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Granite Construction Incorporated Grade Checker (Montana) in Billings, Montana

Building a career at Granite may be the most valuable thing you could do... Watch our video here General Summary: Granite Construction is seeking experienced Grade Checkers for a seasonal project located near Billings, Montana. The Grade Checker is responsible for safely measuring and setting grade stakes to guide earth moving equipment in sloping highways, excavations, and fill embankments operations. Jo b Description: \*\* Project site located near Billings, Montana.\*\* Essential Job Accountabilities Reads and understands survey stakes, blueprints, sketches, and drawings to determine grade specifications required for fill, sloping or excavation operations. Reads, measures, and sets grade stakes, along highway right-of-way to determine grade specifications in sloping highways and fill embankments utilizing survey and/or measuring instruments and hand tools. Measures horizontally and vertically, in specified ratio, from survey stake to juncture of embankment and initial excavation, utilizing survey and/or measuring instruments, GPS equipment, hand tools, and eye level. Observe excavating activities to verify conformance to stake references and notify equipment operators and supervision of deviations. Signal equipment operators to facilitate alignment, movement, or adjustment of machinery, e quipment, or materials. Inspect, clean, and maintain tools, equipment, and machinery. Perform job site clean-up and maintain job site free of hazards. May perform traffic control, including flagging. Perform other duties as required Education High School Diploma or GED, preferred. Work Experience 1-3 years of relevant experience. Previous experience with conventional construction survey equipment (Trimble), preferred. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Working knowledge of surveying equipment and use of laser leveling equipment. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to work, day, swing, and nights shifts (occasionally extended hours). Ability to work in constant exposure to outside elements, in all weather conditions. Ability to work in safety sens itiv e construction setting, including exposure to moving machinery and heavy equipment. Ability to work collaborative with a team in a fast-paced and complex environment. Ability to squat, crawl, and work in awkward positions/confined spaces. Physical Demands Physical dexterity, stamina, and excellent hand-eye coordination with ability to grasp, assemble, and lift objects, stand, sit, and walk for extended periods over uneven surfaces, squat, bend, climb ladders onto equipment or other objects, and potentially lie down. Lifting, pushing, pulling of heavy items weighing up to 50 lbs. or more. Additional Requirements Comply, understand, and support corporate safety initiatives to ensure a safe work environment. Ability and willingness to abide by Granite's Code of Conduct daily. Granite Construction Incorporated is a member of the S&P 400 Index and is the p arent company of Granite Construction Company, one of the nation's largest heavy civil contractors and construction materials producers. Granite Construction is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities, and a Drug Free Workplace. For additional information on applicant/employee rights please click here. Work Experience: Certifications and Applicable Licenses: Notice to Staffing Agencies Granite Construction, Inc. and its subsidiaries ("Granite") will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Granite, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Granite mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Granite employees, or to Granite's resume database will be considered Granite property. Granite will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the r eceipt o f an unsolicited resume.Granite will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees.Agencies must obtain advance written approval from Granite's recruiting function to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully-executed contract for service and in response to a specific job opening.Granite will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement in place.Agency agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by Granite's Human Resources Representative or his/ her designee. No other Granite employee is authorized to bind Granite to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Agencies.