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Construction Worker - Lake Charles Rebuild

Location: Lake Charles, LA, United States
Job ID: 12241
Date Posted: Aug 19, 2021

Job Description

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Just days after Hurricane Laura struck, Samaritan’s Purse deployed U.S. Disaster Relief volunteers into communities to help clean up homes and property and tarp damaged roofs in Lakes Charles, Louisiana. We responded in the same way after Category 4 Delta swept through. The damage was so severe and widespread that, in the early weeks of 2021, we decided to transition teams toward rebuild efforts. This project involves providing minor and more wholesale repairs and, in some cases, complete rebuilds from the ground up. The Construction Worker will be a skilled builder and should be knowledgeable in all aspects of construction.


  • Work jointly with the Project Superintendent, Construction Foremen and the Logistics Coordinator to construct and/or repair homes in the affected area.
  • Willing to lead and work with volunteers, work with other construction workers on-site and hired subcontractors when needed.
  • Ensure quality of each project is maintained to the highest possible standard.
  • Provide safety training and general project training for team members at the job site and assure all work is done with safe manner.
  • Maintain security of all materials and equipment at job sites.
  • Ensure quality and adherence of Samaritan’s Purse policies from hired subcontractors.
  • Inspect all jobs, ensuring all work is in accordance with federal, state and local laws and codes.
  • Communicate and minister to Project Superintendent, homeowners and partners, keeping them informed of the team's work and projected needs.
  • Complete and submit reports for any injuries occurring at the job sites.


Directly supervise 5-10 volunteers on an as needed basis. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training volunteers; planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems and assuring quality control of the construction project which they are assigned.


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must maintain a personal relationship with and be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, as well as able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 
  • One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must be familiar with all aspects of residential home construction, from layout and foundation work to final inspection.


  • All construction courses and training and or on the job training will be reviewed, i.e. electrical, plumbing, roofing, framing and finish carpentry.
  • A class A Commercial Driver’s License is helpful, but not required. Ability to obtain a drivers medical card is required.

Job Location: Lake Charles, LA

Type: Full-time


  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Long term and short term disability insurance
  • Term Life insurance
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Paid holidays, vacation, and sick/personal time
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Location: Lake Charles, LA, United States
Date Posted: Aug 19, 2021

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