CONSTRUCTION LABORER

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Perform tasks involving physical labor at construction sites. 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. May clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, and clean up rubble, debris, and other waste materials. May assist other craft workers.

OTHER JOB TITLES

Bituminous Asphalt Technician, Construction Laborer, Construction Worker, Drop Crew Laborer, Equipment Operator (EO), Form Setter, Post Framer, Scaffolding Operator, Site Work Laborer, Toolman

JOB TASKS

  • Tend pumps, compressors, or generators to provide power for tools, machinery, or equipment or to heat or move materials, such as asphalt.

  • Lubricate, clean, or repair machinery, equipment, or tools.

  • Signal equipment operators to facilitate alignment, movement, or adjustment of machinery, equipment, or materials.

  • Read plans, instructions, or specifications to determine work activities.

  • Measure, mark, or record openings or distances to layout areas where construction work will be performed.

ANNUAL SALARY

  • Workers on average earn $25.23/hr. – $52,470.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029) Faster than average (5-7%)
  • Projected job openings (2019-2029) 141,000

REQUIRED EDUCATION

High school diploma/GED or less

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