Skilled Laborer

Skilled Concrete Laborer Job Description

Skilled concrete laborers work at job sites where concrete needs to be poured. They may be particularly busy during times when the weather is pleasant and precipitation limited. Since the job involves carrying, lifting, bending, and being on one’s feet for a long time, physical fitness and stamina are good qualities for concrete laborers to possess.

 

Concrete Laborer Duties and Responsibilities 

Transport Material
Concrete laborers may load supplies and work tools onto trucks to bring to the site and may even drive the vehicle. At the construction site, they unload objects and get them where they need to be.

Breaking Up Old Concrete
Before new concrete can be poured, existing concrete often must be dug out or broken up (such as a cracked sidewalk). Concrete laborers sometimes perform these processes.

Mix, Pour, and Spread Concrete
They also guide the concrete to the proper places and direct the driver of the mixing truck as to where to best be positioned. They use tools to distribute the concrete and smooth the top.

Maintain Safety
Construction sites pose a variety of risks. Concrete laborers are expected to do their part in preventing accidents by cleaning up the work environment and the tools, being mindful of their actions, and wearing appropriate safety gear such as hard hats and reflective vests.

 

Concrete Laborer Skills

Working well with others since projects are typically done in teams

Listening to directions so that work is done properly and safety is maintained

Monitoring situations, such as weather and what others are doing, in order to make adjustments and maintain quality

Begin to learn how to finish concrete, form carpentry, and iron work on the job sites

 

Concrete Laborer Tools of the trade

-Hammer

Concrete Laborer Education and Training

Applicants must hold a high school diploma or GED.

Previous Experience Needed

At least one year of construction experience necessary
Optional

Skilled Concrete Laborer Job Description

Skilled concrete laborers work at job sites where concrete needs to be poured. They may be particularly busy during times when the weather is pleasant and precipitation limited. Since the job involves carrying, lifting, bending, and being on one’s feet for a long time, physical fitness and stamina are good qualities for concrete laborers to possess.

 

Concrete Laborer Duties and Responsibilities 

Transport Material
Concrete laborers may load supplies and work tools onto trucks to bring to the site and may even drive the vehicle. At the construction site, they unload objects and get them where they need to be.

Breaking Up Old Concrete
Before new concrete can be poured, existing concrete often must be dug out or broken up (such as a cracked sidewalk). Concrete laborers sometimes perform these processes.

Mix, Pour, and Spread Concrete
They also guide the concrete to the proper places and direct the driver of the mixing truck as to where to best be positioned. They use tools to distribute the concrete and smooth the top.

Maintain Safety
Construction sites pose a variety of risks. Concrete laborers are expected to do their part in preventing accidents by cleaning up the work environment and the tools, being mindful of their actions, and wearing appropriate safety gear such as hard hats and reflective vests.

 

Concrete Laborer Skills

Working well with others since projects are typically done in teams

Listening to directions so that work is done properly and safety is maintained

Monitoring situations, such as weather and what others are doing, in order to make adjustments and maintain quality

Begin to learn how to finish concrete, form carpentry, and iron work on the job sites

 

Concrete Laborer Tools of the trade

-Hammer

Concrete Laborer Education and Training

Applicants must hold a high school diploma or GED.

Previous Experience Needed

At least one year of construction experience necessary
Optional