Building a Successful Company Together

The construction laborer performs tasks involving physical labor at highway and heavy construction projects. The position may operate a variety of hand and power tools and may clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, clean up rubble and debris, and remove waste materials. The position may assist other craft workers.


Essential Functions

  • Performs a variety of tasks involving strenuous manual labor in heavy/highway construction projects; performs manual work in preparing surfaces for paving.
  • Shovels bituminous concrete (asphalt) into construction areas.
  • Assists in patching asphalt with hot and cold mix.
  • Excavates and fills trenches and ditches.
  • Seed, Mulching, and Watering.
  • Removing Stumps, Rocks
  • Raking and Leveling Site
  • Laying Sod and Spreading Hay
  • Maintains a clean job site: picks up all tools and equipment and secures job site each day to eliminate potential hazards.
  • Performs materials handling and storage.
  • Loads and unloads trucks and hauls and hoists materials.
  • Ensures that proper safety and incident reporting procedures are followed. Brings problems to the attention of the foreman


Work Environment:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at construction job sites. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud. The position regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside conditions that include inclement weather, heat and humidity, and exposure to dust and asphalt.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


The position lifts heavy objects, walks and stands for long periods of time and performs strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions. The employee lifts, pushes, pulls or carries objects; uses abdominal and lower back muscles to provide support over time without fatigue; and effectively jumps, sprints or throws objects. The position requires good manual dexterity (hand, hand with arm, two hands) and multilimb coordination. The position requires the ability to quickly move arms and legs. The employee must have excellent stamina.



  • Communication Proficiency.
  • Customer/Client Focus.
  • Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Results Driven.
  • Stress Management/Composure.
  • Teamwork Orientation.
  • Reliable

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


Additional Eligibility Qualifications

Must possess or be able to obtain a valid and appropriate state driver’s license prior to employment.


Work Authorization/Security Clearance

I-9 - Eligability for Employment Form or H1-B Sponsorship Verification

Child Abuse Clearance*

State Police Background Check*

FBI Clearances*


*The following Clearances are required for certain prevailing wage jobs, specifically school districts within Pennsylvania.  Candidates must present the clearances or obtain during the application process in order to be considered for employment.



Prevailing Wage Rates or Standard WG Land Rate based on job type.


To Apply:

Email the following forms to

WG Land Company Application

Laborer Experience Form