Construction workers assist on building and construction sites by doing a range of manual labouring jobs.
Duties & Tasks
Construction workers may perform the following tasks:unload, carry and stack building materials and place tools and equipment in position
dig trenches using hand tools or jackhammers to break up rock and concrete, so that footings and services can be laid
place and compact filling and quarry materials
help to erect and dismantle scaffolding (subject to certification in some states and territories), ramps, catwalks, barricades and warning lights
mix, pour and spread concrete under supervision
use wheelbarrows to remove rubble and rubbish from building sites
dismantle small structures and strip materials in preparation for new construction
operate construction machinery (such as excavators), subject to any licensing and accreditation requirements
clean surfaces for painters.
Construction workers mostly work outdoors.
able to cope with the physical demands of the job
enjoy practical and outdoor work
able to work as part of a team
able to work at a constant pace
able to read and understand safety instructions
able to follow precise directions.