Craftsman 1


Job Description:


Salary Range 
Craftsman Level Positions: $19.50 - $30.00 Hourly

Reports to 
Superintendent / Foreman

Summary / Objective 
Craftsman 1 performs tasks involving physical labor at small and large construction projects. The position may operate a variety of hand and power tools, 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 craftsman workers as needed. 

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

  1. Perform a variety of tasks involving strenuous manual labor in structural concrete construction.

  2. Perform manual work in preparing surfaces for concrete flatwork / slabs / paving. 

  3. Shovels/rakes concrete into construction areas. 

  4. Excavate and grades trenches. 

  5. Maintain a clean job site. Pick up all tools and equipment and secures job site each day to eliminate potential hazards. 

  6. Perform material handling and storage. 

  7. Ensure that proper safety and incident reporting procedures are followed. Bring problems to the attention of the foreman, superintendent, safety director or HR manager. 

  8. Wants to learn how to do things correctly and ask for training when lacking experience how to do something.

  9. Learns from previous problems & avoids repeating mistakes.

  10. Has the knowledge to perform assigned duties.

Core Competencies

  1. Safety.

  2. Quality.

  3. Cost Awareness / Productivity.

  4. Personnel Policies Adherence.

  5. Leadership & Teamwork.

  6. Employee Development.

  7. Administrative Paperwork.

  8. Equipment Awareness.

Supervisory Responsibility
This position usually 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 in environmental conditions that include inclement weather, heat, humidity, cold, and exposure to dust and concrete. 

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 walks, climbs, or moves objects. The position requires good manual dexterity (hand, hand with arm, two hands) and multi-limb coordination. The position requires the ability to quickly move arms and legs. The employee must have excellent stamina. 

Expected Hours of Work
Working days can be variable due to weather conditions and client requirements.  This position frequently requires long hours, weekend work, and overtime may be required.

Travel is primarily within RJ Tide’s normal area of operation; however, some out-of-area and overnight travel may be required. 

Required Education and Experience 

Preferred Education and Experience
GED or High School Diploma

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Must possess or be able to obtain a valid and appropriate state driver’s license prior to employment. 

Work Authorization / Security Clearance (if applicable)
As a condition of employment and in compliance with the law, each new employee must complete an Employment Eligibility Verification for (I-9) and present documents that established identity and employment eligibility.  Documents established identify of eligibility are listed on form I-9.

AAP / EEO Statement 
RJ Tide Construction does not unlawfully discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic  protected by law except for restriction due to bona fide occupational requirements.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.