Job classifications and descriptions for select trades.

Carpenter/Leadsperson

Responsible for laying out work from plans or sketches; builds wooden structures, such as concrete forms, falsework, pouring chutes, scaffolds, etc.; builds in place to line and grade, or prefabricates in units to be erected later; builds forms for bridges, drainage structures, walls, etc.; and may perform other related duties.

Class A Operator

Responsible for operating a backhoe/hydraulic excavator (¾ yard and over), crane, end loader (3 yards and over), motor patrol (rough), tractor (crawler/utility), scraper, shovel, or trenching machine; and is further defined as follows:

Backhoe Operator

Responsible for operating boom-type equipment to hoist and move materials, raise and lower heavy weights, and perform other related operations; may oil, grease or otherwise service and make necessary adjustments to equipment as needed; and may perform other related duties. (Note: The equipment is used for such work as excavations and may be used for other miscellaneous tasks for which crane or stick-type equipment is required.)

End Loader Operator

Responsible for operating a rubber tired or crawler-type tractor with an attached bucket on the front end; moves levers to raise and lower to dump contents of bucket; may oil, grease or otherwise service and make necessary adjustments to equipment as needed; and may perform other related duties. (Note: The machine is used to load materials from stockpiles, excavations, charging batch plants, and loading trucks.)

Motor Crane Operator

Responsible for driving a heavy or medium-duty gasoline or diesel truck upon which is mounted a crane for picking up various objects; positions and levels truck at object to be lifted, fastens cables, operates levers or controls in lifting of objects in accordance with signals from designated worker on ground; may oil, grease or otherwise service and make necessary adjustments to equipment as needed; and may perform other related duties.

Motor Patrol Operator (Finish)

Responsible for operating a motor grader to move levers and hand-wheels to guide the machine and to regulate the scraper blade; may oil, grease or otherwise service and make necessary adjustments to equipment as needed; and may perform other related duties. (Note: The blade is mounted on a carrying and turning circle at the front of the machine. The equipment is used to level dirt to a fine grade and to lay asphalt and flexible base materials. This work is subjected to strict inspection and must conform closely to specifications.)

Class B Operator

Responsible for operating a backhoe/hydraulic excavator (less than ¾ yard), bulldozer or push dozer, end loader (less than 3 yards), motor patrol (rough), tractor (crawler/utility), scraper, shovel, or trenching machine; and is further defined as follows:

Bulldozer or Push Dozer Operator

Responsible for operating a large tractor with a concave steel blade or push block mounted in front of the chassis; regulates heights of blades or push blocks from the ground; may oil, grease or otherwise service and make necessary adjustments to equipment as needed; and may perform other related duties. (Note: The equipment is used to level, distribute and push earth. The work is subjected to strict inspection and must conform closely to specifications. The equipment may also be used as a pusher to load earth-carrying equipment. At times a ripper attachment is used for ripping the earth prior to loading the scraper.)

Motor Patrol Operator (Rough)

Responsible for operating a motor grader to move levers and hand-wheels to guide the machine and to regulate the scraper blade; may oil, grease or otherwise service and make necessary adjustments to equipment as needed; and may perform other related duties. (Note: The blade is mounted on a carrying and turning circle at the front of the machine. The equipment is used to level dirt to a rough grade and to lay asphalt and flexible base materials.)

Scraper Operator

Responsible for operating a self-propelled rubber tired or tractor drawn unit known as a scraper, pan, etc. to excavate, transport, and deposit materials moved in normal grading operations; may oil, grease or otherwise service and make necessary adjustments to equipment as needed; and may perform other related duties.

Shovel Operator (Dragline)

Responsible for operating boom-type equipment to hoist and move materials, raise and lower heavy weights, and perform other related operations; may oil, grease or otherwise service and make necessary adjustments to equipment as needed; and may perform other related duties. (Note: The equipment is used for such work in excavations to load haulage equipment with material. Equipment may be used for other miscellaneous tasks for which crane or stick-type equipment is required. It may include hoist operations and pile driving operations.)

Tractor Operator (Crawler or Utility)

Responsible for operating a gasoline or diesel powered crawler tread or rubber tired tractor to haul heavier implements such as large root plows, heavy sheepfoot rollers, large pneumatic rollers, water tanks, trailers, etc. used in heavy ground clearing operations; uses miscellaneous attachments such as a post-hole digger; may oil, grease or otherwise service and make necessary adjustments to equipment as needed; and may perform other related duties.

