Laborer skills and qualifications
While the job is largely physical, there is also a range of mental skills and knowledge a good laborer must possess. A few of these important qualities and skills can include but are not limited to:
Color vision: Laborers must be able to distinguish color clearly to perform their duties, such as knowing which colors of flagging used for tree identification.
Mathematics: Laborers must perform calculations every day. Math skills that are vital to laborers include addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
Mechanical acuity: Laborers also must maintain and operate heavy equipment and machinery, from forklifts to skid steer and more
Stamina and endurance: laborers must conduct strenuous and physically demanding tasks for long hours and in extreme weather conditions
Strength: The lifting duties involved in the job of a laborer often require lifting and carrying weights more than 50 pounds.
Laborer education and training requirements
Formal education is not required. However, a high school diploma is not required but basic math skills are required for the job. In addition, those who work as assistants to professional tradespeople and craftspeople must have a high school education, and a background in forestry, landscaping and/or heavy equipment operation.
Laborer experience requirements
Experience is not required but preferred. Salary is based on previous relevant experience.
Driver's License Required
Safety Equipment needed: Work boots required.