JOB POSTING:Earth Work/Excavation

 

Entry-Level

Job Description:

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.

Skill Set:

 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.

Mid-Level

Job Description:

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.

Skill Set:

 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

Lead

Job Description:

Supervise, train and coordinate the workers in the construction excavation department.

Skill Set:

 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.

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