Trenching Machine Operator

Responsible for operating a powerdriven machine that digs trenches for sewers, water, drainage, oil, or gas pipelines; may oil, grease or otherwise service and make necessary adjustments to equipment as needed; and may perform other related duties. (Note: The trenching machine is mounted on crawler treads or rubber tires with the digging equipment usually consisting of an endless chain or wheel of edged buckets that excavate and deposit the material on a conveyor belt that in turn discharges the material at the side of the trench.)

Class C Operator

Responsible for operating an asphalt paver, concrete finishing machine, concrete paver, scale, spreader (self-propelled), concrete grinder, asphalt milling machine, or boring machine (horizontal); and is further defined as follows:

Asphalt Milling Machine Operator

Responsible for using a specialized machine to mill asphalt for use in resurfacing highways, etc.; and may perform other related duties.

Asphalt Paver Machine Operator

Responsible for operating a paving machine that spreads and levels asphalted concrete on the sub-grade of a highway; turns hand-wheels to raise or lower screeds, and regulates width of screeds; may oil, grease or otherwise service and make necessary adjustments to equipment as needed; and may perform other related duties.

Concrete Finishing Machine Operator

Responsible for operating a self-propelled machine which travels on concrete paving forms; levels fresh concrete to an approximate grade and contour by pushing and pulling two (2) screeds over the surface; may oil, grease or otherwise service and make necessary adjustments to equipment as needed; and may perform other related duties.

Concrete Grinder Operator

Responsible for operating a self-propelled machine to grind out concrete surfaces; and may perform other related duties.

Concrete Paver Operator

Responsible for operating a paving machine that travels on forms or in slipform operation; may oil, grease or otherwise service and make necessary adjustments to equipment as needed; and may perform other related duties.

Scale Operator

Responsible for weighing materials in trucks prior to deliveries; records net and gross weights, truck numbers, and kinds of materials; may weigh empty trucks on the truck scale in order to compute net weights; may issue weight tickets on certain types of scale equipment since the job is clerical in nature; and may perform other related duties.

Spreader Operator (Self-Propelled)

Responsible for operating a self-propelled vehicle, consisting primarily of a hopper mounted on pneumatic-tired wheels, used to spread crushed aggregate on bituminous roadway material; may oil, grease or otherwise service and make necessary adjustments to equipment as needed; and may perform other related duties.

Class D Operator

Responsible for operating a bobcat, central mixing plant, concrete pump, concrete saw, curb machine (automatic or manual), dozer or loader (stockpile), drill (piling), mulcher or seeder, rock drill (truck mounted), roller (asphalt), roller (compaction self-propelled), soil stabilization machine, tractor (boom and hoist), bituminous distributor machine, pump, track drill, or striping machine; and is further defined as follows:

Bituminous Distributor Machine Operator

Responsible for operating a machine that spreads and levels hot-mix bituminous paving material on the sub-grade of highways and streets; and may perform other related duties.

Bobcat Operator

Responsible for operating small tractor-type equipment for excavations, backfill trenching or smoothing with a blade-lift, scoop or bucket; and may perform other related duties.

Boring Machine Operator (Horizontal)

Responsible for setting up and operating a drilling mechanism that drills holes horizontally; levels a machine by placing timbers under wheels or tracks; inserts and fastens drill steel in chuck; adjusts angles of drill towers and bolts into position; controls drilling and speed of drill by moving levels; may oil, grease or otherwise service and make necessary adjustments to equipment as needed; and may perform other related duties.

Central Mix Plant Operator (Asphalt or Concrete)

Responsible for operating a stationary or portable batching plant in mixing concrete materials or asphaltic materials and aggregates to produce asphaltic or concrete paving materials; adjusts controls for required mixture of the materials; operates controls that admit materials separately from storage hoppers or mixing bins; observes indicators that show when proper amounts of materials have been made; discharges materials from bins into trucks or other carriers or mixers; and may perform other related duties.

