UIC Alaska

*UNION ONLY* Laborer - Qayaq Construction

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General Laborer Summary: ***Must Be Member of LOCAL UNION 341*** Perform tasks involving physical labor at construction sites. 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 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. May assist other craft workers.


Essential Functions:

  • 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, such as asphalt.
  • 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.


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 such as highways and roads.
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
  • 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.
  • Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
  • Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
  • Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures for effectively completing project. Other duties as assigned.


Required Experience:

  • 2-20 years of general labor experience.
  • Must have dependable transportation.
  • Must be active member of Local 341 Union


Physical Demands:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Environmental Conditions:
  • 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; and extreme heat.
  • 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.




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