Grade Checker

Lane Christensen Co.

Anchorage, AK

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General Summary

Sets grade stakes to guide earth moving equipment operators in sloping highways and fill embankments, using measuring instruments and handtools.

Essential Job Accountabilities

  • Reads survey stakes along highway right-of-way to determine grade specification for embankment.

  • Measures horizontally and vertically, in specified ratio, from survey stake to juncture of embankment and initial excavation, using survey rod and eye level.

  • Sets grade stakes, using hatchet, and chalk-marks excavation reference points on stake.

  • Repeats measuring and staking at specified intervals to form horizontal stakeline along embankment.

  • Observes excavating activities to verify conformance to stake references and notifies equipment operators or supervisor of deviations.


  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent years of experience

Work Experience

  • Appropriate training and experience required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Workers should be able to:

  • Look at blueprints, drawings, or pictures and understand how they would look as solid objects with height, width, or depth

  • Evaluate information using measurable standards

  • Attain set standards of accuracy

  • Perform a variety of duties which may change often

  • Make judgements from experience or factual data

  • Follow safety measures

  • Work within precise limits of accuracy.

Physically, workers must be able to:

  • Climb and maintain body balance

  • Stoop, kneel, and crouch

  • Use hands and fingers fully

  • See well (naturally or with correction) and have good depth perception

About Granite Construction Incorporated

Granite Construction Incorporated is a member of the S&P 400 Index and is the parent company of Granite Construction Company, one of the nation's largest heavy civil contractors and construction materials producers. Granite Construction is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities and a Drug-Free Workplace. For additional information on applicant/employee rights please click here.

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