Construction Crew Member - HRI Inc., - State College, PA

Subsidiary: Barrett Industries



HRI, Inc. is one of the companies that operates within Barrett Industries Corporation, the Colas USA subsidiary that operates primarily in Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York. HRI engages in heavy civil construction projects in Pennsylvania, in addition to specific project work in Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. Since 1947, HRI has expanded to include paving, water, sewer, airport, highway, and bridge projects as well as asphalt plants and aggregate quarries. To learn more about HRI visit  

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Job Summary

HRI, Inc., a leader in heavy civil construction since 1947, has an opening for a knowledgeable and energetic Construction Crew Member for Central PA. The Construction Crew Member position is within our Highway Region, where we are a leader in asphalt paving, products, and heavy civil construction. The position will report to the supervisor and will be accountable for a variety of duties in and around job site of construction projects. Excellent attendance is essential for the team to achieve success. The ideal candidate has a proven record of success in fast-paced environments; in addition, they must work well and connect with cross-functional teams.

Main Responsibilities

  • Accomplish tasks as advised by supervisor in a timely manner
  • Maintain and clean work areas as well as handle, stack, and move formwork and materials
  • Perform shoveling, raking, demolition, and assisting others as required
  • Locate, avoid, and protect existing underground utilities
  • Read and interpret grade instruments (tape measures, grade rods, levels, and lasers)
  • Apply basic knowledge of soil types, trenching, and shoring per OSHA regulations
  • Capability to work in trench boxes, deep excavations, and confined spaces
  • Knowledge of water and sewer line installation


  • High School Diploma or GED preferred
  • Valid driver's license with clean driving history


  • Prior knowledge and experience in construction preferred
  • Independent work ethic and professional, positive demeanor
  • Ability to work with a team in a safe manner within a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in handling hand and power tools

Physical Requirements

  • Wears and maintains personal protective equipment (PPE) as required
  • Frequently required to lift and /or move up to 50 pounds with or without assistance
  • Regularly required to use hands to move and manipulate objects, communicate (talk and hear), stand, walk, sit, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Strength to stand/work on feet for long periods of time, and walk across uneven terrain
  • Exposure to all outdoor weather conditions, dust, and airborne particles
  • Regularly exposed to fuel, oil, and other chemicals
  • Acceptable safety record and dedication to working safely
  • Overtime as the need arises
  • Must follow drug and alcohol testing requirements

Benefits and Perks

  • 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
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Phenomenal starting rates
  • Sign on bonus of $1,000 will be awarded after 90 days of employment

Colas Inc. and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here to view the EEO document.  If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to:

  • to meet the requirements of the role in which you are applying
  • complete any part of the application process
  • access or use the online application process and need an alternative method for applying

Please contact Colas Inc. at 973-290-9082 or send an email to

Nearest Major Market: State College