Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other:

All construction trades helpers not listed separately.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $27,630.00
Average Time to Fill 47 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,027
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 11.38 %

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Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing General Physical Activities

Erect scaffold on work site
Build structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Install siding or sheeting materials
Mark reference points or cutting lines on workpieces
Install prefabricated building components
Repair cracks, defects, or damage in installed building materials
Install construction support structures such as lathing, back up frames, or metal studs
Move materials, equipment, or supplies
Construct wooden frameworks or structures
Assemble temporary equipment or structures
Move heavy objects in construction, extraction, or mining settings
Move construction or extraction materials to locations where they are needed
Install wooden structural components such as sub flooring, rough framing, or partitions
Install roofing materials such as shingles, tile, slate, or asphalt
Erect supports and hangers for equipment and piping
Clean work sites
Install storm, sanitation, or water piping systems above and below ground
Dig holes or trenches
Build masonry structures including kilns or furnaces
Anchor wooden structures, frameworks, or forms
Fit construction materials such as wood
Install drywall, plasterboard, or wallboard
Install glass in windows, skylights, or other structural surfaces
Install shock-absorbing or acoustical paneling or tiles on wall or ceiling
Install insulating materials
Lay masonry material such as brick, block, paver, stone, or tile
Repair structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Review construction specifications
Perform concrete fabrication
Position construction forms or molds
Repair prefabricated wooden building components
Protect structures or surfaces near work areas to avoid damage
Perform structural repair or assembly work
Clean surfaces in preparation for work activities
Install sheet metal assemblies in supportive framework
Remove finish from furniture, walls, or related structures
Lay pipe into trench
Move heavy objects in installation, maintenance, or repair work
Remodel residential or commercial structures
Apply plaster, stucco, or joint compound mixtures to walls or ceilings
Install green structural components, equipment or systems
Install interior wood fixtures such as doors, floors, window frames, trim, or stairs
Climb ladders, scaffolding, and structures to reach work
Clean rooms, floors, or facilities in installation, maintenance, or repair settings
Finish concrete surfaces
Operate jackhammer in accordance with safety regulations
Assemble structural components
Remove worn, damaged or outdated materials from work areas
Repair wooden frameworks or structures
Attach moisture barrier sheeting over construction surfaces
Stack containers, materials, or products
Join wood or other construction materials
Load or unload materials used in construction or extraction
Remove excess materials from finished construction projects
Pour materials into or on designated areas
Remove debris or vegetation from work sites
Load/Unload containers, materials, or products

Handling and Moving Objects

Apply adhesives, caulking, or sealants
Cut construction material
Prepare building surfaces for paint, finishes, wallpaper, or adhesives
Sand metal or plastic objects
Paint surfaces such as walls
Cut masonry material such as stone, tile, or brick
Prepare sites or surfaces for concrete, masonry, or related construction work
Perform basic carpentry
Apply protective sealants or coatings
Polish stone or concrete using a surfacing machine
Apply adhesives to construction materials
Build construction forms or molds
Cut metal or plastic material
Level sand, dirt, concrete, or gravel bedding or foundation
Bend tubing or conduit
Mix masonry materials such as mortar, grout, slurry, or concrete
Mix substances or compounds needed for work activities
Apply material to fill gaps in surfaces
Drill holes in construction materials
Mix paint or other finishes according to instructions
Cut pipe or piping material for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, water, or steam lines
Spread sand, dirt or other loose materials onto surfaces
Cut wood components for installation
Operate pipe fitting equipment
Don/Doff construction, extraction, or mining related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Set-up heavy construction equipment
Install building fixtures
Bend pipe for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration or water lines
Cut openings in existing structures
Spread concrete or other aggregate mixtures
Compact materials to create level bases
Assemble equipment or components
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Set-up production equipment or machinery
Perform basic plumbing
Adjust mechanical equipment
Paint vehicles, structures and objects using spraying equipment
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured wood products by hand
Install electronic equipment, components, or systems
Install electrical fixtures or components
Thread wire or cable through ducts or conduits
Install electrical or electronic cables or wiring
Position structural components
Construct electrical parts or fixtures
Prepare explosives for detonation
Operate portable hand spray equipment
Don/Doff installation, maintenance, or repair related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Install/Remove finish hardware such as locks or hinges
Position machines, equipment, or structures
Install plumbing, piping, or water handling systems
Drill holes in earth or rock for activities such as blasting
Reassemble equipment after repair
Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair
Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
Align equipment or machinery
Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance
Install industrial machinery or equipment
Install machine or equipment replacement parts
Install electrical conduit or tubing
Install electrical components, equipment, or systems
Install water or sewer treatment plant equipment
Dismantle/Reassemble rigging
Set-up electronic systems test equipment
Connect hoses to equipment or piping
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures
Set-up specialized rigging
Set-up welding equipment
Dismantle equipment or temporary structures
Weld metal structures
Weld metal parts and components
Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Assemble electrical components, subsystems, or systems
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured tile or masonry products by hand
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured plumbing or piping products by hand
Apply grouting or mortar
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured mechanical products, engines, or machinery by hand
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured electrical or electronic products, equipment, or parts by hand

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Customer Service
Supervisory Skills
Commercial Construction
New Construction

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