Construction Laborer

Job Closing: May 22, 2019

Division: Planning and Infrastructure, Construction Department

Job Code: 47-2061

Salary Range: $26,894.40 to 44,241.60 ($12.93 to 21.27)

Status: Full-time, permanent, exempt

SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Construction Supervisor employee must report daily to Saint Regis Mohawk Tribes Construction Department garage and receive daily instructions for our various construction projects. Perform tasks involving physical labor installing septic systems, water services and minor road construction.


  • Exhibit a friendly and courteous manner when dealing with our employees and fellow community members.
  • Operation of small power tools: air hammer, earth tampers, chain saws and power drills.
  • Assist in the cleaning and preparation of work sites.
  • Establish bench marks and shoot grades for various construction projects.
  • Assist in electrical hook-ups for mini pump stations for individual sewer systems.
  • Operate small heavy equipment.
  • Update basic vehicle maintenance sheets.
  • Assist in snow removal during the winter months.
  • Be on call at all times to assist in water main line break repairs.
  • Responsible for helping to maintain a safe working environment.
  • Maybe required to assist Water Treatment and Waste Water Treatment employees in minor repairs

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: There are no supervisor requirements for this position,

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Experience working with water main pipeline construction and individual septic systems is an asset. The basic knowledge of how to operate and shoot elevation grades with a laser level transit is a requirement.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Must be at least 18 years of age, and have and maintain a valid driver’s license in accordance with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Vehicle Fleet Policy. Obtain and maintain the following educational trainings: OSHA 10, First Aid, CPR and Confined space training. Ability to properly lift 50 pounds.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Strong communication skills with fellow employees are required. The ability to solve practical problems that may occur in the field. Some knowledge of heavy equipment repairs is an asset. Ability to safely operate all equipment and tools need for the position.

Must be at least 18 years of age, have and maintain a valid driver’s license with a clean drivers abstract in accordance with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Fleet Policy.

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Tribal Identification Card or Status Card or letter) by email to or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks. Applicants will need to attach their documents as PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.


The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.


The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.


Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.


A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.


Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.