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Union Laborer

Seniority Level



Employment Type

Job Functions
Union Laborer

Job description

The Construction Laborer will perform a wide range of physical labor tasks in support of workers on the construction site.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None.



  • Assists skilled workers as assigned. This may include jobs such as cleaning and preparing construction sites.

  • Load/Unload materials that are delivered such as bags of cement and distributes them to appropriate location as identified by foreman, supervisor, project manager, or specifications.

  • Prepares layout area where construction will take place by properly measuring, marking, or recording openings or distances.

  • Prepares tools and materials for skilled workers such as mixing cement or preparing flooring for installation.

  • Cleans and prepares specific areas of jobsite as assigned. This may include digging trenches; erecting scaffolding; cleaning up rubble, debris, and trash; or removing hazardous materials.

  • Operates a wide variety of hand and power tools.

  • Directs traffic near, in, or around work zones.

  • Motions equipment operator to assist with alignment, movement, or adjustment of machinery, equipment, or materials.

  • Cleans jobsite at the end of the day, ensuring trash is properly disposed of and materials or equipment are properly stored.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to listen to, understand, and follow directions.

  • Ability to remain flexible as specific assignments change.

  • Ability to work with a variety of personalities.

  • Ability to perform basic arithmetic as needed to count and take inventory.


Education and Experience:

  • Prior job experience preferred.

  • Valid California driver’s license.


Physical Requirements:

  • Must have physical strength, balance, hand-eye coordination, and stamina necessary to complete jobs in various areas.

  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 80 pounds and push and/or pull 50-pound loads at a time.

  • Must be able to work in all weather conditions.

  • Must be able to stand and walk up to eight hours per day and climb multiple sets of stairs while carrying materials weighing between 40 and 60 pounds.

  • Must be able to work some Saturdays and at night, when needed.

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