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General Laborer

McPherson Concrete CompaniesGeneral Laborer

  • Company: McPherson Concrete Products, Inc. / Wichita Concrete Pipe, Inc.
  • Location: McPherson, KS / Wichita, KS
  • Classification: Laborer 1
  • Status: Non-Exempt Full-Time

This entry-level position is to provide physical labor at assigned concrete manufacturing facilities and various yard locations. This position does not require any previous work experience. Use and operation of hand, measuring and power tools of various types will be necessary.

This position reports directly to the plant manager/production manager.

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  • General Production Functions
    Main Activities
    • Must have a positive attitude towards others and the company
    • Mechanically inclined and self-motivated
    • Dependable, reliable and willing to work flexible hours
    • Able to apply concepts of basic math
    • Follow and participate in all company policy and safety procedures
    • Exposed to outside and inside weather conditions
    • Must be willing to be subjected to noise, vibrations, dust, heat and cold
    • Must be willing to submit to physical assessment testing
    • Must have dependable transportation to commute to and from work
    • Must be willing to work at heights on platforms, ladders and/or scaffolding
    • Attend training and achieve forklift and/or front-end loader operator certification
  • Essential Functions
    Main Activities
    • Understand and practice all aspects of McPherson Concrete Products, Inc./Wichita Concrete Pipe, Inc. Safety Program while setting good examples of working safely each day
    • Be aware of surroundings and constantly search for hazards and safety violations
    • Report production safety concerns to the plant manager/production manager
    • Actively participate in all company safety training, including toolbox talks, etc.
    • Place, form and consolidate concrete in a variety of manufacturing and construction methods essential to departmental and other jobsite requirements
    • Position, align, join, seal and clean structural forming components
    • Cut, bend, tie, measure and place welded wire fabric and rebar into different patterns and applications for various project and product requirements
    • Operate various power tools such as drills, vibrators, cutting devices, cranes, rollers, etc.
    • Operate machinery such as forklifts and/or front-end loaders upon completion of proper training and instruction
    • Load, unload and identify building materials, machinery and tools, and distribute them to the appropriate locations
    • Measure, mark and record openings and distances for reinforcement of products and layouts of construction projects
    • Smooth and finish freshly poured concrete using floats, trowels, screeds, brushes and other finishing tools
    • Clean and prepare daily work locations to eliminate possible hazards
    • Mix ingredients to create coatings or compounds for covering and/or cleaning surfaces
    • Apply paint, epoxy and other coatings to various finished products when necessary
    • Cooperate with all coworkers
    • Attend employee meetings as requested for job and safety information
    • Other duties as assigned
  • Physical Demands and Working Conditions
    Job Activities
    • Performing General Physical Activities: Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of concrete and other materials
    • Handling and Moving Objects: Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things
    • Controlling Machines and Processes: Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles)
    • Monitor Processes, Materials or Surroundings: Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems
    • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment: Servicing, repairing, adjusting and testing machines, devices, tools, moving parts and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electric) principles
    • Identifying Objects, Actions and Events: Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events
    Job Abilities
    • Static Strength: The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull and carry objects.
    • Trunk Strength: The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly continuously over time without ‘giving out’ or fatiguing
    • Explosive Strength: The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting) or to throw an object
    • Manual Dexterity: The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm or your two hands to grasp, manipulate or assemble objects
    • Multilimb Coordination: The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing or lying down. It does not involve performing activities while the whole body is in motion.
  • Required Personal Protective Equipment
    • Employees must use hard hats while in the production facility
    • Eye, ear and fall protection when required
    • Any other protective equipment deemed as necessary by company safety policies and procedures