General labourers assist skilled people in performing their tasks. In order to get this job, you must be physically fit, hardworking, and able to follow instructions rapidly and proficiently. You should swiftly learn to pay attention to what they are doing, learn safety precautions, and able to many construction and labour tools. You may work on different sites and crews doing a variety of jobs, so having skills in several areas, in addition to being able to communicate with people is important.

Following are some job description phrases and statements suitable for the experience section of a General Labourer Resume. You may select some of these phrases to use in your resume.


Job Description of a General Labourer

– Construct retaining walls and fences
– Assist in construction or demolishing of buildings
– Load and unload structure materials and move materials in work areas
– Direct traffic at or near building sites and carry out other traffic management activities
– Maintain plants and  gardens
– Assist supervisors with clerical duties
– Operate forklift, mowers and material breakers
– Maintain tools and equipment
– Erect and take to pieces concrete forms, scaffolding and ramps
– Plant and take care of forests
– Construct scaffolding
– Dig trenches and place pipes or cables for drains and extra services
– Construct and maintain roads, pathways or railways
– Clean up work sites
– Manage shift equipment and materials
– Transfer and finish concrete slabs
– Take delivery of materials and cargo from suppliers
– Mix, transfer and extend materials such as concrete and asphalt
– Help in drilling and blasting; plane earth using rakes and shovels
– Remove debris and trash at construction sites using wheelbarrows
– Perform other duties as assigned by manager