Laborer - Construction


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Laborer - Construction (Short)

Laborer - Construction

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.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Materials
  • Monitoring Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Getting Information
  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Tend pumps, compressors, or generators to provide power for tools, machinery, or equipment or to heat or move materials, such as asphalt.
  • Lubricate, clean, or repair machinery, equipment, or tools.
  • Signal equipment operators to facilitate alignment, movement, or adjustment of machinery, equipment, or materials.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Laborer - Construction Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Laborer - Construction test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking and Attention to Detail
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Construction Fundamentals
  • Adaptability / Flexibility
  • Conscientiousness
  • Reliability
  • Service Orientation
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:47-2061.00
Simulation Context:Construction
O*Net Context:Construction and Extraction
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2023)
Bottom 10%:
$31,510 or less
Bottom 25%:
$37,070 or less
$45,300 (Average)
Top 25%:
$56,780 or more
Top 10%:
$76,010 or more

Hourly US Wages (2023)
Bottom 10%:
$15.15 or less
Bottom 25%:
$17.82 or less
$21.78 (Average)
Top 25%:
$27.30 or more
Top 10%:
$36.54 or more

US Employment Statistics
2032 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:129,400

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Building and Construction
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Mechanical
  • Customer and Personal Service
Top Skills
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Operation and Control
  • Coordination
  • Operations Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Complex Problem Solving
Top Abilities
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Static Strength
  • Multilimb Coordination
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Control Precision
  • Oral Expression
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Near Vision
Education Requirements
No High School Diploma:
High School Diploma:
Post-Secondary Certificate:
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
1 - 3 Months:
3 - 6 Months:
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Air Breaker Operator, Air Drill Operator, Air Gun Operator, Air Hammer Operator, Air Tool Operator, Aluminum Pool Installer, Asbestos Removal Worker, Asphalt Distributor Tender, Asphalt Heater Tender, Asphalt Layer, Asphalt Patcher, Asphalt Paver, Asphalt Raker, Asphalt Smoother, Asphalt Spreader, Asphalt Tamper, Asphalt Worker, Auxiliary Equipment Tender, Awning Hanger, Awning Installer, Axman, Batch Dumper, Beller, Belter, Beltman, Biofuels Plant Construction Worker, Bituminous Asphalt Technician, Black Top Raker, Black Topper, Bottom Man, Bottom Worker, Breast Worker, Bridge Builder, Broom Man, Broom Worker, Brush Cutter, Bull Float Finisher, Burlap Man, Burlap Worker, Caisson Worker, Caulker, Cement Breaker, Cement Cutter, Cement Mixer, Chuck Tender, Cinder Crew Worker, Circular Saw Operator, Column Precaster, Concrete Building Assembler, Concrete Buster Operator, Concrete Curer, Concrete Handler, Concrete Layer, Concrete Mixer, Concrete Pourer, Concrete Puddler, Concrete Spreader, Concrete Vibrator Operator, Concrete Worker, Connection Worker, Construction Coordinator, Construction Craft Laborer, Construction Laborer, Construction Person, Construction Pit Worker, Construction Technician, Construction Trench Digger, Construction Worker, Core-Drill Operator, Culvert Installer, Demolition Hammer Operator, Demolition Specialist, Demolition Worker, Demolitionist, Digger, Dirt Shoveler, Ditch Digger, Ditch Repairer, Ditch Rider, Ditcher, Dope Pourer, Dopeman, Doper, Dowel Pin Man, Dowel Pin Worker, Dredge Pipe Operator, Dredge Pipeman, Drop Crew Laborer, Dust Handler, Earth Mover, Equipment Operator (EO), Fence Post Driver, Fire Pot Operator, Form Setter, Form Stripper, Grade Checker, Grade Tamper, Grader, Gravel Screener, Grit Blaster, Grout Machine Operator, Grout Worker, Groutman, High Man, High Worker, Hod Carrier, Hole Digger, Home Performance Laborer, Hydraulic Jack Adjuster, Hydraulic Jack Operator, Hydroblaster, Jackhammer Operator, Jet Man, Jet Worker, Jetting Machine Operator, Joint Filler, Joint Sealer, Kettle Firer, Kettle Operator, Kettle Worker, Kettleman, Land Clearer, Leak Gang Laborer, Liquid Floor Applier, Liquid Wall Applier, Macadam Raker, Manhole Stripper, Mastic Man, Mastic Worker, Mat Man, Mat Weaver, Mat Worker, Mesh Man, Mesh Worker, Mixing Plant Dumper, Mop Man, Mop Worker, Mortar Carrier, Mortar Maker, Mortar Man, Mortar Mixer, Mortar Worker, Mud Jack Nozzleman, Municipal Maintenance Worker, Nozzle Operator, Nozzleman, Nuclear Plant Construction Worker, Oil Heater Operator, Oil Heaterman, Pick and Shovel Man, Pick and Shovel Worker, Pile Header, Pile Trimmer, Piling Setter, Pin Puller, Pitman, Plaster Machine Tender, Playground Equipment Erector, Plowman, Plug Drill Operator, Pneumatic Riveter, Pole Setter, Post Framer, Powder Loader, Power Washer, Precast Concrete Products Installer, Pressure Washer, Puddler, Right-of-Way Clearer, Right-of-Way Cutter, Right-of-Way Man, Right-of-Way Worker, Riprap Man, Riprap Worker, Rivet Flunky, Riveter, Rock Worker, Rockman, Rod Placer, Rod Puller, Rubble Placer, Sand Blaster, Sand Hog, Sandblast Operator, Sandblaster, Scaffolding Operator, Scoop Filler, Service Line Layer, Sewer Builder, Sewer Digger, Sewer Repairer, Shoveler, Sidewalk Repairer, Signaler, Site Work Laborer, Skip Tender, Sledger, Slip Applicator, Slip Dumper, Slip Filler, Slip Injector, Slipman, Snow Fence Erector, Sounder, Sprayer, Steel Layer, Steel Placer, Steel Post Installer, Stone Breaker, Straightedge Man, Straightedge Worker, Stripe Marker, Swimming Pool Installer, Tagman, Tamper, Tar Kettle Runner, Tar Man, Tar Pot Man, Tar Pot Worker, Tar Worker, Toolman, Track Repair Laborer, Tuckpointer, Tunnel Man, Tunnel Worker, Turntable Man, Turntable Worker, Vibrator Operator, Wagon Winder, Wall Cleaner, Wall Scraper, Wall Steamer, Wall Washer, Wallpaper Scraper, Water Proofer, Well Cleaner, Whitewasher

Related Jobs based on Skills & Abilities: Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators, Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining, Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers, Pipelayers, Brickmasons and Blockmasons, Maintenance Workers, Machinery, Structural Iron and Steel Workers, Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand, Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing, Carpenters, Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters, Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators, Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers, Sheet Metal Workers, Hoist and Winch Operators, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters, Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall, Machine Feeders and Offbearers, Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand, Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Learn and demonstrate understanding of safety regulations.
  • Calculate materials needed for construction project.
  • Estimate time to complete a project.
  • Help co-workers measure depth.

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