Searching for a Kansas City construction job can be daunting. With so many construction firms to choose from, how do you find the right fit? Here are six factors to consider when applying with a construction company—and why a position with MegaKC could be your best career move.

6 Things to Look For When Searching for Jobs in the Construction Industry

If you’re searching for work in the construction industry but need help finding where to start, consider the following tips for finding the right construction firm.

1. Opportunities For Growth

Consider construction firms that provide opportunities for advancement and growth. This could include training programs, mentorship opportunities, or the opportunity to take on more responsibility as your experience grows. What does the firm’s 5-year org chart look like?

2. Strong Reputation

Look for a construction firm with a good long-term reputation in the industry. This could include a reputation for delivering high-quality work on time and within budget to their clients. What does the firm’s client reference list look like? Has their business stood the test of time? Is the firm known for treating employees fairly and with respect?

3. Positive Employee-Ownership Work Culture

Look for a construction firm with a positive work culture that encourages collaboration and teamwork. Do you and your co-workers think and act like owners? Do they have ownership in the firm? This can significantly improve your overall job satisfaction and enjoyment of your work.

4. Competitive Pay and Benefits

Consider construction firms that provide their employees competitive pay, bonus opportunity, and benefits like healthcare, short and long-term disability, ESOP, 401(k) plans, and vacation time.

5. Diverse Range of Projects

Consider firms that offer a diverse range of projects, as this will allow you to gain experience in various construction areas and broaden your skill set, making you more marketable as a construction professional

6. Prioritizes Employee Safety

Is safety over everything in the firm? Any construction firm should prioritize safety. Look for firms with a strong safety record and a dedication to safety training and practices.

Benefits of Working for MegaKC

At MegaKC, we’re always looking for people with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn. If you’re looking for a career in construction, MegaKC is a great place to start. Check out some of the benefits of a career with MegaKC. 

Paid Apprenticeship Program

With MegaKC’s Laborer Apprenticeship Program, you’ll learn the tools to become a successful employee-owner and advance your career at MegaKC through a two-year training program in collaboration with Associated Builders and Contractors.

MegaKC’s Laborer Apprenticeship Program provides on-the-job training and testing, which means no prior construction experience is required. Apprentices are eligible for a competitive hourly wage, comprehensive benefits package, and opportunities for development and advancement within the organization as full-time employees.

MegaKC also proudly pays for tuition, which is deducted from wages at a rate of $1.20 per hour during training.

Paid Internship Program

With MegaKC’s internship program, individuals pursuing a 4-year degree in engineering and/or construction management can intern for superintendent, project manager, and estimator positions year-round. There’s also no need to travel, as all the work is within 50 miles of downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

Full-time employees are eligible for a competitive wage, comprehensive benefits package, and opportunities for development and advancement within the organization. Personal protective equipment and a laptop computer are also provided.

Employee Stock Ownership Plan

All new hires are automatically enrolled in the Employee Stock Ownership Plan. An employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) is an employee benefit plan that gives workers ownership interest in the company in the form of shares of stock. ESOPs encourage employees to give their all as the company’s success translates into financial rewards. They also help staff to feel more appreciated and better compensated for the work they do. Companies typically tie distributions from the plan to vesting, which gives employees rights to employer-provided assets over time.

Apply for an Open Position with MegaKC Today

Finding a job can feel like a full-time job at times. By considering all the factors above, you can increase your chances of finding a construction firm that is a good fit for your career goals and needs.

At MegaKC, we take great pride in the projects we complete and work tirelessly to produce high-quality results our customers love.

As a 100% employee-owned Kansas City construction company, we’re proud to have worked on various commercial construction projects. We’re committed to providing our customers with solutions that reflect our commitment to safety, quality, community, and freedom.

If you want to work for a construction company that checks your boxes, visit our Careers page to apply today!