General laborers do not require any formal education. Learn what a general laborer is, what general laborers do and what general laborer skills are required to see if this is the right career for you.
The job duties of a general laborer vary. They may include cleaning and preparing a job site, loading and delivering materials, and using a variety of tools and machines such as blowtorches, forklifts, levels, lifts, power drills, grinders, saws, pressure washers, and water spraying equipment. Laborers set up and take down ladders, scaffolding, and other temporary structures. They help carpenters, masons, and other specialized contractors.
At road construction sites, general laborers may control traffic. They set up markers, cones, and barricades and may flag vehicles to control the flow of traffic.