Laborer (Earthwork Construction)

Charleston, SC posted on August 22

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Phillips & Jordan is a privately held, woman owned heavy civil and infrastructure contractor established in 1952.  Our Core Values and Priorities – Integrity, Safety, Quality, and Production – guide our daily business practices.  Phillips & Jordan is committed to a “Zero Incident Philosophy” that entails no harm to person, property, the environment, or our reputation.  We focus on 3 primary service areas: Heavy Civil Construction (Power Generation, Water Resources, and Industrial & Commercial), Right-of-Way Access & Construction (Power Delivery and Pipeline Services), and Disaster Response.

Phillips & Jordan is a national contractor that is registered to do business in all 50 states, currently has a workforce of approximately 1,200 employees, and owns and operates an extensive fleet of heavy and specialized pieces of equipment.  Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Phillips & Jordan maintains regional offices in California, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas.  At Phillips & Jordan our greatest resource is our employees and we are proud to have many second and third generation employees that have chosen to build their careers with Phillips & Jordan.

Phillips & Jordan is a proven innovator, a proven leader, and a proven solution in the industry, and has built a reputation for taking on some of the most challenging and difficult projects and successfully completing them on, or even ahead of, schedule.  Phillips & Jordan employs a top notch workforce and we are always in need of new employees who are dependable professionals with experience in the construction industry, and who are safety conscious individuals that have a positive can do attitude, work well with others, and want to advance their careers.

Join the Phillips & Jordan team today and become a valued member of our company.


This position is responsible for tasks involving physical labor at construction sites and assisting other workers.   Employees may operate hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, surveying and measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instruments.   They may also clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, and clean up rubble other waste materials. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

• Clean or prepare construction sites to eliminate possible hazards
• Load, unload, or identify building materials, machinery, or tools while distributing them to the appropriate locations
• Control traffic passing near, in, or around work zones with appropriate training provided
• Signal equipment operators to facilitate alignment, movement, or adjustment of machinery, equipment, or materials with appropriate training provided
• Dig ditches or trenches, backfill excavations, or compact and level earth using picks, shovels, pneumatic tampers, or rakes  
• May be required to enter trenches and/or confined spaces after receiving proper training
• Understand and comply with safety considerations as set herein and as directed by the Foreman/Supervisor


• Follow specific directions
• Perform a variety of duties, which may often change
• Work within standards of accuracy
• Repeat tasks according to set procedures and safety requirements
• Stand or walk for long periods
• Use arms and hands to reach for, handle, and manipulate objects
• Lift and carry materials weighing  50 to 80 pounds
• Climb up and down ladders, scaffolds, and other objects
• Carry tools and equipment
• Stoop, kneel, crouch , twist, turn, and crawl, and see and hear (naturally or with correction)

Education and Experience: 

• High school diploma preferred
• On-the-job training required