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Job Title:  Laborer, Utility

Site/Location:  Zachry Underground and Utility Services

San Antonio, TX, US

Date:  Sep 17, 2022
Job Description: 

About the Company

Extraordinary commitment runs deep at Zachry. Here, dedicated men and women have the opportunity to work on challenging projects alongside those who value innovation and support team efforts in all our endeavors. We take care of our team members as family, within a culture of service where we do the right thing because it is the right thing to do. Our core values are at the center of every decision we make:


Every Person Matters


Together We Can Do Great Things


This Is More Than a Job

Job Summary

The Utility Laborer has construction experience performing various tasks involving physical labor on underground utility projects.  Starting hourly pay rate is $16.00 per hour, depending on experience.

Essential Functions

  • Operate hand and/or power tools (hammers, sledgehammer, pry bars, screwdrivers, etc.)
  • Hand digging the trench with shovels for placement of conduit around live utility services.
  • Use a jackhammer of 10-90 lbs. – vertical and horizontal
  • Use asphalt saw and quickie saw, operate tamper in ditch
  • Drive single axle dump truck (CDL not required), pull utility trailer
  • Operate small equipment (mini excavator, trench roller)
  • Handle 20’ pipe joints and assemble in ditch 2’ to 4’ deep
  • Handle 4x8x3/4” plywood
  • Push manual wheelbarrow and operate a mechanical wheelbarrow, climb ladders
  • Load and unload miscellaneous materials – lumber, plywood, cement bags, sandbags, 5-gallon buckets, etc.
  • Availability Monday thru Friday 7 am to 5:30 pm (up to 55 hours per week)


This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this position. The job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of required responsibilities, duties and skills.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Physical ability to perform assigned labor-related tasks (climbing ladders, climbing in and out of ditches)
  • Physical ability to lift, push or pull up to 50 pounds
  • General labor skills
  • Basic knowledge of operating hand and power tools (hammers, sledgehammers, pry bars, screwdrivers, etc.)
  • Have valid Texas driver's license and acceptable driving record


Zachry stands on a rich tradition of creativity, stability, innovation and experience in the construction industry. Fully understanding that Zachry’s employees are the heart of our success, we foster a dynamic work environment by providing development opportunities such as training, education, and career advancement. We believe people are our greatest asset and offer a variety of training and development opportunities to promote excellence and facilitate career advancement.