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Perform tasks involving physical labor at construction sites. May operate hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, surveying and measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instruments. May clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, and clean up rubble, debris and other waste materials. Assist other workers.


Must be able to follow specific directions; perform a variety of duties which may often change; work within standards of accuracy; repeat tasks according to set procedures and safety requirements. Must be able to stand or walk for long periods; use arms and hands to reach for, handle and manipulate objects; lift and carry materials weighing 50 to 80 pounds, climb up and down ladders, scaffolds and other objects; carry tools and equipment; stoop, kneel, crouch , twist, turn, and crawl, and see and hear (naturally or with correction).

Education and Experience:

High school diploma preferred and on-the-job training required.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Clean or prepare construction sites to eliminate possible hazards.

  • Load, unload or identify building materials, machinery, or tools distributing them to the appropriate locations.

  • Control traffic passing near, in or around work zones with appropriate training provided.

  • Signal equipment operators to facilitate alignment, movement, or adjustment of machinery, equipment, or materials with appropriate training provided.

  • Dig ditches or trenches, backfill excavations, or compact and level earth using picks, shovels, pneumatic tampers, or rakes.

  • May be required to enter trenches and/or confined spaces after receiving proper training.

  • Ability to understand and comply with safety considerations as set herein and as directed by the foreman/supervisor.

Safety Considerations:

Typically works 12 hours per day, 6-7 days per week in extreme hot and cold environments after acclimatization. Wears all required personal protective equipment on daily basis. May be exposed to snakes, insects and similar with PPE and protective clothing/creams provided to minimize exposure. May be required to walk long distances over uneven or rough terrain. Valid driver’s license and good driving record essential if required to operate motor vehicle. Routinely lifts/carries up to 50 pounds unassisted on daily basis.

  • May be exposed to hazardous materials such as petroleum products

  • Routinely walks considerable distances while performing duties.

  • Routinely uses hand tools such as post hole diggers, machete, sledge-hammer, shovels, picks, weed-eaters, lawn mowers, and similar.

  • May be required to work at night.

  • May be required to stand for prolonged periods of time.

Job ID 2017-1637

# of Openings 1

Job Locations US - PA - Williamsport

Posted Date 4/18/2017

Category Construction