Union Skilled Laborers Job at Western Construction Group, Springfield, IL

  • Western Construction Group
  • Springfield, IL

Job Description

Come work for America's Master Craftsmen in Restoration and Preservation! Western Specialty Contractors is currently looking for self-motivated, top notch individuals to help serve our customers as a Skilled Laborer at our Springfield, IL branch. If you are a self-motivated individual with great work ethic and the personality to help with customer satisfaction, then we would love to meet you!

As a member of the branch production team, you will be responsible for the performance of work within a particular work area and in accordance with generally accepted standards of the crafts. Experienced skilled laborers are all encouraged to apply!

  • Masons and Tuckpointers – Experience in the work tasks of brick replacement, lintel replacement, mortar removal and replacement and stone repair.
  • Waterproofers – Experience in the works tasks of below grade and building envelope waterproofing, pedestrian and vehicular coatings.
  • Caulkers – Experience in the work tasks of sealant removal and replacement around windows including glass glazing, window perimeters, control joints and expansion joints.
  • Concrete Journeymen – Experience in the work tasks of concrete repair including small and large patches on horizontal and vertical concrete surfaces, epoxy and urethane injection, carbon fiber reinforcement, grout pocket patching, post tension repairs and concrete sealing.

Job Duties May Include:

  • Analyzing and interpreting building plans.
  • Interpreting work orders and determining the materials required.
  • Measuring distance from reference points.
  • Calculating angles and determining the vertical and horizontal alignment of courses.
  • Laying bricks using mortar as a binder and a trowel to level.
  • Fastening bricks with wire clamps or cement.
  • Working safely on scaffolds and swing stages at various heights.
  • Using equipment and tools effectively to perform basic construction tasks.
  • Prepares surfaces by cutting and/or grinding out problem areas of walls and floors.
  • Cleans and preps problem areas prior to the application of material.
  • Cuts out, repairs, preps, packs and caulks joints of walls and floors.
  • Sprays, brushes, rolls or applies material to surfaces of walls and floors as specified.
  • May work below grade by preparing and applying waterproofing materials to the foundation walls and footings.
  • Applications include spraying, rolling, and brushing materials, nailing panels, or gluing sheet goods.
  • May be required to rig mobile and stationary scaffolding in accordance with corporate guidelines.


To be qualified for this job, experience in a trade or craft is preferred. To be considered, you must be able to demonstrate sufficient reading, writing and math skills to comprehend and explain company safety policies and material instruction. Physically, workers must be able to stand or walk for long periods; lift and carry materials weighing 50 pounds or more; climb ladders, scaffolds and other objects carrying tools and equipment; and see (naturally or with correction). Ability to work at heights, extreme temperatures and to wear company's safety equipment is essential.

  • Must be able to use logical step-by-step procedures in working with different materials using a variety of skills.
  • Must be able to work within precise limits or standards of accuracy and be able to judge straight lines, spaces and proportions.
  • Must be able to demonstrate sufficient reading, writing and math skills to comprehend and explain company safety policies and material instruction.
  • The ability to read drawings is necessary.
  • Identify existing and predictable hazards in work surroundings, including working conditions that are unsanitary, hazardous or dangerous to employees.
  • Physically, workers must be able to: Stand or walk for long periods; lift and carry materials weighing 50 pounds or more; climb and maintain balance on ladders, scaffolds and other objects and carry tools and equipment; and see well (either naturally or with correction).
  • Abilities to work at heights, at extreme temperatures and to wear company’s safety equipment are essential.
  • Practical construction experience preferred.
  • Must have own “hand tools of the trade.”
  • May be required to work weekends, nights, out of town and at heights.
  • Must have reliable transportation.


  • Union wage rate based on position
  • This position is covered under a collective bargaining agreement and benefits are provided through the union

Job Tags

Full time, For contractors, Night shift, Weekend work,

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