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Construction Laborer

Are you interested in operating machines and staying physically active on the job? If working on jobsites sounds like fun and you’re a team player, consider a construction laborer role.

What is It?

Construction Laborers perform work on the jobsite that can be physically challenging. Laborers may load and unload construction materials, dig trenches, operate, and maintain machinery & equipment, prepare areas for construction, and follow directions from construction supervisors & other skilled trade professionals. To excel in the role of Construction Laborer, you should be physically fit, reliable, and hardworking.

Training Opportunities

On-the-job Training

Equipment Used

Shovel, Broom, Handheld Tools, Machinery

Other Types of Positions

Property Maintenance Technician | Project Manager
Potential Hourly Wages

$14 to $17

Entry Level

Tasks May Include

Operate and care for construction equipment and machines.

Help equipment operators, carpenters, and other skilled labor when necessary.

Prep construction sites by cleaning obstacles and hazards.

Load or unload construction materials.

Put together and take apart temporary structures, such as scaffolding.

Remove, fill, or compact earth.

Follow instructions from supervisors. Assist craft workers.

Ready to learn from on-the-job training when necessary.

Perform site clean-up.

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Still Undecided?

Skilled trade careers are in-demand and job growth is expected to grow faster than the average for all other occupations through 2030.