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    alpacinoutd is offline Key Member
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    when a person does physical work at a company/factory

    I want to say a person does physical work at a company/factory. For example, they move things around.

    I thought about saying this:

    He is worker at a steel company.

    What does worker exactly connote? Is it too general? Could it mean that the person sits behind a computer and types letters or he might do physical work?

    What about this?

    He is blue-collar worker at a steel company.

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    Re: when a person does physical work at a company/factory

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    I want to say a person does physical work at a company/factory. For example, they move things around.

    I thought about saying this:

    He is worker at a steel company.

    What does worker exactly connote? Is it too general? Could it mean that the person sits behind a computer and types letters or he might do physical work?

    Yes.

    What about this?

    He is blue-collar worker at a steel company.

    Yes, that narrows it down some.
    You could also say he's a steelworker.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: when a person does physical work at a company/factory

    He's a laborer.
    I am not a teacher.

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