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SIMON | Laborer-Pipelayer - Utilities/Grading - Rapid City, SD

Date: Jun 9, 2021

Country: Rapid City, South Dakota, US, 57702

Company: Colas

Subsidiary: Simon



Simon is a subsidiary of the Colas Group, a worldwide leader in infrastructure construction and maintenance. Simon specializes in aggregates, asphalt and ready-mix concrete production, asphalt paving, and concrete, bridge, highway, and utility construction. Through strong local ties backed by global resources, we focus on quality and value to deliver the best products and services for our clients.  What we do is bigger than construction – it is about connecting communities, building new roads to the future, and keeping the spirit of the pioneers alive and well. 


Assists in the tasks associated with the utility construction and installation of utility pipe, including Lay out, assembly, installs, and backfills utility and drainage pipe lines and components.


  • Support the Simon safety culture and other Company strategic initiatives
  • Assist with installation of underground water, sewer, and similar utilities components
  • Engage in multiple forms of physical labor necessary for completion of assigned projects, including work in trenches and similar environments
  • Assist with locating and ensuring damage to existing underground utilities is avoided during construction
  • Read and interpret work plans, including line & grade information
  • Read and interpret grading instruments (i.e., rulers, grade rods, carpenter levels, lasers, etc.)
  • Safely operate vehicles, tools and equipment, including, but not limited to on-road vehicles, jack-hammers, air compressors, skid plate tampers, shovels, rakes, brooms, and other hand tools
  • Assist with minor equipment maintenance and cleaning of construction equipment
  • Direct movement of traffic through site, using, signs, hands and flag signals
  • Maintain clean and organized working areas
  • Work closely with other skilled laborers and craft workers to complete projects
  • Complete other duties as assigned


Qualifications, Education, Skills and Experience: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Minimum of one year of utility pipe installation or experience as a laborer preferred
  • Ability to understand and adhere to safety procedures, including OSHA trenching and shoring requirements
  • Ability to follow proper rigging & lifting procedures for pipe and other materials
  • Previous experience in other areas of construction preferred
  • Valid drivers’ license with ability to maintain a clean driving history required

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

  • Wears and maintains personal protective equipment (PPE) as required by Company safety guidelines
  • Regularly required to lift and /or move up to 50 pounds with or without assistance
  • Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel
  • Regularly required to communicate (talk and hear) 
  • Frequently required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl 
  • Standing/working on feet for long periods, and walking across uneven terrain
  • Frequent exposure to loud noise 
  • Regularly exposed to all outdoor weather conditions, dust, and airborne particles
  • Regularly exposed to fuel, oil, and other chemicals
  • Required to work varying hours, including nights/weekends, and overnight travel may be required


Workplace Values Requirements:

  • Support, promote, and practice Simon core values, vision, and mission
  • Support, promote, and comply with Simon Code of Ethics, Workplace Conduct, Safety, and other established policies at all times
  • Embrace the Company’s safety culture, actively support all safety initiatives, and adhere to defined accountabilities implemented by the Safety Steering and Continuous Improvement teams
  • Align personal vision and goals with larger goals of the Company
  • Support continuous improvement to improve Simon processes, performance, safety, and overall success


The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Management may, at its discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


Colas Inc.and its subsidiaries (SIMON) are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here EEO document.  If you need accomodation to access the information provided on this website, please contact Colas Inc. 973-290-9082 or send an email to ColasRecruiter@colasinc.com.  

Nearest Major Market: South Dakota
Nearest Secondary Market: Rapid City