Construction Career Feature — Laborer

Laborers perform a wide variety of tasks in all areas of construction, including commercial and residential building construction, heavy and highway construction, and environmental remediation.





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Some of the best builders, many of whom go on to establish their own companies, come from the ranks of laborers. Laborers perform excavation and backfilling operations; place concrete; work with concrete forms; install sewer lines and water mains; do demolition work using chemicals and air plasma cutting equipment; perform grade checks; drill and blast for highway construction; lay asphalt pavement for roads and parking lots; build all scaffolding used in masonry construction; rig loads and signal crane operators to place building materials on different levels at construction sites and so much more.


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