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General Laborer

About Us:

We are a Heavy/Highway General Contractor based in Chestertown Maryland. The Company owns and maintains a fleet of over 300 pieces of equipment used in the construction of utilities (sewer, water, storm drain), earthmoving, and asphalt paving with several gravel pits and two asphalt plants.


About the Role:

The General Laborer is an entry-level general construction position that will assist in the application of asphalt and other general construction duties.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with other crew members to meet plan specifications

  • Learn from more experienced workers and foremen the proper care and use of all the various hand and power tools and equipment used in construction (such as sledges, hammers, wrenches, brushes, shovels, picks and hand tamps, saws, drills, sprayers, air compressors, mud jacks, air hammers, vibrators, pothole diggers, post drivers, motor rollers, tractor-mowers and other maintenance equipment usually of 25,000 lbs. G.V.W or less; vibratory tams, tractor brooms)

  • Learn basic precautions for his own personal safety and the safety of co-workers to be observed when using the various tools and equipment.

  • Perform duties assigned by your Foreman or Superintendent. Examples may include:

    • Lays asphalt paving, lutes, rakes, and shovels

    • Patch and resurface roads

    • Clean & sweep roadway, curb, gutter, and sidewalk

    • Dig and repair holes, ditches, and culverts

    • Load, transport, and unload equipment, supplies, and materials

    • Repair, paint and maintain bridges, equipment sheds, shop buildings, and other structures

    • Pick up trash and debris from construction areas, service yards, and related grounds

    • Assist in the erection and maintenance of highway guardrails, signs, etc.

    • Mow grass

    • Maintain Traffic (Flagger)

    • Lay pipe

    • Maintain and clean hand tools, power tools, equipment, buildings, shop areas, grounds, and vehicles

    • Performs other necessary duties as required



  • Must be able to perform heavy physical labor outdoors in all types of weather, such as extreme heat.  

  • Ability to understand and follow oral instructions and paving protocols

  • Pass a pre-employment drug test


Preferred Experience & Education:

  • Elementary knowledge of the care and proper use of basic hand tools used for digging and striking

  • Ability to use basic hand tools used for digging and striking and to  learn basic construction work techniques and procedures


Physical Requirements:

  • There are no light-duty assignments in this classification. Employees must maintain the necessary health and physical ability to perform the duties of this position.

  • Must be able to perform physical labor indoors and outdoors in all types of weather. 


 Additional Requirements & Information:

  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test

  • Must be able to continue to pass random drug testing that is performed monthly

  • Candidates may be given a medical examination to determine their physical ability to perform the job

  • As a member of a construction crew, this position is required to work collaboratively with the entire crew. 

  • This position is supervised closely by a foreman and does not have will not be responsible for supervising others. 

  • This position may require that the employee be able to operate a motor vehicle so a valid Maryland Motor Vehicle Operator’s license may be required.


Job Type: 

Full-time, Monday to Friday



  • 401(k)

  • Health insurance

  • Paid time off

  • + Additional benefits




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