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Laborer in Austin, TX at BetterJobs

Date Posted: 6/13/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Founded in 1993, Austin Materials takes great pride in offering our clients and team members the service and dedication of a family-owned business with the resources and reach of an industrial-scale service provider. We have repaved interstate highways & improved the Austin and San Antonio residential areas. We believe in a team effort whereby Together Everyone Achieves More.

If you live by the Texas Way (Pride, Honesty, Integrity, Teamwork) and are up for a challenging and rewarding career, keep reading.

Austin Materials is always open for talented individuals, who are interested in working for us.

Position Description Summary:

Summary/Objective The construction laborer performs tasks involving physical labor at highway and heavy construction projects. The position may operate a variety of hand and power tools and may clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, clean up rubble and debris, and remove waste materials. The position may assist other craft workers.

Essential Functions

Performs a variety of tasks involving strenuous manual labor in heavy/highway construction projects; performs manual work in preparing surfaces for paving. Shovels bituminous concrete (asphalt) into construction areas. Assists in patching asphalt with hot and cold mix. Excavates and fills trenches and ditches. Maintains a clean job site: picks up all tools and equipment and secures job site each day to eliminate potential hazards. Performs materials handling and storage. Loads and unloads trucks and hauls and hoists materials. Ensures that proper safety and incident reporting procedures are followed. Brings problems to the attention of the foreman, safety director or HR manager. Competencies

Communication Proficiency. Customer/Client Focus. Diversity and Inclusion. Results Driven. Stress Management/Composure. Teamwork Orientation. Supervisory Responsibility This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at construction job sites. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud. The position regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside conditions that include inclement weather, heat and humidity, and exposure to dust and asphalt.

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The position lifts heavy objects, walks and stands for long periods of time and performs strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions. The employee lifts, pushes, pulls or carries objects; uses abdominal and lower back muscles to provide support over time without fatigue; and effectively jumps, sprints or throws objects. The position requires good manual dexterity (hand, hand with arm, two hands) and multilimb coordination. The position requires the ability to quickly move arms and legs. The employee must have excellent stamina.


  • Insurance
  • Medical and Pharmacy
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Basic Life Insurance Available
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Wellness Program
  • 401K - 4% Match
  • Uniforms
  • Paid Training
  • Paid Time Off
  • Gym Membership Discount

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