At Lakeside we’re not just co-workers; we’re family. Our company culture is a testament to that.
The average tenure of a Lakeside employee exceeds 10 years, with many people spending their entire working careers with the company. With that kind of longevity, we’re dedicated to fostering a productive, healthy workforce. Through positive workplace practices, competitive compensation, and opportunities for growth and personal development for all employees, treating our people right is what we do here at Lakeside. Many of our supervisors and management personnel started their careers in the field, working into leadership positions. We strongly believe in promoting from within.
We are proud to employ union Laborers, Operators, and Teamsters in our field operations. Because we believe knowledge is at the core of a better and more fulfilled workforce, we offer a variety of training and education opportunities for all employees to grow and develop.
Why Join Lakeside
We Care About Our People & The Communities We Live In
Ask anyone who works at Lakeside to describe our culture and you’ll more than likely hear the word “Family”. Lakeside is more than a workplace, it’s a place where we care about each other. Whether you’re from a family that has worked here for generations, coming fresh from a trade school, or anywhere in between, you will be welcomed into the Lakeside Family.
We not only care deeply about our immediate Lakeside Family, but we also care about the communities we live and work in. We take pride in building and connecting the roads, bridges, and airports in the communities where we live. Recruiting and employing people in these communities creates better engagement – empowering our employees to take pride in making a difference in their own neighborhoods. Additionally, Lakeside is proud to support various local community organizations, through both donations and volunteering.
Lakeside believes in giving back to the communities where we live, operate, and work.
We Care for Each Other
At Lakeside we believe that enjoying the people we work with and what we do makes all the difference. We have a culture where people are excited to come to work. Through our positive and fun work environment, we work hard as a team to accomplish our goals and go out of our way to take care of each other. This is our secret sauce and one of the many reasons people stay at Lakeside as long as they do. We take great pride in our employee retention and longevity.
We Provide Opportunities for Growth
Employees at Lakeside have the opportunity to create and build long-lasting, successful, and meaningful careers. Many of our employees in key leadership roles started their careers in the field with a shovel and rake in hand.
Our people truly are our best asset. We have the hardest-working, smartest, and most talented people in the industry. To help our employees reach their career goals, we provide training, and mentoring to set up plans for success. This allows us to promote from within, staying true to the values we have worked so hard over the years to uphold.
Entry Level, High School, Pre-Apprenticeship
We are proud to offer apprenticeship positions to help teach and build the next generation of leaders within our operations. Through partnerships with the Operating Engineers, Laborers and Teamsters unions, we offer the opportunity to complete an apprenticeship program where you can learn from the best of the best. These expert team members are the backbone of our company's success and perform all the jobs required for asphalt paving. From the Operating Engineers union, we offer apprenticeships to learn how to operate heavy equipment, support our manufacturing facilities, and perform the maintenance of our fleet of equipment. From the laborers union, we offer apprenticeships to learn how to become journey laborers and flaggers. From the Teamsters union, we offer apprenticeships to train teamster truck drivers. All apprenticeships offer the opportunity to learn, grow, and progressively earn more on the job while building a pension and covered by union medical benefits.
Community College, Technical College
Lakeside Industries offers positions for those with technical and associate degrees looking to begin their career in the construction industry. We offer various field and support roles aligning with one's field of study. These positions include Marketing, Business, HR, IT, Operations, Environmental, Quality Control, and more. These roles provide college graduates with the opportunity for professional advancement in their expertise and create paths for stable growth.
Lakeside Industries has many career positions for individuals with no previous exposure to the construction industry. We offer various office and management support roles for college graduates wanting to gain valuable skills and experience in their respective areas of study. These University Degree positions include Marketing, Business, HR, IT, Operations, Environmental, Accounting, Finance, and Construction Management. These roles are essential for supporting our field jobs, strengthening our business operations, and furthering company growth. All our office support roles provide college graduates with the opportunity for professional advancement in their expertise.
Quality, Safety, Environment, Finance, HR, IT
Our Support departments include teams in Safety, HR, IT, Accounting/Finance, Quality Control and Environmental & Land Use. These departments are responsible for supporting the company operations in their respective areas of expertise. They aim to help make Operations run smoother.
Safety is responsible for ensuring safe practices on all our jobsites as well as compliance and training.
Human Resources is responsible for recruiting, training, rewarding and retaining our skilled workforce, employee engagement, and compliance.
IT is responsible for providing and maintaining the infrastructure and technology required for all business activities.
Accounting and Finance ensures the company has efficient financial management and controls to be successful.
The Quality Control team monitors operations to ensure that our products meet internal and external production goals for quality standards.
Environmental & Land Use partners with federal, state, and local authorities to ensure proper permits and controls are in place to help protect our communities and natural resources.
Our craft professionals include journey members of the Operators, Laborers, and Teamsters unions. We take pride in employing the best of the best. Our craft professionals work to build Washington and Oregon roads, airports, and highways. These team members are the backbone of our company's success and perform all of the jobs required for asphalt paving. From the Operators Union, we employ paver, screed, and roller operators. From the Laborers union, we employ laborers and flaggers. From the Teamsters union, we employ teamster truck drivers.
We offer paid internship opportunities to college students and recent grads who are interested in pursuing roles in the construction industry within our operations and support departments. In operations, we offer hands-on opportunities working closely with our project managers and superintendents. Our support department internship opportunities include Quality Control, Safety, Environmental, Human Resources and Information Technology.
The Foremen and Forewomen on our team include those responsible for overseeing the crews in all of our areas of operations. They work as the leaders of our grading and paving crews, shop team, mechanics, and plant crews. Working alongside their crew members, our forepeople are responsible for overseeing their respective crew's operations, promoting safety, quality and customer service standards, and communication with internal and external partners.
Project Engineers assist our Project Managers and Superintendents in assembling and tracking bids, invoice processing, cost reporting, and maintaining stakeholder relationships and satisfaction. Duties may also include helping to schedule crews and equipment as well as overseeing relationships with subcontractors.
To simply put it - our Superintendents are responsible for overseeing all of the people and steps that go into our paving and grading operations. This includes upholding our high safety, quality and customer service standards, ensuring projects are completed timely and on budget, and coordinating scheduling with workers and our customers.
Project managers are responsible for building and maintaining relationships with our clients from bidding to job completion. Our PM's prepare and submit bid estimates for customers on their public and private paving projects, work closely with internal parties like our Superintendents and Operations Managers, and external parties like inspectors, other contractors, and local government.
Careers in Management include opportunities in Operations and Support Departments. On the Operations side, Operations Managers are responsible for overseeing daily operations, managing budgets, community and customer engagement as well as setting performance objectives for the staff at their location. Regional managers are responsible for the overall leadership, direction and success of multiple divisions within a local region.
Our leaders in our Support departments include Safety, HR, IT, Accounting/Finance, Quality Control and Environmental. These leaders direct the teams who support our operations in their respective department's areas of expertise.