GENERAL LABORER I - YARD ATTENDANT

Overview:

This position requires physical labor and is responsible to help meet the equipment and site needs of contractors and delivery companies by maintaining a clean and organized work environment and demonstrating the operation of rental equipment, maintaining cleanliness of job site(s), and following all site and safety regulations.

 

A strong work ethic and attention to detail are essential. Take pride in working alongside other respected construction laborers to provide top-quality construction services in commercial settings. Willingness to travel is a must as job sites are located throughout Michigan.

 

Position Qualifications - Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED is required.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license, a reliable vehicle, be willing to use to haul material, and be insurable.

  • Vocational school or trade apprenticeships a plus

  • Three years’ experience is desired, but not required.

  • OSHA 30 Certification is preferred but not required

  • Must be 18 years of age

  • Ability to physically stand, bend, squat, and lift up to 40 pounds; occasionally lifting up to 100lbs.

  • Exposure to bright lights, extreme temperatures, loud noise, dust, gas and/or fumes.

  • Frequent holding and grasping with the hands when loading and unloading equipment

  • Frequent use of foot/feet to operate foot pedal/s on equipment and trucks

  • Must have a working smart phone and basic hand tools

  • Positive attitude and work ethic

  • Able to work independently and as an active member of a team

  • Good interpersonal skills and communication with all levels of management

 

 

 

Principle Accountabilities:

  • Unload tools, prepare building site materials, stack building materials, demolition, and set up equipment

  • Follow project instructions from General Laborer III, Site Superintendent, or construction/Project Manager.

  • Prepare construction site(s) by organizing the jobsite and cleaning obstacles and hazards.

  • Direct traffic safely around the construction or road maintenance site

  • Loading/unloading equipment for customers and drivers

    • Upon unloading of equipment, checking for damage to equipment

  • Refueling of gasoline or diesel, oil, propane, water levels for equipment, pressure washers and lift vehicles

  • Testing equipment to make sure it works properly

  • Assisting in the cleaning and maintenance of rental discharge, suction and other hoses

  • Cleaning of larger rental items, at times using a pressure washer

  • Use of high-pressure washers for cleaning of equipment

  • Checking hour meters on equipment for use

  • Provide assistance to equipment operator, carpenters, and other skilled labor when necessary

  • Follow all site health and safety regulations

  • Ensure regulated and proper personal protection equipment are worn

  • Safely operate a variety of tools including pressure washers, jackhammers, drills, saws, grinders, etc

  • Cleaning jobsite and yard by sweeping shop floors, rearranging rental equipment or using pressure washer to clean the yard.

  • Ensure construction equipment and tools are cleaned and stored properly

  • Complete all assigned tasks in a timely and efficient manner

 

Additional Requirements:

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

 

While this is an hourly position, there may be needs to work nights, weekends and holidays to complete the scheduled projects on time.

 

This position will require short- and long-term travel. Candidates must be willing to travel or relocate for extended periods of time on a project specific basis.

 

 

 

 

Core Competencies and Attitude:

 

Fosters Open Communication:

Promotes open discussion of ideas; provides others with open access to information and encourages information flow across boundaries.

 

Drives for Improvement:

Creates an environment where no one tolerates complacency; eliminates roadblocks, and inefficiencies; uses metrics and performance measures to track progress; redesigns systems and processes to increase effectiveness; drives rigorous internal and external bench-marking of performance.

 

Is committed to Customers:

Meets commitments to internal and external customers; seeks and uses feedback from customers; focuses the organization on efforts that add significant value to customers.

 

Drives for Business Results:

Establishes aggressive financial goals; achieves strong results and outstanding accomplishments; balances long-term objectives with near-term financial objectives; balances the needs of employees, customer, share-owners, and community.

 

Coaches Others:

Accurately identifies strengths and development needs in others; gives clear, motivating, and constructive feedback; coaches others in the development of their skills; provides challenging assignments; adapts approach to motivate each individual.

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