SIMON | Utility/Grading Laborer - Rapid City, SD

Subsidiary: Simon

 



Simon, the Colas USA subsidiary that operates throughout Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming, 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. To learn more about Simon visit www.simonteam.com/.  

Throughout Colas USA, we provide competitive pay, outstanding benefits, career advancement opportunities, professional education, and extensive training for every employee. We pride ourselves on upholding the highest standards of safety, environmental conservation, and ethical conduct as we strive to grow our infrastructure products and services through empowering and developing our people, fostering innovation, utilizing new technology, and maximizing vertical integration at all levels of the company’s value chain. To learn more about the Colas USA Family of Companies, please visit www.colasusa.com

Simon, and the rest of the Colas USA Family of Companies, is part of the Colas Group, the worldwide leader in transportation infrastructure construction and maintenance. For information on our international network visit www.colas.com

Job Summary:

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.
 

Main Responsibilities:

  • 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
  • Support, promote, and practice the Company core values, vision, and mission; follow code of ethics, workplace conduct, safety, and other established policies 
  • 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

Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Valid drivers’ license with ability to maintain a clean driving history required

Skills:

  • 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

Physical Requirements:

  • 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

Compensation and Benefits:

Compensation*:  $18 an hour DOE

*Estimated target starting compensation; actual compensation to be determined based on assessment of an individual’s qualifications, education, and experience relevant to the role.*Estimated target starting compensation; actual compensation to be determined based on assessment of an individual’s qualifications, education, and experience relevant to the role.

  • Choice of 3 Medical Plan Options
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Dental and Vision Plans
  • Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Options
  • Access to Telemedicine and Healthcare Advocacy Services
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Life and AD&D Insurance 
  • Disability Insurance 
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Product and Service Group Discount Programs

 

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.  Benefit offerings subject to change.

Colas Inc. and its subsidiaries (Simon) are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here to view the EEO document. If you need an accommodation 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