Bridge Construction Laborer

Greenfield, IA posted on May 16

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Salary Range: $19.25 to / 21.24 depending on location of projects.

About Us:

Herberger Construction Company, Inc. is primarily a heavy highway construction company based in Indianola, Iowa. Our primary focus is bridge construction, but also driving piling, construct flood and retaining walls, pump stations and culverts.

Herberger Construction received an AGC award from a committee of peers, based on quality of work, job particular, budget and other criteria.

Checking out a few of our projects:

Like a road's base installation, Herberger Construction employees form the foundation of our business. 

We are a 3rd generation company that has been in businees in Iowa for over 80 years. While we primarily operated in central Iowa, we have built bridges in all 99 Iowa counties and completed a bridge in Lawrence, Kansas in 2009.

Job Description:

Construction laborers typically do the following:

  • Clean and prepare construction sites by removing debris and possible hazards. 
  • Load and unload building materials to be used in construction. 
  • Build or take apart bracing, barricades, forms, scaffolding, and temporary structures.
  • Dig trenches, back-fill holes, or compact earth to prepare for construction.
  • Operate or tend equipment and machines used in construction, such as a cutting torch. 
  • Help other craft workers with their duties.
  • Follow construction plans and instructions from people they are working for. 
  • Climbing ladders and working on uneven ground.
  • Working outdoors in all seasons. 
  • Being able to work as team throughout all phases of the project


  • Report to work each day on time ready and willing to work. 
  • Ensure reliable transportation to and from the job-site.
  • Ensure project safety rules and environment regulations are followed at all times. 
  • Standard hand tools (Power tools supplied).
  • Communicate daily with the superintendent, and/or project manager.
  • Take direction provided by superiors and implement construction industry best practices to complete the tasks assigned. 


  • Experience on heavy highway construction projects.
  • Must be comfortable working at heights.
  • Understanding of safety risks (OSHA), and the precautions required to eliminate those risks.
  • Must have good communication skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects of construction materials, tools, equipment, and methods.
  • Ability to think clearly in critical and high pressure situations.
  • Minimum of of one-year construction experience preferably bridge construction background.
  • High School Diploma/GED is required.

Important Qualities:

Math Skills: Laborers need to perform basic math calculations to do their job. They often help with measuring on the job-site, or may be part of a surveying crew.

Mechanical Skills: Laborers frequently are required to operated and maintain equipment, such as a jackhammer.

Physical Stamina: Laborers must have endurance to perform strenuous and labor intensive tasks throughout the day. Highway laborers, for instance, spend hours on their feet--often in hot/cold temperatures--with few breaks.

Physical Strength:  Laborers often must lift heavy material or equipment up to 75 lbs.


Benefits: Union Benefits after 600 hours.


Job Type: Full-Time

Salary: $19.25 to $21.24 per/hour

Required education:

  • High School or equivalent

 Required Experience:

  • Construction: 1 year
  • Bridge Building: 1 year 

Required license of certification:

  • Driver's License


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