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General Laborer - Day Shift - Altoona, IA at Turner Construction

General Laborer - Day Shift - Altoona, IA

Turner Construction Altoona, IA Full-Time
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Division:Kansas City
Project Location(s):Altoona, IA 50009 USA

Minimum Years Experience:Travel Involved:None/Not SpecifiedJob Type:RegularJob Classification:TradeEducation:High School Diploma/EquivalentJob Family:TradeCompensation:Non-Union Trade

Schedule:  Day Shift, working from approximately 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with extra hours to work during the week and on Saturdays when available.

Position Description:

Perform tasks involving physical labor at building construction projects.  Work may be performed both indoors and outside.  May clean and prepare construction sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, and clean up rubble and debris.  May operate hand and power tools of all types.  May assist other craft workers in their trades.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Pick up, collect, sort, and dispose of (or recycle) jobsite construction debris.
  • Perform general construction cleaning activities including sweeping, mopping, or vacuuming floors, wiping down horizontal and vertical surfaces, and moving and organizing jobsite construction materials, tools, and equipment.
  • Mop, brush, or spread paints, cleaning solutions or other compounds over surfaces to clean them or to provide protection.
  • Operate jackhammers and drills to break up concrete or pavement.
  • Place, consolidate, and protect case-in-place concrete or masonry structures.
  • Position, join, align, and seal structural components, such as concrete wall sections and pipes.
  • Shovel cement and other materials into portable cement mixers; and mix, pour, and spread concrete.
  • Signal equipment operators to facilitate alignment, movement, and adjustment of machinery, equipment, and materials.
  • Smooth and finish freshly poured cement or concrete, using floats, trowels, screeds, or powered cement finishing tools.
  • Spray materials through hoses to clean, coat, or seal surfaces.
  • Tend machines that pump materials through spray-guns for application to ceilings and walls.
  • Tend pumps, compressors, and generators to provide power for tools, machinery, and equipment.
  • Lubricate, clean and repair machinery, equipment, and tools.
  • Apply caulking compounds by hand or using caulking guns.
  • Build and position forms for pouring concrete, and dismantle forms after use, using saws, hammers, nails, or bolts.
  • Clean and prepare construction sites to eliminate possible hazards.
  • Dig ditches or trenches, backfill excavations, and compact and level earth to grade specifications, using picks, shovels, pneumatic tampers, and rakes.
  • Erect and disassemble scaffolding, shoring, braces, traffic barricades, ramps, and other temporary structures.
  • Load, unload, and identify building materials, machinery, and tools, and distribute them to the appropriate locations, according to project plans and specifications.
  • Mix ingredients to create compounds for covering or cleaning surfaces.
  • Provide assistance to craft workers, such as carpenters and concrete finishers.
  • Demolish structures and salvage useful materials.

May perform other duties as necessary or required.  


  • Required Knowledge:

    • Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of buildings and other structures.
    • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
    • OSHA knowledge and understanding of safety requirements.

    Skills Required:

    • Safe use of power tools such as saws, drills, planes, sanders, routers and grinders.
    • Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

    Physical Demands:

    • The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
    • The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without \'giving out\' or fatiguing.
    • The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down.  It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
    • The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

    Job Activities:

    • Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials
    • Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
    • Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
    • Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.

Turner is an Equal Opportunity Employer —minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.VEVRAA Federal Contractor
 

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