Labourer Resume Examples

labourer/brick layer

  • Remove excess mortar with trowels and hand tools, and finish mortar joints with jointing tools, for a sealed, uniform appearance.
  • Construct corners by fastening in plumb position a corner pole or building a corner pyramid of bricks, and filling in between the corners using a line from corner to corner to guide each course, or layer, of brick.
  • Measure distance from reference points and mark guidelines to lay out work, using plumb bobs and levels.
  • Break or cut bricks, tiles, or blocks to size, using trowel edge, hammer, or power saw.
  • Fasten or fuse brick or other building material to structure with wire clamps, anchor holes, torch, or cement.
  • Lay and align bricks, blocks, or tiles to build or repair structures or high temperature equipment, such as cupola, kilns, ovens, or furnaces.
  • Calculate angles and courses and determine vertical and horizontal alignment of courses.

labourer / trowel hand

  • Provide assistance to plasterers.
  • Clean work areas and equipment.
  • Supply own hand tools
  • Apply coats of mortar to walls and partitions of buildings using trowel and hawk,
  • Mix mortar and plaster to desired consistency.
  • Clean and prepare surfaces for applications of mortar and plaster.
  • Rough the undercoat surface so the finish coat will adhere.


  • Apply paint, stain, varnish, enamel, or other finishes to equipment, buildings, bridges, or other structures, using brushes, spray guns, or rollers.
  • Smooth surfaces, using sandpaper, scrapers, brushes, steel wool, or sanding machines.
  • Waterproof buildings, using waterproofers or caulking.
  • Fill cracks, holes, or joints with caulk, putty, plaster, or other fillers, using caulking guns or putty knives.Control traffic passing near, in, or around work zones.
  • Read plans, instructions, or specifications to determine work activities.
  • Install sewer, water, or storm drain pipes, using pipe-laying machinery or laser guidance equipment.
  • Operate or maintain air monitoring or other sampling devices in confined or hazardous environments.


  • Moving gravel, dirt and tree cuttings
  • Digging holes and uprooting trees
  • Laying protective matting over garden
  • Mix specified amounts of sand, clay, dirt, or mortar powder with water to form refractory mixtures.


  • Transport or set explosives for tunnel, shaft, or road construction.
  • Use computers or other input devices to control robotic pipe cutters or cleaners.
  • Examine brickwork or structure to determine need for repair.
  • Dig ditches or trenches, backfill excavations, or compact and level earth to grade specifications, using picks, shovels, pneumatic tampers, or rakes.


  • Maintained and operated chainsaws, tractors, wood splitters and other equipment. 
  • Removed and bucked trees 
  • Split, stacked and prepared fire wood. 
  • Erect or dismantle scaffolding, shoring, braces, traffic barricades, ramps, or other temporary structures.


  • Erect and dismantle scaffolding under 1.5 meters.
  • 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.
  • Tend machines that pump concrete, grout, cement, sand, plaster, or stucco through spray guns for application to ceilings or walls.

labourer/warehouse worker

  • Spray materials such as water, sand, steam, vinyl, paint, or stucco through hoses to clean, coat, or seal surfaces.
  • Mop, brush, or spread paints, cleaning solutions, or other compounds over surfaces to clean them or to provide protection.
  • Perform site activities required of green certified construction practices, such as implementing waste management procedures, identifying materials for reuse, or installing erosion or sedimentation control mechanisms.
  • Identify, pack, or transport hazardous or radioactive materials.


  • Precise painting to detail
  • Office fitouts – eg: demolition, reconstructing a fitout from the ground up while adhering to site plans and strict guidelines 
  • Ability to follow OH&S
  • Ability to follow correct PPE guidelines
  • Fencing
  • Concreting
  • Site cleanups


  • Overseeing and managing 6 labourers
  • Tidying and upkeep of site
  • Early start to prepare worksite
  • Complying to all Health and Safety regulations
  • Conducting site safety checks and carry out risk control measures
  • Setting out of floor levels
  • Manual handling of equipment and materials