Team Elmer's
  • 17-Dec-2018 to 15-Jun-2019 (PST)
  • Asphalt Paving-7001
  • Traverse City, MI, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time Seasonal

Full benefits package available

Team Elmer's seeks to fill a full-time seasonal opening for a Laborer in the Asphalt Division at the Traverse City location.

This entry level position will perform tasks involving physical labor at construction sites. May operate hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, surveying and measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instruments. May clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, and clean up rubble, debris and other waste materials.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work in a team environment with other co-workers and foreman
  • Assist construction/paving crew with various duties such as; shoveling, raking and moving materials.
  • May operate a variety of hand and power tools as well as some equipment.
  • As part of the paving crew primarily will spend time raking asphalt, shoveling excess asphalt and sweeping up debris.
  • Complete a variety of other general labor assignments such as clean and prepare sites.
  • Required to spread asphalt using efficient techniques and maintaining a good pace.
  • Works with rakes to redistribute the asphalt mix more correctly as it leaves the screed and is ready for rolling.
  • Signal operators of construction equipment to facilitate alignment and movement of materials.
  • Follow directions of foreman as to daily tasks and expectations for each specific project or job site.
  • Lift, carry and hold materials, tools and supplies.
  • Assist in the placement, moving and dismantling of signs, barricades, cones and other traffic control devices.
  • May be required to regulate traffic as needed.
  • Ability and willingness to comply with and follow all company, OSHA, MIOSHA and DOT safety regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned

"The above list of job duties is not exclusive or exhaustive and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks as may reasonably be expected within the scope of the position."


  • Valid license, CDL A or B preferred
  • Clean driving record for past 5 years
  • Ability to pass physical and drug screen
  • High School Diploma or GED preferred
  • Mechanical-- Knowledge of equipment, machines and tools including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Building and Construction-- Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
  • Experience as a prep crew laborer or comparable experience is preferred.
  • Ability to complete tasks on asphalt crew as needed such as handling power tools, running heavy equipment, raking, shoveling.
  • Willingness and ability to learn and understand your role on the team.
  • Ability to perform repetitive lifting, carrying, climbing, and walking. Repetitive lifting could be 40 or more pounds at any one time.
  • Willingness to work long hours and work 5-6 days a week in all environmental conditions.
  • Good work ethic, punctuality and alertness. 
  •  Reliable transportation to and from jobsite or main location.
  • Ability to follow all company, OSHA, MiOSHA, and company safety rules.


A competitive hourly rate and full benefits package is available.
Benefits Package:

  • Company supported wellness program
  • Medical/Dental Insurance coverage, no cost, if participating in the wellness program and wellness eligible.
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401K with employer match of contribution (50% on the first 10% of employee contribution)
  • Company provided safety, skill development and leadership training opportunities
  • Paid Holidays
  • Life Insurance-company provided
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