Concrete Saw Operator

Responsible for operating a water-cooled power saw with either a diamond or an abrasive blade to saw expansion and contraction joints in concrete paving or asphaltic pavements; may oil, grease or otherwise service and make necessary adjustments to equipment as needed; and may perform other related duties.

Curb Machine Operator (Automatic)

Responsible for operating a self-propelled machine which finishes fresh concrete to a contour by pushing and pulling two (2) screeds over the surface; may oil, grease or otherwise service and make necessary adjustments to equipment as needed; and may perform other related duties.

Curb Machine Operator (Manual)

Responsible for operating a manual curb machine which by auger action forces compacted fresh concrete or asphalt through a tube to form an extruded curb along a contour to a grade; may oil, grease or otherwise service and make necessary adjustments to equipment as needed; and may perform other related duties.

Distributor Operator (Bituminous)

Responsible for operating a truck equipped with a tank and controls for regulating distribution of bituminous materials for highway surfacing; may oil, grease or otherwise service and make necessary adjustments to equipment as needed; and may perform other related duties.

Ditch Paver Machine Operator

Responsible for operating a self-propelled machine in pouring concrete ditch paving; may oil, grease or otherwise service and make necessary adjustments to equipment as needed; and may perform other related duties.

Dozer or Loader (Stockpile Only)

Responsible for operating a rubber tired or crawler-type tractor with an attached bucket on the front end; moves levers to raise and lower to dump contents of bucket; may oil, grease or otherwise service and make necessary adjustments to equipment as needed; and may perform other related duties. (Note: The machine is used to load materials from stockpiles, charging batch plants, and loading trucks.)

Drill Operator (Piling)

Responsible for setting up and operating a drill mechanism for driving piling; levels and positions drill; adjusts angle of drill; controls drilling and speed of drill by moving controls; may oil, grease or otherwise service and make necessary adjustments to equipment as needed; and may perform other related duties.

Mulcher or Seeder Operator

Responsible for operating a mulching machine for the placement of mulched materials; operates a gun for distribution; feeds machine as required; may oil, grease or otherwise service and make necessary adjustments to equipment as needed; and may perform other related duties.

Pile Driver Operator

Responsible for operating a machine either crane or skid mounted with leads and hammer or jets for driving piling; assists other workers in setting up pile drive leads; may oil, grease or otherwise service and make necessary adjustments to equipment as needed; and may perform other related duties.

Pump Operator

Responsible for operating a concrete, fuel, or other fluid pump; sets up pump and lays pipes or flexible lines; operates power unit of pump; takes pipelines apart to clean and store; may oil, grease or otherwise service and make necessary adjustments to equipment as needed; and may perform other related duties.

Roller Operator (Asphalt)

Responsible for operating a self-propelled machine with either two or three steel flat wheels, which is used to compact plant mix asphalt pavement; rides on the platform of a machine and moves levers, pedals, or throttles to control and guide the machine; may oil, grease or otherwise service and make necessary adjustments to equipment as needed; and may perform other related duties.

Roller Operator (Other Than Asphalt)

Responsible for operating a crawler tread tractor to pull a grid, sheepfoot, or extra-heavy pneumatic roller, which is used to compact earth fills, flexible bases, etc.; operates a tractor by manipulating the throttle, levers, and pedals and steers tractor by working levers or pedals that individually control both crawler treads; may oil, grease or otherwise service and make necessary adjustments to equipment as needed; and may perform other related duties.

Soil Stabilizing Machine Operator

Responsible for operating a self-propelled rubber tired or crawler-type equipment to mix and spread road materials for soil stabilization with cement, asphalt, lime, fly ash, etc.; may oil, grease or otherwise service and make necessary adjustments to equipment as needed; and may perform other related duties.

Striping Machine Operator

Responsible for riding in the back of a paint truck and operating a specialized machine on pavement to apply paint or thermoplastic; aligns lower carriages as necessary; and may perform other related duties.

Track Drill Operator

Responsible for operating a drilling machine, such as a wagon drill, air trac, well driller, etc. for the purpose of drilling rock, shale, or other materials; starts, stops and services portable air compressors; may oil, grease or otherwise service and make necessary adjustments to equipment as needed; and may perform other related duties.

