Apprentice (Concrete)

The Apprentice must work safely and productively on various sized Concrete Construction 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 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)
  • Working independently with minimal supervision
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Consolidate concrete with concrete vibrator
  • Apply evaporation retarder
  • Add fibers & admixtures to concrete trucks as required
  • Install poly slip sheets
  • Tie / install reinforcing steel
  • Install / float keyways
  • Install weather protection as needed
  • Apply broom / sack finish to concrete surfaces
  • Apply concrete curing compound
  • Apply concrete form release
  • Apply water to aggregate base & compact
  • Assemble & dismantle concrete conveyance systems
  • Assemble form panel components to create form gangs
  • Backfill footings / walls / slabs
  • Clean formwork
  • Communicate traffic flow with other flag persons
  • Compact bottom of foundations with appropriate compaction equipment
  • Compact materials
  • Demolish & remove structures by hand
  • Construct & install edge forms / chamfers
  • Core drill pipes & structures
  • Cut & assemble wall tie cone / sleeve assemblies
  • Cut & shape metal with various tools (i.g. cutting torch, band saw, abrasive wheel)
  • De-muck / De-water
  • Deploy & utilize air monitors
  • Direct traffic flow
  • Erect / dismantle ladders, scaffolding & guardrail systems
  • Fuel & lubricate equipment daily
  • Fuel & maintain pumps
  • Grade subgrades
  • Grade trench bottoms
  • Identify & correct safety hazards
  • Inspect / maintain ladders, scaffolding & guardrail systems
  • Install / maintain / remove traffic control devices
  • Install / maintain fall protection systems
  • Install anchor bolt templates
  • Install bond breakers & expansion materials
  • Install bulkheads, step forms & edge forms
  • Install dowel assemblies at construction / control joints
  • Install dowel baskets during concrete placement
  • Install elevated shoring formwork
  • Install formwork bracing
  • Install grade nails for top of foundation elevations
  • Install grout in tie holes
  • Install paint / chalk to outline edge of foundations
  • Install perimeter insulation board
  • Install rebar caps
  • Install templates & carriers for reinforcing steel
  • Install vapor barriers & tape edges / penetrations
  • Install wall ties
  • Install waterproofing on structures
  • Install waterstops
  • Install wire mesh on top of foundation rebar to create safe walking surface
  • Lift formwork & set in place by hand
  • Lift reinforcing steel during concrete placement
  • Locate utilities by hand / soft excavation
  • Operate angle grinder to prepare metal for welding
  • Operate instruments to establish line & grade for various elements from site control points
  • Operate vacuum truck / trailer to remove loose materials
  • Perform hand shovel work as needed
  • Place & screed mudmats
  • Place concrete by hand
  • Place concrete with pump pipe system
  • Place concrete with truck chute
  • Place geotextile fabrics
  • Protect anchor bolts from concrete splatter
  • Protect structures / other trade work from damage / concrete splatter
  • Remove concrete dust with broom / vacuum
  • Remove concrete splatter / spillage
  • Remove debris prior to concrete placement
  • Remove materials from curbs & streets with shovel
  • Rig formwork for assembly / erection
  • Rig materials for lifting
  • Rough grade concrete with come along / shovel
  • Set anchor bolt nuts to grade
  • Setup laser level & sensor to required elevation
  • Stack & sort materials
  • Stage materials & equipment
  • Strip elevated shoring formwork
  • Strip formwork by hand
  • Strip formwork with appropriate equipment
  • Strip templates, carriers, bulkheads, edgeforms, step forms & blockouts
  • Transport materials by hand
  • Verify alignment & elevation
  • Apply concrete sealers

Physical Working Conditions

Frequently

  • 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 fumes or airborne particles
  • Exposure to moderate noise levels
  • 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
  • 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 at heights
  • Working indoors in a non-conditioned space with poor ventilation
  • Working near moving mechanical parts
  • Working outdoors exposed to extreme temperatures & weather conditions
  • Working with toxic or caustic chemicals

Occasionally

  • Exposure to an improperly illuminated or awkward and confining workspace
  • Exposure to extreme noise levels

Rarely

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