Current Openings

Send resume in PDF or Microsoft Word format to canco@carlanelsonco.com. Be sure to list the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line and address the email to Human Resources. Applications may also be completed in our Burlington office or the local Iowa Workforce Development Office. Our office is located at 1815 Des Moines Avenue in Burlington, just southwest of Case Company. Click here for directions to our Burlington office.

Carl A. Nelson & Company is an employee-owned company that has one of the best wage and benefit packages in Southeast Iowa. Click here for additional information on benefits.

Qualified candidates for all positions must pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen. We are a Drug Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Project Manager Assistant

Carl A. Nelson & Company is a commercial and industrial general contractor headquartered in Burlington, IA. We currently have an immediate opening for a full-time Project Manager Assistant.

 In this position you are responsible for assisting project managers and engineers with construction specific correspondence and day-to-day operations. Qualified candidates must have extensive experience with Microsoft Office Suite. Prior Administrative experience in a construction related position is preferred. Candidates must also be personable, energetic, self-motivated, accept challenges and able to work with multiple managers. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. We are a Drug Free Workplace and An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Join a progressive firm representing over 100 years of quality construction experience. Please send your resume and salary history for further consideration.

Qualified candidates must have a High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate) Additional education in related subjects preferred. Candidates must have three to five years of related experience, preferably within the construction industry. Prior experience with Sage 300 Constructional and Real Estate Software preferred.

Carl A. Nelson & Company offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including:

  • Group Health
  • Group Dental and Vision
  • Group Life and Disability
  • 401(k) Retirement
  • Paid Time Off

Qualified candidates must also pass a pre-employment physical capacity profile test, drug test, and back ground check.  Join our Team representing over 100 years of quality construction experience.  Send resume and cover letter to Carl A. Nelson & Company, Attn:  Human Resources, 1815 Des Moines Avenue, Burlington, IA 52601 or via e-mail to: canco@carlanelsonco.com

Carl A. Nelson & Company is an EEO employer MFVet/Disabled

Field Personnel

Carl A. Nelson & Company is taking applications for career opportunities as Construction Craftsmen, Millwrights, Heavy Equipment Operators, and Supervisors.  Qualified candidates must have a positive attitude, good work ethic, the willingness and ability to learn, and be safety conscious.  Previous industrial and/or commercial construction experience in concrete, carpentry, welding, or steel erection is preferred but not required.  Qualified candidates must have reliable transportation and must pass a pre-employment physical capacity profile test, drug test, and background check.  Travel outside of the Burlington area is required.  Carl A. Nelson & Company has one of the best wage and benefit packages in Southeast Iowa.  Benefits include:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Health Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Safety Incentive Plan
  • Skill (Wage) Assessment after 30 days

We will receive applications Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at 1815 Des Moines Avenue, Burlington, IA.  Resumes may be sent to canco@carlanelsonco.com

Carl A. Nelson & Company is an EEO employer MFVet/Disabled.