Laborer Duties and Responsibilities
A Laborer, or General Laborer, is responsible for performing various tasks to aid daily operations at a construction site. Experience isn’t required to become a laborer. As with any job, possessing experience can show a legacy of reliability and the ability to apply the necessary skills to perform the tasks required. This is especially true if your job history shows long-term employment, which demonstrates loyalty. Many laborers get their skills from on-the-job training.
Their duties include
- Cleaning and preparing construction sites.
- Loading and unloading materials and equipment.
- Building and taking down temporary structures.
- Digging trenches, compacting earth, earthwork & fine land grading, underground piping, storm water and backfilling holes.
- Following instructions from supervisors and implementing construction plans
- Assisting skilled tradespeople in their duties.
- Strength: The lifting duties involved in the job of a laborer often require lifting and carrying
- weights in excess of 50 pounds.
- Laborers may have to conduct strenuous and physically demanding tasks for long hours and at times in extreme environmental conditions.
- Laborers also must maintain and possibly operate heavy equipment and machinery, from skid steers, compactor, excavators, scrapers and more.