David Mitchell

Senior Construction Field Service Technician

Inspectors are on the front lines of road, bridge, sanitary sewer, and watermain projects. With more than 30 years of field experience, David has been representing Wightman on projects throughout Southwestern Michigan since 1993. As a senior field technician, he interacts with clients, contractors, homeowners, and the motoring public while ensuring that projects are built to specifications and that appropriate material quantities are being used to keep the project within budget. He was the lead inspector on the largest sanitary sewer project (Porter Township) and largest watermain project (Diamond Lake) in Wightman’s history.

Areas of Focus

  • Road construction
  • Bridge construction
  • Sanitary sewer construction
  • Watermain construction
  • Concrete testing
  • Soil density testing
  • Aggregate sampling & testing
  • HMA sampling
  • Soil erosion & sedimentation inspection


A.D. Geometry Studies
Lake Michigan College, Benton Harbor, MI 

Professional Training & Registrations

  • Michigan Certified Aggregate Tech
  • Soil Density Tech
  • Michigan Concrete Tech Level 1
  • Michigan Certified Hot Mix Asphalt Sampling
  • Michigan Stormwater Management


  • I-94 and 40th Street Michigan HMA Paving Quality Award
  • Wightman Rock Star Award Winner

Personal Note

While working on the Porter Township sanitary sewer project, David had to call the police five times to keep people from blocking construction equipment access. He has been bitten by dogs three times during his career at Wightman…so far.

Dave Mitchell Engineering Wightman

Contact David Mitchell

Office: 269.927.0100 Cell: 269.449.6845

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