Laborer (Earthwork)

Position Summary

Perform tasks involving physical labor at construction project sites. May operate hand and power tools of all types: shovels, jaws, drills, air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, surveying and measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instruments. May clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, and clean up rubble, debris, and other waste materials. May assist other craft workers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with building the earthwork component of a project including site grading, dewatering, soil correction, foundation excavation and backfill, utilities and any other necessary civil improvements required for a project
  • Support with several general construction duties for earthwork, demolition and general civil construction projects including but not limited to staking, plan reading, cleaning and preparing a job site
  • Operates hand and power tools

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Six to twelve months of construction experience
  • Knowledge and ability to set grades and stakes a plus
  • Knowledge and ability to work with equipment, materials, and supplies found in construction work
  • Ability to understand Kevitt’s safety training and always follow proper use and safety guidelines
  • Willingness and ability to perform manual work
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management and employees, general contractors, and other subcontractors
  • Ability to understand, follow and transmit written and oral instructions
  • Must have good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to be punctual and dependable


  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check
  • Must be able to work 8-10-hour workdays, Monday through Friday, with occasional weekends. Must be flexible regarding work hours including possible out of town work
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Union affiliation or willingness to take the necessary steps to join the union

Physical Demands

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by any employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and perform strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions. Often required to sit, stand, walk, bend knees, stretch arms, talk and hear.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those employees encountered while performing the essential functions of this job. Employee is exposed to environmental conditions, working near machines and loud noises associated with construction sites. Exposed to variable weather conditions including rain, snow, wind, cold and heat.

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