General Labourer Jobs

General Labourers use a wide range of skills to help build houses, factories, offices, roads, bridges, airports and many other structures. They work alongside skilled tradespeople in all areas of building and construction. General Labourers may do building work and will prepare the ground for building, helping to set out areas to be dug for the foundations and drains.
 
General Labourers may include site work - erecting hoardings, safety signs, barriers and site huts. General Labourers help to set up and dismantle access equipment and prepare materials such as cement and plaster. General Labourers may be responsible for transporting, stacking and removing resources. Some will specialise in helping one or more of the crafts, such as bricklayers or plasterers.

Duties of a General Labourer

  • Transport product between receiving warehouse and production areas.
  • Record the material amount or count received and circulated.
  • Maintain industry vehicles and material handling equipment in safe and good working condition.
  • Execute daily work instructions received from Supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Drive industrial vehicles to transfer product.
  • Work effectively to meet or exceed productivity goals while maintaining high-quality standards.
  • Operate manual material handling equipment such as hand jacks and wheeled carts safely.
  • Maintain the work area clean, safe and organised.
  • Lift and carry product as needed.
  • Assist in rubbish disposal and recycling activities.
  • Inspect product upon delivery to identify any damages.
  • Load and unload product to and from trailers.
  • Perform routine facility inspection including electrical and mechanical maintenances.
  • Mange housekeeping activities when requested.

Skills and Experience of a General Labourer

Some general labourer jobs work in Civil engineering and general labourer jobs may include carrying out any of the tasks listed above, but could also help to erect and take down formwork, fixing steel, and pouring concrete for foundations, walls, beams and floors.

Some general labourer jobs work within Streetworks helping in road and pavement construction.

The usual working week for gerneral labourers is 39 hours, from Monday to Friday. Most of the general labourer jobs is outdoors, and conditions may be hot, cold, wet, dusty or dirty.

General labourer jobs may earn between £7.50ph and £9.00ph

General labourer jobs criteria should include practical ability and common sense, be physically fit, with stamina and the agility to cope with lifting and carrying, be willing to work outdoors in all weathers.

Employers of general labourer include building or civil engineering contractors, local authorities, and other public organisations. General labourer jobs exist on building sites across the UK. There are 110,000 general labourer jobs in the UK. Numbers have increased in recent years and the demand for general labourer is expected to remain strong.

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Job Listings

  1. Jet Wash Operative

    Location: Houston

    Salary: £9.00 p/h

    Category: Labourer

    We are currently looking for an High Pressure Water Jetting Operative for an short term temporary role based in Renfrew starting tomorrow for 5 days this will include 10 hour shifts.
    You must hold the following -
    High pressure water jetting certificate
    CSCS Card

  2. Ground Worker/Dumper Driver.

    Location: Largs

    Salary: £12.00 p/h

    Category: Labourer

    Stafffinders are currently recruiting two experienced Groundworkers to start on a project in Largs.
    Starting in January the role is expected to last approximately 8weeks.
    Pay rate is £9.00 - £9.50 per hour
    You must also have a valid CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card, full PPE and be ...

  3. Painter

    Location: Ayrshire South

    Salary: £15.00 p/h

    Category: Painter/Decorator

    We are currently looking for a CSCS Painter for a short term contract based in Girvan starting ASAP initially for two weeks but with potential for other contracts after this.
    You must be -
    Time Served
    Hold a CSCS Card
    Taping experience would be beneficial
    Salary £15per hour

  4. Painter

    Location: Greenock

    Salary: £14.00 p/h

    Category: Painter/Decorator

    We are currently looking for a CSCS Painter for a short term contract based in Greenock starting on Monday 26th March initially for two weeks but with potential for other contracts after this.
    You must be -
    Time Served
    Hold a CSCS Card
    Taping experience would be beneficial
    Salary £14per hour

  5. Joiner

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £14.80 p/h

    Category: Construction / Trades / Property

    Stafffinders are looking for Joiners to start in the Cumbernauld area.
    Qualified Joiners are required
    The work will consist a range of joinery therefore all applicants should have
    A minimum of 2 years relevant experience.
    A valid and in date CSCS Card.
    Have served their time as a joiner
    Hours ...

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