Job Spotlight: General Construction Worker

Check out how to build a career as a construction worker

Despite already having experience with several jobs, many working adults are unable to answer the age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Our Job Spotlight monthly blog series is designed to help answer that question. In this series, we review all the basics of specific jobs, from pay and duties, to why people do the jobs they do.

Construction worker

In this month’s Job Spotlight, we’re putting together what it means to be a Construction Worker.

Required Education: Typically, no formal education required, although high school classes in mathematics, blueprint reading, welding, and other vocational subjects can be helpful.

Pay

This varies depending on a variety of factors (e.g. experience, geographic area, type of construction, etc.), but Construction Workers can make $36,000 per year or more.

What Construction Workers Do

Construction Workers deal with a variety of responsibilities, including:

  • Helping with certain construction site tasks that include physical labor.
  • Loading and unloading various equipment and materials.
  • Cleaning sites of debris and dangerous materials.
  • Maintaining safety standards while working in what are often dangerous circumstances.
  • Additional responsibilities depending on the type of construction.

What Companies Look for in Construction Workers

Every position is different, but many companies need the following skills and attributes:

  • Experience with similar work.
  • In some cases, a license to work with hazardous materials.
  • Good health and ability to lift heavy objects.
  • Some companies expect workers to have steel-toed boots, and, in some cases, their own tools.

Not sure where to find a position like this?

We can help.

Headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, Express Employment Professionals is a leading staffing provider in the U.S. and Canada. If you have any questions about Construction Worker jobs in your area or job search in general, contact your local Express office, download the ExpressJobs app from your mobile store, or fill out our online contact form.

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