Assist construction activities with a variety of basic tasks. Load, unload, or identify building mate-rials, machinery, or tools, distrib-uting them to the appropriate loca-tions.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and their applications.
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Learn and follow safety regulations.
Clean or prepare construction sites to eliminate possible hazards.
Dig ditches or trenches, backfill excavations, or compact and level earth to grade specifica-tions, using picks, shovels, pneumatic tampers, or rakes.
Tend pumps, compressors, or generators to provide power for tools, machinery, or equip-ment.
Work as a team. Be aware of others’ reactions and understand the dynamics of work rela-tionships.
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate.
Communicate with others to convey information effectively.
Coordinate activities of workers engaged in excavating and grading right-of-way for construction of projects such as highways, streets, drainage ditches, and site development.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Read grade stakes and understand their meaning.
Knowledge of basic equipment functions, and production rates.
Measure, mark, or record openings or distances to layout areas where construction work will be performed.
Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Monitor operations to ensure that health and safety standards are met.
Operate equipment, such as bulldozers, trench excavators, road graders, or backhoes.
Load and move dirt, rock, equipment, or other materials using trucks, crawler tractors, power cranes, shovels, graders, or related equipment.
Coordinate machine actions with other activities, positioning or moving loads in response to hand or audio signals from crew members.
Set grade and slope stakes to communicate cut and fill depths.
Measures distances from reference points to locate boundaries of construction site.
Resolve line and grade conflicts between plans and existing conditions with inspectors and/or owner.
Direct and train crew members on the correct processes, construction methods, and equipment operating procedures, including maintenance
Supervise, train and coordinate the workers in the construction excavation department.
Supervise, coordinate, or schedule the activities of construction activities.
Read specifications, such as blueprints, to determine construction requirements or to plan procedures.
Inspect work progress, equipment, or construction sites to verify safety or to ensure that specifications are met.
Estimate material or worker requirements to complete jobs.
Assign work to employees based on material or worker requirements of specific jobs.
Confer with other departments or contractors to resolve problems or to coordinate activities.
Analyze worker or production problems and recommend solutions, such as improving production methods.