Assist construction activities with a variety of basic tasks. Load, unload, or identify build-ing materials, machinery, or tools, distributing them to the appropriate locations.
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 worker rela-tionships.
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Communicate with others to convey information effectively.
Coordinate activities of workers engaged in utility installation for projects such as highways, streets, 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.
Install or repair sanitary or storm water sewer structures or pipe systems
Use instruments such as lasers, grade rods, or transit levels.
Check slopes for conformance to requirements, using levels or lasers.
Lay out pipe routes, following written instructions or blueprints and coordinating layouts with supervisors.
Grade or level trench bases, using tamping machines or hand tools.
Operate equipment, such as bulldozers, trench excavators, road graders, or backhoes.
Supervise, train and coordinate the workers in the utility department.
Supervise, coordinate, or schedule 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 spec-ifications 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 pro-duction methods.