General Construction Worker (Sabula, IA)

Lawson Marine is accepting applications for a General Construction Worker in Sabula, LA. Lawson Rigging & Fabrication is a Design-Build General Contractor specializing in the completion of process-intense industrial facilities throughout the United States. Our clients include heavy industrial, manufacturing; food-grade processing plants, chemicals, and processing; power and renewable energy; fertilizer facilities, commercial grain facilities, barge loading/unloading facilities, cargo ship loading/unloading facilities, and mining industries.

We have an immediate need for Millwright Foremen!

The position is to be based in Northeast Arkansas, this position requires you to live in the Northeast area.

The position offers a competitive wage based on qualifications.

Strong background in Grain and Fertilizer Industry

Health Benefits are available after 90 days and IRA after 180 days.


  • Directs and supervises the work of a crew of one or more trades.
  • Takes personal responsibility for fostering a safe workplace by following safety policies and procedures.
  • Train others in Millwright's job duties and encourage their growth and advancement.
  • Inspects work for compliance with company quality standards. Requires poor work to be corrected immediately to minimize issues.
  • Operate construction equipment such as forklifts, man lifts, hoisting equipment, excavating equipment, etc.
  • Receive, unload, stage, organize and inventory project materials, machinery, and equipment.
  • Reads blueprints and schematic drawings to determine work procedures.
  • Fabricates, assembles, erects, and installs structural systems to support and/or access equipment, machinery, and other structures.
  • Dismantles machinery or equipment, using hammers, wrenches, crowbars, and other hand tools.
  • Moves machinery and equipment, using hoists, dollies, rollers, and trucks.
  • Assembles and installs equipment, such as shafting, conveyors, and tram rails, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Constructs foundations for machines, using hand tools and building materials, such as wood cement, and steel.
  • Aligns and positions machines and equipment, using hoists, jacks, hand tools, squares, rules, micrometers, lasers, and plumb bobs. Tests machines and equipment and makes necessary adjustments.
  • Assembles machinery and bolts, welds, rivets, or otherwise fastens them to the foundation or other structures, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Repairs and lubricates machinery and equipment.
  • Selects cables, ropes, chains, pulleys, winches, blocks, and sheaves, according to weight and size of load to be moved.
  • Attaches load with grappling devices, such as loops, wires, ropes, and chains, to crane hook.
  • Sets up, braces, and rigs hoisting equipment, using hand tools and power wrenches..


  • May take on responsibilities of the Superintendent when absent or unavailable
  • May perform welding tasks.
  • May perform a variety of duties including those of other positions.


  • A high school diploma or GED is preferred.
  • Ten or more years of Millwright experience.
  • Three or more years of Millwright Foreman experience.
  • Industrial machine experience (such as a forklift).
  • NCCCO Operator Certification preferred.
  • NCCCO Rigger Certification is preferred.
  • Current OSHA 10 or MSHA Certification preferred.
  • TWIC card preferred.
  • Welding certifications preferred


  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses repair, and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, statistics, and their applications.
  • Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of buildings, or other industrial structures.
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and construction of industrial equipment.
  • Ability to work successfully as a team and independently with moderate supervision.
  • Ability to understand and follow directions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
  • Ability to plan and organize a workflow to maximize safety, quality and productivity.
  • Ability to visualize a layout by looking at plans and prints.
  • Ability to comprehend and troubleshoot mechanical systems.


  • Coordinate eye-hand movements with control and precision.
  • Use hands and fingers fully; reach for, manipulate and feel objects; stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl.
  • Climb and maintain body balance on ladders, scaffolding, or high structures; and see and hear well (either naturally or with correction).
  • Lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Stoop, lay, bend or squat for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to work at extreme heights.


  • Will be exposed to fumes, dust, or other airborne particles.
  • Will be exposed to loud noises.
  • Will be exposed to extreme heights.
  • Will be working from barges on inland marine facilities.
  • Position regularly works near moving mechanical parts and vibrating machinery.
  • Will be exposed to extreme outside conditions that include inclement weather, heat, and humidity or cold and wet conditions.
  • May be exposed to hazardous chemicals.


  • Drivers License Required, CDL preferred.
  • Pre-employment drug screen is required.
  • Travel will be required.
  • Overtime will be required.
  • Shiftwork may be required.
  • Holiday and weekend work may be required.


Must possess and bring hand and power tools to each job site such as:

Squares, Levels, Hammers, Pry Bar, Plumb Bob, Wrenches, Allen Keys, Socket Wrenches, Pliers, Files, Trowels, Snips, Chisels, Pipe Wrenches, Clams, Punches, and Reamers.

Lawson Rigging & Fabrication is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We will provide equal opportunity to all applicants and prohibit any discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Applicants are treated on the basis of their job-related qualifications, ability, and performance.

Lawson Rigging & Fabrication is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer; including minorities, females, individuals with a disability, and protected veterans.

We participate in E-Verify.

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