Jan 13, 2022

Laborer II- Harrisburg, PA

  • RES
  • Harrisburg, PA, USA
Full-Time Construction

Job Description


RES is the nation’s largest and most experienced provider of ecological restoration and water resource solutions. To date, we have restored over 294 stream miles and 58,000 wetland acres, in addition to conserving and preserving 9,100 acres of endangered species habitats. RES operations include planting over 14,000,000 restorative trees and reducing over 250 tons of polluting nutrients. RES ecological solutions enable a balance of economic development and ecological sustainability.


The Construction Equipment Operator will serve as an Operator I for the construction of stream and wetland restoration projects.  This will include equipment operation, manual labor, equipment maintenance, and general upkeep around the project site. 


  • Operate heavy equipment in compliance with the RES's operating safety policies and procedures. Equipment to be operated includes but is not limited to the following:
  • Excavators (10,000 lbs – 60,000 lbs)
  • Tracked dump trucks
  • Bulldozers
  • Skid loaders
  • Tractors
  • All terrain utility vehicles
  • Preform basic equipment maintenance
  • Assure grade is within allotted tolerances by utilizing survey equipment
  • Install and maintain E&S BMP’s to ensure site compliance

Key Competencies

  • Strong attention to detail and a willingness to ensure work is done to a high standard of quality
  • Strong work ethic and ability to get the job completed within tight timeframes and difficult conditions
  • Solid time management and good organizational skills
  • Team player
  • Proactive / Motivated
  • Takes directions well and willing to learn
  • Articulate
  • Trustworthy



  • High school Diploma or GED
  • Two years of experience operating an excavator
  • Some experience operating equipment other than an excavator
  • Work is seasonally steady and often will require over 40 hours per week
  • Some weekend work may be required during peak periods
  • Ability to travel with overnight stays is required
  • Travel duration is typically Monday through Friday but can be days to months


  • Two years of field experience in ecological restoration, land development, stormwater management, utilities, or golf course construction
  • CDL License

Physical Requirements:

  • Willing and able to perform and comply with the following items:
  • Ability to lift or carry up to 50 pounds in rough terrain
  • Ability to use all standard hand tools and mechanized landscaping equipment
  • Ability to operate standard construction equipment
  • Strict adherence to safety protocols, including proper PPE requirements

VEVRAA Federal Contractor


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



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