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General Laborer


Temple, TX, US

Best people + right culture. These are the driving forces behind JE Dunn’s strategy for success. By hiring the best people we can find, giving them interesting and challenging work, 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.
JE Dunn believes in providing the best tools for employees to get the job done right. Lean operation processes. Digital document collaboration. LEED-certified, occupant-focused environments. We make sure our workforce is prepared for the job, and we expect the best. 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 role varies from working on new construction, to renovations, and across a variety of project types. General laborers perform physical labor and are essential to our company and self-perform efforts. General laborers utilize a variety of tools and specialized equipment.

The following 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: Trade Foreman 1

Key Role Responsibilities - Core


  • Tending – Assists other skilled trades/crafts, including masons, plasterers, carpenters, ironworkers and others as assigned. Duties may include loading, unloading, handling and distributing materials, fixtures and others as assigned. This may include mixing, handling and conveying of all materials used by plasterers, carpenters and other building and construction crafts, whether done by hand or other process. This will include the drying of plastering when done by salamander heat or any other drying process, including the cleaning and transporting to next point of erection or placement and clearing of all debris.
  • Concrete – Responsible for placement of all concrete for walls, foundations, floors or for any other construction; mixing, handling, conveying, pouring, vibrating, gunniting and otherwise applying concrete whether done by hand or any other process, and wrecking, stripping, dismantling, cleaning, and handling concrete forms and falsework; building of centers for fireproofing purposes.
  • Scaffolds - Builds scaffolding and staging for masons and plasterers.
  • General excavations, foundations & grading – Responsible for excavation for building, digging of trenches, piers, foundations and holes, digging lagging, sheeting, cribbing, bracing and propping of foundations, holes, caissons, cutting, lagging, shoring, operation of all hand tools, pneumatic, electric, motor, combustion or air driven tools or equipment necessary for the performance of work described herein, including but not limited to; gas and electric powered chain saws, vibratory tampers, hand powered rollers, jack hammers, etc.
  • Underpinning & shoring – Responsible for clearing, excavating, filling, backfilling, grading and landscaping of all sites.
  • Drilling/Blasting – Responsible for all work of drill running, chuck tending, jackhammering and blasting.

Key Role Responsibilities - Additional Core


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to perform work accurately and completely, and in a timely manner
  • Communication skills, verbal and written
  • Knowledge of specific trades and scopes of work
  • Ability to follow-up on inquiries in a timely manner
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service
  • Ability to identify common construction materials and equipment
  • 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
  • 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. As an employee, you will receive an abundance of resources dedicated to ensuring your success and future development.

Employee-focused culture
Whether it’s our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), company wellness program, or modern workspaces, we put the satisfaction of our employees at the forefront of everything we do.


Award-winning benefits package
JE Dunn’s employee benefits package ranks among the top of our peer group, meeting and exceeding standard expectations.


Professional training opportunities
Our dedicated Learning & Development team provides technical, professional development, and leadership programs to support employee growth across the company. Employees are empowered to own their development, working with their leader to set professional development goals, participate in program offerings & on the job training, and continuously share their learning experiences with others.


Community-driven workforce
Corporate and personal involvement in the communities in which we work is simply part of the job--JE Dunn as an organization is proud to donate over 10 percent of our pre-tax earnings to charities around the country each year.


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.


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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

About JE Dunn

    Founded in 1924, JE Dunn Construction is a family and employee-owned general contractor with expertise in construction management services, design-build, and integrated project delivery. We deliver transformational solutions to our clients with certainty of results in our pursuit of building perfection.

    • 95+ Years of Construction Experience
    • 25 Office Locations
    • Annual revenues in excess of $4 billion
    • Consistently ranked Top 25 of the 400 largest general contractors nationwide by Engineering News-Record
    • Consistently ranked Top 15 for domestic building by Engineering News-Record
    • 2500+ Employee Owners work at JE Dunn


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Nearest Major Market: Killeen
Nearest Secondary Market: Temple