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Become A Yard Labour

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Working As A Yard Labour

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Repetitive

  • $31,910

    Average Salary

What Does A Yard Labour Do At Mabey Inc.

* Receives tasks from Depot Manager and completes them efficiently and independently with minimal or no supervision
* Maintain company safety standard and enforce safety regulations
* Interpret job orders to Yard employees and assist in assigning duties
* Establish or adjust daily tasks to meet changing order priorities
* Suggest changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of shop, department, or work crew
* Suggest plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals
* Monitor minimum stock levels of equipment and supplies
* Study shipping notices, bills of lading, invoices, orders, and other records to determine order priorities and shipping schedules required to meet customer obligations
* Oversee incoming and outgoing shipping activities to ensure accuracy, completeness, and condition of shipments
* Inspects equipment for damages and recommends damage costs
* Responsible for assisting in the training of new depot staff
* Coordinate monthly perpetual stock take and semiannual full stock take
* Must be able to operate a forklift
* Make deliveries with company pick-up truck and trailer as required
* Other duties as assigned

What Does A Yard Labour Do At Kiewit Corporation

* Work with colleagues to fill request for tool orders from the Field Teams
* Identify and inspect tools to ensure quality items are being sent out to the field (verify certifications, inspect for defects etc.)
* Read and understand warning signs, operating instructions for equipment, jobsite safety rules and jobsite policies.
* Use effective verbal communication skills and basic math (add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers and fractions accurately.
* Help to repair broken equipment that has returned from the job sites (training will be provided)
* Lift and carry heavy items weighing up to 50 pounds or more.
* Move in and around confined and cluttered places, and uneven areas.
* Full range of motion and flexibility.
* Work up to a 12 hour shift (during peak times) doing hard physical labor in varying temperature extremes and other outside conditions.
* Identify safety hazards you or other employees may be subject to and take all necessary corrective action to eliminate or minimize hazards.
* Be motivated and work productively.
* Perform all job related duties requested by supervisor.
* Be a safety ambassador, always being vigilant about ensuring a safe work environment for you and your co-workers

What Does A Yard Labour Do At Great Falls Fence Company

Skid steer, bobcat operation, follow instructions, loading semi truck, filling

What Does A Yard Labour Do At Mabey Inc.

* Load and unload equipment off trailers with a forklift
* Engage in keeping records of material shipped (Goods Out) and received (Goods In)
* Shipping & Receiving
* Engage in daily maintenance & keeping records on equipment
* Forklifts, Cut rigs, Power washer, etc.
* Maintain company safety standard and follow safety regulations
* Establish or adjust daily tasks/schedules to meet changing order priorities
* Suggest changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of shop, department, or work crew
* Study shipping notices, bills of lading
* Oversee incoming and outgoing shipping activities to ensure accuracy, completeness, and condition of shipments
* Inspects equipment for damages and notifies supervisor
* Maintenance of fleet equipment, e.g. wash & paint equipment
* Follow maintenance testing & repairs procedures of products
* Participate in monthly perpetual stock take and semi-annual full stock take
* Keeping yard & equipment neat and organized
* Other duties as assigned

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How To Become A Yard Labour

Construction laborers and helpers learn their trade through on-the-job training (OJT). The length of training depends on the employer and the specialization. Formal education is not typically required.

Education

Although formal education is not typically required, high school classes in mathematics, blueprint reading, welding, and other vocational subjects can be helpful.

To receive further education, some workers attend a trade school or community college.

Training

Construction laborers and helpers learn through OJT after being hired by a construction contractor. Workers typically gain experience by performing tasks under the guidance of experienced workers.

Although the majority of construction laborers and helpers learn by assisting experienced workers, some construction laborers opt for apprenticeship programs. Programs generally include 2 to 4 years of technical instruction and OJT. The Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) requires a minimum of 4,000 hours of OJT, accompanied by 300 hours of related instruction in such areas as signaling, blueprint reading, using proper tools and equipment, and following health and safety procedures. The remainder of the curriculum consists of specialized training in one of these eight areas:

  • Building construction
  • Demolition and deconstruction
  • Environmental remediation
  • Road and utility construction
  • Tunneling
  • Masonry
  • Landscaping
  • Pipeline construction

Several groups, including unions and contractor associations, sponsor apprenticeship programs, which usually have only a basic age qualification—age 18 or older—for entrance. Apprentices must obtain a high school diploma or equivalent before completing their apprenticeship. Some apprenticeship programs have preferred entry for veterans.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Laborers who remove hazardous materials (hazmat) must meet the federal and state requirements for hazardous materials removal workers.

Depending on the work they do, laborers may need specific certifications, which may be attained through LIUNA. Rigging and scaffold building are commonly attained certifications. Certification can help workers prove that they have the knowledge to perform more complex tasks.

Advancement

Through experience and training, construction laborers and helpers can advance into positions that involve more complex tasks. For example, laborers may earn certifications in welding, erecting scaffolding, or finishing concrete, and then spend more time performing those activities. Similarly, helpers sometimes move into construction craft occupations after gaining experience in the field. For example, experience as an electrician’s helper may lead to becoming an apprentice electrician.

Important Qualities

Color vision. Construction laborers and helpers may need to be able to distinguish colors to do their job. For example, an electrician’s helper must be able to distinguish different colors of wire to help the lead electrician.

Math skills. Construction laborers and some helpers need to perform basic math calculations while measuring on jobsites or assisting a surveying crew.

Mechanical skills. Construction laborers are frequently required to operate and maintain equipment, such as jackhammers.

Physical stamina. Construction laborers and helpers must have the endurance to perform strenuous tasks throughout the day. Highway laborers, for example, spend hours on their feet—often in hot temperatures—with few breaks.

Physical strength. Construction laborers and helpers must often lift heavy materials or equipment. For example, cement mason helpers must move cinder blocks, which typically weigh more than 40 pounds each.

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Top Skills for A Yard Labour

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Top Yard Labour Skills

  1. Delivery Trucks
  2. Safety
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Check all forms and shoring equipment once it was offloaded from delivery trucks.
  • Trained in the use, and safety of power tools.
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  • Worked during the summer of 2017 as a Yard Laborer at Linton s Big R in Jackson, Wyoming.
  • Use of hand tools to accomplish minor plumbing repairs and clean up of oil and chemical spills.

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