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Laborer

Brief Description:

Laborer will have the general responsibility to provide support and assistance to the other skilled crafts working on the project. Laborers will be involved in the general installation of pipe, concrete, etc.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Dig Dirt using shovels and machinery
  • Set Forms (cement)
  • Read Grades
  • Lift & carry objects & materials of various weights
  • Push & pull objects; sometimes suspended from hoist.
  • General clean up and supply duties on the jobsite
  • Help maintain equipment by keeping it clean and in proper working order. Report any damaged or unsafe equipment to foreman immediately, never assume he already knows, and do not use until repaired or replaced.
  • Practice safety at all times including driving of company vehicles or use of equipment.
  • Use PPE while on jobsite e.g. hard hat safety glasses, ear protection, high visibility vest, steel toe boots, pants, and gloves.
  • Take initiative and anticipate what needs to be done. Shown abilities and willingness to learn and understand your role on the team.
  • Help keep trucks clean inside and out. Turn in bi-monthly vehicle inspection report to foreman and inform foreman of any problems that need immediate attention.
  • Help maintain inventory of truck, jobsite stock and needs
  • Turn in any receipts to foreman immediately after purchasing parts, materials, and fuel
  • Report injury or accident to foreman immediately.
  • Stay busy when on job site or company time.
  • Get permission from foreman and manager for time off or if you’re going to be late, must give reasonable amount of notice if late or sick.
  • Always aware of safety issues, maintains a safe dig site and makes supervisor aware of any issues. Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Valid driver’s license. Must be able to pass pre-employment MVR, criminal background check and have acceptable driving record.
  • Must be able to complete a pre-employment physical.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Regularly requires sitting, walking, bending, and lifting for prolonged periods of time.
  • The employee must have a full range of body movements including the use of hands feet and fingers to handle or feel objects and must be capable of bending, reaching, and crouching.
  • Able to handle or feel objects and use tools and equipment and must be capable of bending, reaching, crouching, climbing and crawling.
  • Must be able to manipulate shovel, pick-ax and other construction equipment.
  • Must have command of all five senses sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust and focus. Must hear and speak well enough to conduct business over the telephone or face to face for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift 75 pounds.

Work Environment:

  • This position will require working outdoors in various climate conditions ranging from very cold with rain to very hot and humid. This includes ditches, excavation sites, and confined locations.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high, with occasional periods of time exposed to machine noise.
  • This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities of and qualifications for this position. The job description is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in the future.