General Laborer Position in Shungnak, AK
Perform tasks involving physical labor at construction site. Will clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, perform demolition activities, and clean up rubble, debris and other waste materials.
Will identify and load/offload building materials, machinery, or tools, distributing them to the appropriate locations.
Will operator a truck to dispose of demolition materials. May operate hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instruments.
May assist other craft workers. May perform other duties as assigned.
• Assessing building structures to identify their structural components and determine the most efficient methods to perform demolitions.
• Examining job site surroundings to determine safety.
• Removing debris, rubble, and hazardous materials from job sites.
• Clean or prepare construction sites to eliminate possible hazards.
• Erect or dismantle scaffolding, shoring, braces, traffic barricades, ramps, or other temporary structures
• Load, unload, or identify building materials, machinery, or tools, distributing them to the appropriate locations
• Measure, mark, or record openings or distances to layout areas where construction work will be performed.
• Tend pumps, compressors, or generators to provide power for tools, machinery, or equipment or to heat or move materials.
• Mix, pour, or spread concrete, using portable cement mixers.
• Control traffic passing near, in, or around work zones.
• Dig ditches or trenches, backfill excavations, or compact and level earth to grade specifications, using picks, shovels, pneumatic tampers, or rakes.
1 year of general labor experience or equivalent.
• Lift/push/pull 50lbs to 100lbs on an occasional basis.
• Lift/push/pull up to 20lbs on a frequent basis.
• Will be required to have the ability to bend, squat, crouch, crawl, and kneel.
• Will have the ability to climb in a safe manner (climbing includes stairs, scaffolding, ladders, and ramps).
• Perform prolonged standing (2-3 hour intervals).
• Able to work at a variety of levels (ex. waist, eye, above head).
• Must have good balance while working on uneven surfaces and maneuvering obstacles.
• Possess sufficient handgrip and coordination to carry and operate tools and equipment.
• Ability to utilize personal protective equipment (hard hat, safety glasses, steel-toes shoes, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety line, flotation gear, etc.) safely per OSHA standards.
• Able to respond to verbal and audible sounds/commands.
• Able to utilize adequate visual skills.
• Ability to work at heights above 12’ while working from ladders, scaffolding and/or man lifts.
• Ability to fully extend the arm while reaching overhead, reaching out, reaching to the side and reaching down.
• Ability to perceive attributes of an object/material such as size, shape, temperature and texture by means of receptors in the hands and fingers.
• Ability to turn head from side to side and about the vertical axis.
• Ability to turn body at the waist from side to side and about the vertical axis.
• Ability to reach in all directions
• Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
• Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving materials, and manipulating materials.
• Ability to withstand extreme temperatures (cold and hot).
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, and outside weather conditions.
• The employee is frequently exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles
• The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.
• The wearing of appropriate personal protective equipment mitigates risks associated with these conditions and is mandatory.
• Work environment is that of a construction site.
• May be working in close proximity to moving equipment.
Knowledge and Critical Skills/Expertise:
• Proficient with all hand and power small tools
• Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures.
• Must be willing to work safely and follow all company policies
• Knowledge/awareness of safety issues
• Ability to perform duties and operation of tools of the trade in strict compliance with OSHA rules
• Must maintain consistent and punctual attendance
• Work independently with minimal supervision and complete assigned daily tasks
• Must be able to follow directions
• Work well within a team setting
• Ability to interact with both co-workers and clients in a courteous and professional manner
Authorized Driver Requirement: Employee must have a valid driver’s license and three (3) year clean driving record. Employee must follow all Authorized Driver Policy and Procedures regarding approved vehicle usage.
All employees must pass Non-DOT pre-employment drug screening and follow all UIC Non-DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Program guidelines and requirements.
Candidates must pass a background check in order to fill this position.
UIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC HR for assistance.
UIC considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, family responsibility, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran's status or any other legal protected status. Pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation, may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V