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Sample construction laborer job description

[Company X] maintains a long history of financial strength, award-winning building quality, and unwavering commitment to innovation. We’re seeking a construction laborer who has similar values and can put their training to work on a variety of initiatives involving commercial, agricultural, and residential buildings. This person will be responsible for working on multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring compliance with all national and local procedures, regulations, and codes. We’re searching for someone who strives to be the best and takes pride in the communities and properties we develop. With each project, the construction laborer will be counted on to uphold the standards of quality and innovation we’re known for.

Objectives of this role

  • Participate in all aspects of construction projects, from foundation to finish work
  • Utilize available resources to perform duties efficiently
  • Perform work safely by following all standards for performance
  • Function as part of a collaborative effort, and work closely with other team members and construction industry professionals
  • Maintain high standards of workmanship that adhere to original plans and specifications


  • Complete projects and receive new-project instructions from construction manager or supervisor
  • Clean and prepare construction sites to eliminate potential hazards and ensure day-to-day safety, and keep tools and equipment in good working condition
  • Load and unload materials, and identify and distribute them to appropriate locations
  • Operate machinery according to project plans and specifications
  • Prepare construction sites by digging, moving dirt, and compacting space
  • Provide assistance to contractors (ex: craft workers, electricians, painters) as needed
  • Document and report work delays, emergencies, and other project disruptions

Required skills and qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical labor
  • Basic math and measurement skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Experience as a general laborer in the construction industry

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Ability to communicate in more than one language
  • Experience in concrete or cement work
  • Familiarity with how to read blueprints