Cleanliness
  • Carpentry Labor
  • Supervision and Scheduling of Subcontractors
  • Inspections
  • Material Take-Offs and Orders
  • Maintenance of Job Paperwork

Site Management

  • Responsible for on-site management of the construction job. Your conscientious performance is extremely important to the success of our company. You’re our representative to both the customer and the community at large. We get most of our work because of our reputation, and you’re a very important part of that reputation. Both the quality of your work and the appearance of your jobsite reflect on you and our company.
  • Responsible for knowing and understanding all job paperwork: plans, specifications, change orders, etc. Any questions you have, or discrepancies you discover, should be checked with the Production Manager. You’re responsible for maintaining all job records as required by the Office. These records are crucial for our work and must be consistently maintained by the Field Superintendent.
  • Responsible for performing all carpentry labor on the job, requesting help as it’s needed. When other carpenters or helpers are on your job, you’re responsible for assigning the work and generally supervising them, including their paperwork (time sheets, etc.). For helpers and carpenters, the Field Superintendent’s responsibility includes delegating work that can teach new skills.
  • Scheduling and coordinating all subcontractors in consultation with the Production Manager, working out their layout problems, ensuring their proper performance, as well as seeing that they get timely inspections of their work. It’s your responsibility to be sure that all subcontractors adhere to all of the company’s policies concerning safety, cleanliness, alcohol and drug use, and customer consideration.
  • Preparing final material take-offs and order materials promptly and accurately. You’re responsible for the accuracy in quantity and measurement, damage, quality problems of all deliveries to your job. Delivery truck drivers are to wait for your inspection, as your signature approves the condition and count of the order. Any discrepancy is to be noted on the delivery ticket. It’s imperative that you check such things as door swings, window sizes, cabinet sizes and types, lumber type and grade, etc. before you sign the delivery ticket.
  • Remember, it’s your jobsite. The Production Manager will be responsible for ordering doors, windows, cabinets, and other “specialty” items.
  • Maintaining a clean jobsite. This is important for many reasons, among them safety and efficiency. A sloppy site reflects badly on your work and our company. Dust protection is one of your most important jobs. Be sure to control any mud on your site. All jobsites are to be broom-cleaned daily. Debris is to be properly stored and hauled away weekly. You must secure permission of the customer before smoking, and it’s your responsibility to monitor subcontractors smoking on your site.
  • Responsible for protecting the customer’s property. Do not use anything: furniture, appliances, tools, equipment, or cleaning supplies that belong to the customer. Be sure you lock and secure the jobsite before you leave for the day. You must secure all ladders and equipment on the site. (Think about the safety problems of children that could arise after you leave.) All materials are to be stored in a safe place. The customer’s telephone is only to be used for business and emergency personal calls. You must never disturb a customer with loud radios or foul and abusive language.
  • Responsible for job safety for both the customer and our workers. Be sure that job conditions encourage safety. Monitor both company and individual equipment for proper safety features and safe electrical cords, etc., and inform the Production Manager of any unsafe conditions. Proper safety equipment must be used where appropriate.
  • Documenting changes. We always want to accommodate our customers and their wishes, but if they want any extra work or want to make any changes, please document their request/s and don’t agree to do anything without getting approval from the Office.
  • Responsible for installing a job sign in the most prominent place possible and for maintaining its condition. We receive many calls based on the job signs. We all benefit when we can sign up new work. Every lead is important.
  • Assisting in the development and maintenance of the project schedule. To be sure your job is on or ahead of schedule, you must monitor your progress against the completion date. Notify the Production Manager as soon as possible of any delays or conditions that will affect the schedule. You must also notify the Office if you’re having problems maintaining the schedule. Coordination of all elements that make up a typical job requires adherence to a tight schedule. You’re our link to the jobsite, and we need to know when you need any help.
  • Remember, our workday is from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. You and your crews are expected to take a half-hour unpaid lunch. Any deviations from this schedule must be approved by the production manager or owner. You’re expected to check in with the Production Manager on a daily basis to report on the progress of subs and inspections, make any manpower requests for the next day, discuss special materials requests, overall job scheduling and customer concerns.

End-of-Job Responsibilities

The Field Superintendent is responsible for preparing a punch list (with the assistance of the Production Manager) for the client to address any final contract items requiring immediate attention before the job is complete. All punch list items are to be completed immediately and the job finalized as soon as possible.

