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Sample construction worker job description

At [Company X], our workers perform a variety of jobs during all phases of construction. We’re looking for a highly productive and reliable construction worker to join our teams at various sites. The role entails a wide range of tasks, from basic to difficult to hazardous. These may include clearing and preparing a site; building scaffolds, barricades, bracing, and other structures; and operating concrete mixers, jackhammers, saws, drills, and more. [Company X] is committed to customer satisfaction, and we’re looking for someone to grow with our company, both independently and as part of a team.

Objectives of this role

  • Finish general construction tasks according to blueprints
  • Operate heavy machinery and equipment at construction sites
  • Assist craft workers such as contractors, electricians, and painters when necessary
  • Follow health and safety guidelines at all job sites
  • Maintain clear communication with supervisors, as well as with homeowners at job sites


  • Clean and prepare construction sites by removing debris and possible hazards
  • Load and unload building materials and equipment
  • Dig trenches, backfill holes, and compact earth in preparation for construction
  • Operate and control heavy-duty equipment and machinery like bulldozers, cranes, and excavators
  • Build or take apart bracing, barricades, forms, scaffolding, and other structures
  • Follow construction plans, blueprints, and instructions provided by coworkers

Required skills and qualifications

  • Experience in performing general labor and construction
  • Commitment to doing quality work while putting safety first
  • Valid driver’s license and dependable transportation

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Ability to communicate in more than one language
  • Familiarity with how to read blueprints