Building and Plumber Labourer

Building and Plumbers Labourers provide support to Builders, Plumbers and other trades persons on building and construction sites. They perform various manual labouring tasks such as loading and unloading tools and materials, concreting, assembling scaffolding, digging holes, structural repairs and general site maintenance.

Duties and tasks

  • Adhere to strict occupational health and safety guidelines
  • Assemble and disassemble machinery
  • Assist Builders, Plumbers and other trades persons as required
  • Assist in demolitions, digging holes, levelling earth and removing excess materials using wheelbarrows and trucks
  • Assist in the construction and dismantle of scaffolding, ramps, barricades and warning lights and signs as per state or site based requirements
  • General site maintenance including clearing rubbish from site
  • Load and unload materials, tools and equipment and place in position as per instructions
  • Mix and pour concrete, plaster and mortar and spread as required and as per job specifications
  • Operate a range of tools, equipment and machinery
  • Provide support to Trades persons in installing and repairing pipes, fittings, valves and fixtures

Skills required

  • Able to Follow Instructions
  • Good Manual Dexterity
  • Physically Fit and Able to Perform Manual Work
  • Safety Awareness
  • Strong Attention to Detail and Accuracy

Working conditions

Building and Plumbers Labourers typically work regular Monday to Friday hours with some overtime on weekends. They work outdoors and may be required to work in difficult weather conditions and around excess dirt and dust.

Professional associations / Industry information

Australian Institute of Building 

Construction Training Fund 

Master Builders Association NSW 

Master Builders Association VIC 

Related jobs and job titles

  • Bricklayer
  • Bricklayers Assistant
  • Builder
  • Concreter
  • Construction Worker
  • Dogger
  • Road Worker
  • Scaffolder
  • Stonemason