Labourer Jobs

How to Enter

There are no specific entry requirements for most Labourer jobs in New Zealand as most of the crucial skills are gained on the job. However, many employers look for the following personal requirements:

  • Hard-working and adaptable
  • Great attention to detail and safety-conscious
  • Able to follow instructions
  • Can work independently and as part of a team
  • Proactive and quick to learn


Typical Responsibilities

The daily responsibilities of a Labourer may include any of the following:

  • Constructing, maintaining and repairing roads, pathways or railways
  • Building scaffolding
  • Constructing and demolishing buildings
  • Digging trenches, levelling ground and laying pipes and cabling
  • Mixing and pouring concrete
  • Operating heavy machinery
  • Moving equipment and building materials
  • Cleaning and maintaining work site
  • Ensuring the Health & Safety of everyone in and around work site



A Labourer’s career opportunities can be endless. With time, a Labourer can become a qualified tradesperson in the Trade and Industrial industry, including Bricklaying, Paving and Drain Laying. Alternatively, they could also move into an apprenticeship and for example, work towards becoming an Electrician, Mechanic or Carpenter.


Salary Range

30K – 50K per annum (NZD)


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Physical Address:
Level 4, Aviation House
12 Johnston Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Postal Address:
PO Box 5555,
Wellington 6140

Tel: +64 4 499 8800
Fax: +64 4 499 0955



Physical Address:
Level 1, Altrans House,
104 Quay Street
Auckland 1010
New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 951 5011 


Physical Address:
50A Ossian Street
Napier 4110
New Zealand
Tel: 0800 868 436


Brisbane, Australia

Physical Address:
477 Boundary Street
QLD 4000
Tel: +61 7 3085 7427