Training

A skilled, well-rounded and professional team is our greatest asset. That’s why training is so important to us. We recently added a state-of-the-art training room where we offer programs approved by the SWR Institute through their Validated Training Program, internal or external instructor led workshops, in addition to on-the-job learning experiences. We are committed to our team, our craft, and our industry – our training programs demonstrate this commitment.

Communication skills, leadership skills, management skills, best practices and methods, law and regulation, safety, technology, and construction materials – you name it, you’ll learn about it with Witmer.

The Witmer Group pledges and provides the best of class in services to our clients. The more education we offer (in addition to resources and cutting edge new technologies) the better trained our employees, and the better we serve our customers.

Why Witmer? For employee development - because growing the individual grows our team, and in turn ensures our ability to offer the superior service we’re proud to provide our clients.

You’ll find a sampling of our training topics below:

  • Effective Delegation
  • Performance and Productions
  • Leadership
  • Blueprint Reading, Basic & Advanced
  • Team Building
  • Communication
  • Mentor Training, Management and Field employees
  • Competent Persons
  • Risk Control

Material Trainings:

  • Masonry Technologies
  • Flashings – Best Practices
  • Material based techniques & methods

Of equal importance are our safety trainings:

  • New Employee Orientation
  • Hazard Communication & Globally Harmonized System (GHS)
  • Safety Data Sheets (SDS /old MSDS)
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Lifting and Material Handling
  • Respirator Protection & Testing
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Ladders
  • Small Tools & Equipment
  • Fall Protections (General and Scaffoldings)
  • Scaffoldings
  • Conventional Scaffoldings
  • Hydraulic (Hydro Mobile) & Electric Mast Climbers
  • Suspension/Swing Stage Scaffoldings
  • Aerial/Scissor Lift (AWP)
  • Rough Terrain Forklift (RTF)
  • OSHA 10 hr.
  • OSHA 30 hr. – Foreman/Crew Leaders
  • 1st Aid/CPR – Foreman/Crew Leaders
  • The Witmer Group Fundamental Safety Awareness Program
  • Weekly Toolbox Talks

Site specific trainings will be provided as needed:

  • Confined Space Work
  • Rigging & Signal

Additional training opportunities:

The Sealant, Waterproofing and Restoration Institute, or SWR Institute, is an international trade association that represents the best in the field. Its members are a careful collection of the most experienced and skilled in the trades. The world trusts SWRI, and so do we. With The Witmer Group, you’ll be offered the following SWRI Validated Training Programs:

  • High-Performance Coating: Elastomeric Coating Training Program
  • Joint Sealants: Joint Sealant Training Program
  • Self-Adhering Sheet Flashing: Sheet Membrane Flashing Training
  • Water Repellants: Water Repellant Training Program

 

Ready to join our crew? View our current openings.

Brent Miller promoted to Assistant Superintendent

Congratulations to Brent Miller!
promoted to Assistant Superintendent, Waterproofing & Coatings

 

 

The Witmer Group has promoted Foreman Brent Miller to the newly added position of Assistant Superintendent.  Miller will be working alongside Waterproofing and Coatings General Superintendent Bill Kefauver, assisting in the supervision of field operations, coordinating for and interfacing with clients, contractors and field personnel, and monitoring work performance, quality, productivity, safety and scheduling.

Miller has worked in the industry for 13 years, beginning his career in waterproofing/coatings in 2004.  As a Foreman, he was celebrated for outstanding customer service, exceptional workmanship, and consistently meeting productivity and safety goals.

Miller lives in Wellsville, PA, York County, with his Partner Kristin and their three daughters, Mackenzie, Morgan and Madilyn.

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Learn more about Brent from his Employee of the Month story here!

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