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ripa_tampa_careersWe are always looking for energetic, experienced individuals to join our work force.

It is the policy of RIPA & Associates to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, veteran status, marital status, or handicap (except where age, sex, or handicap is a bona fide occupational qualification). It is also the company's policy to provide a drug and alcohol free work environment. Any employee determined to be in violation of this policy is subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

Current Opening(s):

The Ripa Organization is comprised of a variety of industry-related positions. Though not all positions are open all the time, we do accept resumes and applications for all our positions on an on-going basis. In the event we do have an opening that your experience and qualifications seem to be an appropriate fit for, you may be contacted by Ripa's HR Director or other Ripa Department Director.

For all of these positions one of the PRIMARY REQUIREMENTS is EXPERIENCE in the underground utilities industry.

For all the positions listed above, we prefer at least 5 years of over-all verifiable work-history.

We attempt to verify work history with all the applicant's previous employers. Applicants should provide all information requested on the Field Position Job Application.

When former employers are no longer in operation or business, professional references may be substituted.

Ripa is an EEO/AA employer. Qualified minorities, military veterans and females are encouraged to apply. Ripa is a Drug-Free Work Place.

Accepting Resumes & Applications:

While Ripa may not be recruiting for all positions on an ongoing basis, we are always accepting Resumes and Applications from qualified prospective job seekers. Please do not hesitate to send in your resume and/or application any time.

Estimator: NO CURRENT OPENINGS AT THIS TIME  (Requirements when there is an opening:  Majority of professional experience in earthwork, utilities and roadwork construction required; Minimum of 5 years in Civil Construction estimating highly preferred; This position requires the candidate to be able to immediately begin producing estimates for site development, utilities and roadwork estimates. Civil engineering or related construction degree a plus, but not required. DOT Estimating experience also a plus. Selected candidate must have acceptable driving record.)

Project Managers: NO CURRENT OPENINGS AT THIS TIME (Requirements when there is an opening: Applicant must have a minimum of 3 years of experience as a project manager, project engineer, and/or estimator. Candidate shall have detailed knowledge of commercial/residential construction materials and methods. Candidate must possess strong organizational, communication, and computer proficiency skills. Duties include communicating with Owners, Subcontractors, writing purchase orders, subcontracts, scheduling, invoicing, estimating, takeoffs and coordinating with jobsite superintendents while maintaining a positive client relationship on multiple projects.)

Superintendents: Underground Utilities & Earthwork/Roadwork experience required; applicant also must have detailed knowledge of commercial/residential construction. Duties include coordinating with Project Managers, Subcontractors, Vendors and Foremen. 

Pipe Foreman

Base Foreman

Concrete Foreman

Service Foreman

Fine Grade Foreman

Operators: Excavator (trackhoe/backhoe), Dozer, Loader, Roller, End Dump

Skilled, Semi-skilled and Unskilled Laborers: Ripa has a range of labor-type positions on concrete finishing crews, road crews, and pipe crews 

All Foremen, Operator and Skilled labor positions require related and verifiable experience.

Operator positions require a performance test to be conducted by either a Ripa Foreman or Ripa Superintendent. Appointments for testing are arranged ONLY after employment history is verified and ONLY through Human Resources.

Operator and labor positions require the employee to provide his or her own transportation to jobsites. Jobsites typically range throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco Counties, but are sometimes beyond that range. Saturday hours are often required; Holiday hours are sometimes required.

  • Pipelayers:  we prefer at least 3 to 5 years of verifiable & most-recent work experience in the position of Pipelayer/Leadman with at least 5 years of over-all on-the-ground work experience in the underground utilities industry.
  • Tailmen:  we prefer at least 1 to 3 years of verifiable & most-recent work experience in the position of Tailman with at least 3 years of over-all on-the-ground work experience in the underground utilities industry.
  • For Hillmen: we prefer at least 1 year of verifiable & most-recent work experience in the position of Hillman with at least 1 year of on-the-ground work experience in the underground utilities industry.

Ripa is an EEO/AA employer. Qualified Minorities and Females are encouraged to apply.

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Applications can be faxed to 813-663-6720 or emailed to  

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