I work at an industrial construction company. When I tell people this, they often ask me what industrial construction company’s do. Well, you know all of those factories, power plants, and sewage plants you see?
We are in charge of building those. It sounds kind of boring, but I actually love my job. I work overseeing a team of guys who are in charge of transporting pipes and other large industrial materials to the building sites of various factories and industrial construction sites. I began working in construction as a foreman years ago, and this position suites me well. Now that I’m getting a little bit older, it’s great to have a stable job rather than jumping from construction project to construction project. Overseeing the transport of these supplies is a big job.
My company specializes in pipe fabrication and pipe bending fabrication. As you can imagine, the piping needs of a large factory are huge. Oftentimes, we are transporting pipes which I could easily use as a slide. In fact, one time I took my kids to work, and they did just that! Until I caught them of course and gave them an important lecture on safety.
This brings me to another important part of my job. Keeping my team safe while they’re transporting huge, heavy, dangerous supplies is a large part of what I do. We have very strict safety regulation in place to make sure nobody gets injured while they’re working. My company really places a lot of importance on safety, and they work with their clients on creating safe work spaces for their employees who work in factories we build as well. If I think that the job my guys are doing is dangerous, I couldn’t even imagine what it would be like managing a team working at a chemical treatment plant, or a nuclear power plant.
The people who work there are really putting themselves at risk. As history has shown, explosions, leaks, and other problems that arise can have disastrous consequences for employees at these types of industrial facilities. This is another reason why I take my job so seriously. I want to make sure my team doesn’t get injured, but I also want to ensure that all of the building materials arrive at their final locate in perfect condition. I would hate to think what could happen if one of those pipes were to get banged up in transport and spring a leak once it had a dangerous chemical flowing through it! My company also offers maintenance though, so if this were to happen, we would be there to fix it in an instant!
If you are considering a career in construction, take a look at some industrial construction companies to see what kind of options are available. Because industrial construction companies manufacture such large building materials, they require many workers and are actually a major source of employment in the areas where they operate. Overall, I am pleased with my job. It keeps me challenged, on my feet, and busy.