Construction Labourer

Role Summary

Company: Activa

Job Title: Construction Labourer

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Reports To: Site Supervisor

Location: Waterloo, Ontario

The Labourer is responsible for assisting the Site Supervisor by performing tasks involving physical labour at construction sites to ensure construction details and deadlines are met in a timely and quality workmanship manner. The specific tasks of this role include day to day clean-up of site, erecting scaffolding and support braces, cleaning and preparation of houses and work sites, and operation of a variety of hand and power tools. Labourers are physically fit, hardworking and able to follow instructions rapidly and proficiently.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide support to Site Supervisor through various hands on construction and site tasks
  • Compliance with Company health and safety training and reporting requirements
  • Travel to multiple job sites as required
  • Loading and unloading of vehicles with supplies, equipment and construction material
  • Assist carpenters, masons and other trades and specialized contractors
  • Clean, maintain, and service tools, equipment and machinery
  • Move tools, equipment, machinery and construction material to and from work areas
  • Prepare sites and clean up rubble and debris in a timely manner to ensure a safe and well maintained construction site
  • Dig trenches, maintain truck log, and perform other duties as required
  • Perform other duties as required


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Two years related experience
  • First Aid skills and/or certificates are considered assets
  • WHMIS, Working at Heights, Elevated Lift and other typical safety certifications are considered assets
  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record
  • Physically fit and able to lift up to 50 lb.

Personal Attributes

  • Able to communicate competently and effectively in the English language; both verbally and in writing
  • Able to receive, interpret and act on directions in a timely and efficient manner
  • Able to interact with a wide range of personalities while remaining tactful, diplomatic and professional at all times
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to make decisions based on sound judgment and reasoning
  • High attention to detail
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work both independently and under direct supervision in a busy environment
  • Hand tool and power tool use required

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