Career Starter - san-joaquin County
Construction Laborers
Perform tasks involving physical labor at construction sites. May operate hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, surveying and measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instruments. May clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, and clean up rubble, debris and other waste materials. May assist other craft workers.
Annual Median Wage:
$37,835.00 ($18.19 per hour)
High school diploma or equivalent
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Building and Construction Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads
Work Tasks
Move construction or extraction materials to locations where they are needed
Review blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements. See more occupations related to this activity.
Signal equipment operators to indicate proper equipment positioning.
Clean work sites.
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