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Skilled Construction Laborer (In Town/Out of Town) - Helena Sand & Gravel (Helena, MT)

Helena, MT, US, 59601

Helena Sand and Gravel


Job ID:  [[188099]]


Helena Sand & Gravel, a CRH company, is a member of the CRH West Division; 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.




The General/Skilled Laborer is responsible for performing a variety of construction duties to assist the highway, utility or grade crews at various job site locations.  Skilled Laborer positions perform more advanced work duties along with training and supervising the General Laborers.  Primarily work 10-hours per day, 5 days per week.  Will also be required to work up to 14-hours per day, and up to 7 days per week as needed during the busy construction season.  This position requires traveling for extended periods of time to perform the job duties at various jobsite locations.


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 disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Highway Crew:

Prepares ground surfaces for the road building process.  Removes debris out of the construction path.

Operates ground compactors, levels out and rakes dirt, sets string markers, and removes items within the area to be paved.

Sets up fencing, barricades, and/or safety cones to block off the work area as needed.

Prepares manhole covers, openings and water lines.  May insert risers as needed.

Walks behind paver machine to shovel and rake asphalt as it is applied to the ground. Levels out asphalt with rake and uses shovel to dig out manhole covers and water valve boxes that are buried by the asphalt.

Cleans asphalt off tools and equipment after each work day.

May assist with operating equipment as needed and if trained, including paver, roller, backhoe, water truck, etc.

Performs other laborer tasks as needed to include cutting concrete or asphalt with saw, sweeping, etc.


Utility Crew:

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.

Attaches trench box and pipes to chains or guide wires to be lifted and moved by the heavy equipment operator.  Installs shoring materials.

Guides pipes into place while equipment operator maneuvers pipe on chains/wires. Connects pipes using tools, lubricants, glue, grout, etc.  Builds couplings, connectors, and mechanical joints using various tools and parts.  Cuts pipe to size.

Sets up and operates laser level tripod and pipe lasers.

May operate equipment as needed if trained, including front end loader, excavator,  backhoe, skidsteer and other construction equipment.


Grade Crew:

Hand shovels and rakes to perform groundwork.

May cut concrete with saw as needed to finish grades.

Removes and replaces sewer/manhole/sump castings and covers in the ground.

Assists the Grader with grading tasks as needed.

Performs other laborer duties as required.     

May operate equipment as needed if trained, including skidsteer and other equipment.


Other Duties:

Uses various equipment, hand and power tools.

Picks up and/or delivers construction materials at job site locations.

Performs job site clean-up.

Assists with flagging and traffic control as needed.
Maintains all tools and equipment in a safe and clean condition.





High school graduate or equivalent preferred.  Must have the ability to interpret and apply verbal and/or written instructions in English.  Previous experience preferred, however employer will train.  Must have good depth perception and coordination skills.  Must have a valid driver’s license.  Class A CDL with Tanker highly preferred. Basic math skills required.  Must pass pre-employment physical screening and controlled substance testing.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to crawl, kneel, bend, and reach with hands and arms above their shoulders. Physical abilities test will be required. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid outside weather conditions; and extreme cold and/or heat. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The job of General/Skilled Laborer is a Heavy Duty job, according to the Selected Characteristics of Occupations Defined in the Revised Dictionary of Occupational Titles, U.S. Department of Labor and Industry.  Heavy Duty involves exerting 50-100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25-50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force continuously to move objects.


What CRH Americas Offers You


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


About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


Helena Sand & Gravel is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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


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Nearest Major Market: Helena
Nearest Secondary Market: Montana

Job Segment: Construction, Laborer, Labor, Equipment Operator, General Labor, Engineering, Operations, Manufacturing