Grade Crew Laborer - United Companies, Grand Junction

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Published date: October 17, 2020 9:37 am

Location: Grand Junction, Colorado, United States

United Companies, is a CRH Company. 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.

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