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You might hire a construction laborer to:

  • Help build residential or commercial structures
  • Assist tradespeople such as carpenters, welders, or plumbers

  • Remove debris and hazards from construction sites

  • Assist heavy equipment operators

  • Drill into earth or rock, dig trenches, and fill holes

Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Familiarity with hand tools and power tools
Secondary school education or equivalent
Knowledge of carpentry and concrete work
Experience working in a construction or manual labor role
Experience working with a variety of construction materials
Safety and health certification
Solid understanding of common construction site hazards and how to address them
Familiarity reading blueprints
Excellent teamwork and communication skills
Ability to speak the same language as their peers
Physical strength and stamina