Job Title: Construction Worker (Laborer)
Reports To: Jobsite Foreman
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Prepared By/Date: Human Resources 6/25/13
Approved By/Date: ***
Summary: This position is an entry level position that can be useful in learning more about bridge construction prior to attaining a more skilled position such as carpenter or operator. A laborer is responsible for the majority of the physical labor performed on the job. Overnight travel is required for this position.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Must demonstrate an ability and willingness to learn all aspects of bridge construction.
Must have at a minimum a hammer, pliers, and tape measure.
Lift and carry forms, lumber, tools, and numerous other materials and tools.
Assist excavation or backfill activities with the use of a pick and shovel.
Able to become proficient in the use of drills, skill saws, hammer drills, etc.
Operate sand blaster, jackhammer, chipping hammer and concrete saw.
Carry, place and tie reinforcing steel.
Assist carpenters by measuring and cutting lumber, nailing, retrieving materials, etc.
Rigging loads and signaling operators.
Assist surveyors in stakeout by holding a tape, rod, plumb bob, prism, etc.
Place, vibrate and learn to finish concrete.
Assist in setting wood and steel form systems used by the company.
Load and unload trucks.
Perform general clean up around the job site.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Works well in group problem solving situations.
Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.
Interpersonal - Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
Oral Communication - Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions.
Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit.
Written Communication - Able to read and interpret written information.
Cost Consciousness - Conserves organizational resources.
Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Promotes a harassment-free environment.
Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions.
Initiative - Volunteers readily; Seeks increased responsibilities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
Innovation - Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work.
Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions.
Motivation - Measures self against standard of excellence.
Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions.
Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
Quantity - Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity.
Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations.
Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
No Computer skills needed.
Certificates and Licenses:
No certifications needed. NDOR flagger training may be required.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to work near moving mechanical parts and outdoor weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.
The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
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 accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
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