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General Summary of the Position:

Perform tasks involving physical labor at dirt, road and commercial heavy construction projects. May operate a variety of hand and power tools. May clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, load and unload materials, clean up rubble and debris and remove waste materials. May assist other craft workers.

Essential Functions:

(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is illustrative ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class. It does not imply that all positions within the class perform all of the duties listed, nor does it necessarily list all possible duties that may be assigned.)

  • Perform a variety of tasks involving strenuous manual labor in heavy construction projects.

  • Assist operators and other crewmembers as required.

  • May perform traffic control procedures.

  • May excavate and fills trenches and ditches.

  • Maintain a clean job site: pick up all tools and equipment and secure job site each day in order to eliminate potential hazards.

  • Material handling and storage.

  • Load and unload trucks and haul and hoist materials.

  • Ensure that proper safety and incident reporting procedures are followed. Bring problems to the attention of the Foreman, Superintendent, Safety Director or HR Director.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Basic knowledge of proper use of equipment, materials and supplies used in heavy construction work.

  • Basic knowledge of applicable safety precautions.

  • Ability to work independently and complete daily activities according to work schedule per foreman’s direction.

  • Ability to lift heavy objects, walk and stand for long periods of time and perform strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions.

  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing as required.

  • Ability to use equipment and tools properly and safely.

  • Ability to understand, follow and transmit written and oral instructions.

  • Ability to meet attendance schedule with dependability and consistency.

    Required Education, Training and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED) preferred.

  • Valid appropriate state driver’s license (general operator license). Commercial driver license (Class A or B) preferred.

  • Willingness and ability to perform manual work following verbal and written instructions.

Work Environment:

  • Regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside conditions that include inclement weather, heat and humidity, and exposure to dust and asphalt.

  • Must be able to lift, push, pull or carry objects, use abdominal and lower back muscles to provide support over time without fatigue and to effectively jump, sprint or throw an object.

  • Requires good manual dexterity (hand, hand with arm, two hands) and multi-limb coordination.

  • Noise level is generally loud.

  • Must be able to quickly move arms and legs.

  • Excellent stamina is required.

Posted Information  This position is open. This job was posted on Mon Nov 09 2020 and expires on Wed Dec 09 2020.
Minimum $19,883
$28,587 average
Maximum $70,118

Tasks

  • Move freight, stock, or other materials to and from storage or production areas, loading docks, delivery vehicles, ships, or containers, by hand or using trucks, tractors, or other equipment.
  • Sort cargo before loading and unloading.
  • Attach identifying tags to containers or mark them with identifying information.
  • Read work orders or receive oral instructions to determine work assignments or material or equipment needs.
  • Stack cargo in locations, such as transit sheds or in holds of ships as directed, using pallets or cargo boards.
  • Record numbers of units handled or moved, using daily production sheets or work tickets.
  • Install protective devices, such as bracing, padding, or strapping, to prevent shifting or damage to items being transported.
  • Direct spouts and position receptacles, such as bins, carts, or containers, so they can be loaded.
  • Attach slings, hooks, or other devices to lift cargo and guide loads.
  • Maintain equipment storage areas to ensure that inventory is protected.
  • Adjust controls to guide, position, or move equipment, such as cranes, booms, or cameras.
  • Guide loads being lifted to prevent swinging.
  • Wash out cargo containers or storage areas.
  • Pack containers and re-pack damaged containers.
  • Carry needed tools or supplies from storage or trucks and return them after use.
  • Shovel material, such as gravel, ice, or spilled concrete, into containers or bins or onto conveyors.
  • Connect electrical equipment to power sources so that it can be tested before use.
  • Carry out general yard duties, such as performing shunting on railway lines.
  • Rig or dismantle props or equipment, such as frames, scaffolding, platforms, or backdrops, using hand tools.
  • Adjust or replace equipment parts, such as rollers, belts, plugs, or caps, using hand tools.
  • Bundle and band material such as fodder or tobacco leaves, using banding machines.

Hemphill Construction Company

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Company - Private

Size

Medium

Revenue

$100M to $500M

Location

Multiple locations

Industry

Excavating Contractors

Founded

1963

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