Tractor Operator (Boom and Hoist)

Responsible for operating a rubber tired or crawler-type tractor with an attached boom and hoist; moves levers to raise and lower materials and miscellaneous items in trenches and excavations; may oil, grease or otherwise service and make necessary adjustments to equipment as needed; and may perform other related duties.

Concrete Finisher

Responsible for finishing wet surfaces to grade with hand tools, floats, trowels, screeds, templates and straight edges on all types of concrete work requiring a fine finish; and may perform other related duties.

Farm Tractor Operator (Power Broom)

Responsible for operating a small gasoline or diesel powered four-wheel, rubber tired tractor of the farm type; may oil, grease or otherwise service and make necessary adjustments to equipment as needed; and may perform other related duties. (Note: The tractor is used to pull pneumatic rollers and is operated by steering with the wheel and brake clutch.)

Ironworker – Reinforcing

Responsible for performing layout work of rods within area to be paved; fastening rods in place with wire or fasteners and bending or adjusting as required; selecting and placing steel bars or spirals in concrete forms to reinforce concrete; may cut rods with hack-saw or oxyacetylene torch; may bend rods, using a rod-bending machine; may prefabricate reinforcement assembly for placement complete in forms; and may perform other related ironwork duties.

Ironworker – Structural

Responsible for working as a member of a group that raises and places fabricated structural-steel members, such as girders, plates, and columns to unite them permanently to form a completed structural-steel framework; heats rivets, signals erection cranes, splices cables, and rigs equipment which may include dismantling and erecting large units of equipment; may spin suspension bridge cables; and may perform other related ironwork duties.

Mechanic – Class I (Heavy Duty)

Responsible for assembling, setting up, adjusting, maintaining and repairing all types of construction equipment, such as internal combustion engines, air compressors, pumps, concrete mixers, heavy earth moving equipment, rock crushers, and paving equipment; may perform the duties of a welder in repair of equipment; and may perform other related duties.

Mechanic – Class II (Light Duty)

Responsible for assembling, setting up, adjusting, maintaining and repairing all types of construction equipment, such as internal combustion engines, air compressors, pumps, concrete mixers, heavy earth moving equipment, rock crushers, and paving equipment; may perform the duties of a welder in repair of equipment; and may perform other related duties and periodically needs and receives assistance from a Mechanic - Class I.

Skilled Laborer

One who is an air tool operator, asphalt raker, chain saw operator, concrete mixer operator (less than 1 yard), concrete rubber, edger, fence erector, form setter (steel road), guard rail erector, mechanics helper (tire changer or oiler), mortar mixer, nozzleman or gun operator (gunite), pipelayer, sign erector, or survey helper/rodman; and is further defined as follows:

Air Tool Operator

Responsible for using a tool driven by compressed air to perform such work as breaking old pavement, loosening or digging hard earth, trimming bottoms and sides of trenches, breaking large rocks, chipping concrete, trimming or cutting stone or compaction of earthen backfill; and may perform other related semi-skilled duties.

Asphalt Raker

Responsible for distributing asphaltic road-building materials evenly over a road surface by raking and brushing material to correct thickness; directs asphalt shovelers when to add or take away material to fill low spots or to reduce high spots; and may perform other related duties.

Chain Saw Operator

Responsible for operating a chain saw with employer fuel or current for power; may oil, grease or otherwise service and make necessary adjustments to equipment as needed; and may perform other related duties.

Concrete Mix Operator (Less Than 1 C.Y.)

Responsible for operating a small portable concrete mixing machine to mix sand, gravel, cement and water to make concrete; starts power units and does loading of materials; controls mixing by levers to discharge concrete from drums; rises drums with water to remove adhering concrete; may oil, grease or otherwise service and make necessary adjustments to equipment as needed; and may perform other related duties. (Note: The small machines are sometimes charged by operators shoveling in the proportions of materials directly into the mixing drums, and some others have a skip into which materials are shoveled or dumped before being hoisted into the mixing drums.)

Concrete Rubber

Responsible for using tools on exposed surfaces of concrete masonry after the forms have been removed to patch holes with fresh concrete; rubs surfaces with abrasive stone to remove rough spots; and may perform other related duties.

Fence Erector

Responsible for digging holes for posts, drives posts, attaches fences, and pours incidental concrete; and may perform other related duties.

