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CONCRETE LABORER

By August 18, 2021Job Openings

Location: Local – TBD Department: Field

Reports To: Foreman / Foreman Lead FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Travel Required: Local, up to 100% 

Overview

The Concrete Laborer will perform many tasks that require physical labor on construction sites in all types of weather. May operate hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, concrete saws, surveying and measuring equipment, small equipment and skid steer loaders. May clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support form work, erect scaffolding, clean up rubble and debris, and tear out concrete. Will assist other craft workers and take instructions. In addition, they will position and secrete steel bars or mesh in concrete forms in order to reinforce concrete through a variety of fasteners, rod-bending machines and hand tools. The Concrete Laborer will assist other craft workers when required as well. This position will learn their trade through on-the-job training.

Primary Responsibilities / Essential Functions

Essential functions 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, nor does it necessarily list all possible duties that may be assigned.

▪ Assist in building and positioning forms for pouring concrete and dismantles forms after use, using saws, hammers, nails, bolts or form hardware.

▪ Dig ditches and levels earth to grade specifications, using pick, shovels and rakes.

▪ Grade dirt and concrete efficiently and accurately.

▪ Erect and disassemble scaffolding, shoring, braces, and other temporary structures.

▪ Mix concrete and mortar.

▪ Clean construction site to eliminate possible hazards.

▪ Assist to align, straighten, plumb and square forms for installation.

▪ Construct forms, then assist in raising them to the required elevation.

▪ Install and tie rebar and wire mesh.

▪ Install handrails.

▪ Load and unload trucks and haul and hoist materials.

▪ Care, clean, and organize form material in shop, in truck and at a job site.

▪ Inspect and maintain vehicle supplies and equipment, such as gas, oil, water, tires, lights, and brakes in order to ensure that vehicles are in proper working condition.

▪ Load and unload trucks, vans, or automobiles.

▪ Report any mechanical problems encountered with vehicles and/or equipment and immediately notify supervisor.

▪ Check fluid levels on all equipment and vehicles.

▪ Lubricate and clean machinery, equipment, and tools.

▪ Use power sprayer or washer.

▪ Keep jobsite, trucks, and equipment clean.

▪ Report any unsafe work practices or safety hazards encountered on the job to the Foreman / Foreman Lead.

▪ May be required to perform tasks from other job descriptions depending on available work and schedules, i.e. wall/foundation building as form setter, earthwork, etc.

Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

▪ Safety Oriented – Complete understanding of OSHA and company safety requirements.

▪ Equipment Selection – Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

▪ Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. Comprehends and listens efficiently.

▪ Active Learning – Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problems.

▪ Monitoring – Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

▪ Team player – Gets along well with others.

▪ Motivation and Sense of Urgency – Highly driven personality to focus on getting the job done.

▪ Ability to be flexible and change gears at a moment’s notice.

▪ Able to fully be present during the work hours with no outside distractions, i.e. nonemergency personal phone calls.

▪ Honest and forthright character.

▪ Good communication skills.

▪ Organized, detailed, and clean up oriented.

▪ Punctuality, be there every day, be prepared and mentally present

  • Be on time and at work every day except for scheduled vacations, scheduled days off, or emergencies.
  • Know all company procedures and policies

▪ Attitude, integrity, honesty and trust

  • Keep a positive attitude and be able to work well with others.

▪ Productivity

  • Make good use of any down time
  • Problem solve when needed

▪ Customer satisfaction, quality, attention to detail, thorough

  • Look and understand the big picture on any job.
  • Work safely
  • Keep jobsite, trucks, and equipment CLEAN

Experience, Education, and Certifications

▪ 0 – 6 Months of experience in similar position/industry

▪ Skills and Continuing Education:

  • Learn the positions basic responsibilities within 30 days
  • Accomplish tasks with minimal supervision
  • Continue your own concrete industry education and knowledge 

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.

▪ Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

▪ The employee is required to demonstrate full range of motion with neck, arms, shoulders, hands, torso, legs, and feet.

▪ The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.

▪ The employee is regularly required to talk or hear.

▪ Employee is required to regularly lift, carry, push, and pull materials and tools up to 100 lbs. using abdominal and lower back muscles repeatedly or continuously over time without “giving out” or fatiguing.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

▪ Work is accomplished primarily outdoors, occasionally indoors, and in all types of weather conditions/environments.

▪ The employee will be exposed to and working near moving mechanical parts and equipment.

▪ Constant and proper use of personal protective equipment is required and will be provided by the Company (i.e. hard hat, safety vest, safety glasses, and safety gloves).

▪ If additional personal protective equipment is required for specific projects the Company

will also provide harnesses, respirators, face shields, toe guards, ear plugs, etc.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work required by you in this position, and they are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of your required responsibilities, duties, or skills.

Duties may increase, decrease, and/or change as deemed necessary to support the department or organization’s operations. 

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