Apprentice (Civil & Infrastructure)

The Apprentice must work safely and productively on various sized Civil and Infrastructure project sites. A successful candidate in this role must be highly motivated and willing to complete any task assigned, along with performing the essential duties of the Apprentice position. All employees are expected to communicate, build relationships with other team members and use good judgment at all times. The Apprentice is expected to have the ability to perform all duties of the position, while being responsible and accountable to complete any other tasks assigned.

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Training & Certifications

Desired

  • OSHA 10 Certification
  • High School Diploma / GED
  • Drivers License (Class C)
  • MUTCD Flagger Certification

Skills

Required

  • Interpreting GPS road maps
  • Entry level communication (Reading, writing & comprehending simple instructions, short correspondence, safety rules, warning labels, pre-task plans, etc.)
  • Entry level mathematics (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with two digit numbers)
  • Entry level reasoning (Ability to know one's own skill level and stay safe while executing one or two step instructions, while dealing with no variables)

Desired

  • Basic level communication (Reading, writing & comprehending technical documents, safety regulations, responding to questions from managers / coworkers, checklists, etc.)
  • Safety awareness (Ability to recognize and correct safety hazards)
  • Detail Orientation (Ability to pay attention to details in order to follow instructions and execute work in accordance to specifications and safety / quality standards)
  • Knowledge of soil conditions & earthmoving
  • Working independently with minimal supervision
  • Basic level mathematics (Order of operations using fractions and decimals)
  • Basic level reasoning (Ability to comprehend and carry out verbal or written instructions while understanding how to problem solve and complete task(s) when dealing with one variable)

Duties

  • Assist with development and implementation of pre-task safety plans
  • Bull float concrete
  • Install weather protection as needed
  • Alter material moisture mechanically or chemically as required
  • Apply water to aggregate base & compact
  • Backfill bores
  • Backfill footings / walls / slabs
  • Backfill pipe haunches
  • Backfill silt fences
  • Close traffic lanes
  • Communicate traffic flow with other flag persons
  • Compact materials
  • Demolish & remove structures by hand
  • Core drill pipes & structures
  • De-muck / De-water
  • De-muck erosion control installations with appropriate equipment
  • Deploy & utilize air monitors
  • Determine materials needed
  • Direct traffic flow
  • Dispose of demolished materials
  • Document any non-compliances in erosion control installations
  • Erect / dismantle ladders, scaffolding & guardrail systems
  • Flush pipes & structures
  • Fuel & lubricate equipment daily
  • Fuel & maintain pumps
  • Grout / repair piping & structures
  • Home pipe to create a sealed connection
  • Identify & correct safety hazards
  • Identify site disturbance limits
  • Identify utility location marks
  • Inspect storm drain
  • Install / maintain / remove traffic control devices
  • Install / maintain fall protection systems
  • Install / remove earth shoring
  • Install backflow preventers, meters, hydrants & valves
  • Install baffles
  • Install pipe bedding
  • Install piping & structures to grade
  • Install pond spillways by hand
  • Install pumps & outflow hoses
  • Install rebar caps
  • Install riprap outlet pads & check dams by hand
  • Install safety barricades around demolition limits
  • Install seed, lime, fertilizer, matting & mulching
  • Install silt fence by attaching to T-posts
  • Install skimmers
  • Install small outlet pipes by hand
  • Install tapping sleeves
  • Install thrust blocking & rodding connections
  • Install T-posts for silt fence
  • Install wheel washes
  • Locate existing utilities
  • Locate utilities by hand / soft excavation
  • Maintain dust control
  • Maintain positive drainage
  • Maintain, clean & drain vacuum truck / trailer
  • Measure distances with appropriate tool / instrument
  • Monitor traffic
  • Operate air / water jet
  • Perform air tests
  • Perform hand shovel excavation 3' perpendicular to both sides of utility location marker
  • Perform hand shovel work as needed
  • Perform high pressure tests
  • Perform lateral tapping on pipes
  • Perform mandrel tests
  • Place concrete by hand
  • Repair erosion control installations by hand
  • Rig materials for lifting
  • Saw cut pipes to required lengths
  • Sort demolished materials
  • Stack & sort materials
  • Terminate existing utilities
  • Transport materials by hand
  • Visually locate overhead power lines & set provisions to eliminate the possibly of encroaching the unsafe zone
  • Walk & inspect erosion control installations

Physical Working Conditions

Frequently

  • Traveling by land or air & staying out of town overnight
  • Adjusting focus of eyes to bring an object into sharp focus
  • Climbing and balancing
  • Exposure to air contamination (i.e., dust, fume, smoke, toxic conditions, disagreeable odors, etc.)
  • Exposure to an improperly illuminated or awkward and confining workspace
  • Exposure to extreme noise levels
  • Exposure to fumes or airborne particles
  • Exposure to vibration (i.e., operating jackhammer, impact wrench, etc.)
  • Exposure to working above ground level where the possibility of falling exists (i.e. on ladders, rooftops, bucket trucks, scaffolding, etc.)
  • Extreme physical activity performing strenuous work activities
  • Using depth perception to judge distances and spatial relationships
  • Kneeling, bending or crawling
  • Lifting, carrying and moving up to 90 lbs
  • Reaching with arms, grabbing / handling items and using fingers to perceive the attributes of objects and materials
  • Risk of electrocution
  • Standing
  • Talking and hearing
  • Tasting and smelling
  • Using peripheral vision to observe areas that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point
  • Using vision to clearly view and perceive objects at 20 feet or more of distance
  • Using vision to identify and distinguish colors
  • Walking
  • Walking and riding on uneven terrain
  • Wearing personal protective equipment
  • Working 40-60 hours per week
  • Working in non-weather related wet or humid conditions
  • Working near moving mechanical parts
  • Working outdoors exposed to extreme temperatures & weather conditions

Occasionally

  • Working at heights
  • Working indoors in a non-conditioned space with poor ventilation
  • Working with explosives
  • Working with toxic or caustic chemicals

Rarely

  • Risk of exposure to radiation
  • Sitting
  • Working indoors in a conditioned space with adequate ventilation
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