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Construction Laborer

Company: City of Enid, OK
Location: Enid
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Position Description


POSITION TITLE: Construction Laborer DEPARTMENT: Utility Maintenance



POSITION REPORTS TO: Utility Maintenance Supervisor, Construction Project Manager, Concrete Technicians

BLS COMPARABLE: 47-2061.00 Construction Laborers

Leadership: Provides co-worker leadership to others through motivation, team building,

and provision of feedback.


  • Subject to post offer, pre-employment drug screen.
  • Subject to post offer, pre-employment physical examination/medical history check.
  • Subject to a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • In accordance with 49 CFR 391.53, information regarding previous employers may be used for the purpose of investigating the applicant's safety performance history within the previous three years. This includes general employment, accident, and drug/alcohol information.
  • In accordance with 49 CFR 393.23, a Motor Vehicle Report covering the previous three years will be obtained for the purpose of investigating the applicant's driving history.
  • As a CDL driver, the employee will be required to comply with all provisions of DOT Regulation 49 CFR Parts 40 and 382, including random drug and alcohol testing.
  • Possession of a valid Oklahoma driver's license with an acceptable driving record.
  • Must be 18 years of age.

POSITION PURPOSE: Provide manual labor support for concrete technicians to ensure the safety and quality of transportation for City of Enid residents.


  • Clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, and clean up rubble debris and other waste materials.
  • Assist Concrete Technicians in operating equipment used to apply concrete, asphalt, or other materials to roadways and parking lots, or equipment used for tamping gravel, dirt, or other materials.
  • Assist with removing existing concrete using a jackhammer and clear work area of debris.
  • Measure, mark, or record openings or distances to layout areas where construction work will be performed.
  • Clean chipped areas, using wire brush, and feel and observe surface to determine if it is rough or uneven.
  • Start engine, move throttles, controls, and levers to operate backhoe, skid steer, and front end loader.
  • Assist in setting the forms that hold concrete to the desired pitch and depth, and align them.
  • Assist in spreading, leveling, and smoothing concrete, using rake, shovel, hand or power trowel, hand or power screed, and float.
  • Lubricate, clean, or repair machinery, equipment, or tools.
  • Provide assistance to other departments as needed.
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • The Utility Maintenance Department runs smoothly and efficiently.
  • Unsafe areas of concrete are removed in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Assisted the Concrete Technicians to ensure the creation of new concrete areas is completed with proficient craftsmanship in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Effective working relations exist with City personnel.
  • New employees are well trained and assisted. Management is appropriately informed.
  • Employee understands and adheres to applicable safety policies.
  • The City's professional reputation is maintained.


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: High school diploma of general education degree (GED); or six months to one year related experience and or/training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATES/LICENSES: Class B CDL within one year of employment date.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE: Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of highways and roads.

SKILLS/ABILITIES: Working knowledge of operating various hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists.

Ability to operate a backhoe, skid steer, and front end loader.

Handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Ability to assist and support others.

Able to operate telephone, PC, copier, and other basic business machines.


FINGER DEXTERITY: Manual dexterity sufficient to work with the fingers.

VISUAL ABILITIES: Normal vision, with or without corrective lenses.

PHYSICAL STRENGTH: PDC Level: Heavy Employee lifts/carries 50 lbs occasionally (less than 33% of the time or 1-100 times a day). Requires a push/pull exertion of force of 100 lbs frequently. Heavy physical activity required performing strenuous daily activities. Prolonged kneeling; frequent bending and squatting. Periodic shoveling requiring lifting from ground to waist to shoulder.

LANGUAGE/COMPREHENSION: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the organization.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few variables in standardized situations.

MATHEMATICS ABILITY: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

WORK SCHEDULE/HOURS: Regular - 8 hour shift, typically 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Other-Variable lunch period and breaks in coordination with other personnel.

May be required to work nights and weekends during snow and ice events, 10-12 hours.

Early morning or night time hours could be required for work that would need to be done in high traffic areas, very limited.

WORK CONDITIONS: Outdoors exposed to changing weather conditions (for instance, rain, sun, snow, wind, etc.)

Noise level: Very loud. Hearing protection required.

Other work conditions: Occasional work near moving mechanical parts.



3-5 years' experience.

5+ years' experience.

Specialized vocational training or additional coursework in related field.

Associate's Degree or equivalent in related field.

Ability to fill in concrete technicians on short-term basis.

Ability to fill in concrete technicians on an extended term basis.

Valid CPR Certification.


Job descriptions assist organizations in ensuring that the hiring process is fairly administered and that qualified employees are selected.

All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included. Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to each position, have been excluded. Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all inclusive. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization.

I have reviewed this job description and I can perform the essential functions of this position, with or without, reasonable accommodations. I have also received or have been offered a copy of this job description.

Printed Name__ Date // Signature____

Keywords: City of Enid, OK, Enid , Construction Laborer, Other , Enid, Oklahoma

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