Entry Level Field Trainee - Draper, UT

Draper, UT, US, 84020

Reynolds Excavation Demolition and Utilities


Job ID:  498726


Reynolds Excavation, Demolition & Utilities is a CRH Company. Our purpose, commitment to the future, and formula for growth is to champion the safety, empowerment, and development of our employees.  We strive to be The Preferred Source of quality sand, rock, landscape products, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, paving and construction services.  We succeed as a team by embracing integrity, mutual respect, innovation, service, sustainability, and financial strength.   




Position Overview


The Entry Level Field Trainee is responsible for safely performing a variety of construction duties to assist the crews or at various locations. This position involves various manual tasks.  The trainee will be required to help experienced workers by performing routine tasks such as loading and unloading materials and preparing and cleaning the worksite for projects. They usually need to learn from other workers how to do more difficult tasks such as using special equipment and tools. Some professionals working on this field are construction workers, technicians, operators, drivers, laborers, among other specialists. The trainee will spend the first 90 days of employment with a mentor to assist with acclimation to the job, workforce and company.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)


**Duties and functions will vary depending on available posts and responsibilities for each position. Trainee will typically be hired under one of the following position descriptions:


General Laborer:


  1. Prepares ground surfaces for the road building process.  Removes debris out of the construction path.
  2. Hand shovels to prepare ground trenches for pipes and utility lines.  May dig up existing pipes and lines.  Pipes include water, sewer, conduit and other utility lines.
  3. Attaches trench box and pipes to chains or guide wires to be lifted and moved by the heavy equipment operator.  Installs shoring materials.
  4. Operates ground compactors, levels out and rakes dirt, sets string markers, and removes items within the area to be paved.
  5. May cut concrete with saw as needed to finish grades.
  6. Performs machinery maintenance and repairs.  Unplugs and shovels off conveyors and screens. Changes out screens, rollers, cone liners, etc.  Repairs conveyor problems.  Greases moving machine parts.
  7. Other duties as assigned per supervisor


    Equipment Operator:


  1. Operate equipment safely and efficiently.
  2. Responsible for safe slopes on excavations and proper barricading.
  3. Locate utilities and other buried lines prior to digging.
  4. Perform minor servicing and maintenance or refer major problems to the supervisor.
  5. Knowledge of trenching and shoring standards.
  6. Keep time and material records.
  7. Other duties as assigned per supervisor


            Truck Driver:


  1. Thorough operational knowledge and skills of end dumps and/or belly dumps (with and without pups) and related equipment to be operated.
  2. Can operate equipment safely and efficiently.
  3. Must keep time and material records.
  4. Other duties as assigned per supervisor


    Ready Mix Driver:


  1. Maintains equipment in a safe and clean condition.
  2. Performs pre and post-trip truck inspections.
  3. Verify general compliance with mix specifications after loading and at job site.
  4. Aligns mixer drum under disbursement chute at the plant to receive product into the mixer truck drum.
  5. Learns how to drive a ready mix truck to location for unloading.
  6. Operate ready mix truck to release concrete down truck chute into area to be poured with concrete.
  7. Other duties as assigned per supervisor


    Quality Control Technician:


  1. Safely and efficiently collect samples for testing.
  2. Set-up, operate and maintain nuclear density gauges for asphalt and soils compaction.
  3. Have a working knowledge of state DOT and governing agency job specifications.  
  4. Ability to perform project test procedures relative to individual levels of certification in testing construction materials.
  5. Perform sampling, testing and reporting procedures according to established protocol, having the ability to test construction material samples and recording test results in a timely and accurate manner.
  6. Other duties as assigned per supervisor




  1. Learns to troubleshoot problems, making economical and durable repairs.
  2. Dismantles devices to gain access to and remove defective parts using hoists and hand tools.
  3. Be trained to maintain and repair heavy equipment, trucks, shop, and non-mobile equipment on a company-wide basis. 
  4. Will learn to service vehicles/equipment to include oil changes, greasing, adding fluids, changing filters and maintaining preventative maintenance schedules.
  5. Become skilled at troubleshooting and repairing electrical and hydraulic systems, diesel and gasoline engines, transmissions, drive trains, etc.
  6. Orders parts and supplies.  Maintains purchase orders and invoices.  Operates computer for job functions.
  7. Other duties as assigned per supervisor


    Other Duties:


  8. May use various equipment, hand and power tools.
  9. Picks up and/or delivers construction materials at job site locations. 
  10. Performs job site clean-up.
  11. Assists with flagging and traffic control as needed.
  12. Maintains all tools and equipment in a safe and clean condition.
  13. Other duties as assigned per supervisor.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions.




  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred.
  • Experience is not required.


    Work Requirements

  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence, and memos. 
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed, but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
  • Ability to work well with others in a group or one on one setting.
  • May be subject to drug testing, and physical agilities testing.


Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Must have a current and valid driver’s license. 


Key Competencies

  • Teamwork - Contributes to building a positive team spirit.
  • Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.
  • Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Accepts responsibility for own actions.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.
  • Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Innovation - Generates suggestions for improving work.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed, but uninvolved written or oral instructions.



Physical Requirements

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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The employee is frequently required to sit, climb, and use hands to signal and handle equipment. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, crawl, kneel, bend, and reach with hands and arms above their shoulders.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move anywhere up to 50 lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.


Work Environment


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; outside weather conditions; and extreme cold and/or heat.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.



The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A diverse and inclusive culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


Reynolds Excavation, Demolition & Utilities, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date:  Jun 19, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Salt Lake City

Job Segment: Labor, Equipment Operator, Machinist, Hydraulics, Laborer, Operations, Manufacturing, Engineering