Construction Worker Job Titles

By | August 4, 2012

A construction worker is a person who is employed by a construction or building company to work either on site or on the work related to the designing, planning or sketching of a construction site. Any construction worker may work in different areas of a construction site and there are a host of different job duties and responsibilities which are to be looked after in the construction business.  Construction worker may be required to do semi skilled tasks or tasks which require specific educational requirements. Based on these differences, there are levels of positions of job titles which fall under the category of the construction worker’s job.

The different tasks which are done on a construction site or within the construction industry are physical labour tasks such as building of highways, roads, structures, tunnels, shafts, demolition sites, planning of construction, management and supervision of construction labourers, cost estimation, ordering of products and construction materials, handling of machinery, loading and unloading of materials etc. Different tasks required different workers and together the whole team comes under the ‘construction worker’ heading.

To understand the job titles and their division better, the following part of the article shall explain the different levels of work of a construction worker.

Top Level Construction Worker Job Titles:

The top level of a construction work may include employees who have higher education such as civil engineering or architectural degree to carry out the planning, designing and scheming of the construction process or building. These employees hold the most important position in this business are without them construction industry is meaningless. The following are the job titles of top level construction workers.

  • Civil engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Architect
  • Building services engineer
  • Quantity surveyor
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Fire protection engineer
  • Vice president
  • President
  • Director of operations
  • Construction engineer

Management Construction Worker Job Titles

The management and supervision of a construction site or a project falls under the area of expertise of certain employees who are not directly related to the planning of the construction plan but are required to look after the smooth running of the day to day operations. The following are the job titles which fall under the management and administrative department of a construction worker.

  • Project manager
  • Accounts executive
  • Financial advisor
  • Team manager
  • Contractor
  • Construction site manager
  • Site manager
  • Building materials manager
  • Quality control manager
  • Construction manager
  • Transportation manager
  • Accountant
  • Trade contractor
  • Building estimator
  • Logistics manager
  • Building executive
  • Fire norms manager
  • Safety manager

Labour Construction Worker Job Titles

The task of building of a construction site or infrastructure is mainly in the hands of those people who work as labourers and have the know-how of the building methods, installation knowledge and the complete expertise of electrical fittings. This level of work may require other tasks to be performed as well. But one of the common features of these employees is the fact that no special educational qualifications are required but work experience greatly matter. The following are the job titles of labour related work in a construction business.

  • Labourers
  • Daily wage labourers
  • Ironworkers
  • Truck driver
  • Plumber
  • Electrician
  • Mechanics
  • Framing assistant
  • General labourer
  • Machine operator
  • Extraction labourer
  • Heavy equipment operator
  • Maintenance technician
  • Technician
  • Welder
  • Superintendent
  • Rail track laying manager
  • Fence erector
  • Elevator installer
  • Carpenter
  • Painter
  • Hazardous  material remover
  • Cleaner
  • White washer
  • Pipe layer
  • Journeyman

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