2017 Construction Laborers and Helpers
Median Pay: US$30,890
Entry Level: See How to Become One
Summary
Construction laborers and helpers perform many tasks that require physical labor on construction sites.
Duties

Construction laborers and helpers typically do the following:

  • Clean and prepare construction sites by removing debris and possible hazards
  • Load or unload building materials to be used in construction
  • Build or take apart bracing, scaffolding, and temporary structures
  • Dig trenches, backfill holes, or compact earth to prepare for construction
  • Operate or tend equipment and machines used in construction
  • Follow construction plans and instructions from supervisors or more experienced workers
  • Assist craftworkers with their duties

Construction laborers and helpers work on almost all construction sites, performing a wide range of tasks varying in complexity from very easy to extremely difficult and hazardous. Although many of the tasks they perform require some training and experience, most tasks can be learned quickly. 

Construction laborers, are also referred to as construction craft laborers, perform a wide variety of construction-related activities during all phases of construction. Many laborers spend their time preparing and cleaning up construction sites, using tools such as shovels and brooms. Other workers, for example, those on road crews, may specialize and learn to control traffic patterns and operate pavement breakers, jackhammers, earth tampers, or surveying equipment.

With special training, laborers may help transport and use explosives or run hydraulic boring machines to dig out tunnels. They may learn to use lasers to place pipes and to use computers to control robotic pipe cutters. They may become certified to remove asbestos, lead, or chemicals.

Helpers assist construction craftworkers, such as electricians and carpenters, with a variety of tasks. They may carry tools and materials or help set up equipment. For example, many helpers work with cement masons to move and set the forms that determine the shape of poured concrete. Many other helpers assist with taking apart equipment, cleaning up sites, and disposing of waste, as well as helping with any other needs of craftworkers.

Many construction trades have helpers who assist craftworkers. The following trades have associated helpers:

  • Brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons, and tile and marble setters
  • Carpenters
  • Electricians
  • Painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters
  • Roofers

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Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Warehouse General Laborer 3rd Shift $11.00 hr

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
We are seeking hard working, motivated, and energetic individuals to work for a wood pallet logistics site. The positions available under General Production Laborer are Pallet Sorter (manual), Box Sorter, RPC Sorter, and Material Handler. The position requires constant standing, bending, stooping,...
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General Production Laborer - Pallet Sorter

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
We are seeking hard working, motivated, and energetic individuals to work for a wood pallet logistics site. The positions available under General Production Laborer are Pallet Sorter (manual), Box Sorter, RPC Sorter, and Material Handler. The position requires constant standing, bending, stooping,...
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Aggregate Plant Laborer

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Aggregate Plant Laborer

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Subsidiary: Barrett Industries (110)The road to your future starts with Barrett Paving Materials Inc.Since 1854, Barrett Industries has been a leader in providing infrastructure solutions throughout the United States. Through our subsidiary companies, including Barrett Paving Materials Inc., we...
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General Production Laborer

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
We are seeking hard working, motivated, and energetic individuals to work for a wood pallet logistics site. The positions available under General Production Laborer are Pallet Sorter (manual), Box Sorter, RPC Sorter, and Material Handler. The position requires constant standing, bending, stooping,...
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West Sacramento, CA

Warehouse General Production Laborer 1st Shift

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
We are seeking hard working, motivated, and energetic individuals to work for a wood pallet logistics site. The positions available under General Production Laborer are Pallet Sorter (manual), Box Sorter, RPC Sorter, and Material Handler. The position requires constant standing, bending, stooping,...
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Construction Laborer

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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PARK LABORER - SEASONAL

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Warehouse General Labor Pallet Sorter

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
We are seeking hard working, motivated, and energetic individuals to work for a wood pallet logistics site. The positions available under General Production Laborer are Pallet Sorter (manual), Box Sorter, RPC Sorter, and Material Handler. The position requires constant standing, bending, stooping,...
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UGE Skilled Laborer/Groundman

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Warehouse General Production Laborer

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
We are seeking hard working, motivated, and energetic individuals to work for a wood pallet logistics site. The positions available under General Production Laborer are Pallet Sorter (manual), Box Sorter, RPC Sorter, and Material Handler. The position requires constant standing, bending, stooping,...
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General Production Laborer

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
We are seeking hard working, motivated, and energetic individuals to work for a wood pallet logistics site. The positions available under General Production Laborer are Pallet Sorter (manual), Box Sorter, RPC Sorter, and Material Handler. The position requires constant standing, bending, stooping,...
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Intern

Type: Internship
An intern relies more on discipline than experience. If you are optimistic about learning, are very organized, and never give up at something until the craft is perfected, then you may have a shot at this position.Qualification Requirements:Experience: variesEducation: At least two years of college...
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Warehouse General Laborer Production

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
We are seeking hard working, motivated, and energetic individuals to work for a wood pallet logistics site. The positions available under General Production Laborer are Pallet Sorter (manual), Box Sorter, RPC Sorter, and Material Handler. The position requires constant standing, bending, stooping,...
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Intern

Type: Internship
Intern Description:An intern relies more on discipline than experience. If you are optimistic about learning, are very organized, and never give up at something until the craft is perfected, then you may have a shot at this position.Qualification Requirements:Experience: variesEducation: At least...
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HDD Operator

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Rice Lake, WI

Intern

Type: Internship
An intern relies more on discipline than experience. If you are optimistic about learning, are very organized, and never give up at something until the craft is perfected, then you may have a shot at this position.Qualification Requirements:Experience: variesEducation: At least two years of college...
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General Production Warehouse Laborer

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
We are seeking hard working, motivated, and energetic individuals to work for a wood pallet logistics site. The positions available under General Production Laborer are Pallet Sorter (manual), Box Sorter, RPC Sorter, and Material Handler. The position requires constant standing, bending, stooping,...
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Intern - Construction Management

Type: Internship
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