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Field Service Laborer 

About the Organization Cogent is a growing, midwest company that provides creative and innovative fluid processing solutions. Our companies include Automatic Engineering, BRI, Fluid Equipment, Lee Mathews, Industrial Measurement and Control, iME Solutions, Vanco, Vandevanter Engineering, Velocity and Water Technology Group. Cogent companies are committed to providing compelling, pertinent and logical solutions while serving the local Industrial, Municipal, Commercial Building Trades, Oil & Gas markets. Our people make the difference. Our shared values define us as a team and bring our vision to life. We are an employee owned business where more than 220 employee owners expect their teammates to work hard, be creative, and get engaged and together we build our future and share in the outcome!


Are you looking for a great company with great people? If a position where you can directly impact the success of an organization and share in that success as an Employee-Owner sounds like a refreshing opportunity, then check us out. Together we can build our future!

Cogent, a growing company serving the contractor, municipal and industrial markets providing dewatering systems is hiring for a field service laborer position in Riverside, Missouri. If you have a great attitude, want to be a part of a winning team, and like to work in a progressive fast-paced environment, we would love to talk with you! 

As a Field Service Laborer you will be responsible for loading and unloading pumps, hoses, and other pump-related accessories on and off of Cogent delivery trucks and third-party freight carriers, as well as working with our rental field install teams to assist in delivery, installation, teardown, and pick up of customer jobs. You will also maintain a clean and orderly rental equipment yard to enable the safe and efficient movement of motorized loading equipment. If you like to keep busy, have variety in your day, and feel like you are a valued part of a bigger team, apply now! 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify and pull hose, pipe, fittings and pumps to fulfill service, rental and sales contracts.
  • Utilize motorized equipment handling machinery to safely load equipment on and off trucks and trailers.
  • Assist in securing load utilizing straps and chains.
  • Ensure yard and loading areas are clear of debris and trash; accessories and equipment are organized and easy to access.
  • Follow all safety processes and procedures and maintain a Safety First approach when completing daily work tasks.
  • Travels locally as needed to assist with mobilization/demobilization of pump systems on customer job sites.
  • Assists in connecting pipelines, setting pumps, and dismantling applications when the project is complete.
Position Laborer  
Position Requirements


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required. 

  • Ability to follow directions and work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work flexible hours in order to respond to customer emergencies.
  • Ability to read, write legibly and communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors/managers, and customers.
  • Ability to safely operate diesel-powered hydraulic lifting equipment, i.e., forklifts, front-end loaders, tow motors, telehandlers, etc.

Education and/or Experience 

  • High school or general equivalency degree
  • General mechanical aptitude
  • Prior experience in a construction or industrial work environment - preferred 
  • Prior experience operating heavy industrial equipment
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record; Class A or B license preferred
  • Forklift certification preferred

What We Offer Above and Beyond Competitive Pay

  • Employee Ownership Stock
  • 401(k) with matching
  • Profit-Sharing Plan
  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance
  • Generous PTO and Holidays
  • And much more!

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Heavy lifting (up to 75 pounds)
  • Full range of physical motions associated with general labor work continually throughout 8 hours

Work Environment

Equipment Yard:  Continual exposure to all outdoor weather conditions; exposure to noise and fumes generated from motorized equipment

Travel:  As required to fulfill the duties listed above. Other travel as needed or required by the company.

In addition to the above, the performance of other related duties may be required. 

We value a great attitude and hard work and in return provide competitive wages, profit-sharing/bonus plan, employee ownership, benefits, training, and career growth opportunities. To begin a rewarding career with Cogent, apply today at

EOE Statement Cogent, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Kansas City (Service)  
Category Service  
Division Cogent Service  

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