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The Three Best General Labor Jobs in North Texas

Mar 1, 2019 10:48:32 AM

Are you looking for employment in North Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX area? There is a big demand for general labor, and whether you’ve been searching on job sites like Indeed.com or SimplyHired.com—or working with a staffing agency to find work—you’ve probably discovered there are many laborer options.

The question is, what kind of general labor job do you really want to do? Do you have any trade skills you hope to bring to an employer, or are planning on getting a job that will train you to do the work? Do you prefer to work inside a facility doing manufacturing labor, or is an outdoors job more appealing because you enjoy working with your hands in the fresh air?

Of course you are looking for a paycheck. But do you want more from a job—a career path and opportunities to grow, gain more responsibility and a higher salary?

Think about some of those questions as you look for general labor jobs in North Texas. As you narrow your job search, here are job descriptions and qualifications for the three best general labor jobs in Denton and Collin counties, TX.

Warehouse Worker

Warehouse workers may perform a range of warehouse functions, including labeling, replenishing, box making, loading/unloading trailers, moving product in storage to locations using a forklift, and more. As a warehouse worker, you’ll fulfill and organize orders. Your job is integral to fulfilling customers’ orders.

Warehouse workers sorting packages

Requirements

As a warehouse worker, you need to have organizational skills and the ability to create accurate shipping documents. Your job will likely involve reading order sheets and building loads so you can fulfill those orders.

This is a physical job—you’ll be lifting products and boxes, moving materials.  Not all warehouse worker positions involve using Power Industrial Vehicles, but some do, so you should be willing to be trained on equipment like a Cherry Picker/Order Picker, Pallet Jack or Walkie Rider.

You should be able to lift loads, and punctual. It’s important to have reliable, consistent attendance.

General Construction Laborer

In general construction, your job could involve working on building envelopes and framing—or working inside facilities. So, depending on the employer, this general labor job could be mostly outdoors or indoors. It depends on the type of construction you’ll be doing. There are many construction companies in North Texas looking for jacks-of-all-trades who can perform a range of construction duties: carpentry (frame and finish), drywall, painting, tiling, door and window installation, concrete, waterproofing, sawing, caulking, demolition, etc.

general construction workers

Requirements

General construction workers have a mechanical aptitude, enjoy working with their hands, and know how to use hand and power tools. Some jobs might ask that you bring your own tools; many employers will provide the tools you need to do jobs.

Previous construction experience is preferred, but not always necessary for certain tasks including demolition. Find out whether the construction company will train you do to specific jobs, such as installing the doors and windows they sell. Even with past experience, be prepared to learn the processes and adhere to the standards of the construction company.

To succeed as a general laborer in construction, you should have basic construction knowledge. Be sure to have reliable transportation—you must be ready to work on time.

Landscape Field Laborer

Do you enjoy working out in the fresh air, tackling challenges, working on a team and seeing the results of your efforts at the end of the day? Landscape field workers help create and maintain beautiful outdoor spaces. That includes mowing, edging, trimming and pruning trees and shrubs, and performing lawn care services.

landscape field workers maintaining lawn in Texas

As a landscape field laborer, you’ll be part of a crew that works together on a route and communicates with customers to help them identify issues in the lawn, and how their properties can be improved. (This consultation comes with experience and on-the-job training.) Ultimately, landscape field workers help improve and beautify the environment, so it’s a great job if you want the work you do to make a difference.

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Requirements

Professional landscaping companies act as problem-solvers for customers, so the job requires far more than just moving the grass. Field workers are given mentors who train them while servicing properties. And, ongoing training and education builds skills so landscape laborers can develop careers and move up to positions that require greater responsibility (crew leader, supervisor).

Because this job is performed outdoors, be prepared to weather the Texas climate during the busy landscaping season, between March and November.

The landscape crew member position is a physical job that involves operating landscaping equipment: riding and walk-behind mowers, power tools like edgers and trimmers, and hand tools including pruners.

Professional landscape companies will often provide uniforms, and you’ll be assigned to a truck. (A valid Texas driver’s license is a plus—and essential for moving up to a higher position.) Bilingual is a bonus though not required. Previous landscaping experience is preferred, but landscape field workers can be trained on the job so what’s most important is a strong work ethic and desire to learn.

Choosing the Best General Labor Job in Texas

If you are looking for a rewarding career where you can make a difference and be part of an expert team, a landscape crew member job at Grassperson could be for you. There are some landscaping skills we’d love to see on your application—but we train good people who work hard and want to make a difference.

At Grassperson, we’re focused on creating a workplace where employees are proud to spend their time, and the benefits we provide contribute to a better quality of life. Let’s talk. Check out our Career Center for details and job descriptions, and to apply online.

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