• John Macedo

Learn These Construction Jobs To Start Working In The Construction Industry

Updated: Jul 26


Do you enjoy challenges and working with your hands? Then construction may be right up your alley. Unfortunately, there is an issue of a shortage of construction workers, which has led developers to seek out new talent or risk losing business due to slowdowns. If this sounds intimidating, don't worry because there's plenty at stake!



Construction careers are the best.

Construction is one of the most rewarding careers you can take up, with countless opportunities to learn new skills and grow. But what if your first job in construction was just a little too beginner? Well, don't worry! We've got some excellent advice today on how not only to get started but also build from there as you continue through all stages of life.


The world around us needs renovating every day, so it will always be interesting - which means that there are tons of jobs available for those who want them (and maybe even without any experience). This article describes entry-level positions that offer much room to learn and grow into a more complex construction job.


Here is the list of the best ten entry-level construction jobs

There are plenty of jobs that don't require much experience to get started in. So if you're looking to change careers or switch up your current job, don't be discouraged if you don't have much experience in the field. Many entry-level positions can lead to rewarding and fulfilling careers. So start searching, and don't let a lack of experience hold you back!



1 - General Labourer/Skilled Labourers

As a general labourer, you will be responsible for working on-site and performing any task, from installing drywall to installing fixtures. Your days as an employee are wide-ranging, but one thing is sure: The site foreman is placed wherever there’s a need for workers who can do general labouring work!


This is an excellent place for beginners in this building industry as it allows you time to learn about different skills while working on various areas of projects all over town! You might find yourself doing everything from prepping homes before to building job sites or installing fixtures/appliances at each site’s location — whatever needs to be to be done most day-to-day can be found within these general foreman's orders, so don't worry too much if not one specific task stands out when first starting; just do what needs to be done :)


💵 Pay: $30 - $45 per hour for an expert labourer.


2- Bricklaying, Steelfixing and Concreting Labourerers

Heavy physical labouring are naturally well paid. The trades mentioned above will require you to have serious strength as well as skill for power tools use.


You'll start by learning how to use power tools and other equipment like saws, cutters drill bit calipers. You'll also get an introduction to what it takes for this career path by performing menial tasks that will prepare you well when learning more skilled trades later. You will also be required to be very fit and keep an intencive physical activities on a daily basis.


💵 Pay: $32 - $50 per hour for expert



3- Traffic Controller

Construction sites are wild places with many moving parts - and people. Traffic controllers play a vital role in keeping construction site traffic flowing smoothly and safely.


As a traffic controller, you'll be responsible for directing vehicles and pedestrians around the construction site while also keeping an eye out for potential hazards. You'll need to be able to think on your feet and make quick decisions to keep the traffic flowing smoothly.


You'll also need to maintain excellent communication with the construction crew and other workers on-site to coordinate activities and avoid potential conflicts or accidents.


The traffic controller job is essential - but it can also be rewarding, as you help keep a construction project moving forward safely and on schedule. So if you're interested in a career in construction, traffic control could be the perfect fit for you.


💵 Pay: (needs Blue Card license) $30 - $40 per hour(you can get more if you drive and have a yellow card license


4- Hoist Operator

A hoist operator is responsible for operating a hoist or crane to lift and move heavy materials around a construction site. The operator must be able to control the crane's movements accurately and safely to avoid accidents. It is also vital for the operator to be aware of the surrounding area and workers to prevent any hazards. In some cases, the hoist operator may also be responsible for rigging loads before they are lifted.


💵Pay: $30 - $35 per hour


5- Forklift Driver

The forklift driver's role in a construction site is to move materials around the area. This can include moving building materials like lumber and sheetrock and lifting and moving heavy equipment.


A good forklift driver is an essential part of a construction team. They keep the flow of materials moving and help keep the site organized. Forklift drivers must be able to operate their machines safely and efficiently to be productive members of the team.


