Labourer 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 Labourer job summary
We are looking for a crew of efficient, safety-minded Labourers for a residential construction development. We have long-term work available for the right candidate in a variety of positions. Applicants should have residential construction industry experience and access to reliable transportation. Labourers with special skills, such as concrete finishing and carpentry, are in especially high demand. We offer a consistent work schedule, free on-site meals and competitive pay. The ideal candidates will be capable of working with minimal oversight but willing to follow directions closely. Additionally, he or she should be familiar with construction industry safety standards and procedures to ensure project security.
Labourer 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.
- Climb to heights and conduct work with proper safety restraints
- Lift heavy loads up to 70 lbs and navigate construction job site terrain
- Dig pits, trenches and foundations in preparation for job site construction
- Operate heavy machinery, including construction vehicles
- Identify utility lines
- Perform setup and cleanup tasks at job site
- Direct traffic when necessary to ensure safety of pedestrians, motorists and work crew
- Back-fill trenches and pits when necessary
- Provide labour support as needed for specialty crew
- Perform general maintenance of construction equipment and vehicles
Labourer 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.
- High school diploma/GED preferred
- 2+ years’ construction industry experience preferred
- Basic understanding of construction principles and procedures
- Ability to operate a manual transmission vehicle
- Comfort working in high-stress environment with extreme weather fluctuations