Construction laborers work on projects like buildings and highways. They clean and prepare sites by removing debris, digging trenches and assembling and disassembling structures. They also tend to and run machines such as cement mixers and hand tools that help them in performing construction duties effectively. Additionally, they install traffic control devices especially in highway construction projects.

If you like physical work and are not afraid of dangerous duties, you may consider working as a construction laborer. And when you apply for this position, take special care when writing your resume. For a laborer job, you will need to rely heavily on your physical agility, ability to follow instructions and understanding of construction procedures. These kinds of abilities need to be highlighted on your resume as they will provide a possible employer with valuable information to process your application.

Following is a resume sample that will help you apply for a job as a construction laborer. You may modify it according to your own skills and experiences. This format is suitable for mid-level and experienced candidates.


Construction Laborer Resume Sample


James Grant

670 Waterloo Street, Rapid City, SD 63534
(999) 999-9999, Email:

Professional Summary: Dependable and enthusiastic Construction Laborer with 8 years’ solid experience in providing support to diverse construction projects. Strong drive for results, effective oral communication skills and a proven ability to execute instructions effectively. Proven record of working efficiently with others in a team environment.

• OSHA safety training
• Current First Aid and CPR certificate
• Current SD driver’s license with clean driving record

● Raking and shoveling● Repair and maintenance● Debris cleaning
● Site cleanliness● Escorting managers● Drainage work
● Tools utilization● Documenting material● Traffic flagging


Diamond B Construction Company – Rapid City, SD                         Mar 2010 – Present
Construction Laborer

• Clean construction sites in order to prepare them for construction processes
• Ensure that all hazardous materials are removed from the proposed sites
• Pour cement or concrete in designated areas
• Dig ditches and trenches according to work plans
• Install sewer or drain pipes
• Lubricate and clean machinery properly
• Erect and dismantle structures, scaffolding and traffic barricades

• Expedited the site clearing process by employing processes that work keeping time efficiency in mind
• Managed a particularly problematic issue on the construction site by employing strategic tactics to resolve the issue

Orlando Laborers JATC – Orlando, FL                                      Sep 2005 – Mar 2010

• Assisted in clearing debris on construction sites
• Helped with maintaining machinery and hand tools on a periodic basis
• Managed roadside maintenance by trimming trees and cleaning ditches
• Drove equipment and supplies truck to and from the site
• Filled potholes, shoveled and raked materials and spread asphalt and gravel as instructed

• Successfully warded off a potential hazard to the site by employing quick thinking and analytic skills
• Offered a full time construction laborer job within 5 months of apprenticeship following excellence in performing work duties

GED | Orlando High School, Orlando, FL – 2004

• Keen understanding of preparing sites for optimizing construction work processes
• Hands on experience in operating and maintaining machines and tools in confined and hazardous environments
• Profound knowledge of positioning and aligning structural components for temporary and permanent structures