How to write a Construction Worker job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Construction Worker job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Construction Worker job titles

  • Construction Worker
  • Construction Worker (5+ Years’ Experience)
  • Construction Worker (Carpentry)
  • Construction Worker (Part-Time)
  • Construction Laborer

Construction Worker job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Construction Worker job summary

Our residential construction company needs Construction Workers to staff multiple upcoming projects. We’re hiring on a temporary basis to start, but if you show up on time and perform exemplary work, we’re willing to consider full-time employment prospects in the near future. We’re looking for Construction Workers with experience in concrete finishing, new drywall construction and other specialties, but we can also take on individuals with no prior experience. We offer safe, educational training on the job as well as opportunities for advancement.

Construction Worker responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of Construction Worker responsibilities

  • Perform all duties assigned by the Construction Manager or Foreman
  • Carry materials and supplies from trucks to job site so they are ready for installation or other tasks
  • Test equipment and machinery to ensure it is in good working order
  • Clean up job site at end of day and ensure all equipment is properly secure for the night
  • Learn carpentry, electrical work, plumbing and other specialized skills as required by the construction manager
  • Follow instructions to ensure safety of entire team
  • Measure and cut lumber to desired specifications

Construction Worker qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Construction Worker skills

  • High school diploma/GED preferred
  • Experience on a construction crew preferred but not required
  • Willingness to learn construction skills on-site
  • Ability to complete work on time and on budget with minimal supervision
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions
  • Advanced organizational skills
  • Able to pass drug and background screening

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Job Description Examples

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