On the Job Trainee (OJT)/Apprentice - North Hero, Vermont

at D.A. Collins Companies in North Hero, Vermont, United States

Job Description

On the Job Trainee (OJT)/Apprentice – North Hero, Vermont

North Hero, VT 05474

Kubricky Construction Corp. is frequently sought after as a reliable heavy highway and bridge constructor. We are searching for an On-the-Job Training (OJT)/Apprentice who is willing to commit their service toward creating an efficient and innovative environment in a fast-growing, dynamic industry. As a member of the D.A. Collins Family of Companies, a 70-year-old entity, the right candidates will become part of a team that provides exceptional service and has and will continue to make a positive impact in the industry.

This position is a state-mandated On-the-Job Training (OJT) initiative and is designed to offer equal opportunity for training and upgrading women, minorities, and disadvantaged people in the construction trades. As such, eligible candidates must be a woman, minority, or disadvantaged person. The OJT program is an opportunity to gain new skills; therefore, no previous experience is required.

The OJT will perform a combination of tasks on bridge construction projects, usually working in a utility capacity. Individuals will transfer from task to task as work requires under general supervision of a skilled bridge construction worker. Activities include but are not limited to:

+ Laboring

+ Guardrail/Fencing

+ Tying Off

+ Carpentry

+ Curbing

+ Rebar

+ Blasting/Drilling

+ Traffic Control

+ Concrete Work

+ Welding

+ Grading

+ Pile Driving

+ Working with Iron

+ Placement

A typical training program under this classification will consist of the following:

+ Familiarization (30 hours)

+ Safety

+ Bridge layout – Blueprints

+ Right-of-way lines, alignment stakes, grade stakes, witness stakes, boundary markers, bench markers and tie points

+ Tools/Equipment

+ Public Relations

+ Form Building and Erection (200 hours)

+ Safety

+ Basic form design

+ Construction, erection, and placement of forms

+ Placement of reinforcing steel

+ Structural Concrete (100 hours)

+ Safety

+ Concrete materials

+ Finishing concrete – pouring/setting

· Traffic Control (40 hours)

+ Safety

+ Controloftraffic – public/construction vehicles

· Stripping/Salvage (40 hours)

+ Safety

+ Removal/Clearingofmaterials

+ Gradingand staking

· Structural Steel (90 hours)

+ Safety

+ Placement/Fastening

+ Exposuretopile driving, welding, and cutting, and minimum heavy equipment operation

· Clean-Up (20 hours)

+ Safety

+ Materials- Equipment maintenance

+ Sitecleanup

Essential functions of the position (with or without reasonable accommodation):

+ Must be willing and eager to learn about the construction industry

+ Must be willing to work extended hours with possible night and/or weekend work as well as overnights

+ A valid driver’s license is essential for this position.

+ Vermont residents are encouraged to apply.

+ All applicants must pass the screening tests for VAOT that include an interest survey and a pre-employment questionnaire.

+ Previous experience working in road construction is preferred but not required.

+ Candidate must pass a pre-employment drug screen. (Drug-Free Employer)

+ Perform a variety of tasks that may include periodically having to lift heavy objects, stand for extended periods of time, stretch, walk, climb, and bend under potentially adverse field conditions and be able to perform visual tasks such as backup spotting and hear and react to back up alarms, per safety protocol

Competitive compensation, including health, dental, life insurance and retirement plan

Location: North Hero, VT

Status: Full Time, Temporary

Starting Date: 2022 Construction Season

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Job Posting: JC224602199

Posted On: Sep 24, 2022

Updated On: Jan 02, 2023

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