Newby's Contracting


Our people are the foundation of everything we do.

Why Work for NEWBY'S

At Newby’s, everyday is different. Which is why we’re looking for people who are eager and hungry to become part of the progress happening in the Tennessee Valley. Whether you have years of experience or are just starting out, we’re a growing company hiring hard-working people who want to grow with us.

We pay a fair wage and offer great benefits. We also value our employees’ time and make sure there is a balance between your work and personal life. And when you speak, we listen.

Come find your voice in the construction industry.

Open Positions

Please see our open positions below. Even if you don’t see the job you’re looking for, drop us a note using the General Application. We’re always looking for good people.

Newby's Contracting is seeking a skilled and seasoned heavy civil grading foreman to manage operations and supervise staff across various construction sites. The foreman will act as a vital bridge between our team and supervisors, playing a pivotal role in ensuring the project's successful completion while maintaining a close watch on material costs, permits, and workforce safety. The ideal candidate for this role will possess a solid background in heavy civil construction, excellent leadership capabilities, and an ability to oversee others' work and make quick decisions. Organizational skills and a strong emphasis on safety at all times are paramount. Given the physical demands of this job, candidates must have excellent physical stamina, the resilience to work under all weather conditions, and the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

Grading Foreman Duties

Supervise and ensure strict adherence to safety regulations across all construction sites.

Develop work rosters in line with crew availability, contractor schedules, and labor laws while keeping track of staff attendance.

Manage day-to-day tasks based on priorities and plans, making modifications as required due to weather conditions, supply arrivals, or workforce changes.

Delegate roles and individual projects to crew members and contractors efficiently.

Recruit, onboard, guide, oversee, and train team members.

Allocate sufficient resources and personnel to meet safety requirements, abide by regulations, follow best practices, comply with laws, and adhere to the project timeline.

Promote safe usage of tools, machinery, and equipment, providing training on safety equipment, helmets, and protocols.

Establish and supervise quality standards across all construction sites.

Oversee and control project budgets for all locations.

Address any conflicts or misunderstandings that may arise on-site in a swift and cordial manner.

Consistently update supervisors, site engineers, and officials on the project's progress.

Grading Foreman Requirements

At least 3 years of credible experience as a heavy civil grading foreman.

Familiarity with standard construction equipment and materials.

High school diploma or trade certification (such as electrician or carpenter).

Comprehensive understanding of construction best practices, maintenance and usage of equipment, and OSHA regulations.

Proficiency in interpreting drawings, plans, and blueprints and communicating this information to others.

Exceptional organizational and leadership abilities.

Effective communication and reporting skills.

Strong problem-solving and math abilities.

Physical fitness and stamina to handle job activities.

Capability to lift up to 50 pounds.

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Newby's Contracting is seeking to find an experienced tri-axle dump truck driver. Experience in driving lowboy hauling equipment is a plus.

Job Requirements

Current Class B CDL with no restrictions (Class A is a Plus)

Clean driving record

Ability to pass a drug screening

Minimum 1 year of experience

Capability to lift up to 50 pounds.

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Competitive Compensation

We pay as much if not more than our competitors.

Health Insurance

We provide Blue Cross Blue Shield major medical.

Paid Time Off

This includes holidays.


No matter your position, there is room to grow.

Get Heard

When you speak we listen.


We invest in the best machinery and technology.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’re always looking for good people. Even if you don’t see a job related to your experience, please fill out the general application.
We pay a fair wage based on experience, qualifications, and role.
Our company is based in Athens, Alabama. Our employees need to be able to reliably commute to our shop in Athens and/or jobs throughout North Alabama and southern Tennessee.
No. While experience is always a good thing, if you’re eager to learn, we’d like to talk to you. There is so much room for growth in this company for hard workers.
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