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Construction Laborers 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.

Construction Laborers Related Job Titles

Adz Worker, Air Breaker Operator, Air Drill Operator, Air Gun Operator, Air Hammer Operator, Air Tool Operator, Aluminum Pool Installer, Asbestos Removal Worker, Asphalt Distributor Tender, Asphalt Heater Tender, Asphalt Layer, Asphalt Patcher, Asphalt Paver, Asphalt Raker, Asphalt Smoother, Asphalt Spreader, Asphalt Tamper, Asphalt Worker, Auxiliary Equipment Tender, Awning Hanger, Awning Maker and Installer, Axman, Batch Dumper, Beller, Bellman, Belter, Beltman, Biofuels Plant Construction Worker, Black Top Raker, Black Topper, Bottom Man, Bottom Worker, Breast Worker, Bridge Builder, Broom Man, Broom Worker, Brush Cutter, Building Cleaner, Bull Float Finisher, Burlap Man, Burlap Worker, Caisson Worker, Cement Based Materials Pump Tender, Cement Breaker, Cement Cutter, Cement Mixer, Chuck Tender, Cinder Crew Worker, Circular Saw Operator, Cleaner, Column Precaster, Concrete Building Assembler, Concrete Buster Operator, Concrete Curer, Concrete Handler, Concrete Layer, Concrete Mixer, Concrete Pourer, Concrete Puddler, Concrete Spreader, Concrete Vibrator Operator, Concrete Worker, Connection Worker, Construction Craft Laborer, Construction Inspector, Construction Laborer, Construction or Leak Gang Laborer, Construction Person, Construction Pit Worker, Construction Trench Digger, Construction Worker, Core-Drill Operator, Culvert Installer, Curb and Gutter Laborer, Demolition Hammer Operator, Demolition Specialist, Demolition Worker, Demolitionist, Digger, Dirt Shoveler, Ditch Digger, Ditch Repairer, Ditch Rider, Ditcher, Dope Pourer, Dopeman, Doper, Dowel Pin Man, Dowel Pin Worker, Drain Layer, Drapery Hanger, Dredge Pipe Operator, Dredge Pipeman, Drifter, Driller Helper, Drop Crew Laborer, Dust Handler, Earth Mover, Fence Post Driver, Fire Pot Operator, Flare Man, Flare Worker, Form Stripper, General Laborer, Grade Checker, Grade Tamper, Grader, Gravel Screener, Grit Blaster, Grommet Man, Grommet Worker, Ground Hand, Ground Worker, Groundman, Groundsman, Grout Machine Operator, Grout Worker, Groutman, Grunt, Handyman, Helper, High Man, High Worker, Hod Carrier, Hole Digger, Home Performance Laborer, Hose Operator, Hoseman, House Mover Helper, Hydraulic Jack Adjuster, Hydraulic Jack Operator, Hydroblaster, Inserter, Jackhammer Operator, Jet Man, Jet Worker, Jetting Machine Operator, Joint Filler, Joint Sealer, Kettle Firer, Kettle Operator, Kettle Worker, Kettleman, Labor Operator, Labor/Excavator, Laborer, Laborer-Demolition, Laborer-Operator, Laborer/Grade Check, Laborer/Key Man, Land Clearer, Lawn Sprinkler Installer, Liquid Floor and Wall Applier, Macadam Raker, Maintenance Worker, Manhole Stripper, Mastic Man, Mastic Worker, Mat Man, Mat Weaver, Mat Worker, Measurer, Mesh Man, Mesh Worker, Mixer, Mixer Tender, Mixing Plant Dumper, Mop Man, Mop Worker, Mortar Carrier, Mortar Maker, Mortar Man, Mortar Mixer, Mortar Worker, Mud Jack Nozzleman, Municipal Maintenance Worker, Nozzle Operator, Nozzleman, Nuclear Plant Construction Worker, Oil Heater Operator, Oil Heaterman, Paper Steamer, Pick and Shovel Man, Pick and Shovel Worker, Pile Header, Pile Trimmer, Piling Setter, Pin Puller, Pipe Cutter, Pipe Installer, Pipe Line Repairer, Pitman, Plaster Machine Tender, Playground Equipment Erector, Plowman, Plug Drill Operator, Pneumatic Riveter, Pole Setter, Post Framer, Pourer, Powder Loader, Power Washer, Precast Concrete Products Installer, Pressure Washer, Puddler, Pumper Helper, Punch Out Crew Member, Rail Layer, Rail Setter, Right-of-Way Clearer, Right-of-Way Cutter, Right-of-Way Man, Right-of-Way Worker, Riprap Man, Riprap Worker, Rivet Flunky, Riveter, Rock Worker, Rockman, Rod Placer, Rod Puller, Roughneck, Roustabout, Rubble Placer, Sand Blaster, Sand Hog, Sandblast Operator, Sandblaster, Scoop Filler, Screed Person, Screedman, Screedman/Laborer, Service Line Layer, Sewer Builder, Sewer Digger, Sewer Repairer, Shoveler, Sidewalk Repairer, Signaler, Skill Labor, Skilled Laborer, Skip Tender, Sledger, Slip Dumper, Slip Filler, Slip Injector and Applicator, Slipman, Snow Fence Erector, Sounder, Sprayer, Steam Cleaning Machine Operator, Steel Layer, Steel Placer, Steel Post Installer, Stone Breaker, Straightedge Man, Straightedge Worker, Straw Boss, Stripe Marker, Swimming Pool Installer and Servicer, Tagman, Tamper, Tar Kettle Runner, Tar Man, Tar Pot Man, Tar Pot Worker, Tar Worker, Track Repair Laborer, Tuckpointer, Cleaner, Caulker, Tunnel Man, Tunnel Worker, Turntable Man, Turntable Worker, Union Laborer, Venetian Blind Installer, Vibrator Operator, Wagon Winder, Wall Cleaner, Wall Scraper, Wall Steamer, Wall Washer, Wallpaper Cleaner, Wallpaper Scraper, Water Proofer, Well Cleaner, Whitewasher,


