Construction Site Supervisors oversee the construction activities that take place on the worksite. They are heavily involved in planning, organizing and controlling projects. Construction Supervisors are responsible for supervising contractors and staff while maintaining a safe work environment. Construction Supervisors should be detail-oriented problem-solvers with the ability to meet deadlines and work with various personality types. Strong oral and written communication skills are important for Construction Supervisors. They should be organized and have strong record-keeping and documentation of all site activities.
The job duties of a general labourer may include cleaning and preparing a job site, loading and delivering materials, and using a variety of tools and machines. Labourers may set up and take down ladders, scaffolding, and other temporary structures. They help carpenters, masons, and other specialized contractors. General construction labourers must have physical strength, hand-eye coordination, and endurance, as well as the ability to focus on their tasks.
Carpenters are responsible for constructing, installing, erecting, and repairing fixtures and structures made from wood and other materials. They should excel in reading construction plans and transferring measurements from the plans to the site conditions. They know how to use different construction tools like small hand tools, saws, drills, and a wide variety of mechanized tools. Carpenters perform many tasks, including building stairs, installing cabinets, joining materials, and using power tools. They should have a strong mechanical aptitude and be able to interpret drawings and blueprints. Carpenters should have good hand-eye coordination and be physically fit.