Austin Industries

  • General Laborer

    Job Locations US-LA
    Requisition ID
    Industrial Maintenance
  • Overview

    Location: Lake Charles, LA.

    Type of Work: Maintenance

    Duration: Long Term

    Hours: 4/10's

    Shift: Day

    Requirements: Must work independently as well as with others.

    *Must be able to work overtime as needed, work at heights, and lift/carry 50lbs.





    Summary: Performs various labor intensive tasks in an industrial setting under the direction of a supervisor or foreman.  May operate a variety of hand and power tools. May clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, clean up rubble and debris and remove waste materials. May assist other craft workers.This is accomplished by performing the following essential duties and responsibilities.  Other duties may be assigned.


    • Perform a variety of tasks involving strenuous manual labor.
    • Shovel bituminous concrete (asphalt) or other material into construction area.
    • Assist in patching asphalt with hot and cold mix. Excavate and fills trenches and ditches.
    • Maintain a clean job site: pick up all tools and equipment and secure job site each day in order to eliminate potential hazards.
    • Material handling and storage.
    • Load and unload trucks and haul and hoist materials.
    • Ensure that proper safety and incident reporting procedures are followed. Bring problems to the attention of the Foreman or Safety personnel.
    • Some knowledge of proper use of equipment, materials and supplies used in an industrial setting.
    • Some knowledge of first aid and applicable safety precautions.
    • Ability to work independently and complete daily activities according to work schedule.
    • Ability to lift heavy objects, walk and stand for long periods of time and perform strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions.
    • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
    • Ability to use equipment and tools properly and safely.
    • Ability to understand, follow and transmit written and oral instructions.
    • Ability to meet attendance schedule with dependability and consistency.


    Supervisory Responsibilities - This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.




    Qualifications - To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Education and/or Experience - High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


    Language Skills - Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


    Mathematical Skills - Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.


    Reasoning Ability -Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


    Computer Skills - Computer skills are not required for this position.


    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations - Depending on the job site, certain certificates or licenses may be required.


    Other Skills and Abilities - For safety reasons, it is imperative that the employee be able to read and speak fluent English.


    Other Qualifications - It may be necessary to travel or commute for this position.


    Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds and will frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.



    Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


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