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Construction Laborers Tasks
Core Tasks
  • Position or dismantle forms for pouring concrete, using saws, hammers, nails, or bolts.
  • Load, unload, or identify building materials, machinery, or tools, distributing them to the appropriate locations, according to project plans or specifications.
  • Provide assistance to craft workers, such as carpenters, plasterers, or masons.
  • Signal equipment operators to facilitate alignment, movement, or adjustment of machinery, equipment, or materials.
  • Mix, pour, or spread concrete, using portable cement mixers.
  • Tend pumps, compressors, or generators to provide power for tools, machinery, or equipment or to heat or move materials, such as asphalt.
  • Erect or dismantle scaffolding, shoring, braces, traffic barricades, ramps, or other temporary structures.
  • Control traffic passing near, in, or around work zones.
  • Clean or prepare construction sites to eliminate possible hazards.
  • Smooth or finish freshly poured cement or concrete, using floats, trowels, screeds, or powered cement finishing tools.
  • 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.
  • Lubricate, clean, or repair machinery, equipment, or tools.
  • Operate jackhammers or drills to break up concrete or pavement.
  • Dig ditches or trenches, backfill excavations, or compact and level earth to grade specifications, using picks, shovels, pneumatic tampers, or rakes.
Supplemental Tasks
  • Apply weather-stripping to reduce energy loss.
  • Position, join, align, or seal structural components, such as concrete wall sections or pipes.
  • Spray materials such as water, sand, steam, vinyl, paint, or stucco through hoses to clean, coat, or seal surfaces.
  • Identify, pack, or transport hazardous or radioactive materials.
  • Raze buildings or salvage useful materials.
  • Transport or set explosives for tunnel, shaft, or road construction.
  • Mix ingredients to create compounds for covering or cleaning surfaces.
  • Grind, scrape, sand, or polish surfaces such as concrete, marble, terrazzo, or wood flooring, using abrasive tools or machines.
  • Apply caulking compounds by hand or caulking guns to protect against entry of water or air.
  • Mop, brush, or spread paints, cleaning solutions, or other compounds over surfaces to clean them or to provide protection.
  • Place, consolidate, or protect case-in-place concrete or masonry structures.
  • Perform building weatherization tasks, such as repairing windows, adding insulation, or applying weather-stripping materials.
  • Operate or maintain air monitoring or other sampling devices in confined or hazardous environments.
  • Tend machines that pump concrete, grout, cement, sand, plaster, or stucco through spray guns for application to ceilings or walls.
  • Perform site activities required of green certified construction practices, such as implementing waste management procedures, identifying materials for reuse, or installing erosion or sedimentation control mechanisms.
  • Perform construction laborer duties at green building sites, such as renewable energy plants or wind turbine installations.
  • Use computers or other input devices to control robotic pipe cutters or cleaners.
  • Install sewer, water, or storm drain pipes, using pipe-laying machinery or laser guidance equipment.

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