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Construction Laborer

The Laborer role is essential and assists the project team in ensuring timely and successful completion of construction projects.

For over 25 years, Polhemus Savery DaSilva (PSD) has collaborated with individuals, families, and institutions to design and build exceptional custom homes that celebrate creative design and quality craftsmanship, honor their natural environments, and set the stage for lasting memories — for generations to come.

PSD is nationally recognized for thoughtfully integrated architecture and construction on Cape Cod and coastal southeastern New England. PSD provides a highly collaborative process that is as special as the buildings we create. Our single-source approach provides seamless communication among the project team and our clients to ensure we meet deadlines, stay on budget, and deliver quality workmanship that realizes our client’s vision.

The Laborer role is essential and assists the project team in ensuring timely and successful completion of construction projects.

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain a clean job site: pick up tools and equipment and secure job site each day in order to eliminate potential hazards.
  • Set up and take down ladders, scaffolding and other temporary structures.
  • Load and unload trucks; haul and hoist materials.
  • Assist Carpenters and other trades.
  • Obtain and maintain current certifications for First Aid, CPR and OSHA.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum 0-1 year residential construction experience.
  • Ability to work independently and complete daily activities according to work schedule.
  • Ability to meet attendance schedule with dependability and consistency.
  • Current and valid driver’s license with clean driving record.

Working Conditions & Physical Demands

  • Field environment.
  • Travel to the site, and off-site locations will be required.
  • Overtime as required.
  • May be exposed to hazardous working environments with heavy machinery.
  • Must be physically fit to perform manual labor in all types of environments and conditions, including heavy lifting (in excess of 50 pounds). Physical requirements including standing, walking, climbing or balancing and stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling.

Advancement Potential
A Laborer who exhibits above average proficiency in their job and consistently demonstrates initiative, who gets their assigned work done properly, demonstrates an aptitude for the carpentry trade, and who works to improve his/her skills will often be in line for promotion to a Carpenter Apprentice.

Eligibility for promotion to Carpenter Apprentice requires that the candidate obtain the following:

  • Obtain OSHA 10-hour certification.
  • Obtain and maintain certification for First Aid and CPR.
  • Procure the following tools:
    • Safety Glasses
    • Work Gloves
    • Work Boots
    • Carpenters pencils, Sharpie
    • Tape measure 25’ – 30’
    • Utility knife and extra blades
    • “C” clamps/quickie clamps (2)
    • Set of wood chisels
    • Sliding T Bevel
    • Scribe / Compass
    • Chalk Line with extra chalk (not red)
    • Small roll of dry line
    • Torpedo levels, 24” and 48” long
    • Cats Paw
    • Hammer
    • Small set of miscellaneous drill bits
    • Speed square
    • Framing square
    • Cordless drill kit with extra bits, including specialty bits (i.e. T-25, extensions, etc.)
    • Metal tin snips
    • Allen wrenches – 2 sets (SAE and Metric)
    • Set of portable sawhorses
    • Set of center punches / nail sets
    • 1 – 50’ extension cord, 1 – 100’ extension cord, 1 – 3 way connector
    • Circular saw with extra blades
    • Sawzall with extra blades
    • Small 4” grinder with miscellaneous cutoff wheels
    • Screw driver set
    • Prybar or wrecking bar
    • Pliers
    • Small Halogen light / work light
    • Tool belt

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