Job: General Laborer

Title General Laborer
Salary DOE
Location Princeton, WV
Job Information


The construction laborer performs tasks involving physical labor at highway and heavy construction projects, site excavation projects, and parking lot projects. The position may operate a variety of hand and power tools and may clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, clean up rubble and debris, stripe parking lots, sealcoat parking lots, and remove waste materials. The position may assist other craft workers.

Essential Functions

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


  1. Communication Proficiency.
  2. Customer/Client Focus.
  3. Diversity and Inclusion.
  4. Results Driven.
  5. Stress Management/Composure.
  6. 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.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are generally Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This position frequently requires long hours, some nightshift work, and weekends can and will be required.


Travel varies, but must be able to arrive to shop location each morning for work.  Crew will be notified in advance if staying overnight.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  1. Must possess or be able to obtain a valid and appropriate state driver’s license prior to employment.
  2. All applicants will be required to take a pre-employment drug screen prior to beginning work and will be enrolled in a random drug screen program once employed.


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