Sewer & Water Laborer

Laborers and Helpers Indianapolis, Indiana


Position/Title: Sewer & Water Laborer

Supervisor: Manager Sewer and Water Department

Summary of the Job: Hand dig for locates, install all materials correctly and in a timely manner, while assisting the crew leader in all aspects of installation.

Duties - Essential Functions:

  • Must have valid driver’s license
  • Keep truck, tools and cords clean and organized.
  • Knowledge and efficiency on location of utilities.
  • Adequate supply of personal tools and knows proper use.
  • Follows directions and specifically follows all trench safety directions.
  • Clear understanding of OSHA regulations regarding shoring and trenching and general construction.
  • Keeps materials stocked on truck and knows the materials needed to complete job sheets and work orders.
  • Efficient in the proper installation of meter pits and copper water service.
  • Efficient in the proper installation of glue sewer pipes and slip seal sewer pipes.
  • Knowledgeable and efficient of road drill procedures.
  • Keep Job site clean.
  • Leadership: No supervisory skills necessary.
  • Direction: Immediate supervision: receives close supervision related to specific work activities, assignments and methods. Usually receives frequent surveillance over job activities; instructions are detailed.
  • Safety: Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to Field Superintendent and/or Department Manager.
  • Teamwork: Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred.
  • Licenses: Valid driver’s license
  • 1-3 years work experience preferred; will accept less
Necessary Skills:
  • Work Ethic: Demonstrated solid work ethic.
  • Attendance: Consistent attendance and arriving at required start times.
  • Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Core Competencies:
  • Do what is right; be honest and fair.
  • Build strong relationships.
  • Share in company successes.

Physical/Environmental Demands:
  • Working conditions: Will be exposed to changing weather conditions, for instance; rain, snow, wind, cold, and heat.
  • Work Environment: Must be comfortable working in the following environments: outdoor weather conditions, very loud, wet or humid conditions, working near mechanical parts, working in high precarious places, working in awkward and/or confining work spaces, possible inhalation of fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock and vibrations.

How Your Performance Will Be Evaluated
  • Attendance
  • Punctuality
  • Quality of Work
  • Quantity of Work
  • Safety
  • Work Ethic
  • Team Player; Demonstrated alignment with Company values and culture