Form Setter (Steel Road)

Responsible for fitting together, aligning and grading metal road forms for holding concrete in place on road and street surfaces; dismantling, moving and cleaning forms after concrete hardens; and may perform other related semi-skilled duties.

Guard Rail Erector

Responsible for digging holes for posts, driving posts, attaching guard rails, pouring incidental concrete, and painting guard rails; and may perform other related duties.

Nozzleman or Gunman (Gunite)

Responsible for handling the equipment and directing the placing of concrete or mortar that is moved by pneumatic equipment such as gunite; may fine-grade and place wire mesh at times; and may perform other related semi-skilled duties.

Pipelayer

Responsible for laying, connecting, inspecting and testing water lines, force mains, gas lines, sanitary or storm sewers and drains, underground telephone and electric ducts or other utilities manufactured from clay, concrete, steel, plastic, cast iron pipe, or other similar materials; may smooth bottom of trench to proper elevation by scooping with a shovel; receiving pipe lowered from top of trench; inserting spigot end of pipe into bell end of last laid pipe; adjusting pipe to line and grade; caulking and sealing joint with cement or other sealing compound; may connect threaded or flanged joint pipe; may assemble and place corrugated metal or plastic pipe; and may perform other related duties.

Sign Erector

Responsible for reading plans; making layouts for erection of signs; cutting, tying, and setting reinforcing steel; setting forms for concrete; pouring concrete; setting anchor bolts; erecting wood or metal structures; placing clamps, brackets, or other required hardware on structures; and may perform other related duties.

Welder’s Helper

Responsible for assisting the welder in electric arc and acetylene welding; assisting in oxyacetylene cutting and layout; and may perform other related duties.

Surveyor

Responsible for obtaining data pertaining to angles, elevations, points, and contours used for construction, mapmaking, mining, or other purposes, using an alidade, level, and transurveying instruments; compiling notes, sketches, and records of data obtained and work performed; directing work of subordinate members of survey team; and performing other duties relating to surveying work as directed.

Truck Driver (2 Axles)

Responsible for driving a multi-rear axle truck for transporting construction materials; may oil, grease or otherwise service and make necessary adjustments to equipment as needed; and may perform other related duties. (Note: The truck may have various kinds of bends attached, such as a dump, flat bed, water tank, etc. The truck may be a water wagon, service truck, hoist truck, etc.)

Truck Driver (3 or 4 Axles)

Responsible for driving a multi-rear axle truck and pulling a semi-trailer or trailer to transport construction equipment and materials.

Truck Driver (5 or More Axles/Heavy Duty Off-Road)

Responsible for operating heavy duty off-road or rock moving equipment, such as, but not limited to a Koehring dumpster, Euclid either back or bottom dump, International Payhauler, etc.; may oil, grease or otherwise service and make necessary adjustments to equipment as needed; and may perform other related duties.

Unskilled Laborer

One who works in construction covering many unskilled occupations; works with all crews doing everything from pick and shovel work to cleaning up lumber, and hammering, shoveling and placing concrete; applies coats of oil to inside face of forms; strips forms; works on rock crushers to feed traps; opens cement sacks to batch plant; lowers pipes into ditches for pipelayers; works with dirt crew to move construction layout stakes; serves as dump man; spreads hot asphaltic material over roadbeds with shovel; operates hand concrete buggy or wheelbarrow; helps painter to prepare surfaces for painting and cleans paint equipment; carries rods to forms or attaches them to cable of hoisting machines; and may perform other related duties; and is further defined as follows:

Mortar Mixer (Hand)

Responsible for mixing proportions of material in skip; may do or oversee loading of materials in skip by shoveling; and may perform other related duties.

Survey Helper/Rodman

Responsible for performing any of the following duties to assist in surveying land: holding level or stadia rod at designated points to assist in determining elevations and laying out stakes for mapmaking, construction, mining, land, and other surveys; calling out reading or writes station number and reading in notebook; marking points of measurement with elevation, station number, or other identifying mark; measuring distance between survey points, using a steel or cloth tape or surveyor’s chain; marking measuring points with keel (marking crayon), paint sticks, scratches, tacks, or stakes; places stakes at designated points and driving them into the ground at specified elevations, using a hammer or hatchet; and cutting and clearing brush and trees from the line of survey, using a brush hook, knife, ax, or other cutting tools.