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Helper / Laborer

Martinez, CA | Full Time
5 Days Ago

Job Description

HMT Tank is looking for a Helper/Laborer to perform or assist in all general site work such as loading and unloading equipment and materials, site clean-up and preparation, mobilization and demobilization to and from the jobsite, scaffolding erection, and general tank construction tasks.

The Helper/Laborer must be able to read prints and written instructions as well as follow verbal directions as required to perform duties and responsibilities as listed below. Heavy lifting will often be required to perform tasks. Must be able to kneel, squat, and climb. Must be able to perform required duties for extended periods of time inside confined spaces, often with breathing equipment required. Must be able to tolerate extreme weather conditions for extended periods of time.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Follow instructions with regard to general construction tasks.
  • Work in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Perform or assist with fit-up and preparation of welds. This will frequently require working with grinding, chipping and gouging equipment.
  • Perform or assist with post weld cleanup, inspection, and repair.
  • May be asked to operate heavy equipment such as tractors, skid steered loaders, cranes, aerial lifts, and cranes. Documented training must be completed, and approved by HMT Safety Management, before operating any heavy equipment.
  • Communicate regularly with the Field Foreman with regard to issues and concerns on the job site.
  • Comply with all HMT quality and safety policies and programs.

Qualifications & Education

  • High School Graduate - Preferred
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Ability to read and write in English required
  • Must be able to:
    • To work at least an 8‐hour rotating shift and up to a 12‐hour rotating shift, which includes some weekends and holidays
    • To work overtime
    • To work in enclosed spaces, such as tanks and silos
    • To work near large, hot, high‐speed machines
    • To climb up to 250 feet in height
    • To lift a minimum of 50 pounds
    • To work around chemicals, including acids and bases
    • To wear fire retardant clothing and personal protective equipment (such as steel‐toe shoes, ear and eye protection)
    • To maintain your face daily so that a respirator/face mask can seal properly (some examples include being free of facial hair and/or clean shaven)
    • To operate a 20-30 lb fire extinguisher
    • To work outside in harsh weather conditions
    • To work with petroleum products that are under high pressure and heat

Physical & Mental Requirements

The physical demands must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to walk, stoop, kneel, climbing, carry, pushing/pulling and use repetitive wrist and hand movements. The employee may be required to lift and/or move objects of up to 50 pounds. Hearing, seeing ability of rapid mental coordination. It is required to be mentally alert for entire regular shift.

This position may work in various locations within the U.S. Some locations may be subject to extreme temperatures, working in high places, etc. Potential for exposure to temperature changes, wetness, confined spaces, fumes/odors, working with ladder/scaffolds, working with pressurized equipment, high places, hazardous materials, and working alone. HMT will supply adequate training and equipment to meet the functions of the job.