Grade Setter - Telluride,CO

Telluride, CO, US, 81435

Telluride Gravel


Job ID:  495334


United Companies, 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

We are looking for a competent grade setter to coordinate with a crew foreman and establish and monitor grades traditionally (non GPS) on construction sites based on survey provided. A grade setter has a solid background in the field. Your leadership skills and your extensive experience have earned you the ability to direct the work of others and make quick decisions. You must be well-organized and favor safety above everything else.


Pay ranges from $20 - $26 an hour, based on experience.


Key responsibilities (essential duties and functions)

  • Assist construction site workers in grading and underground operations
  • Interpret survey stakes and plans to provide control ahead of grading and underground operations
  • Inform the foreman of discrepancies between the plans and site conditions
  • Collaborate with foreman to maintain as-built drawings
  • In-depth knowledge of construction procedures, equipment, and OSHA guidelines
  • Interact with customers and document any changes to scope of work
  • Good communication skills and ability to work well with a team
  • Strong work ethic



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.



  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
  • Five (5) or more years of construction experience encompassing major sitework, utilities and strong grading background. 
  • GPS experience a plus (not required)


Work requirements

  • Must be 18 years in age or older.
  • Must pass pre-employment physical, drug screen and criminal background check.
  • Report to work dressed appropriately and ready to begin work at the designated start time.
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the employee handbook.
  • Willingness to work independently within in a team environment and assist the team with other duties as required.

knowledge/skill requirements

  • Knowledge of slopes and lasers.
  • Ability to read stakes. 
  • Ability to think ahead, anticipate potential situations and provide effective solutions to conflicts that arise during the course of business.
  • Familiarity with local site conditions, agency standards.
  • Ability to read and interpret plans and documents. 
  • Ability to observe safety and security procedures.
  • Ability to be self-sufficient and perform tasks and duties without immediate supervision.
  • Demonstrate ability to wear and use proper PPE at all times.

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.

  • Frequent standing, walking, reaching and climbing
  • Position will occasionally require climbing of ladders and steps. 
  • The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 


Work Environment

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!


United Companies, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link




Date:  Apr 26, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Colorado