💵Pay: I need a forklift license. $30 - $40 per hour


6- Delivery truck driver

A delivery truck driver's role in a construction site can vary depending on the project. Typically, their role would be to deliver materials to the site and pick up waste products to take away. They may also be responsible for transporting personnel and equipment around the area.


💵Pay: $32 - 40 per hour Needs a valid Australian license


7- Cleaning staff

The cleaning staff's role in a construction site is to keep the site clean and free of debris. They also help with moving materials around or holding boards while nailing down.


💵 Pay: $28 - $35 per hour


8- Painter

A painter is responsible for painting the internal and external surfaces of a building. They prepare surfaces by power washing, sanding, and applying primer before painting them. In some cases, painters may also be responsible for wallpaper removal and installation.


Construction sites are chaotic places with a lot of activity happening at once. As such, painters must be able to work well under pressure and delegate tasks accordingly. They must also have excellent communication skills to coordinate with other workers on the site. In addition, construction site safety is always a top priority, so painters must follow all safety protocols.


💵 Pay: 30 - 50 per hour.


9- Asphalt Labourer

The role of an asphalt labourer in a construction job site is to assist in the installation of asphalt pavement. This can involve raking, shovelling, and compacting the asphalt. Asphalt labourers may also be responsible for performing minor repairs to existing asphalt pavement.


💵 Pay: $30 - $40 per hour


10- Landscape Labourer

A landscape labourer is responsible for the general upkeep and appearance of the site. This includes planting trees and flowers, trimming hedges, and clearing away debris. They may also be responsible for irrigation, drainage systems, fences, and gates.


Landscape labourers work outdoors in all weather conditions, so they must be able to work effectively in both hot and cold weather. They must also be physically fit, as they may have to carry heavy loads or climb up ladders to reach high places. Good communication skills are essential, as they may need to interact with other workers on the construction site.


💵 Pay: $30 - $40 per hour


The importance of an entry-level construction job

Every job is important, but some are more entry-level than others. An entry-level construction job is a great way to get your foot in the door of a growing industry. As someone new to the workforce, you'll be able to learn the ropes and develop valuable skills that can set you up for a successful career in construction. Plus, having a solid base of experience will make you more competitive when applying for higher-level positions if you're interested in working in construction.


The importance of general labourers in construction sites

A lot of important work goes on on a construction site, and general labourers are responsible for a lot of it. These workers are responsible for tasks like moving materials around, cleaning up the worksite, and helping to keep everything organized. In short, they make sure the construction process runs smoothly and that the finished product is as good as possible.


That's why qualified general labourers are so essential to work on your construction project. These workers play a critical role in ensuring the job gets done efficiently and correctly. So if you're looking to build something remarkable, ensure you have a great team of labourers on your side.



The importance of skilled labourers in construction projects

The skilled labourers in construction projects are necessary because they play an essential role in the project's overall outcome. They are responsible for ensuring the project is completed on time and within budget. They also play a critical role in ensuring that the quality of the finished product is up to standard.


In addition, skilled labourers are responsible for ensuring the safety of everyone working on the project. They know how to use all the equipment safely and understand the hazards associated with working in a construction environment. This knowledge helps to keep everyone safe while they are performing.



Final Thoughts

These jobs can be learned quickly enough, and without perior formal training, to get by in your first days on the job, but experienced workers are valuable no matter what industry you work with. In addition, these particular roles require more than just reading a book or watching YouTube videos - they teach you through experience and mistakes, which will help make them less dangerous for newbies like yourself!



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New hires are essential to keeping any business afloat - without them, companies would crumble and eventually disappear. That's why it's always a good idea to give new employees the chance to learn and grow within their roles.


Spades Labour Hire helps you find and start your path in the construction industry.

We are a labourer supplier and can easily and quickly find job seekers the dream job they want. Many top industry clients work with us, and they always need general and skilled labourers for any new job. Just contact us and we will match you with the perfect construction job.


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