Labourer Job Description: Top Duties and Qualifications

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Labourer job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

  • Labourer
  • Skilled Labourer
  • Construction Labourer
  • Labourer (Part-Time)
  • Construction Worker
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Labourer Job Description Examples:


Example 1

The construction team at Fairmead are currently recruiting on behalf of our client, for a few CSCS Labourer's for an immediate start on a large construction project. This is an ongoing CSCS Labourer position, with the opportunity to move onto other projects in the area once finished. Please find below the responsibilities and duties of the CSCS Labourer role below. · General site tidying · Labouring · Assisting construction worker The requirements of this CSCS Labourer will include. · CSCS Card (General Labourer / General Operative) · Full Labourer PPE (Hard hat & Boots Job Types: Full-time, Temporary, Contract Salary: £14.00 per hour Benefits: * On-site parking Schedule: * Day shift * Monday to Friday * CSCS (preferred) Work remotely: * No

Example 2

Job Role: CSCS Labourer Pay: £9 per hour 45 hours per week Kent Door Services Ltd is currently looking for a reliable CSCS Labourer. This role would be on an employed, permanent basis and is ideal for anyone looking to train and develop skills. This is an ongoing opportunity for the right candidate. This role will be split between site working and stockroom duties. Kent Door Services Ltd is a family run business that provides a bespoke service, offering clients a professional installation service for doors, windows and security products. You can view more information on Kent Door Services Ltd on our website: [website] Why choose Kent Door Services Ltd: * Full support and training * We can offer a long-term place in a growing industry * Competitive rates, holiday pay and pension Responsibilities: * Preforming all required duties on site as instructed * Lifting and carrying when needed * Helping to unload deliveries * Preparing and clearing job sites * Conduct work according to health and safety standards * Maintaining work records * Keeping the store room organized * Dealing with deliveries when they arrive Person Specification: Essential Requirements: * Must have a valid CSCS card or able to work towards one * Keen interest in career development * Must be able to travel to company base which is in Sittingbourne * Must hold a clean valid driving license * Ability to work as part of a team * On-site experience Desirable: * Previous experience with door fitting * Health and safety training * GSCE Maths and English * Previous stock room experience Pay and working hours: £9 per hour dependent on experience. Hours are variable, normally with early starts and some long days. Travel involved. To be considered for this role please apply online, please ensure you upload a recent CV. Closing date: 14th June 2021 Applicants will be contacted if they have been selected for interview, which will take place via Zoom. Please ensure you leave both a phone number and an email address so that we can contact you. Previous applicants need not apply. Kent Door Services Ltd look forward to hearing from you. Application deadline: 14/06/2021 Job Types: Full-time, Permanent Salary: £9.00 per hour Benefits: * Company pension Schedule: * Monday to Friday Application question(s): * Do you have any stock room experience? * CSCS (preferred) * Driving Licence (preferred) Work remotely: * No

Example 3

St. Jude-on-the Hill, Central Square, Hampstead Garden Suburb, NW11 7AH. We are not an agency, we are a construction refurbishment contractor looking to add members to or team and work all round the London area. Must have CSCS card bring hard hat and safety boots all else will be provided. You will be cutting out pointing and must be good with heights working on a church. Once this contract is finished (about a month here) you will be offered further sites. Long term work. 7.40am to 4.30pm Self Employed or Employed offered. Immediate start. We look forward to welcoming you to our team! Expected start date: 09/06/2021 Job Types: Full-time, Permanent Salary: £13.00 per hour Additional pay: * Performance bonus Benefits: * On-site parking Schedule: * 8 hour shift COVID-19 considerations: All Sites are Covid Secure * CSCS (required) Work remotely: * No

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
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