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Primary Purpose:           

Assist skilled craft workers in performing their assigned duties.  Work usually requires the ability to work without close supervision.


Typical Duties:                

May perform a variety of functions such as:  measures distances from grade stakes, drives stakes, and stretches tight line.  Bolts, nails, aligns, and blocks up under forms.  Signals operators of construction equipment to facilitate alignment, movement, and adjustment of machinery to conform to grade specifications, using pick and shovel.  Mixes concrete, using portable mixer.  Smooths and finishes freshly poured cement, mortar and concrete, using float, trowel, or screed.  Position, joins, aligns, and seals pipe section.  Erects scaffolding, shoring, and braces. Mops, brushes, or spreads paints or bituminous compounds over surfaces for protection.  Sprays materials such as water, sand, steam, vinyl, and paint through hose to clean, coat, or seal surfaces.  Applies caulking compounds by hand or with caulking gun to seal crevices.  Grinds, sands, or polishes surfaces, such as concrete or wood flooring using abrasive tools or machines.  Performs a variety of tasks involving dexterous use of hands and tools, such as demolishing buildings, sawing lumber, dismantling forms, removing projects from concrete, mounting pipe hangers, and cutting and attaching insulating material.  Perform other duties as assigned.



Workers should be able to:  Follow specific directions; perform a variety of duties which may often change; work within standards of accuracy; repeat tasks of short duration according to a set procedure; and evaluate information using measurable standards.  Physically, workers must be able to:  stand or walk for long periods; use arms and hands to reach for, handle, and manipulate object; lift and carry materials weighing 100 pounds; climb up and down ladders, scaffolds, and crawl; and see.​