Core Tasks Include:
- Clean or prepare construction sites to eliminate possible hazards.
- Read plans, instructions, or specifications to determine work activities.
- Control traffic passing near, in, or around work zones.
- Signal equipment operators to facilitate alignment, movement, or adjustment of machinery, equipment, or materials.
- Dig ditches or trenches, backfill excavations, or compact and level earth to grade specifications, using picks, shovels, pneumatic tampers, or rakes.
- Measure, mark, or record openings or distances to layout areas where construction work will be performed.
- Load, unload, or identify building materials, machinery, or tools, distributing them to the appropriate locations, according to project plans or specifications.
- Erect or dismantle scaffolding, shoring, braces, traffic barricades, ramps, or other temporary structures.
- Position or dismantle forms for pouring concrete, using saws, hammers, nails, or bolts.
- Lubricate, clean, or repair machinery, equipment, or tools.
- Operate jackhammers or drills to break up concrete or pavement.
- Smooth or finish freshly poured cement or concrete, using floats, trowels, screeds, or powered cement finishing tools.
- Provide assistance to craft workers, such as carpenters, plasterers, or masons.
- Tend pumps, compressors, or generators to provide power for tools, machinery, or equipment or to heat or move materials, such as asphalt.
- Mix, pour, or spread concrete, using portable cement mixers.
Supplemental Tasks Include:
- Position, join, align, or seal structural components, such as concrete wall sections or pipes.
- Operate or maintain air monitoring or other sampling devices in confined or hazardous environments.
- Install sewer, water, or storm drain pipes, using pipe-laying machinery or laser guidance equipment.
- Transport or set explosives for tunnel, shaft, or road construction.
- Mop, brush, or spread paints, cleaning solutions, or other compounds over surfaces to clean them or to provide protection.
- Place, consolidate, or protect case-in-place concrete or masonry structures.
- Identify, pack, or transport hazardous or radioactive materials.
- Use computers or other input devices to control robotic pipe cutters or cleaners.
- Grind, scrape, sand, or polish surfaces, such as concrete, marble, terrazzo, or wood flooring, using abrasive tools or machines.
- Tend machines that pump concrete, grout, cement, sand, plaster, or stucco through spray guns for application to ceilings or walls.
- Mix ingredients to create compounds for covering or cleaning surfaces.
- Raze buildings or salvage useful materials.
- Spray materials, such as water, sand, steam, vinyl, paint, or stucco, through hoses to clean, coat, or seal surfaces.
- Apply caulking compounds by hand or caulking guns to protect against entry of water or air.
- Perform building weatherization tasks, such as repairing windows, adding insulation, or applying weather-stripping materials.
- Perform construction laborer duties at green building sites, such as renewable energy plants or wind turbine installations.
- Perform site activities required of green certified construction practices, such as implementing waste management procedures, identifying materials for reuse, or installing erosion or sedimentation control mechanisms.
- Apply weather-stripping to reduce energy loss.
The data sources for the information displayed here include: O*NET™.