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Quarry Technician


  • Woodbury, VT

Quarry Technician, Swenson Granite Company LLC (DBA: Swenson Gray Granite/Swenson Vermont Blue Granite), 369 North State Street, Concord, NH 03301, seeks to fill 5 temporary full-time openings from April 1, 2023, to November 1, 2023, at Woodbury Quarry located at 1127 Cabot Road, Woodbury, VT  05681 (Washington County).

Employer contact information: Kimberly Ann Morgan, Business HR & Health & Safety Manager, 603-491-2134, kmorgan@swensongranite.com

Job Duties: Extracting stone from quarries for building materials. Operating different types of drilling equipment (pneumatic drilling tools, wire saw, jackhammer, sledge hammer, pressure washer, & manlift such as Tamrock 550 Double Drill, Tamrock 550 Lift Drill, Tamrock 600 Slot Drill, Marini Voyager DTH Track Drill, Dazzini DTH Track Drill, Bennetti DTH, Tamrock Zoom Rail, & Plug Drills) in a quarry & trim yard environment. Drilling deep holes, lift holes, & channel operations in high-pressure conditions. Operating up to 3 to 5 saws simultaneously. Threading diamond wire through connected vertical & horizontal boreholes. Tipping lines (slab of varying sizes) onto the ground with the use of Hydro bags, air bags & loaders equipped with tipping booms. Inspecting ground conditions. Ensuring stone is blocked against movement once on the ground. Laying of dimensional sizes. Drilling & breaking lines.  Installing railings & warning lines utilizing the use of pry-bars to pry stone, & lifting and/or carrying wire rope & chain slings (weighing in excess of 40-pounds). Lifting and/or carrying other miscellaneous equipment & materials in excess of 50-pounds. Assisting equipment operators with setting machinery, installing up to 2” mining pins, & sealing of highwalls. Ensuring the installation of removal of ladder & ladder systems. Observing strict safety regulations.

Minimum Requirements: No education & experience required. All required on-the-job training will be provided to the worker including on-site training to become familiar with the different types of equipment & work processes. Must be able to: Safely operate 25–30-pound pneumatic tools, 50-pound pneumatic drills, 8-pound sledge hammers, & 60-foot manlifts; Work in outdoor environment with extreme weather conditions (cold, hot, rain, etc.), with high noise levels, at times; Work, ascend, & descent ladders up to 200 feet in height; Safely lift and/or carry equipment & materials in excess of 50-pounds. Must pass pre-employment drug screening, background, & employment eligibility (E-Verify) checks. Post-accident & upon suspicion of use drug testing required.

Terms & Conditions of Employment: Temporary, full-time positions. From April 1, 2023, to November 1, 2023, to work 40 hrs./wk., 8 hrs. per day, Mon-Fri, 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. when only one (1) shift is worked, and 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., & 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. when more than one (1) shift is worked (schedule varies). Starting pay $26.25 hr. Overtime varies. Overtime rate at least $39.38 hr. Employer will use a single workweek as its standard for computing wages due. Workers will be paid on a weekly basis every Thursday (or on Friday of weeks in which a paid holiday occurs on Monday through Thursday) by direct deposit or by check. Employer will offer 40 hours per week. Employer may offer more than the stated work hours, depending on weather, business needs, & other conditions. Extreme heat, cold, rain, or drought may affect exact working hours. Employer offers optional Medical Insurance, Vision and Dental Coverage, Short Term Disability, Basic Life & ADD ($105k), 401k plan where there is a 35% match on the first $1,000 & 10% thereafter, & a Pension Plan where the contribution amount is $1.35 per eligible hour. All benefits are voluntary, and no deductions are taken unless the employee elects the coverage. Employer will make all deductions from the worker’s paycheck required by law. No other deductions will be made. Workers will be reimbursed in the first work week for all visa, visa processing, border crossing & other related fees, including those mandated by the government (except passport fees). Employer will provide workers at no charge all tools, supplies, & equipment required to perform the job.

If, before the expiration date specified in the job order, the services of the worker are no longer required for reasons beyond the control of the employer due to fire, weather, or other Act of God, or similar unforeseeable man-made catastrophic event (such as an oil spill or controlled flooding) that is wholly outside the employer’s control that makes the fulfillment of the job order impossible, the employer may terminate the job order with the approval of the CO. Employer must make efforts to transfer the H-2B worker or worker in corresponding employment to other comparable employment acceptable to the worker & consistent with the Immigration and Nationality Act, as applicable. If a transfer is not affected, the employer must return the worker, at the employer’s expense, to the place from which the worker (disregarding intervening employment) came to work for the employer, or transport the worker to the worker’s next certified H-2B employer, whichever the worker prefers.

Job Location: 1127 Cabot Road, Woodbury, VT  05681 in Washington County. Employer will offer daily transportation to & from the worksite from a centralized designated pick-up location at no cost to workers. Use of this transportation is voluntary.

Housing: Employer does not provide any housing options.

Inbound and Outbound Transportation: From the place from which the worker has come to work, whether in the U.S. or abroad, to the place of employment, if the worker completes 50% of the work contract period, the employer will arrange and pay directly for transportation and subsistence to the place of work. Upon completion of the work contract or where the worker is dismissed earlier, the employer will provide or pay for worker’s reasonable costs of return transportation and subsistence back home or to the place the worker originally departed to work, except where the worker will not return due to subsequent employment with another employer or where the employer has appropriately reported a worker’s voluntary abandonment of employment. The amount of transportation payment or reimbursement will be equal to the most economical and reasonable common carrier for the distances involved. Subsistence reimbursements will be based on rates specified in the Federal Register (currently $14.00 per day to a maximum of $59.00 p/day with receipts).

3/4th Guarantee: Employer guarantees to offer work for hours equal to at least three-fourths of the workdays in each 12-week period of the total employment period.

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