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Turner Construction Company General Laborer $18 - $27/hr Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays in Des Moines, Iowa

Overview: Looking for a Laborer to join our growing Turner team in Des Moines, Iowa area. Turner is central Iowa’s largest General Contractor by volume specializing in commercial construction of all sizes with a growing self-perform division. Competitive pay and excellent benefits provided including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Vacation and Paid Holidays!

Reportsto: Foreman, Superintendent, and Trades Manager

Schedule: This is a day shift position with a typical start time of 7am. Exact start time may vary by project and timing.

PositionDescription: Responsible for tasks involving physical labor at building construction projects. May assist other craft workers in their trades and may perform other duties as necessary or required. Work may be performed both indoors and outdoors. May clean and prepare constructions sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, and clean up debris. May operate hand and power tools of all types.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Duties may include but are not limited to performing physical labor in assistance with jobsite clean-up, using mobile cleaning equipment, rough carpentry, site logistics, material handling, traffic control, signaling, fencing, deck and platform building, protection systems, demo and construction waste areas

  • Reviews jobsite needs with the superintendents and foreman

  • Participate in the activities of subcontractors and suppliers

  • Review project perimeter for security and cleanliness daily

  • May perform fire watch duties as needed

  • Operate equipment such as cleaning equipment, forklifts, backhoe, skid steer, excavator, compactors, and construction hoist

  • Assist with the overall site safety and quality programs as required and ensuring Trade employees/subcontractors compliance with Turner standards and all applicable safety codes, regulations, and jobsite security

  • Maintain positive working relationships with customers, contractors, suppliers and other employees

  • Ability to travel and accommodate night and weekend work as needed

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Display a high level of teamwork, integrity, commitment, and leadership in daily operations

  • Pick up, collect, sort, and dispose of (recycle) jobsite construction debris.Signal equipment operators to facilitate alignment, movement, and adjustment of machinery, equipment, and materials.

  • Tend pumps, compressors, and generators to provide power for tools, machinery, and equipment

  • Lubricate, clean, and repair machinery, equipment and tools

  • Erect and disassemble scaffolding, shoring, braces, traffic barricades, ramps, and other temporary structures.

  • Provide assistance to craft workers, such as carpenters, concrete finishers, and operators.

  • Demolish structures and salvage useful materials.

  • May perform other duties as necessary or required .


  • Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of buildings, other structure and building & site cleaning to maintain job site safety

  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, maintenance and the ability to determine the appropriate tool need to do the job

  • Must be able to comprehend safety instructions and signage, communicate effectively in emergency situations and understand written safety instructions from tool and equipment manufacturers

  • Valid driver’s license preferred