Access

The Field Superintendent is responsible for organizing a controlled access to the property with the owner (i.e., keys, driveway, etc.).

Follow Through

You must pay attention to follow through. Just because you notify the Office, a sub, or the customer of a question or problem, don’t assume that someone else is taking care of the situation. It’s your job and your responsibility to resolve and complete the loose ends and unknowns on the jobsite.

Critical Success Factors

  1. Works and communicates effectively and efficiently with Project Manager regarding project status and client-related selections, issues or questions. Demonstrates strong verbal and written organizational and communication skills.
  2. Tracks and maintains all plan changes, bulletin drawings, approved submittal drawings and specification documents on-site and online.
  3. Maintains day-to-day records for the job site including safety, security, daily logs, deliveries and site logistics.
  4. Manages and coordinates scheduling and on-time performance of all trade contractors. Keeps the Project Manager up to date regarding potential delays, conflicts and strategies related to schedule.
  5. Responds proactively and initiates resolution to issues that arise during production. Communicates with the appropriate parties throughout to keep everyone aware of and informed of outcomes.
  6. Demonstrates a working knowledge of all administrative tasks, processes and procedures including plans and specifications, proposals, trade contracts and change orders. Reviews specs with trade contractors, answers questions that arise, and inspects sub-contractor work when completed for adherence to local building standards and codes requirements. Oversees follow through and completion of all items on QAI completion list.
  7. Understands and adheres to all company policies, procedures, and processes.
  8. Works and communicates effectively with internal and external resources to achieve desired results. Responds proactively and initiates resolution to issues that arise during production. Communicates with the appropriate parties throughout to keep everyone aware of and informed of outcomes.

Qualifications

Physical Requirements

The Field Superintendent is required to lift up to 80 pounds, climb ladders, work on roofs, operate power tools and hand tools, and drive a truck. It’s especially important to use proper lifting techniques and maintain physical conditioning on a weekly basis to prevent injuries.

The perfect Field Superintendent is aggressive, organized, considerate, and capable.

Next Steps

Interested? Click the “Apply Now” button below to fill out the form and upload your resume and a brief cover letter. If your experience and qualifications match our needs, we will contact you. Thank you for your interest.

Purpose

This position aims to assist Field Superintendents (FSes) or Project Managers (PMs) in managing the daily progress of specific construction projects from start to finish as assigned to ensure the highest degree of productivity and customer satisfaction.

Responsibilities

Support the FS and Project Manager to:

  • Ensure the success of the project through careful organization and communication
  • Schedule and track the trades and provide sufficient follow up to ensure schedule compliance
  • Schedule and track all special orders to ensure that materials are available on site when needed
  • Make follow up phone calls to trades and material vendors as needed and keep FS or PM abreast of all communication
  • Maintain the 2-week project agenda and updating schedule. Accuracy is of high importance.
  • Track and oversee completion lists are being completed per schedule
  • Track design and plan change bulletins and changes to assist FS or PM in confirming accuracy
  • Document changes to specifications and plans which arise from discussions and site requirements
  • Maintain jobsite organization and cleanliness
  • Maintain jobsite logistics (progress photos, sign-in sheets, field reports, etc.)
  • Perform carpentry labor as needed.

