Construction Assistant Job Description


Responsible for performing basic carpentry tasks under the guidance and supervision of a construction manager. Reads blueprints,

Primary responsibilities

  • Gather materials for workers to handle on job sites.
  • Keep job sites clean and machines serviced.
  • Cover services with plastic material to protect them.
  • Cut and install insulation.
  • Cut and fit tile or linoleum.
  • Spread adhesives on flooring to prep for tile.
  • Build scaffolding, shoring, and braces.
  • Cut timber and lumber to specified dimensions.
  • Hold timbers, lumber, and paneling in place for fastening or cutting.
  • Drill holes in lumber.
  • Hold plumb bobs, sighting rods, and other equipment, to aid in establishing reference points and lines.
  • Assist in the layout of foundation, building lines and anchor bolts.
  • Set hollow metal doors and frames.
  • Install toilets.
  • Install trim and cabinets.
  • Place and set slabs and sidewalks.
  • Unload materials from trucks.
  • Assist with slabs and elevated structures.
  • Frame wood.
  • Establish reference points and lines.
  • Coordinate and ensure all projects are completed on time.

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