Construction Labourer

R.J. MacIsaac Construction Ltd.

Job Description for General Labourer (Construction Labourer/Marine Labourer):


General Labourers perform some and/or all of the following duties:

  1. Load and unload construction materials and move materials to work areas.
  2. Erect and dismantle concrete forms, scaffolding, ramps, catwalks, shoring and barricades required at construction sites.
  3. Mix, pour and place materials such as gravel, cement and concrete.
  4. Assist tradespersons such as surveyors, welders, carpenters, heavy equipment operators, truck drivers, boat operators and deck-hands with construction activities.
  5. Level earth to fine grade spec’s using rakes and shovels.
  6. Assist in dismantling structures using prying bars and other tools.
  7. Removing rubble and other debris at construction sites using rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows and other equipment.
  8. Operate pneumatic hammers, vibrators and tampers during construction/demolition activities.
  9. Tending and feeding machines and/or equipment such as mixers, compressors and/or pumps.
  10. Clean up job-site work-areas.
  11. Direct traffic at or near the construction site.

Daily Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a safe operating area for safety of self, co-workers, clients and general public.
  • Report any unsafe operating hazards to the Project Superintendent immediately.
  • Conduct daily hazard assessment of immediate work area noting all hazards. Adjusting work methology accordingly and reporting all hazards to Project Superintendent.
  • Conduct pre-operational checks on equipment. Report any and all issues to the Project Superintendent for repair and/or replacement.
  • Ensure equipment has adequate fuel to perform daily assignments. Notify Project Superintendent immediately in the AM if not.
  • Maintain a clean work area, lubricate equipment and refill equipment fluids levels.
  • Take direction from Project Superintendent on daily and weekly work plan.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Project Superintendent.

Weekly Responsibilities:

  • Submit at the week’s end all Pre-Operational checks to Project Superintendent.
  • Attend and participate in Weekly Tool-Box Safety meetings. Report and contribute to all safety issues.

Monthly Responsibilities:

On-Going Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining a Safety Focused Operating Culture.
  • Maintains a Quality-Client Focused Operating Culture.
  • Maintains a Cost Reduction and Profitability Operating Culture.
  • Maintain and Follow all company policies and procedures.
  • Maintain positive and professional relationships with Clients, Co-Workers, Supervisors, Management and Regulatory Officials.


Personal Conduct Responsibilities:

  • Maintains a positive attitude.
  • Shows respect to coworkers and company structure.
  • Co-operates with other Co-Workers.
  • Performs position functions without supervision.
  • Displays initiative in performing work functions.
  • Exercises prudent judgement.
  • Meets goals when personal commitment is made.
  • Displays concern for Company cost control and profit contribution.

Terms of Employment:

  • As per Letter of Engagement.
  • Wages per Company Wage Scales.


  • Varies though out Atlantic Canada with Construction Projects. Willingness and availability to travel is a must.

Reports to:

  • Directly to Construction Site Superintendent/Construction Manager

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • The position has no supervisory responsibilities for direct and/or indirect reports.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Some High School, trade, vocational and/or technical training.


  • Marine Emergency Duties (MED)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Certificate.
  • WHMIS Training
  • First Aid & CPR Certificate
  • Confined Space and Fall Protection Training
  • Traffic Control/Signage


  • 3 to 5 years construction/marine preferred.
  • Cleaning and Maintaining Equipment.
  • Minor Repairs.
  • Maintaining Log-Books.

Other Requirements:

  • Clean Driving Record and Abstract.
  • Clear Criminal Record Check and Abstract.
  • Ability to travel and Work Out-Doors in a Marine Environment.