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General Laborer

General Laborer job overview

General laborers perform manual tasks that are part of the building, installation, and demolition of construction projects. Working conditions and responsibilities vary based on the project. Duties may include preparing construction sites, loading and unloading equipment or materials, and removing debris. They also install fixtures, assemble and disassemble temporary structures at the job site, handle hazardous materials, and assist contractors. They must follow all health and safety regulations to ensure the successful completion of projects. General laborers typically work contract jobs and flexible hours. This is an entry-level position with a variety of working conditions at construction sites.

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General Laborer job summary

We are looking for a capable and reliable general laborer to join our team. You’ll take direction from the project foreman to help prepare job sites, load and unload construction materials, remove debris, assist team members, and perform any other general labor needed to get the job done right. You should be great at following instructions, with a can-do attitude. If you’re looking for good pay, flexible hours, and a job you can take pride in that lets you do something different every day, apply now!


Ashburn, VA
General Laborer responsibilities
  • Load, unload, and prepare any tools or materials used to complete the build so the crew can operate efficiently
  • Remove any trash, debris or hazardous materials from the area to prep the site before construction begins
  • Work with your crew through all stages of the project to make sure that the job is done efficiently
  • Assist tradespeople and heavy equipment workers as needed with plumbing, electrical, roofing, and other trade work as needed
  • Follow all health and safety guidelines to ensure you and your team members are free from injury
  • Clean up any tools, trash, and building materials once construction is complete to ensure a clean worksite
General Laborer qualifications
  • High school diploma or GED preferred
  • Knowledge of basic engineering and construction laborer methods is preferred, but we will provide training
  • Some experience using construction equipment, forklift, hand tools, and power tools highly preferred
  • Important to be able to work independently and with a team, take direction and follow-through
  • Must have excellent hand-eye coordination, good balance, and have the physical strength to be able to do the work
General Laborer compensation

$31,974 (National Average)

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