C R A F T  L A B O R E R

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.

Earning potential for Minnesota:

$17.84 to $33.94 per hour
$37,107 to $70,595 annually



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Education

High School and/or Trade School

 

 

 



Physical Stamina

  • Construction laborers and helpers must have the endurance to perform strenuous tasks throughout the day. Highway laborers, for example, spend hours on their feet—often in hot temperatures—with few breaks.


Color Vision

Construction laborers and helpers may need to be able to distinguish colors to do their job. For example, an electrician’s helper must be able to distinguish different colors of wire to help the lead electrician. 

 


Physical Strength

  • Construction laborers and helpers must often lift heavy materials or equipment. For example, cement mason helpers must move cinder blocks, which typically weigh more than 40 pounds each.


Math Skills

Construction laborers and some helpers need to perform basic math calculations while measuring on jobsites or assisting a surveying crew.

 

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Mechanical Skills

Construction laborers are frequently required to operate and maintain equipment, such as jackhammers.

 

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