Production Worker, Service Person, Utility Worker, Press Helper, Support Team Member, Material Handler, Machine Operator, Laborer, Helper, Assistant Operator
What is a
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.
Handling and Moving Objects
Performing General Physical Activities
Controlling Machines and Processes
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
Data base user interface and query software
Electronic mail software
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
Inventory management software
What Will You Do as a
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.
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How Much Can You Earn?
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What Education Do You need?
People starting in this career usually have
Less than High School Diploma
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Some College, but No Degree
Doctorate or Professional Degree
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