Construction Laborers Job Description

The Construction Laborers performs tasks involving physical labor at building, highway, and heavy construction projects, tunnel and shaft excavations, and demolition sites. The Construction Laborer may operate hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement, mixers, small mechanical hoists, surveying and measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instruments.

The Construction Laborer may clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, clean up rubble and debris, and remove asbestos, lead, and other hazardous waste materials. The Construction Laborer assists other craft workers in doing their job functions.

Task measures, marks, and records openings and distances to lay out areas where construction work will be performed.s for the Construction Laborer

  • The Construction Laborer cleans and prepares construction sites to eliminate possible hazards.
  • The Construction Laborer reads and interprets plans, instructions, and specifications to determine work activities.
  • The Construction Laborer controls traffic passing near, in, and around work zones.
  • The Construction Laborer signals equipment operators to facilitate alignment, movement, of machinery, equipment, and materials.
  • The Construction Laborer position, joins, aligns, and seals structural components, such as concrete will sections and pipes.
  • The Construction Laborer loads, unloads, and identify building materials, machinery, and tools, and distribute them to the appropriate locations, according to project plans and specifications.
  • The Construction Laborer erects and disassembles scaffolding, shoring, braces, traffic barricades, ramps, and other temporary structures.
  • The Construction Laborer builds and positions forms for pouring concrete, and dismantle forms after use, using saws, hammers, nails or bolts.

The Construction Laborer needs knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads. The Construction Laborer needs knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

The Construction Laborer needs knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus statistics, and their applications. The Construction Laborer needs knowledge of machines and tools, including designs, uses, repair, and maintenances. The Construction Laborer needs knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions. The Construction Laborer needs knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services. The Construction Laborer needs knowledge of knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Skills required by the Construction Laborer

  • The Construction Laborer needs the skill to give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • The Construction Laborer needs the skill to adjust actions in relation to others’ actions.
  • The Construction Laborer needs the skill to determine the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • The Construction Laborer needs the skill to talk to others to convey information effectively.
  • The Construction Laborer needs the skill to teach others how to do something in reference t their job functions.
  • The Construction Laborer needs the skill to monitor performance of other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective actions for job functions.
  • The Construction Laborer needs the skill to perform routine maintenance on equipment and determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • The Construction Laborer needs the skill to select and use training methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new tings.
  • The Construction Laborer needs the skill of using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • The Construction Laborer uses mathematics to solve problems.

The Construction Laborer performs physical activities that require considerable use of their arms and legs and moving the whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling materials. The Construction Laborer uses their hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. The Construction Laborer observes, receives, and otherwise obtains information from all relevant sources in order to do their job function.

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