Posted: Thursday, May 4, 2017 9:28 PM
Job ID: [[id]] United Companies, is a member of the Oldcastle Materials Mountain West Division; Our purpose, commitment to the future, and formula for growth is to champion the safety, empowerment, and development of our employees. We strive to be The Preferred Source of quality sand, rock, landscape products, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, paving and construction services. We succeed as a team by embracing integrity, mutual respect, innovation, service, sustainability, and financial strength. Position Overview The General laborer performs tasks involving physical labor at highway and heavy construction projects. The position may operate a variety of hand and power tools and may clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, clean up rubble and debris, and remove waste materials. The position may assist other craft workers. Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions) Construction Laborer: + Performs a variety of tasks involving strenuous manual labor in heavy/highway construction projects; performs manual work in preparing surfaces for paving. + Must be able to operate a Jumping Jack Compactor + Shovels bituminous concrete (asphalt) into construction areas. + Assists in patching asphalt with hot and cold mix. Excavates and fills trenches and ditches. + Maintains a clean job site: picks up all tools and equipment and secures job site each day to eliminate potential hazards. + Performs materials handling and storage. + Loads and unloads trucks and hauls and hoists materials. + Ensures that proper safety and incident reporting procedures are followed. Brings problems to the attention of the foreman, safety director or HR manager. Highway Laborer: + Prepares ground surfaces for the road building process. Removes debris out of the construction path. + Operates ground compactors, levels out and rakes dirt, sets string markers, and removes items within the area to be paved. + Sets up fencing, barricades, and/or safety cones to block off the work area as needed. + Prepares manhole covers, openings and water lines. May insert risers as needed. + Walks behind paver machine to shovel and rake asphalt as it is applied to the ground. Levels out asphalt with rake and uses shovel to dig out manhole covers and water valve boxes that are buried by the asphalt. + Cleans asphalt off tools and equipment after each work day. + May assist with operating equipment as needed and if trained, including paver, roller, backhoe, water truck, etc. + Performs other laborer tasks as needed to include cutting concrete or asphalt with saw, sweeping, etc. Utility Laborer: + Hand shovels to prepare ground trenches for pipes and utility lines. May dig up existing pipes and lines. Pipes include water, sewer, conduit and other utility lines. + Attaches trench box and pipes to chains or guide wires to be lifted and moved by the heavy equipment operator. Installs shoring materials. + Guides pipes into place while equipment operator maneuvers pipe on chains/wires. Connects pipes using tools, lubricants, glue, grout, etc. Builds couplings,connectors, and mechanical joints using various tools and parts. + Cuts pipe to size. + Sets up and operates laser level tripod and pipe lasers + May operate equipment as needed if trained, including front end loader, excavator, backhoe, skidsteer and other construction equipment. Grade Laborer: + Hand shovels and rakes to perform groundwork. + May cut concrete with saw as needed to finish grades. + Removes and replaces sewer/manhole/sump castings and covers in the ground. + Assists the Grader with grading tasks as needed. + Performs other laborer duties as required. + May operate equipment as needed if trained, including skidsteer and other equipment. Other Duties: 1.Uses various equipment, hand and power tools. 2. Picks up and/or delivers construction materials at job site locations. 3. Performs job site clean-up. 4. Assists with flagging and traffic control as needed. 5. Maintains all tools and equipment in a safe and clean condition. 6. Other duties as assigned per supervisor Qualifications 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, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions. Education/Experience + High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred. + Previous related experience in the construction field is a plus. We will train the right candidate Work Requirements + Ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence, and memos. + Ability to write correspondences and memos. + Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. + Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed, but uninvolved written or oral instructions. + Ability to work well with others in a group or one on one setting. + To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Inventory and Order processing systems; uses job specific computer system for ticketing and two way radio for communications. + May be subject to drug testing, and physical agilities testing. Knowledge/Skill Requirements + Must have a current and valid driver's license with a clean Motor Vehicle Report + Class A CDL with Hazmat and Taker endorsements preferred - Wages will be adjusted accordingly Key Competencies + Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional employee situations; Responds promptly to employee needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments. + Teamwork - Contributes to building a positive team spirit. + Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment. + Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently. + Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Accepts responsibility for own actions. + Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things. + Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly. + Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; 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; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. + Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed. + Innovation - Generates suggestions for improving work. + Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance + Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed, but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Physical Requirements 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 is frequently required to sit, climb, and use hands to signal and handle equipment. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, crawl, kneel, bend, and reach with hands and arms above their shoulders. The employee is frequently required to walk up steep slopes, ladders and navigate uneven terrain. The employee frequently lift and/or move anywhere up to 60-75 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; outside weather conditions; and extreme cold and/or heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job. Other duties may be assigned as required. Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. What Oldcastle Offers You + A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion + Highly competitive base pay + Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs + Group retirement savings program + Health and wellness programs About Oldcastle Oldcastle has a long and proud heritage as one of North America's largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the Oldcastle family. Oldcastle operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise. Oldcastle is a great place to grow! If you're up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the Oldcastle family! Follow Oldcastle Careers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest, WordPress (Career Blog) and LinkedIn! United Companies is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link. United Companies is part of the Oldcastlecareers (TM) network.
• Location: Mobile
• Post ID: 18794443 mobile