General Labourer

Learn more about becoming a general labourer, know the pay rates, learn casual vs perm employment, and know how it is working for an agency. Or if you have already made the decision to be a general labourer, apply now!

Average Pay - $30+

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Time to hire -


Job Description

Skilled laborers are workers who have acquired the necessary skills and training to complete building and construction-related jobs. Their duties differ depending on the task at hand, but some responsibilities include painting, drilling, flooring installations, and plumbing and electrical tasks. Their duties may also include different types of manual labor.


  • Moving materials to the worksite and ensuring all tools, machinery, and other equipment are safely set up.
  • Operating equipment like drills, pneumatic hammers, shovels, pikes, and other heavy machinery.
  • Assisting with various electrical and plumbing installation procedures.
  • Obeying health and safety codes, as well as the company's principles.
  • Removing hazardous materials from sites.
  • Spreading gravel, asphalt, and other materials over surfaces.
  • Performing site and equipment inspections.
  • Attending meetings and workshops.
  • Completing on-the-job training.
  • Ensuring tasks are completed to deadlines.

Common Locations in VIC

● Some locations include Dandenong, Sunshine, Truganina, Melbourne, Derrimut
● Western/South Eastern Suburbs for Warehousing


● Construction

● Manufacturing

● Engineering

Casual vs perm employment

  • With casual employment, you gain 25% casual loading
  • For permanent employment, you get leave entitlements, health insurance, paid trainings, etc. 
  • If you like to settle into predictable and routine work, perm is for you.

Working for Chandler as a Pick Packer

Chandler Services gives you a variety of opportunities with a wide range of organisations. Working with us means you could access the following benefits: 


  • Flexible working opportunities - where you have the option to accept shifts suitable for your own time and schedule 
  • Hire both perm and casual 
  • Shift management through our app - use the Chandler Services app to check your availability
  • Fast onboarding - once your interview and documents are completed, you can start working! 
  • 50+ locations in Victoria - find jobs nearer to your location for your convenience 
  • Experienced and knowledgeable consultants that can help you find the perfect role 
  • Competitive pay rates 

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