Construction Craft Worker |

Introduction

Construction craft workers work mostly on construction sites. Their tasks include site preparation and cleanup, setting up and removing equipment, working on concrete and masonry, steel, wood and pre-cast erecting projects. They handle materials and equipment and perform demolition, excavation and compaction activities. They may also be responsible for site security.

Essential Skills Requirements:

Safety-related Activities | |

Reading | |

Ability to understand short instructions and warnings written on signs, labels and packaging. (Complexity: 1) | |

Ability to read memos and notices, e.g. read memos to learn about changes to worksite procedures. (Complexity: 2) | |

Ability to read workplace safety materials, e.g. read Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) to understand the chemical composition and hazards of products, such as adhesives. (Complexity: 2) | |

Ability to understand written instructions about the use, maintenance and storage of personal protective equipment. (Complexity: 2) | |

Document Use | |

Ability to identify icons used in WHMIS, fire control and other hazard management systems. (Complexity: 1) | |

Ability to recognize symbols and icons, e.g. identify hazard symbols on Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) labels. (Complexity: 1) | |

Writing | |

Ability to write text entries in forms to describe events leading up to incidents or accidents. (Complexity: 2) | |

Thinking | |

Ability to evaluate the safety of equipment and the severity of workplace hazards. (Complexity: 2) | |

Construction-related Activities | |

Reading | |

Ability to understand short written comments on technical drawings. (Complexity: 1) | |

Ability to read product use instructions, e.g. read instructions for the use of scissor lifts. (Complexity: 2) | |

Ability to understand and interpret provincial and national codes applicable to the trade. (Complexity: 3 or higher) | |

Document Use | |

Ability to locate information such as dimensions and construction procedures using basic drawings. (Complexity: 1) | |

Ability to scan flowcharts to determine the sequencing of simple tasks and processes. (Complexity: 1) | |

Ability to locate information such as dimensions and construction procedures using moderately complex scale drawings. (Complexity: 2) | |

Ability to use a variety of moderately complex plan, elevation and section drawings, e.g. use moderately complex drawings to determine construction techniques, specifications and the location of components, such as fasteners. (Complexity: 2) | |

Thinking | |

Ability to choose tools, methods and products for construction projects, e.g. consider project specifications, building codes and the availability of time and labour. (Complexity: 1) | |

Ability to evaluate the quality of work performed by considering factors such as the appearance and structural integrity of completed projects. (Complexity: 2) | |

General Administrative Duties | |

Reading | |

Ability to understand short written comments on forms such as job-hazard assessments. (Complexity: 1) | |

Ability to read a variety of operating manuals, e.g. may read manuals to learn about the set-up, operation and maintenance of equipment. (Complexity: 2) | |

Document Use | |

Ability to complete a variety of checklists and forms, e.g. complete hazard assessment forms by checking boxes and entering data such as dates, times and quantities. (Complexity: 1) | |

Ability to locate and enter data on labels, e.g. locate mixing ratios and drying times on the labels of products, such as sealers. (Complexity: 1) | |

Ability to locate operating data such as temperatures, pressures and electrical readings using gauges and digital readouts. (Complexity: 1) | |

Ability to locate data such as classifications, times, temperatures, ingredients and quantities in moderately complex tables. (Complexity: 2) | |

Writing | |

Ability to write comments in forms and schedules, e.g. write comments in job hazard assessment forms to notify co-workers about obstacles, such as overhead power lines. (Complexity: 1) | |

Ability to write reminders and short notes to co-workers. (Complexity: 1) | |

Thinking | |

Ability to deal with minor equipment breakdowns and malfunctions. (Complexity: 1) | |

Ability to evaluate the condition and performance of tools and equipment. (Complexity: 2) | |

Oral Communication - Listening | |

Ability to understand short spoken statements such as a simple instruction or question. (Complexity: 1) | |

Ability to understand moderately complex spoken statements such as instructions involving multiple steps. (Complexity: 2) | |

Oral Communication - Speaking | |

Ability to ask simple questions and explain simple thoughts, instructions and opinions using appropriate language. (Complexity: 1) | |

Ability to explain moderately complex thoughts, instructions and opinions using appropriate tone and language. (Complexity: 2) | |

Use of Mathematics | |

Whole Numbers | |

Ability to read and write, count, round off, add or subtract, multiply or divide whole numbers, e.g. read measuring tapes, order lumber. (Complexity: 2) | |

Fractions | |

Ability to read and write, add or subtract fractions, multiply or divide by a fraction, multiply or divide fractions, e.g. use fractional units of inches when measuring the thickness of flooring materials. (Complexity: 2) | |

Decimals | |

Ability to read and write, round off, add or subtract decimals, multiply or divide by a decimal, multiply or divide decimals, e.g. use decimals to record partial units for measurement, such as 6.4 metres. (Complexity: 2) | |

Percents and Mixed Operations | |

Ability to use percent to locate numbers; add, subtract, multiply and divide signed numbers; complete mixed operations with whole numbers, fractions, percents and decimals. (Complexity: 2) | |

Data Analysis | |

Ability to calculate and use totals, sub-totals and basic summary measures like averages and rates; perform proportional calculations. (Complexity: 2) | |

Geometry - Basic Skills | |

Ability to analyze and draw lines and line segments; use coordinates to locate points in a plane; calculate angles; use concepts such as parallelism to solve problems. (Complexity: 2) | |

Geometry - Plane Figures | |

Ability to calculate perimeters, areas and circumferences; analyze angles and distances in triangles, rectangles and circles; analyze complex shapes into constituent plane figures. (Complexity: 2) | |

Measurement | |

Ability to measure things such as distances, weights, volumes, temperatures and angles; use and convert between Metric and Imperial measurement units. (Complexity: 2) | |

Algebra | |

Ability to construct and solve equations with one to three different variables and use common formulas. (Complexity: 2) |