Position:  Laborer - Columbus, OH
Location:  Columbus, OH
Job Id:  153
# of Openings:  1

Since 1948, Kelchner a Wood company, has been an industry leader in heavy/civil construction and grown to one of the top 20 excavation firms in the country (ENR magazine survey).  Headquartered in Springboro, Ohio, Kelchner specializes in heavy/civil construction including, large earthwork projects, site preparation, road work, and stabilization 
We're looking for Laborers who have experience in construction or similar outdoor work.
Perform tasks involving physical labor at heavy construction projects. Ability to operate a variety of hand and power tools and small equipment. 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. May assist other craft workers as directed.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Other duties may be assigned.
  • Operate jackhammers, drills, various power tools.
  • Signal equipment operators to facilitate alignment, movement, and adjustment of machinery, equipment, and materials.
  • Clean and prepare construction sites to eliminate possible hazards.
  • Dig ditches or trenches, backfill excavations, and compact and level earth to grade specifications, using picks, shovels, pneumatic tampers, and rakes.
  • Load, unload, and identify building materials, machinery, and tools, and distribute them to the appropriate locations, according to project plans and specifications.
  • Provide assistance to craft workers, such as pipe fitters and operators.
  • Drive trucks carrying materials and equipment from warehouse to sites.
  • Operate forklifts and other equipment to transport materials and equipment from one place to another on a construction site
Want to join our team?  Here's what you'll need:
  • A commitment to safety
  • The drive to produce quality work every time
  • The ability to work 55-60 hours a week on a regular basis
  • The ability to work Saturdays and occasionally on Sundays
  • Reliable transportation and a valid driver's license
  • Experience in threading pipe, pipe fitting, setting and operating small equipment is preferred
Kelchner employees work hard.  We're proud of them and want to keep them safe so to join our team you'll need to pass a post-offer physical, drug screen, and background check.  In return for your hard work you will receive:
  • Competitive pay
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Company paid life insurance
  • Voluntary short term and long term disability plans.
  • 401K 
  • Vacation and holiday pay
  • Advancement opportunities
Kelchner, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V


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  • What they are saying…

    We used Kelchner because we had a time sensitive project that needed to be completed within two months of winter and we knew that Kelchner was the only contractor that could meet that deadline.

    Seth G.
    Project Manager

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    I could go on about Kelchner quality, staffing on projects and overall team player spirit.. But to summarize.. The biggest compliment I can pay to any company in my line of work is a simple one.

    I would work anywhere anytime with Kelchner on a project.

    Joel C.
    Field Operations Manager