Clean and prepare construction sites by removing debris and possible hazards. Load or unload building materials to be used in construction. Build or take apart bracing, scaffolding, and temporary structures. Dig trenches, backfill holes, or compact earth to prepare for construction.

Job details

  •  Location: 13035, 84th AvenueSurrey, BCV3W 1B3
  •  Salary: 21.00 hourly for 40 hours per week
  •  Terms of employment: Permanent employment
    Full time
  •  Day, Flexible Hours
  •  Start date: Starts as soon as possible
  •  vacancies: 2 vacancies

What Does a Construction Helper Do?

A construction helper is responsible for assisting construction workers to carry out a variety of tasks such as tidying up work areas, unloading materials, preparing worksites, cleaning debris, and executing other tasks as assigned.

A construction helper serves important roles on a construction site by expediting the completion of construction projects.

A variety of trades may use the services of construction helpers, such as carpenters, painters, plumbers, electricians, and roofers, while some other construction helpers may work in various companies as full-time employees or on a part-time basis.

The construction helper job description entails various tasks that are required on a construction site.


He/she is expected to complete a wide range of duties in his or her daily activities, including unloading materials such as lumber, tools, and other necessary and relevant equipment at a construction site.

He or she may also be required to load materials that will be transported from one construction site to the other.


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Another duty that is carried out by a construction helper is to set up equipment that will be used on a construction site, which may involve setting up work stations, running lines for power tools, erecting scaffolding, laying out tools, preparing forms for the pouring of concrete on foundations, handing various tools to workers as they perform their various tasks.

A construction helper may also be responsible for assisting with framing and other tasks or for performing light construction duties such as pouring concrete on foundations, installing sheetrock, operating various equipment, digging trenches, nailing boards together for framing, assisting tradesmen with the installation of windows, electrical or plumbing systems, or other areas of the construction project.

The job role of a construction helper demands that the ideal candidate should demonstrate certain skills and qualities to be effective on the job.

These include good mechanical skills, excellent physical stamina and/or strength, good listening skills, well-developed organizational skills, decent math skills, excellent time management skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to be a team player; good verbal and written communication skills and excellent time management skills.

In terms of academic qualifications, most employers do not require prospective candidates for the construction helper position to hold a postsecondary degree.

However, a High School diploma may be typically required.

Construction Helper Job Description Example/Sample/Template

A construction helper is expected to carry out a wide range of duties, tasks, and responsibilities. The sample job description below shows the major ones:

  • Assisting with plumbing, digging trenches, installations, laying out of tools, and performing several other masonry works.
  • Ensuring that construction sites are well-managed and kept clean
  • Tidying up and preparing construction sites, while also ensuring that safety rules and regulations are strictly adhered to
  • Carrying out a variety of assigned tasks on construction sites which may include assisting construction site engineers and supervisors.
  • Getting rid of the trash, debris, and other potentially dangerous materials from construction sites
  • Assisting construction project manager in the process of surveying to determine what materials are being kept or removed for an upgrade.
  • Loading, unloading, and identifying building materials and ensuring that they are distributed to the appropriate locations
  • Servicing and operating compressors, generators, power/hand tools, and several other construction equipment.

Employment groups

This employer promotes equal employment opportunities for all job applicants, including those self-identifying as a member of these groups: Indigenous people, Newcomers to Canada, Visible minorities, Youth

Who can apply to this job?

Only apply to this job if:

  • You are a Canadian citizen, a permanent or a temporary resident of Canada.
  • You have a valid Canadian work permit.

If you are not authorized to work in Canada, do not apply. The employer will not respond to your application.

How to apply

By email

[email protected]

By mail

13035, 84th Avenue suite 110
Surrey, BC
V3W 1B3

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