Careers - Skilled Laborer

Job Summary:

Perform a variety of manual labor tasks to prepare excavations for concrete structures. Assist carpenters in building, installing, bracing and stripping concrete forms and placing and finishing structure concrete. This hourly, non-exempt position will work with direct supervision.

Essential Functions:

  • Prepare excavations for concrete by placing and compacting backfill materials.
  • Assist carpenter in building wooden forms.
  • Set, brace, and strip wood and steel forms.
  • Place and finish concrete.
  • Drill holes for and position reinforcing rods.
  • Ensure safe working environment.
  • Travel and arrive for starting time to various jobsite locations.
  • Exercise proper care and maintenance of company equipment.
  • Frequently work more than 40 hours per week and non-traditional hours including night shift, Saturdays and occasionally Sundays.
  • Perform additional assignments per supervisor’s direction.

Knowledge of:

  • Use, maintenance, and safe operation of hand and power tools to build formwork.
  • Materials used to construct forms.
  • Assembly and bracing of modular form systems such as EFCO, SYMONS and PERRI.
  • Building form components on site to construct structure components including footings, columns, pier caps, deck overhang and parapets.
  • Setting up and operating mechanized finishing equipment such as GOMACO and BIDWELL.
  • All methods of pouring concrete including placement by truck, crane & bucket, conveyor and pump.
  • All methods of pouring concrete including placement by truck, crane & bucket, conveyor and pump.
  • Layout and placement of reinforcing rods.

Ability to:

  • Learn and follow RCI Company policies and procedures.
  • Learn to read grades.
  • Anticipate what is needed next and have it ready.
  • Work with direct supervision.


  • Must have own basic set of hand tools.
  • Must have basic math skills.
  • Prefer valid driver’s license for the state in which you reside with acceptable driving record per company minimum standards for drivers.
  • Must successfully complete MoDOT Flagger Training Course.


  • Minimum of 3 years experience as a structure concrete laborer or similar experience is preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds consistently.
  • Ability to bend, sit, stoop, and stand for long periods of time in the outdoor weather.
  • Ability to be exposed to concrete dust, curing compound, and form oil on a daily basis.
  • Ability to work in field environments with exposure to dust, inclement weather conditions, extreme heat, cold, noise, vibrations and a variety of petroleum products.
  • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to walk and work on uneven terrain.
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders.
  • Ability to work comfortably and safely at heights on all types of structures.
  • Ability to wear required personal protective equipment.

The specific statement shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to perform the job successfully.