Utilities - Laborer

Winston Salem, NC posted on January 22

Want to be part of a company who gives back to their employees?  You've come to the right place!  We expect a lot from our employees, but we also give a lot in return. 

We care about our employees by providing an exceptional benefit's package and we also work to further our employee's careers by doing our best to promote within the company.  If you care about how well you do a job, work well with others, have a positive attitude, can follow company and safety rules, are dependable and punctual and you respond well to supervision, you would be a great fit at our company!

Position Overview:  This position will perform manual labor, such as carrying materials and tools, using hand and power tools, and assist pipe layers with assembling pipe and fitting joints as well as assisting crew members in day to day physical activities.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

•Performs strenuous manual labor such as laying pipe into a ditch, shoveling trenches, and sewing grass.
•Carries pipe, hand tools, power tools, etc. from one place to another
•Cuts pipe to size
•May operate equipment as needed, if trained, including front end loader, excavator, backhoe, skidsteer, and other construction equipment

Education and/or Experience:

•High School or equivalent
•Experience in Utilities and sewer, preferred

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations

•Possession of a valid driver’s license, preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

•Must have hand eye coordination
•Able to read and comprehend instruction, short correspondence, and memos. 
•Able to effectively communicate information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and employees.
•Ability to apply common sense understanding in order to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 
•Ability to deal with problems/issues involving several concrete variable in standardized situations.
•Experienced working around heavy construction equipment.
•Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively.
•Able to multiple task simultaneously
•Able to communicate to crew members in a professional and effective manner.
•Able to provide effective feedback to team members.
•Must have a strong work ethic
•Team Oriented
•Safety Oriented
•Customer Oriented
•Must be 18 years of age
•Able to pass pre-employment and random drug screen

Physical Demands:

•Extensive physical activity performing strenuous daily activities of a primarily productive/technical nature.  Includes standing and sitting for extended periods of time, stooping, bending and crouching.
•Able to walk on uneven surfaces, including natural ground in varying weather conditions.
•Capable of lifting up to 70 pounds.
•Visual accuracy under varying degrees of light, darkness, and weather conditions in order to provide safe directions for operators of heavy equipment and other employees.
•Able to climb on and off heavy mobile equipment, and in and out of excavations and up to 20 feet in height
•Able to work overtime and weekends, if necessary
•Able to travel when required.
•Requires working from heights
•Coordination between hand, eyes, feet to guide equipment and objects is required
•Must be able to mount and dismount off of vehicles and equipment
•Must be able to wear appropriate personal protective equipment
•Able to push and pull with hands, arms, and feet repetitively
•Must have good visual and auditory physical capabilities in order to manage sights and sounds in a hazardous construction environment
•Able to be alert and cognitive of multiple concurrent activities of the construction site, including awareness of other employees, subcontractors, machinery, equipment, and moving traffic when applicable

Environmental Working Conditions

•Outdoors exposed to changing weather conditions (i.e., rain, sun, snow, wind, etc.) 
•Noise level in the work environment is loud.
•Exposure to dust, grease, gasoline, diesel fuel, concrete, and other environmental factors of a construction job site.
•Work is performed near heavy equipment and moving machinery.
•Exposure to all elements of nature
•Exposure to all types of terrain

Company Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Company Paid Employee Medical Insurance Premiums
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Health Reimbursement Account
  • 401k with Company Match
  • Short Term Disability
  • Accident Insurance
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Vacation
  • Holidays