Structures Laborer I, II, III

Job Description

Department: Operations – Structures
Reports to: Structures Foreman

Tapani Inc believes all employees should maintain a positive working relationship with those they work with inside and outside of the company. This approach helps maintain employee morale, productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness. We expect all employees to uphold our core values and vision and to continually focus on employee engagement, self-improvement, business innovation, and relationship development.

Job Purpose and Summary

The Structures Laborer is responsible for implementing the day to day activities of the onsite project in accordance to the Foreman’s direction and schedule.

Responsibilities

Structures Laborer I

  • Responsible for Field Production
    • Communicate with Foreman to understand the plan for the day
    • Ensure all tools needed for the days’ work are ready and available
    • Duties can include:
      • Grade layout and grade checking
      • Spotter for equipment operators, trucks
      • Level earth to fine grade specifications
      • Install pipe, manholes, catch basins
      • Manual preparation and clean-up of site
      • Shovel, rake, sweep
      • Concrete work
      • Painting and sealing
      • Run plate whackers and jumping jacks
      • Assisting in building demo and clean up
      • Assist operator in keeping equipment tracks clean
      • Assist other craft workers
      • Build forms
      • Strip Forms
      • Carry, Stage, Materials and appropriate tools to appropriate areas
    • Assist with all tasks to ensure a quality project by Tapani Inc
  • Responsible for maintenance of the job site
    • Install, maintain erosion control
    • Ensure all small tools and equipment are utilized correctly, maintained and kept clean on job site
    • Clean up job site at the end of every shift
  • Responsible for Site Safety
    • Ensure OSHA standards are adhered to
    • Understand the safety risk with each task and ensure proper safety methods are adhered to
    • Ensure all safety training is current
  • Responsible for upholding the Integrity of Tapani Inc
    • Ensure an atmosphere of team work and utilization of each crew member’s abilities
    • Maintain efficiency and quality throughout the project
    • Communicate to Foreman changes that reflect the best for the owner and Tapani Inc.
  • Bring concerns to the Foreman to assist with resolving issues quickly
  • Always seek ways to learn and grow personally and professionally

Structures Laborer II

  • All responsibilities of Structures Laborer I plus:
  • Bring concerns to the Foreman and assist with resolving issues quickly
  • Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Listens to others without interrupting; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.
  • Written Communication – Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Motivation – Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence.
  • Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests.
  • Quantity – Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
  • Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Responsible – Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent.
  • Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Structures Laborer III

  • All responsibilities of Structures Laborer II plus:
  • Analytical – Analyzes the work to be completed and uses experience to determine the most effective and efficient way to complete the work
  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well independently in problem solving situations.
  • Technical Skills – Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Leadership – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views
  • Judgment – Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Develops realistic action plans.
  • Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Accepts responsibility for own actions.
  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Initiative – Volunteers readily; Seeks increased responsibilities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Innovation – Generates suggestions for improving work.

Job Requirements and Qualifications

Structures Laborer I

  • High school education or equivalent.
  • 1-6 months of experience in the construction/structures industry.
  • Employee must be reasonably physically able to perform job duties. 
  • Understanding of the operations and maintenance of all tools and equipment utilized on site
  • Ability to generate efficient methods quickly to resolve roadblocks
  • Ability to be flexible.
  • Ability to maintain a Tapani Inc culture: work with the best interest of Tapani Inc first, maintain a positive attitude, maintain a team atmosphere
  • Obtain certification in First Aid, CPR, Confined Space, Competent Person, Erosion and Sediment Control, Rigging and Signaling
  • Forklift certification.
  • Ability to push, pull, carry and lift 50-100lbs.

Structures Laborer II

  • All the duties of Structures Laborer I plus:
  • Recognize specific underground utilities (Know the Uniform Color Code)
  • Understand and use the proper tool for the given task
  • Understand an engineer’s tape measure and measuring system
  • Understanding of the operations and maintenance of all tools and equipment utilized on site

Structures Laborer III

  • All the duties of Structures Laborer II plus:
  • Ability to generate efficient methods quickly and resolve roadblocks

Working Environment

Structures Laborer I, II, III

  • Working conditions for this position will be on the project site.
  • Hours worked will be weather dependent along with schedule requirements. Summer time is typically longer hours and winter typically is shorter hours due to daylight.
  • Work may require weekend/overtime work when project demands.
  • Frequent extensive travel.
  • Constant standing.
  • Frequent repetitive motions of hands/wrists and feet, listening, crawling, stooping, walking, bending, climbing, talking and reaching.
  • Extensive close work and heavy lifting.
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