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7611 – Construction trades helpers and labourers

Construction trades helpers and labourers assist skilled tradespersons and perform labouring activities at construction sites, in quarries and in surface mines. They are employed by construction companies, trade and labour contractors, and surface mine and quarry operators.


Index of titles

Example titles

Access floor installer helper

Air breaker operator

Air gun operator

Air hammer operator – construction

Air lock tender

Air tool operator

Air track drill operator helper

Asbestos fibre preparer

Asbestos remover

Asbestos worker – construction

Asphalt cold patcher

Asphalt mixer

Asphalt plant labourer – construction

Asphalt raker

Asphalt roofer helper

Asphalt spreader

Asphalt worker – road

Awning installer helper

Batterboard setter

Bending machine operator – pipelines

Bill poster

Bituminous paving labourer

Bituminous paving machine operator

Blacktop raker

Blacktop spreader

Brick cleaner

Bricklayer helper

Brickmason’s helper

Bridge gang worker – construction

Building and house wrecker

Building painter helper

Building wrecker

Cabinetmaker’s helper

Carpenter helper

Carpet layer helper

Carpet mechanics helper

Caulker – construction

Cement and concrete pump tender

Cement finisher helper

Cement gun nozzle operator

Cement gun operator

Cement mixer operator – construction

Cement pump operator

Churn drill operator helper – water well

Clamper – construction

Concrete block pourer

Concrete breaker

Concrete finisher helper

Concrete float pourer

Concrete former helper

Concrete gun operator

Concrete mixer helper

Concrete mixer operator – construction

Concrete mixer operator helper

Concrete mixer operator helper – highway construction

Concrete paver operator helper

Concrete paving labourer

Concrete pourer – construction

Concrete pump operator

Concrete spreader operator

Concrete waterproofer – construction

Construction craft labourer

Construction electrician helper

Construction helper

Construction labourer

Construction labourer and helper

Construction trades helper

Construction worker

Crane chaser

Crane hooker

Cupola spray reliner

Dampproofer helper

Deck worker

Demolition worker

Diamond driller helper – surface mining

Digger – construction

Ditch cleaner – construction

Door frame installer

Dope machine operator – pipelines

Dragline operator helper

Dragline operator helper – crane operation

Dredge worker

Driller helper – surface mining

Drywall and acoustical board installer helper

Drywall and acoustical installer helper

Drywall sander

Earthworks labourer – construction

Excavation labourer

Excavation worker

Exterior cladder helper

Firebrick layer helper

Fitter helper – construction


Flagman/woman – construction

Floor coverer helper

Floor layer’s helper

Floor sander and finisher helper

Floorcovering installer helper

Floorcovering mechanic helper

Form remover – construction

Form stripper – construction

Foundation dampproofer helper

Foundation drill operator helper

Foundation form worker

Foundation waterproofer – construction

Framer helper – construction

Gas line fuser

Gas pipe fuser

Gas pipelayer – construction

General construction labourer

Glass setter helper

Glass worker helper – construction

Glazier helper

Grade tamper – construction

Grout machine operator

Grout pump operator


Gunite mixer – construction

Guniter – construction

Highway concrete mixer operator helper

Highway maintenance worker

Highway sign erector

Horizontal earth-boring machine helper

Hoseman/woman insulation helper

Industrial chimney repairer-mason helper

Insulation blower

Insulation blower helper

Insulation blower operator

Insulation hoseman/woman

Insulator helper

Interior and exterior wall erector helper

Interior finisher helper

Interior wall finisher helper

Ironworker helper

Jackhammer operator – construction

Joiner helper – construction

Lightning rod erector helper

Maintenance carpenter helper

Manual concrete vibrator operator

Manual curb builder

Manual stone spreader operator

Manual terrazzo grinder

Marble setter helper

Masonry pointer and caulker

Mason’s helper


Metal form setter – construction

Metal roofer helper – construction

Metal scaffold erector helper

Metal trim erector helper

Mole operator helper – construction

Monument erector

Monument setter

Mud jack operator

Nozzle worker – pile driving

Oil burner installer helper

Ornamental iron erector helper

Ornamental metal worker helper

Painter and decorator helper

Painter helper – construction

Paper latcher – construction

Paperhanger helper

