Are you interested in rolling up your sleeves for concrete chipping work with General Chipping? That’s great! We’re always looking for qualified crewmembers to join our team. Before you go filling out that job application, however, it’s important to understand what the work entails. Chipping concrete is a specialized practice, and there are only a handful of companies throughout the U.S. that do what we do. As such, there tends to be some confusion about what concrete chipping work is. Here are three things you should know before applying for work as a concrete chipper.
First, Know What Concrete Chipping is
Many people who apply for concrete chipping work believe General Chipping is a concrete company. Companies like ours actually serve concrete companies (and others who use ready mix concrete trucks) by clearing their drums of hardened concrete that forms along the sides. Our crews do this by physically entering redi mix truck drums and chipping away the material using handheld jackhammers. We also provide cleaning services for cement storage silos and central mixers. Visit our “What is Chipping Concrete?” blog post for a more in-depth look at what we do. Our Concrete Chipping: 101 video is another great resource!
Understand That Our Work is Physically Demanding
Concrete chipping work isn’t your everyday desk job. It requires you to work within confined spaces, to bend and reach to get the job done — often while working with jackhammers — and to keep a somewhat unusual schedule. Because the majority of our work is carried out in overnight shifts, many team members wake up at noon or later, hit the road for the jobsite around 3 p.m. and then get to work around 6 p.m. From there, concrete chipping appointments last until about 6 a.m. Of course, we recognize the physical demands our concrete chippers face, and we work hard to create a safe working environment with help from regular OSHA safety training and the like.
Know That Concrete Chipping Work is Rewarding
You know the satisfaction you feel after a job well done? Our crew of concrete chippers gets to experience that every day. The work we do might not be easy, but it’s worth it to know we’re helping keep our clients’ ready mix concrete trucks, central mixers and cement silos healthy — and helping them continue to do the work they love.
Like what you’ve read? Think you’re ready to join the General Chipping crew and dig in on concrete chipping work? Let’s talk! You can apply online by clicking here, or contact us here. We look forward to hearing from you!