A typical responsibility ofconstruction helpers is to unload materials such as lumber, tools,and other equipment at a worksite.
They might have to also loadmaterials to be taken to a worksite or transport materials andequipment from one worksite to another.
Construction helpers generally set up equipment to beused at a job site. They might set up work stations, run lines forpower tools, erect scaffolding, lay out tools, set up forms for thepouring of concrete foundations, and even hand tools to workers asthey perform their tasks.
Assist with Framingand Other Tasks
Light construction duties suchas pouring foundations or installing sheetrock can fall toconstruction helpers. They operate equipment to dig trenches, nailtogether boards for framing, or assist tradesmen with installingwindows, electrical or plumbing systems, or other areas ofconstruction.
At the end of a workday,construction helpers remove all debris, pack up tools, put away anyunused materials, and take down bracing and scaffolding ifnecessary.
They also keep debris away from active worksitesthroughout the day to ensure the safety of workers moving about thearea.