The objective statement is the first thing a potential employer sees when they look at your resume. It is your chance to capture the employer’s attention so they look more closely at your experience. The objective statement is also crucial in convincing an employer that you understand what the job entails and have the skills they need. This post will help you write a strong objective statement for your resume that will set you apart from other applicants and land you the job.
Below are a variety of objective statements for general labor positions to help you as you write one for your own resume. Choose the category of experienced, entry-level, or career changer that is right for you:
Experienced General Labor Objective Statements
- Reliable individual in great physical condition with two years of experience operating general site equipment and an OSHA 10 certification seeking employment as a laborer in an outdoor construction setting. I have steel toe boots, will pass a drug test and am able to provide references.
- Dependable and hardworking individual with carpentry skills in woodcutting, trimming, and framing and one year of experience seeking a position as a carpentry laborer at Mills Construction and Remodeling, LLC, adaptable and willing to take on a range of tasks at all heights. I have my own transportation and toolbelt, can work in all weather conditions, and have a clean background.
- Laborer with strong work ethic and three years of experience and an aptitude for operating machinery seeking employment at AgCorp as a Laborer, leveraging safety-conscious attitude and ability to work as part of a team. I will pass a drug screen and a background check.
- Physically fit and organized individual looking for an outdoor concrete laborer role with JR Contractors, bringing over seven years of experience pouring concrete, using a variety of hand and power tools, keeping the worksite clean and performing maintenance on vehicles and equipment. I will pass any scheduled or random drug screen.
- Punctual and reliable welder with five years of experience seeking a Welder position with Smith Playground, Inc., looking to contribute hard and soft skills to a team creating high-quality playground equipment.
- Highly-experienced individual with a strong safety focus seeking employment as an Environmental Field Laborer, coming with 10 years of experience in cleaning hazardous substances using pumps and vacuums.
- Talented and dependable laborer with four years of experience in a variety of commercial construction trades seeking a Foreman role with John M. Stevens Construction, Inc., coming with experience, safety-minded work ethic, and location flexibility. I pass all background checks.
- Punctual and reliable laborer with two years of experience seeking a job with General Contractors, able to work at heights, use hand tools, tie reinforcing steel and ensure a clean and safe working environment.
- Individual with a positive attitude and a team spirit looking to utilize six months of experience in a Residential Plumbing General Laborer position with John Smith Plumbing. I have a valid driver’s license, am excited to learn and take pride in my work.
- Task-oriented and organized laborer with a range of skills, bringing over seven years of experience operating large machinery, including forklifts and tractors, seeking Warehouse General Labor and Forklift Operator position with SunTrim Mechanical.
- Responsible and dependable warehouse laborer with one year of experience and a high school diploma, looking to undertake a role as Warehouse Worker for HK Shipping Ltd. I am eager to learn and can stand/walk for 8+ hours per day.
- Reliable healthy individual with two years of construction labor experience looking for construction laborer position, coming with ability to operate wide range of heavy equipment.
- High-energy team player with a GED and an attention to detail, seeking a general laborer position, coming with four years of experience with a variety of hand tools and the ability to perform manual labor.
- Organized and dependable self-starter with five years of experience seeking the Forklift Operator position at State’s Flooring, bringing excellent communication skills, the ability to work under pressure, and the ability to effectively handle several projects at one time. Warehouse and forklift certified.
- Experienced customer-service oriented lawn maintenance candidate in good physical condition, seeking a landscape foreman position, contributing hardworking team-oriented attitude, excellent communication skills, weekend availability, and the ability to run a crew.
Entry-Level General Labor Objective Statements
- Physically fit, dependable team-player seeking a job as a general laborer, able to operate large vehicles as well as tools, including chainsaws, and work overtime. Clean, drug-free background.
- Safety-conscious and detail-oriented individual looking for role of an Overnight Production Worker with AeroSteel, coming with strong physical capabilities for repetitive lifting, an ability to work in a non-climate controlled environment, and an aptitude for maintaining a clean worksite which is free from hazards.
- Self-starter in great physical condition with steel toe boots looking to undertake work as a packing laborer, leveraging positive attitude and excitement for learning.
- Motivated and punctual general laborer in great physical shape seeking seasonal employment for the summer months (June to August), looking to contribute safety-conscious attitude and eagerness to learn.
- Detail-oriented and physically fit individual with a strong work ethic and ability to work independently or as part of a team, seeking part-time work as a laborer with CorLand. I have a GED, a clean driving record, and a clean background.
- Reliable and physically fit team player looking for a job as a Construction Installer with Foundation Group, ready to learn and perform work with excellence.
- Dependable hardworking individual seeking a role as a Lawn Technician with JM Lawn Company, willing to undertake a range of roles as required. I bring a clean driving record, a valid driver’s license, and a clean drug screen.
- Flexible, motivated and punctual individual who learns quickly looking to undertake work as a general laborer, bringing skills in woodworking and welding gained through vocational training courses and the ability to lift 75+ pounds.
- Safety-minded and organized team player looking to join National Gas Company as a Gas Crew Laborer, excited to contribute to a fast-paced environment and be part of a team, coming with familiarity with hand tools and vehicle maintenance. Will pass all background and drug checks.
- Reliable and flexible individual with strong work ethic and character references seeking to gain experience in a manufacturing environment as a General Laborer for CB Lighting Manufacturing.
- Motivated and hardworking team player of integrity looking to gain experience with ShippingDirect LLC as Customer Counter Operator, bringing my outgoing personality, strength to lift packages, and cleaning abilities.
- Energetic and motivated individual with GED, eager to start in role as a general laborer, coming with unbeatable work ethic, reliability, and ability to learn quickly.
- Healthy recent high school graduate with ability to work independently, and on nights and weekends, looking for general laborer position, contributing experience with a variety of hand tools and the desire to perform manual labor.
- Focused, healthy and dependable individual available for an immediate start, seeking a sheet metal labor position, leveraging attention to detail and exceptional work ethic. All background and drug checks will be clean.
- Healthy recent high school graduate with strong math and customer-service skills, looking for a Driver/Laborer position with Three Men Movers, coming with excellent communication and hand-eye coordination skills, valid driver’s license and good driving record.
Career Change General Labor Objective Statements
- Punctual and reliable individual looking to gain experience as a laborer, coming with two years of work experience and excellent customer service skills gained in the retail industry, looking to contribute my interpersonal and problem-solving skills to the team at PRC Timber Works.
- Adaptable and detail-oriented theater set designer with three years of experience looking to apply my carpentry and craft skills as a General Laborer for John Silva Construction, bringing my lifting capabilities, willingness to work at heights and in all weather, and clean background.
- Flexible and dependable self-starter with four years of experience as a school janitor and handyman looking to apply a wide range of manual skills as a general laborer, willing to work shifts including early/late shifts and weekends.
Your objective statement can be a powerful tool to grab the employer’s attention. After reviewing the above samples, make sure you have the job posting in front of you and write your own objective statement based on the most important parts in the job posting. You want the employer to know that you have what it takes and are the best fit for the job.
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