General Laborer 1


Atlanta, GA, US, 30339

Best People + Right Culture. These are the driving forces behind JE Dunn’s success.


By hiring inspired people, giving them interesting and challenging work, enabling them with innovative tools, and letting them share in the company’s rewards, we’ve found a sustainable way to grow in our industry for the last 95+ years.


Our diverse teams around the country strive to enrich lives through inspired people and places every day, and we need inspired people like you to join us in our pursuit of building perfection.

Role Summary

The General Laborer 1 role will be responsible for assisting other skilled trades/crafts working on a variety of construction projects including new construction, renovations, and other project types.  General laborers utilize a variety of tools and specialized equipment. Duties may include site cleanup, loading, unloading, handling and distributing materials, fixtures and other as assigned. Role responsibilities are not all encompassing as specific work tasks, project types, and build phases drastically vary. This is a broad representation of the type of tasks and requirements required of General Laborers at JE Dunn. All activities will be performed in support of the strategy, vision and values of JE Dunn.

  • Autonomy and Decision-Making: Follows directions and refers all exceptions to supervisor.
  • Career Path: General Laborer 2

Key Role Responsibilities - Core


  • Assists other skilled trades by loading, unloading, and distributing materials as assigned.
  • Assists in dismantling and transporting of construction materials.
  • Collects and disposes accumulated trash on and around jobsite on daily basis.
  • Performs general cleaning and trash removal for jobsite trailer.
  • Cleans and maintains concrete and forming tools.
  • Operates pumps and equipment for site dewatering needs.
  • Organizes and cleans conex containers and gang boxes daily.
  • Responsible for construction gate duty and flagging responsibilities.
  • Responsible for accurate material identification and usage of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
  • Responsible for operating a buck hoist safely and effectively.
  • Assists with demo operations.
  • Responsible for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) compliance and following OSHA standards.
  • Adheres to all JE Dunn safety standards.
  • Expected behavioral standards:
    • Shows up and is ready to work when scheduled
    • Communicates absence or tardiness with supervisor as early as possible
    • Shows respect for yourself and others
    • Works safely
    • Has a can-do attitude

Key Role Responsibilities - Additional Core


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to perform work accurately and completely, and in a timely manner
  • Effective communication skills, verbal and written
  • Ability to identify common construction materials and equipment
  • Punctual Attendance and Reliability
  • Ability to follow directions and demonstrates a willingness to learn
  • Ability to complete assigned duties with minimal guidance from supervisor
  • Demonstrates a positive and helpful attitude
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate within a team, both internally and externally


  • High School Diploma or GED (Preferred)
  • Apprentice and/or Vocational/Technical/Trade training (Preferred)
  • In lieu of the above requirements, equivalent relevant experience will be considered.


  • 0-2 years commercial construction experience (Preferred)

Working Environment

  • Must be able to lift at least to 50 pounds
  • May be exposed to extreme conditions (hot or cold)
  • Must be willing to work non-traditional hours to meet project needs
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must be comfortable working at projected heights, narrow workspaces, various depths (trenches)
  • Frequent activity: Standing, Walking, Climbing, Bending, Kneeling, Carrying, Swinging, Reaching above Shoulder, Pushing, Pulling, Balancing
  • Occasional activity: Sitting, Viewing Computer Screen
  • Specific environmental and physical requirements may vary by project type/location

At JE Dunn, our approach to benefits means caring for the whole person, and it begins with a comprehensive benefits program that meets families' needs. We offer competitive and award-winning benefit packages including medical, dental, vision, 401(K) and Employee Stock Ownership Plan.


JE Dunn Construction is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. JE Dunn Construction is a background screening, drug-free workplace.


JE Dunn provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a job, please submit your request to


JE Dunn Construction Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or agencies. Any resume submitted to any employee of JE Dunn Construction without a prior written search agreement will be considered unsolicited and the property of JE Dunn Construction Company.  Please, no phone calls or emails.

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Why People Work Here

At JE Dunn we offer our employees an inspired place to enrich their life and the lives of those around them

Building on our rich history, our employee owners are shaping the future of JE Dunn. In our team-focused environment we do life together and are generously rewarded for our efforts

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Nearest Major Market: Atlanta