General Laborer Job Description

Use this General Laborer job description template to advertise the open roles for free using Longlist.io. You can use this template as a starting point, modify the requirements according the needs of your organization or the client you are hiring for.

What is a General Laborer?

General laborers are workers who take up various supporting tasks in warehouses, construction sites or other settings (e.g. factories). According to this general laborer definition, these workers may have an important assisting role in constructing highways, buildings or other structures, and they may also transport materials and equipment.

General Laborer

What does General Laborer do?

General laborer duties vary depending on the setting they work in and their level of specialization. They usually work in construction where they help erect scaffolding, clean up sites and assist specialized workers such as painters and electricians. Occasionally, general laborers take up dangerous tasks like handling chemicals or removing lead from buildings. In these cases, you might be required to schedule training sessions on working with hazardous materials safely.

General Laborer responsibilities

  • Cleaning up worksites from debris and machinery
  • Helping erect scaffolding and ladders
  • Handling and transporting materials (e.g. cement)

As for general laborer qualifications, there usually aren’t any educational requirements, but formal or informal apprenticeships via unions or contractors are common. Critical general laborer skills also include stamina, ability to follow instructions and commitment to safety.

General Laborer Job Description Template

Job Brief

We are looking for a General Laborer to take up manual labor tasks and support operations in worksites.

One of the most important general laborer responsibilities is to collect trash, debris and other waste to keep the site clean and safe. You’ll also get to handle power tools and materials (such as saws and drills).

We’d like you to have include stamina and the ability to lift heavy loads. You should be able to concentrate on performing your tasks and commit to safety rules. If you fit this description, and you’re also interested in doing tough but important work, we’d like to meet you.

Responsibilities

  • Clean up worksites from hazardous or obsolete material
  • Assist welders, carpenters, painters or other tradespeople on-site
  • Handle and transport materials (e.g. cement) and equipment (e.g. drills and grinders)
  • Use power tools and machinery (e.g. forklifts) when needed
  • Follow instructions from supervisors to perform manual labor tasks (e.g. digging, stacking up goods)
  • Put up warning signs (e.g. signposts, cones) for vehicles and passersby
  • Help with setting up and transferring temporary structures (e.g. scaffolding)
  • Report issues with equipment or unsafe conditions

Requirements

  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the job (standing for long periods of time, lifting heavy loads of up to 40 pounds etc.)
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Familiarity with power tools and machinery is a plus
  • Communication and teamwork skills
  • Commitment to safety rules
  • Apprenticeship or specialization is an asset, but not necessary

General Laborer Job Description Examples

General Laborer • Masonite Marshfield Facility

Location: 911 E Jefferson St, Pittsburg, KS 66762 *

Pay: 18.00- 19.00 per hour depending on shift and experience...

Hiring Immediately!

2nd shift is 3:15pm - 1:45am Monday - Friday

3rd shift is 4:30am - 3pm Monday - Friday

We heard you knock!

At Masonite, we understand that people are key. In fact, it’s one of our Cultural Pillars. We are a composite of diverse people who come togethe...

Read more
General Laborer • More2Staffing

A Laborer, or General Laborer, is responsible for performing various tasks to aid daily operations at a construction site. Their duties include loading and unloading tools or raw materials, assembling scaffolding or other pieces of equipment and digging or filling in pits throughout the construction process.

Read more
General Laborer • Waste Connections

Waste Connections is looking to add a General Laborer to our team at the White Oak Landfill in Monroe, LA. In this position you will wash equipment, run small equipment, moving and filling pumps, all weather work, as well as assisting with daily operations. We provide cross training opportunities and growth potential.

The pay is $15/hr. We offer year round overtime, benefits, 401k match $1 per...

Read more
General Laborer – Track Maintenance - Oklahoma • Loram

Job Title: General Laborer - Rail MaintenanceFLSA Status: NonexemptDepartment: Operations...Reports to: Assistant Manager, Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent

GENERAL DESCRIPTION / PURPOSE:

If you're the best at what you do, get paid to do it and come work at Loram. No rail experience is necessary, we will train. In this field-based position, we are looking for people with technical...

Read more