Site Management

  • Assists with on-site management of the construction job. Your conscientious performance is extremely important to the success of our company. You’re our representative to both the customer and the community at large. We get most of our work because of our reputation, and you’re a very important part of that reputation. Both the quality of your work and the appearance of your jobsite reflect on you and our company.
  • Knowing and understanding all job paperwork: plans, specifications, change orders, etc.. Any questions you have, or discrepancies you discover, should be checked with the FS or PM. You’re responsible for maintaining all job records as required by the Office. These records are crucial for our work and must be consistently maintained by the FS and AFS
  • Performing carpentry labor on the job when needed. When other carpenters or helpers are on your job, you’re responsible for assigning the work and generally supervising them, including their paperwork (time sheets, etc.). For helpers and carpenters, the AFS’s responsibility includes delegating work that can teach new skills.
  • Scheduling and coordinating all subcontractors in consultation with the FS or PM, working out their layout problems, ensuring their proper performance, as well as seeing that they get timely inspections of their work. It’s your responsibility to be sure that all subcontractors adhere to all the company’s policies concerning safety, cleanliness, alcohol and drug use, and customer consideration.
  • Assist with preparing final material take-offs and order materials promptly and accurately. You’re responsible for the accuracy in quantity and measurement, damage, quality problems of all deliveries to your job. Delivery truck drivers are to wait for your inspection, as your signature approves the condition and count of the order. Any discrepancy is to be noted on the delivery ticket. It’s imperative that you check such things as door swings, window sizes, cabinet sizes and types, lumber type and grade, etc. before you sign the delivery ticket. Remember, it’s your jobsite. The PM will be responsible for ordering doors, windows, cabinets, and other “specialty” items.
  • Maintaining a clean jobsite. This is important for many reasons, among them safety and efficiency. A sloppy site reflects badly on your work and our company. Dust protection is one of your most important jobs. Be sure to control any mud on your site. All jobsites are to be broom-cleaned daily. Debris is to be properly stored and hauled away weekly. You must secure permission of the customer before smoking, and it’s your responsibility to monitor subcontractors smoking on your site.
  • Responsible for protecting the customer’s property. Do not use anything: furniture, appliances, tools, equipment, or cleaning supplies that belong to the customer. Be sure you lock and secure the jobsite before you leave for the day. You must secure all ladders and equipment on the site. (Think about the safety of children and problems that could arise after you leave.) All materials are to be stored in a safe place. The customer’s telephone is only to be used for business and emergency personal calls. You must never disturb a customer with loud radios or foul and abusive language.
  • Responsible for job safety for both the customer and our workers. Be sure that job conditions encourage safety. Monitor both company and individual equipment for proper safety features and safe electrical cords, etc., and inform the FS or PM of any unsafe conditions. Proper safety equipment must be used where appropriate.
  • Documenting changes. We always want to accommodate our customers and their wishes, but if they want any extra work or want to make any changes, please document their request/s and don’t agree to do anything without getting approval from the Office.
  • Responsible for installing a job sign in the most prominent place possible and for maintaining its condition. We receive many calls based on the job signs. We all benefit when we can sign up new work. Every lead is important.
  • Assisting in the development and maintenance of the project schedule. To be sure your job is on or ahead of schedule, you must monitor your progress against the completion date. Notify the FS or PM as soon as possible of any delays or conditions that will affect the schedule. You must also notify the Office if you’re having problems maintaining the schedule. Coordination of all elements that make up a typical job requires adherence to a tight schedule. You’re our link to the jobsite, and we need to know when you need any help.
  • Remember, our workday is from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. You and your crews are expected to take a half-hour unpaid lunch. Any deviations from this schedule must be approved by the PM or Owner. You’re expected to check in with the FS or PM daily to report on the progress of subs and inspections, make any manpower requests for the next day, discuss special materials requests, overall job scheduling and customer concerns.

End-of-Job Responsibilities

The AFS is responsible for preparing a punch list (with the assistance of the FS or PM) for the client to address any final contract items requiring immediate attention before the job is complete. All punch list items are to be completed immediately and the job finalized as soon as possible.

Access

The AFS is responsible for organizing a controlled access to the property with the owner (i.e., keys, driveway, etc.).

Follow Through

You must pay attention to follow through. Just because you notify the Office, a trade, or the customer of a question or problem, don’t assume that someone else is taking care of the situation. It’s your job and your responsibility to resolve and complete the loose ends and unknowns on the jobsite. The perfect AFS is aggressive, organized, considerate, and capable.

Critical Success Factors

  1. Takes instruction from the FS or PM and ensures that directions or instructions are clear and implemented as requested.
  2. Maintains day-to-day responsibility for the job site including; safety, security, daily logs and deliveries.
  3. Brings issues/concerns and/or schedule delays/problems to the FS or PM’s attention immediately.
  4. Able to read and understand plans, detail/section drawings, bulletin drawings, shop drawing submittals and specifications.
  5. Meets all construction work and quality standards on work performed.
  6. Interfaces appropriately with clients and when necessary, seeks to quickly resolve client questions, issues, concerns or requests. Informs FS or PM of any and all client requests and/or communications.
  7. Maintains a safe and clean work area always.
  8. Is a team player and works to support other team members when requested.

Qualifications

Physical Requirements

The AFS is required to lift to 80 pounds, climb ladders, work on roofs, operate power tools and hand tools, and drive a truck. It’s especially important to use proper lifting techniques and maintain physical conditioning on a weekly basis to prevent injuries.

