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We Invest In Our People

We work together to meet the challenges of large, technical earthmoving projects. It takes the best crew working as a team to accomplish great things—people who are as loyal to each other as we are to Sargent.

That’s why Sargent maintains the family tradition of rewarding and supporting employee success by investing in its employee-owners. Looking out for the best team in the business is an important reason the Sargent name has found itself on select bid lists for decades.

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"I absolutely love working for Sargent. Being an employee-owner, I seem to take more pride in my work. Not that I didn’t before, but here, it’s my money that is being spent or earned. I don’t ever want to work anywhere else!"
Shawn Newton
"It’s a HUGE benefit just as is all the benefits Herb has put in front of us. He definitely was thinking of his employees' future. And I'm blessed to be a part of it!"
James Burnette
One Of Our Crew On Inspecting Heavy Equipment Materials
One Of Our Crew On Inspecting Heavy Equipment Materials

Who’s Right for Sargent?

We’re not looking for just anybody — we’re seeking great people who respect our values and give their best effort every single day. Read through the following attributes. Does this sound like you? If so, apply today!

  • Like working outdoors
  • Like to get your hands dirty
  • Love hard work and admiring achievement
  • Enjoy being creative
  • Appreciate camaraderie on the job
  • Look forward to learning every day
  • Appreciate an upbeat work environment

Our Benefits

  • Health Insurance with Company Contribution
  • Wellness Program with Incentives
  • Health Savings Account with Company Contribution
  • Holiday Pay
  • Voluntary Dental Insurance
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Voluntary Disability Coverage (STD & LTD)
  • Workforce Development and Advancement
  • Life Insurance, AD&D, and Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Travel Expenses Covered
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Protective Eye and Footwear Reimbursement
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Scholarship Opportunities

Make an Investment in You.

At Sargent you’ll earn more than a paycheck. Here, everyone has the chance to reach their goals and retire with dignity. We offer comprehensive benefits and programs that will help you build your finances, your health, and your career. When you become a Sargent, you’ll do more than come to work—you can build your life with us.

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Potential Career Path


If you don’t have construction experience, you’ll probably start as a laborer. This crucial role includes removing debris from our job sites, loading and unloading materials, shoveling dirt and rocks, pouring concrete and asphalt, doing traffic control, surveying job sites, and more.


Pipelayers are a vital part of our utility crews, as they are in charge of installing pipes for water, sewer, storm, electrical, gas, and telecommunications. Whether we’re installing utilities in an open-cut trench or in a trenchless tunnel, you can bet that pipelayers are an important part of the process.


Equipment operators spend their days in the driver’s seat of dozers, cranes, loaders, graders, pavers, trucks, and more. Operators are a vital part of any construction project, as they dig, carry, level, and smooth each job site. They also get to use some really cool technology, like GPS finishing tools.


A foreman is the person in charge of each one of our construction crews. These are usually highly experienced employees who know their way around a job site and can help teach and train the next generation of laborers and operators.


Superintendents oversee the successful completion of each project and communicate with foremen and general superintendents about each step of the process, from the initial planning to the completion of the job. The superintendent is often responsible for setting schedules, acquiring materials, and assigning crews to each job site.

Operations Manager

The operations manager is a position that requires excellent communication, accurate decision-making, and the ability to lead without hesitation. Operations managers work closely with superintendents to plan out each project and are also heavily involved in budgeting.

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Sargent Scholarship

Sargent has two scholarship opportunities available to spouses and children of full-time employees

The Herbert E. Sargent Scholarship provides scholarship assistance to undergraduate or graduate students with either a financial need or a high academic standing at the University of Maine in Orono. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at UMaine to apply for the Herbert E. Sargent Scholarship.

The Sargent Scholarship provides scholarship aid for deserving graduate or undergraduate students attending any educational institution, including community colleges and trade schools (except the University of Maine at Orono). Please click the red "Apply Now" button to apply for the Sargent Scholarship.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is Sargent currently hiring? +

    Whether we’re actively hiring or not, we’re always interested in reviewing your resume. If you seem like a good fit for Sargent, we’ll be in touch soon!

  • Do I need to have experience in the construction industry? +

    It depends on which position you’re applying for. Generally speaking, we like our foremen and operators to have at least a few years of experience, while our utility crews typically require one year of experience. If you don’t have any experience, but you do have a strong work ethic and you work well with others, we invite you to apply for a laborer position.

  • Does Sargent provide opportunities for advancement? +

    We believe in giving opportunities to employee-owners who earn them. Even our current president and CEO Herb R. Sargent started out on the ground floor as a laborer! If you work hard and have a great attitude every day, the sky is truly the limit with Sargent.