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General Laborer Job Duties
The job duties of a general laborer vary. They may include cleaning and preparing a job site, loading and delivering materials and using a variety of tools and machines, such as blowtorches, forklifts, levels, lifts, power drills, grinders, saws, pressure washers and water spraying equipment. Laborers set up and take down ladders, scaffolding and other temporary structures. They help carpenters, masons and other specialized contractors.
General construction laborers must have physical strength, hand-eye coordination and endurance. Laborers must also be able to concentrate on their tasks. The ability to understand and communicate information is also essential.
There are no minimum educational requirements to be a general laborer, but laborers who have specialized skills have the best opportunities. High school classes in general shop, electrical, welding, mechanical drawing, blueprint reading, physics and mathematics are helpful.
You must have a proven track record of dependability.
Laborers $8-$19.00/hr. Carpenters $9-$29.38/hr. Electricians $13-$29.27/hr. Masons $12-$22.93 Sheetmetal/HVAC $11-$27.45/hr. Mechanical $10-$20.00/hr.
Verifiable Trade Work Experience
Must be reliable, self motivated, willing to learn.
Applicants must be able to perform strenuous manual labor in the outdoors, be able to use tools, and work near/around heavy equipment and large material objects