Explore Laborers

Construction Craft Laborers are generalized professionals who assist in a variety of different tasks on a construction site. They need good manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination and basic problem-solving and math skills. Employers want workers who are hard-working, reliable, and capable of being a solid member of a team. Laborers are regularly entered into On-the-Job Training to hone specific skills and become a craft professional such as a carpenter or iron worker.

Laborers work in many sectors of construction including heavy civil and highway construction with many different types of jobs such as clearing and preparing highway work zones and rights of way, temporary traffic, installing sewer, water and storm drain pipes, placing concrete and asphalt as well as grade checking (surveying of construction sites).  Laborers also work in oil and gas industry doing many types of jobs such as maintenance, new pipeline construction, coating and insulation of pipe to name a few.  The other sector that Laborers work in is the building trades, which is building new or remodeling buildings such as schools, airports, warehouses, public buildings, and many other types of projects.



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