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Skilled Laborer

American Contracting & Environmental Services

This is a Contract position in Burkeville, VA posted November 24, 2021.

We are currently accepting applications for Skilled Laborers for a wastewater facility construction project in Burkeville, VA. Candidates must have at least 3-5 years of experience working on construction projects. Must have own transportation, be highly motivated, and willing to travel. Drug screen, physical and criminal background check is required of successful candidates.

Skilled Laborers work under the supervision of skilled tradesmen such as carpenters, millwrights, and pipefitters. Through their experience, they have the abilities and skills greater than a general laborer but are not yet proficient enough to be considered skilled tradesmen. They typically perform duties listed below in an assisting role, but sometimes on their own.

  • -Rigging and handling of heavy loads
  • -Installation of interior Ductile Iron Pipe and supports
  • -Installation of interior PVC pipe and supports
  • -Fitting of copper and steel pipe
  • -Pipe Testing
  • -Construction of concrete formwork
  • -Placement of reinforcing steel
  • -Placing & finishing concrete
  • -Stripping of concrete formwork
  • -Rough carpentry such as building temporary wooden structures
  • -Finish carpentry such as the installation of casework
  • -Use of basic items of operated equipment such as small backhoes, forklifts, and aerial lifts
  • -Site and trench excavation & backfill
  • -Laying of yard pipe
  • -Surveying
  • -Demolition
  • -Unloading and storing of materials

Meet ACE

Over the last 18 years, we have steadily grown and we are consistently ranked a Top 200 Environmental Contractor by Engineering & News-Record (ENR). Through continually enhancing our processes and prioritizing a team-first approach, we produce the highest quality finished product for our clients. We provide a challenging and rewarding environment through focusing on continuous improvement and investing in the professional development of our employees. We encourage our employees to have a healthy work/life balance, give back to the community and enjoy time with their fellow employees at various company outings. These efforts result in a challenging and rewarding environment preserving and improving our world’s most precious resource – water!

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $16.00 – $20.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Construction Experience: 2 years (Required)


  • Driver’s License (Preferred)

Work Location: One location