Laborer (Construction)

Asheville, NC posted on October 17

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Phillips & Jordan is a 65 year old, privately-held corporation, specializing in heavy civil construction. Our Core Values – Integrity, Safety, Quality, and Production – guide our business. We work in private and public sectors, employ over 1,000 individuals, and maintain a large heavy equipment fleet. We are licensed in 50 states and have performed complex work with aggressive schedules in over 40 states. Phillips & Jordan is a proven innovator, a proven leader, a proven solution.


This position is responsible for tasks involving physical labor at construction sites and assisting other workers.   Employees 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.   They may also clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, and clean up rubble other waste materials. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

• Clean or prepare construction sites to eliminate possible hazards
• Load, unload, or identify building materials, machinery, or tools while 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
• Understand and comply with safety considerations as set herein and as directed by the Foreman/Supervisor


• 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
• 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
• On-the-job training required