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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Construction Laborer

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 7291

UW Job Family: 72

SOC Code: 74-2061

Pay Grade: 15

Date: July 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

Under limited supervision, perform physical tasks involved with building,  construction projects, moving and demolition ; operate various power tools; clean and prepare sites and excavations, dig trenches, erect scaffolding, remove rubble and debris, move items and equipment ; performs moving and setup and other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications


High School Diploma or GED



Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of buildings and other structures.
  • Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair and maintenance.
  • Specialized trucks and heavy equipment.
  • Procedures, methods and materials used in the assigned department.
  • Arithmetic sufficient to calculate volumes, areas, lengths, percentages and conversions.
  • Safe work practices, including safety precautions for operating power equipment, working in traffic and under hazardous conditions. 

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Operate the specialized tools and equipment used in performing work in the area of assignment.
  • Perform heavy manual labor under adverse working conditions.
  • Perform work involving prolonged periods of standing, stooping, reaching, crawling, lifting and climbing.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions in order to accomplish assigned tasks in a timely manner.
  • Plan and set up work and delegate tasks to others.
  • Communicate with the public and co-workers in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Lead and train staff and/or students.
  • Maintain effective supervisory relationships.
  • Safely use hand and power tools applicable to the trade.
  • Lift and/or manipulate objects weighing up to 100 pounds regularly.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Drive a truck and operate a forklift

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Perform physical labor and heavy equipment operation including excavation, trenching, shoveling, and dump truck driving; operate necessary equipment; assist in the repair of concrete and asphalt.

Perform physical labor for masonry projects including: mixing mortars and cements, operating a jackhammer and grinder, lifting and moving materials to and from various job sites.

Perform daily lubricating, cleaning and repairing of machinery, equipment and tools used in construction labor.

Assist with construction projects and perform general duties including: running parts, demolition, paint preparation, wire pulling, pipe installation, installation of various construction materials, and work site cleaning.

Assist in snow removal duties by removing snow from sidewalks, steps, roadways and parking lots utilizing hand tools and/or heavy equipment, dump truck and sand truck. 

Perform moving operations for equipment, furniture and specialized items.

Maintain security of goods and equipment during moving operations.

Notify supervisor of broken or damaged items.

Perform the dismantling, assembly or reassembly of objects as necessary.

Supplemental Functions:

Assist journeymen with labor-related duties.

Provide leadership and project supervision on various work assignments

Working Conditions:

Various in/out door locations to perform repair, maintenance and construction work on a routine basis. Frequent exposure to inclement weather conditions.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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