A General Construction Laborer maintains a clean, safe and efficient construction site while also supporting the overall project, and assisting skilled tradespeople in their dutiesResponsibilities:Cleaning and preparing construction sitesLoading and unloading materials and equipmentBuilding and taking down scaffolding and temporary structuresDigging trenches, compacting earth and backfilling holesOperating and tending machinery and heavy equipmentFollowing instructions from supervisors and implementing construction plansAssisting skilled tradespeople in their dutiesWorking hours: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PMSkills:Laborers must exhibit a specific set of qualifications and skills in the performance of their daily duties. While the job is largely physical, there is also a range of mental skills and knowledge a good laborer must possess. A few of these important qualities and skills can include:-Color vision: Laborers must be able to distinguish color clearly to perform their duties, such as knowing which colors of wire an electrician needs-Mathematics: Laborers have to perform calculations every day. Math skills that are vital to laborers include algebra and trigonometry, among others-Mechanical acuity: Laborers also must maintain and operate heavy equipment and machinery, from forklifts to jackhammers and more-Stamina and endurance: To perform their very physical job, laborers have to conduct strenuous and physically demanding tasks for long hours and in extreme environmental conditions-Strength: The lifting duties involved in the job of a laborer often require lifting and carrying weights in excess of 50 pounds.Education:No Degree RequiredExperience:0-1 yearsQualifications:For most laborer positions, a formal education is not generally required. However, a HS Diploma preferred. Basic math skills. Valid Drivers License required. In addition, those who work as assistants to professional tradespeople and craftspeople must have a high school education, which vocational-technical courses can bolster to teach blueprint reading, carpentry and welding. Those laborers who will be working with hazmat will need to be licensed in handling such materials. Your state can sometimes require other certifications for specific duties such as rigging, scaffold building and other complex tasks.For the most part, experience isnt required to become a laborer. As with any job, possessing experience can show a legacy of reliability and the ability to apply the necessary skills to perform the tasks required. This is especially true if your job history shows long-term employment, which demonstrates loyalty. Many laborers get their skills from on-the-job training, and if you have experience, employers will feel confident that they won?t have to spend as much time training you to perform the necessary duties at hand. Work for a locally owned, community supportive General Contracting company, willing to invest in YOU! Direct Hire positions with much growth opportunity, and great benefits including: 401K, Health Insurance, Dental, Vision, ST/LT Disability, & a number of supplemental ins options.Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. No one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.