Jobs at Barnhart


Chicago, IL(Rigging & Transport)
Job Number: 17-130 (35/67)

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Join the leader in engineered Heavy Lift and Transport!        

Why Barnhart?

MINDS OVER MATTER - Barnhart has built a nationwide reputation for solving problems. We specialize in the lifting, heavy-rigging, and heavy transport of major components used in American industry. Barnhart is committed to continuous improvement and to be the best heavy lift and heavy transport company. Our customers can expect Barnhart to aggressively pursue innovative ways to lower overall project costs and improve safety

SETTING IDEAS IN MOTION - At Barnhart we are in the business of assisting companies in moving and installing equipment of any size. Whether it's a lift of a few feet or a transport across the country, we set your vision in motion through an unparalleled network of resources and innovative engineering solutions that defy convention. If you can dream it, Barnhart can make it a reality.

Over 40 BRANCHES ACROSS THE U.S - The strongest network of rigging experts and equipment in the country. Barnhart's network includes a long list of "cool tools," including PSTe Goldhofer trailers, cranes from 18 to 1,800 tons, Strand-jacks, Cantilever beams, Hydraulic Gantries, Self tailing devices, Skidding Systems, and the Modular Lift

Employer of Choice – Barnhart has a strong culture of “One TEAM” and Minds over Matter.  We strive to do the impossible lifting and transporting as “One TEAM”.  We are looking for people that also are striving for excellence in their work and collaborating with our “One TEAM”.  If you are looking for a culture that provides Compensation with Trust, Progress & Recognition, we could be your Employer of Choice.

The Superintendent will professionally execute heavy lifting and heavy transportation work in the field and at the yard that is in keeping with company processes and standards by leading the team to perform safely, profitably and with delighted customers. The Superintendent is responsible for the safety and training of the men in their crew.


  • Understand the Core Values of the company and seek to exhibit those in the work assigned
  • Support the sales effort by performing job walks, assisting in estimating schedule, equipment durations, solution selling and other business development efforts as needed
  • Work collaboratively with the engineering support to assist in planning and optimizing of upcoming work
  • Participate in handoff meetings to receive direction, engineered drawings, schedules, and communicate expectations for field performance
  • Work together with internal resources to identify equipment needed, perform inspections, develop load out lists and to coordinate trucking as necessary
  • Execute scheduled work while utilizing company safety programs to evaluate job hazards and manage risks throughout job tasks     
  • Delegate tasks to field crews with clear man-hour expectations and safe performance criteria
  • Ensure that all crew members are qualified for the work assigned
  • Work with an eye towards improvement on schedule, safe performance, and equipment maintenance
  • Cultivate an environment of idea generation and communicate any significant ideas to management         
  • Develop an attitude of fairness towards crew members in assigning of work and coaching
  • Train the crew members on your team to continue to add qual cards to their resume
  • Treat all customers with dignity and respect
  • Lead the team by exhibiting a high morale towards the company and towards work
  • Participate in evaluation of crew members at scheduled intervals and management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Communication Skills
  • Reasoning Ability
  • CRANE AND RIGGING 2.00 Year(s)
  • FOREMAN 5.00 Year(s)

EOE/AA Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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