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Scott Bridge Company, Inc.'s roots date back to 1933 when Mr. I. J. Scott (Jud) and two partners formed Scott Construction Company in Thomasville, Georgia, constructing many highways, airports, bridges, and dams in the Southeast. Mr. Scott left this firm in 1957 and formed his own company, The Scott Company, in Opelika, Alabama, his home. The Scott Company incorporated in 1965 as Scott Bridge Company with I. J. Scott and his son, I. J. Scott, Jr. Also in 1965 Mr. Gerard Swarthout came to the company, became company president, and retired in 1987.

Scott Bridge Company has been a member of the Alabama Road Builders since 1947, and became known as a river bridge contractor, completing many projects on the Warrior, Alabama, Coosa, Tennessee, and Chattahoochee Rivers.

Currently Mr. I. J. Scott's grandsons, I. J. Scott, III (Ike), President, William Scott, Vice President and David Scott, Board Member, own and continue to further the principles and traditions of their father and grandfather before them.

Position Summary

Incumbents are responsible for welding, cutting, grinding, chipping and cleaning-up the projects with which they are involved. Typically, they will work closely with Superintendent, Foreman, and other skilled crafts persons.


•Works as assigned by the Fabrication Foreman to ensure the successful completion of ongoing or new construction projects.
•Displays and uses capabilities to cut, weld chip and grind metal as may be required by the project.
•Utilizes oxygen-acetylene cutting torch and related equipment when required to cut away metal from existing structure, beams or platforms.
•Welds together pieces of sheet metal once individual sheet piles are pile driven into place.
•Applies ability to stick rod weld in all positions to complete a job.
•Rigs cable for lifting and moving objects from one location to another.
•Handles placement of steel plates and sheet piles with the aid of equipment such as cranes, winches, cable and hand tools that may be available.
•Operates saws, presses, drills and grinders to fabricate parts needed to repair a piece of equipment.
•Inspects and makes minor repairs to welding equipment; notifies Foreman of parts needed to complete repairs.
•Picks up needed materials and supplies to complete project.
•Works closely with Foreman, Crane Operators, Helpers, and other skilled crafts persons to complete current projects in a safe and efficient manner.
•Participates in Safety and Environmental initiatives that will contribute to compliance of State/Federal regulations and improve existing Company programs.


A minimum of two (2) years welding experience or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the necessary welding skills, knowledge and abilities is required. The incumbent must have good knowledge of:
1.The practices and materials of the welding trade
2.The physical characteristics of various types of metal used in the construction.
3.The operation of various types of equipment and devices
4.The importance of safe work practices in a marine environment.
Incumbents must also be capable of passing standard welding tests that demonstrate proficiency to perform the job. Skill in the operation of acetylene and arc welding equipment, hand and power tools, and welding blueprints and sketches is also required.
The incumbent must be an effective verbal communicator and be able to keep simple records of time and material used for each project.


  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • 401k Plan
  • Profit Sharing
  • LTD
  • Group Life Insurance Offered
  • Supplemental Insurance and Cafeteria Plans
  • Company Sponsored training offered regularly
  • Vacation and Sick Pay