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Deadhorse Shop Helper/Laborer

Deadhorse, AK
Job Title:
Shop Helper/Laborer
SOC code:
FLSA Classification:
Equipment/ Deadhorse Shop
Reports to:
Deadhorse Shop Foreman
Full Time, Temporary
Laborers and Helpers
Normal Work Hours and Days:  Normal work schedules are 12-hour days, seven days a week on a four week on two week off rotation. Days and hours vary based on project schedules, locations and workload. Mandatory overtime based on seasonal workload and remote work settings.

Approved by: Randy Norman                                             Revised: 10/05/2023
EEO Statement:

Cruz Construction, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, other protected activities, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. **This employer participates in E-Verify. Este Empleador Participa en E-Verify.**
Responsible for conducting manual laborer as needed in order to complete project assignments. Organizing parts in warehouse and yard. Inventory all parts and set up in computer.

Essential Functions:
  • Safely operate equipment on project site(s) as needed.
  • Offload and load parts on to shelves.
  • Organize parts.
  • Inventory all parts and input part numbers in computer program.
  • Label all parts with appropriate bar code.
  • Paint, wash, or clean materials or equipment related to construction.
  • Clean and organize construction sites or yard locations to eliminate possible hazards.
  • Conduct manual labor, i.e., shoveling, using a chainsaw, pressure washing, as needed in order to complete project assignment.
  • Mix ingredients to create compounds for covering or cleaning surfaces.
  • Load, unload, and identify construction materials, machinery, and tools and distribute them to the appropriate locations, according to project plans and specifications.
  • Effectively work with other members of project team to produce contract/project requirements.
  • Maintain record keeping, to include load counts, equipment hours and production.

Other Tasks:
  • Assist in loading and unloading equipment from or to delivery truck.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned.
  • Assist other operations staff as requested.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function and preferably able to perform other tasks satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. 

Education and/or Experience:
  • A valid driver license
  • 6 months of prior experience as a laborer

  • High School Diploma or GED.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of and ability to safely and productively operate equipment used for general yard upkeep.
  • Knowledge of and ability to read and follow plans, specifications, sketches and grade/mapping control.
  • Knowledge of and ability maintain equipment and follow related procedures.
  • Ability to assess and troubleshoot equipment failure.
  • Ability to perform a variety of tasks involving strenuous manual labor.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply first aid.
  • Ability to interpret and record written data and information.
  • Ability to communicate information in writing so others will understand.
  • Ability to effectively understand and communicate verbally with others.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision.
  • Ability to ensure that proper safety and incident reporting procedures are followed.
  • Ability to meet project schedule with dependability and consistency.
  • Ability to wear protective clothing.

Physical Demands:
The following activities were rated for frequency of occurrence based on the following:
Not Present = NP    
1-10% of the work day = Rare 34-66% of the work day = Frequent
11-33% of the work day = Occasional 67-100% of the work day = Constant


Reaching Overhead Frequent
Standing Frequent Reaching Straight Ahead Frequent
Walking Frequent Reaching Downward Frequent
Bending/Stooping Frequent Handling Frequent
Crouching Frequent Fingering Constant
Kneeling Frequent Feeling Occasionally
Crawling Frequent Talking Occasionally
Climbing Frequent Hearing Occasionally
Balancing Occasionally Twisting Frequent
Operate Foot Controls Occasionally Twist of Wrist Frequent
(Pounds) Constant Frequent Occasional Rare
Lifting   50 lbs. 100 lbs.  
Carrying 10 lbs. 50 lbs. 100 lbs.  
Pushing/Pulling   50 lbs. 100 lbs.  

Working Conditions:
1. Exposure to Inclement Weather X  
2. Extreme Cold X  
3. Extreme Heat    
4. Wet and/or Humid X Will experience Rain/Snow/Ice on location
5. Noise X Frequent noise from equipment.
6. Vibration X Occasional normal equipment vibration.
7. Atmospheric Conditions (dust/fumes/etc.) X Possible diesel fumes.
8. Moving Mechanical Parts X  
9. Electric Shock X  
10. High, Exposed Places X  
11. Radiant Energy  
12. Explosives  
13. Toxic or Caustic Chemicals  
14. Other Risks X Aware of the potential hazards of working around equipment.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

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