Paperhanger helper – construction

Pavement line painter

Pavement line painter helper

Pavement striper

Paving operations labourer

Pile driver operator helper – crane operation

Pile driver operator’s helper

Pile driving chainman/woman

Pile driving ground worker

Pile-driving lead placer helper

Pipe aligner – pipeline construction

Pipe doper – construction

Pipe-cleaning and covering machine operator

Pipefitter helper – construction


Pipelayer – construction

Pipelayer – drainage systems

Pipelayer – irrigation

Pipeline caulker

Pipeline labourer

Pipeline mandrel operator

Pipeline welder helper

Pipeline worker – construction

Pipeline-liner installer

Pit bottom worker

Plasterer helper

Plate fitter helper – construction

Plumber helper

Pneumatic drill operator – construction

Pneumatic hammer operator – construction

Post hole driller

Power curber tender

Power shovel operator helper

Precast concrete caulker

Preheater tender – pipelines

Quarry dump attendant

Quarry labourer

Refractory bricklayer helper

Reinforcing wire mesh worker

Renovation carpenter helper

Rigger’s helper – construction

Rip-rap placer

Road form setter

Road mixer operator helper

Road spray truck helper

Roofer helper

Rotary driller helper – water well

Scaffold erector


Seam caulker – construction

Seat installer – construction

Sewage pipelayer

Sewer digger

Sheather helper

Sheet metal worker helper – construction

Shore dredging labourer

Sider helper

Skid setter

Skid setter – pipeline construction

Slinger – construction

Slip form curb machine tender

Smelter liner

Spacer – pipeline construction

Spray truck helper

Spreader box tender


Stabber – pipeline construction

Steam fitter’s helper – construction

Steel erector helper

Steel form setting worker

Steel forms setter helper

Structural plate fitter helper – construction

Structural steel erector helper

Tamper operator

Tamper operator – construction

Tank builder helper

Terrazzo finisher helper

Terrazzo layer helper

Terrazzo machine grinder

Terrazzo mechanic helper

Terrazzo polisher helper

Tile layer helper

Tile setter helper

Tinsmith helper – construction

Tombstone erector

Tombstone setter

Trades helper – construction

Trench digger

Tunnelling machine operator helper – construction

Underground labourer – construction

Vanity and kitchen cupboard installer helper

Vibrator roller operator

Vibratory compactor operator

Wallboard sander

Water pipe installer

Water well driller helper

Waterproofer – construction

Waterproofer helper

Welder-fitter helper – construction

Window caulker

Wire mesh setter

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

Load and unload construction materials, and move materials to work areas

Erect and dismantle concrete forms, scaffolding, ramps, catwalks, shoring and barricades required at construction sites

Mix, pour and spread materials such as concrete and asphalt

Assist tradespersons such as carpenters, bricklayers, cement finishers, roofers and glaziers in construction activities

Assist heavy equipment operators to secure special attachments to equipment, signal operators to guide them in moving equipment and provide assistance in other activities

Assist in aligning pipes and perform related activities during oil and gas pipeline construction

Assist in drilling and blasting rock at construction sites

Assist miners in excavating and in setting up and operating various drills and other surface mining machinery

Level earth to fine grade specifications using rake and shovel

Assist in demolishing buildings using prying bars and other tools, and sort, clean and pile salvaged materials

Remove rubble and other debris at construction sites using rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows and other equipment

Operate pneumatic hammers, vibrators and tampers as directed

Tend or feed machines or equipment used in construction such as mixers, compressors and pumps

Clean up chemical spills and other contaminants, and remove asbestos and other hazardous materials

Oil and grease hoists and similar equipment

Direct traffic at or near construction sites

Perform other activities at construction sites, as directed.

Employment requirements

Some experience as a general construction labourer may be required for construction trade helpers.

Some pipeline workers, such as stabbers, mandrel operators and pre-heater tenders, usually require one season of experience in oil and gas pipeline construction.

Flagmen/women may require a traffic control certificate.

Additional information

Mobility is possible among workers in this unit group.


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