Different career paths

How to Become a

General Laborer

Also Known as:
Production Worker, Service Person, Utility Worker, Press Helper, Support Team Member, Material Handler, Machine Operator, Laborer, Helper, Assistant Operator

What is a

General Laborer

General Laborers are workers who take up various supporting tasks in warehouses and plant-sites. They usually work to help erect scaffolding, clean-up sites and assist specialized workers such as painters and electricians etc. Occasionally, general laborers take up dangerous tasks like handling chemicals or removing lead from buildings. In these cases, they would be required to schedule training sessions on working with hazardous materials safely. General Laborers are also responsible for assisting contractors, operating heavy machinery, and following all site health and safety regulations. The position is required to maintain the work area clean, safe and organized.
Search
General Laborer
Jobs

Why Become

General Laborer

U.S. Employment Demand Metrics
2018:
151,600
2028:
138,800
Percent Change:
-8%
Projected Annual Job Openings:
13,600

Skills Needed

General Skills:
Handling and Moving Objects Performing General Physical Activities Controlling Machines and Processes Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events Getting Information
Technical Skills:
Data base user interface and query software Electronic mail software Enterprise resource planning ERP software Inventory management software Spreadsheet software

What Will You Do as a

General Laborer

Count finished products or workpieces. Remove products or workpieces from production equipment. Load materials into production equipment. Weigh finished products. Sort materials or products for processing, storing, shipping, or grading. Mark products, workpieces, or equipment with identifying information. Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of water, cleaning solutions, or other liquids. Mix substances to create chemical solutions. Watch operating equipment to detect malfunctions.
U.S. Employment Demand Metrics
2018:
151,600
professionals
2028:
138,800
professionals
Percent Change:
-8%
Projected Annual Job Openings:
13,600

How Much Can You Earn?

Average Yearly Salary
$40,200
$33,540
$40,200
$51,980

What Education Do You need?

People starting in this career usually have
Less than High School Diploma
29
%
High School Diploma or Equivalent
40
%
Some College, but No Degree
20
%
Associate's Degree
3
%
Bachelor's Degree
7
%
Masters Degree
1
%
Doctorate or Professional Degree
0
%

Common Past Positions

Construction Worker Landscaper Server

Common Next Positions

Material Handler Machine Operator Production Worker Warehouse Associate
Data provided by
(www.careeronestop.org)

Get Notified About Job Opportunities

Tell us about your skills and desired pay and we'll alert you when a match comes in
Sign Up