Next Steps

Interested? Click the “Apply Now” button below to fill out the form and upload your resume and a brief cover letter. If your experience and qualifications match our needs, we will contact you. Thank you for your interest.

Purpose

THE PRODUCTION FACILITATOR/SAFETY COORDINATOR is responsible for facilitating and supporting the Production Project Management teams in the field through all phases of the project, including; permit applications and tracking of Inspections, distribution and management of plans, material procurement, job mobilization, demobilization, job closeout and all day-to-day responsibilities as related to being the designated Safety Coordinator.

Responsibilities

OFFICE/ADMINISTRATION

  • Permitting
    • Coordinate preparation of all necessary information and drawings related to filing for any and required Permits Including, building, demolition, signage, etc.
      • Responsible for ensuring proper members of the building team for each project are being notified In advance on all Inspections (Including MEP)
    • Plans & Specifications –
      • Responsible for tracking, distribution, enumeration, organization, and archiving of blueprints
    • Responsible for HWBI equipment and warehouse management system
      • Update field tools inventory monthly
        • Maintain a log of assigned field tools specifically to HWBI employees
        • Know the location of each tool at all times
      • Maintain warehouse storage organization
        • Keep materials dry, neat, and accessible

MATERIAL EXPEDITING

  • Always working towards maximizing efficiency of trips to big box, materials supplier stores by:
    • Calling superintendents in advance to prepare for the next day’s requirements
    • Calling each Field Superintendent when beginning a trip to verify any add-ons
    • Reviewing number of trips and purpose on a monthly basis for all jobs
      • Review report to Production Manager

JOBSITE CONDITIONS

  • Post Company job sign and maintain (keep straight, paint, and construct new ones when needed)
  • Work with Project Managers to ensure proper safety fencing, barriers, silt fencing, and barricades are installed and maintained.
  • Coordinated with Field Superintendent or Project Manager to keep adequate supplies of general building materials at every site: floor protection, polyethylene, felt, flashing material, cement, etc.,
  • Doing everything it takes to maintain and improve company reputation for clean and safe job sites. This may include assisting with weekend or emergency cleanup.
  • Job Mobilization/Demobilization
    • Provide or remove all needed/unneeded materials, protection, and equipment to and from work areas and job sites as directed by the Field Superintendent or Project Manager

SAFETY

  • Create and implement safety plans while ensuring that they are being followed daily
  • Conduct safety observation reports on a regular basis for compliance with OSHA and company policies
  • Educate employees on safety standards and expectations
  • Provide recommendations for improving safety in the workplace
  • Investigate accidents that occur onsite and identify possible causes of the accident
  • Maintain documentation of the company’s safety practices and procedures

OTHER DUTIES

  • Communicating with and following up directly with Field Superintendents, Project Managers, and Production Managers about job requirements and expectations
  • Perform tools and material research as requested.
    • Prepare and present Comparative Cost Analysis with Recommendations
  • Work with and participate in the onboarding of new employees. Provide feedback to tweak onboarding plan for new employees as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate an ongoing development of construction knowledge, best practices, and technical expertise
  • Ensure that Company trucks are serviced, maintained, and kept In a clean and orderly manner

Critical Success Factors

  • Consistently meets critical deadlines and dates related to all assigned responsibilities and duties of position.
  • Communicates effectively with internal and external resources to meet deadlines on deliverables.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, proven ability to be a multi-tasker and decision maker.
  • Responds to emails and phone calls within 24-hours from internal or external sources (in all cases).
  • Committed to learning and constant improvement.
    • Is working to develop identified attitudes, skills and knowledge in growth and development plan.
  • Works professionally and collaboratively with all project stakeholders.

Qualifications

  • Current OSHA 30 hours training course
  • Time and Priority Management Skills
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and priorities at the same time while meeting deadlines
  • Exceptional interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly (written and verbally), effectively, and professionally with internal and external stakeholders
  • Competence in the following skills and programs:
    • Microsoft Office 365, including Excel, Word
    • Procore (training available to candidates with proven aptitude)
  • Proven ability to work effectively and efficiently with all project stakeholders and on a team
  • Strong work ethic, commitment to excellence, and desire to learn and grow both professionally and personally
  • Ability to Identify and correct safety deficiencies In the field.

Next Steps

Interested? Click the “Apply Now” button below to fill out the form and upload your resume and a brief cover letter. If your experience and qualifications match our needs, we will contact you. Thank you for your interest.