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GENERAL CONSTRUCTION LABORER

ROLE: 

Performs tasks involving physical labor at work sites to include operating hand and power tools, digging trenches and removing debris. 

 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Clean and prepare work sites to eliminate possible hazards. 

  • Locate underground utilities through hand digging, hand trenching, etc. 

  • Signal equipment operators to facilitate alignment, movement, and adjustment of machinery, equipment and materials. 

  • Control traffic passing near, in, and around work zones. 

  • Load, unload, and identify building materials, machinery, and tools, and distribute them to the appropriate locations, according to project plans and specifications. 

  • Comply with OSHA safety and health rules. 

  • Other duties as assigned. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION: GED/High School Diploma preferred. 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE: General knowledge of construction environments and safety rules. 

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: No experience required. 

SKILLS/ABILITIES: Manual dexterity, control precision. 

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF THIS POSITION: 

TALKING: Ability to speak effectively and communicate clearly. 

AVERAGE HEARING: Able to hear average conversations and detect the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness. 

REPETITIVE MOTION: The employee is regularly required to stand, sit, stoop, bend squat, kneel, crawl, and climb stairs/ladders for extended periods of time. The employee is regularly required to use hands to grasp, push, pull, manipulate, or assemble objects for extended periods of time. 

FINGER DEXTERITY: The employee is regularly required to use fingers to grasp, manipulate, or assemble. 

AVERAGE VISION: Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 

PHYSICAL STRENGTH: This position is very active and required standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. Must frequently lift and/or move items over 50 pounds unassisted. 

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at construction job sites and in the yard, both indoors and outdoors. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud. 

 

MENTAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF THIS POSITION: 

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to deal with a variety of variables under only limited standardization. 

MATHEMATICS ABILITY: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers and common fractions. 

LANGUAGE ABILITY: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents. Ability to communicate clearly. 

  

INTENT AND FUNCTION OF JOB DESCRIPTIONS:

Job descriptions assist organizations in ensuring that the hiring process is fairly administered and that qualified employees are selected. They are also essential to an effective appraisal system and related promotion, transfer, layoff and termination decisions. Well-constructed job descriptions are an integral part of any effective compensation system. 

All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included. Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to each position, have been excluded. Requirements, skills and abilities included have been determined to be the minima standards required to successfully perform the positions. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all-inclusive. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. 

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization. 

Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law. 

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