McDermott Civil Helper 3 in Plaquemine, Louisiana

Title: Civil Helper 3

Location: USA-Louisiana-Plaquemine

Job Overview:

Constructs, fabricates, installs and dismantles form work of fixtures of metal, wood and other accessories.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Builds wooded structures, such as stairs, concrete forms, scaffolds, tunnel and sewer supports, and temporary frame shelters, according to blueprints, or oral instructions, and lays out and installs partitions and cabinet work

  • Examines blueprints, sketches or building plans for to determine material required and dimensions of structure or fixture to be fabricated

  • Selects, loads, and hauls job material to work site

  • Prepares layout of form or fixture to be fabricated using lines or grades

  • Measures boards, timbers, or plywood using square, measuring tape and ruler and marks cutting lines on materials using pencil and scriber. Shapes materials to required sizes using saws, chisels, and planes

  • Verifies accuracy of structure with transit, plumb bob, square and level

  • Uses carpentry hand tools such as hammers, levels, squares, screw drivers, adjustable, wrenches, hand and power saws, drill motors and pry bars

  • Nails cleats (braces) across boards to construct concrete-supporting forms

  • Braces forms in place with timbers, tie rods, and anchor bolts for use in building concrete piers, footings, and walls

  • Erects frame work for structures and lays sub-flooring

  • Cuts and assembles timbers to build trestles and cofferdams

  • Erects scaffolding for buildings and other structures and installs ladders, handrails, walkways, platforms, and gangways

  • Constructs forms, chutes, and aligns form panels for pouring concrete and grout

  • Fits and installs pre-fabricated window frames, doors, weather stripping interior and exterior trim and finished hardware

  • Fits and nails sheathing on outer walls and roofs of buildings. Sets and braces anchor bolts

  • Performs minor maintenance or cleaning activities with tools and equipment

  • Ability to tie rebar

  • Operation of electric and pneumatic tools

  • May rig materials

  • May mix cement or epoxy grouts using concrete mixing machine or hoe

  • Signals the concrete deliverer to position truck to facilitate pouring

  • May build or reinforce forms or bracing prior to pours

  • Loads, transports and unloads tools, equipment and supplies

  • Spreads concrete to specified depth and workable consistency, using a float to bring water to surface and produce soft topping

  • Levels, smoothes and shapes surfaces of freshly poured concrete, using straight edge and float or power screed

  • Finishes concrete surfaces using power trowel or wets and rubs concrete with abrasive stone to specified finish

  • Remove rough or defective spots from concrete surfaces, power grinder or chisel and hammer and patches holes with fresh concrete or epoxy compound

  • Spray cement mortar or concrete to cover exposed earth, masonry, and steel surfaces and forcing grout into drilled holes or spaces between foundations.

  • Molds expansion joints and edges using edging tools, jointers and straight edge

  • May direct sub-grade work and setting of forms

  • Assists in lifting, positioning and securing of materials and work pieces

  • Perform minor maintenance and cleaning activities with tools and equipment

  • Responsible for observing and complying with all safety and project rules.

  • Performs other duties as required

Basic Qualifications:

  • 18-36 months of documented field experience in chosen craft discipline.

  • Able to perform some support tasks with close supervision/direction and support.

  • Must have the ability to read and interpret instructions and documentation.

  • The degree of job responsibilities and requirements may vary depending on months of experience.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications:

  • Work within precise standards of accuracy

  • Rate information using standards which can be measured or checked

  • Compare and see differences in the size, shape and form of lines, figures and objects

  • Observe flat drawings or diagrams and understand how they would look as solid objects

  • Apply basic mathematical skills

  • Follow oral and written directions

  • Work at heights without fear.

Physical Requirements:

NP=Not Present, O=Occasionally (0-33%), F=Frequently (34-66%), C=Constantly (67-100%)








80 ft-lb


80 ft-lb























Lifting (lbs)

Carrying (lbs)






35 lb


35 lb

Job Overview:

Operates various power-driven machinery used to move dirt or other materials. May operate all or some of the follow types of equipment: backhoe, bulldozer, crane, dragline, font-end loader, motor grader, cherry picker, dump truck, etc.

Company Overview:

McDermott is a premier, fully integrated provider of technology, engineering and construction solutions to the energy industry. For more than a century, customers have trusted McDermott to design and build end-to-end infrastructure and technology solutions—from the wellhead to the storage tank—to transport and transform oil and gas into the products the world needs today.

Job Field: Helper

Job Schedule: Full-time

Employee Status: Direct / Regular

Travel Required: No

Job Posting: Nov 28, 2018, 8:35:16 AM

Requisition ID: 1808495

McDermott is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.