Directly supervise and coordinate activities of 6-15 construction trades workers and their helpers.
Foremen generally perform close supervisory work, and on small jobs may also perform the general management and administrative duties of a superintendent.
Foremen are expected to engage in the same construction trades work as the workers they supervise as the need arises. In general, the Foreman should have a minimum of 5 years experience in the craft. The Forman will typically report to the General Foreman or Superintendent.
A General Foreman is defined as a person possessing a minimum of seven (7) years experience in his related field. The General Foreman shall receive his directives from the Superintendent. His responsibilities shall be the same as the Foreman’s plus shall be capable of managing/coordinating multiple projects; shall be fully responsible for successful completion of all field activities; shall also be responsible to ensure that planning and documentation for safety, production and quality are performed as required for multiple projects.
In some cases, typically single-craft sites, a General Forman may act in the role of Superintendent In these cases, the General Foreman will be required to administer typical site reporting and governance using computer and administrative skills.
- Performs pre-job safety planning (Job Hazard Analysis) for each work order and ensures that Contractor employees adhere to all safety rules.
- Ensures that work is performed in accordance with Contractor Specifications and/or as directed by the Contractor’s Representative.
- Supervises and coordinates activities of construction trades workers.
- Directs the loading, unloading and storage of all materials and equipment at the job site.
- Assures that all equipment on the job site is in safe and efficient working condition.
- Performs Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) (including inspection and documentation) of the work throughout all phases of the project.
- Orders equipment and supplies as needed and maintain An adequate number of tools in the field to perform the job.
- Keeps up-to-date, accurate time records, daily QC/work reports, and ensuring that man-hours, materials and quantities are properly reported per the Contractor Specifications.
- Protects the Contractor’s facilities, equipment and machinery.
- Conducts crew safety meetings on a regularly scheduled basis.
- Enforces the applicable Contractor’s Safety Procedures, OSHA, state, local and/or Contractor’s safety requirements.
- Assures that the proper equipment is being used for the specified tasks.
- Uses inspection equipment such as: wet and dry film thickness gauges, profile gauge, psychrometer, humidity and dew point charts, coating and surface thermometers, levels, tools to measure level of contaminants, etc.
- Assigns work to employees, using material and worker requirements data.
- Confers with staff and worker to ensure production and personnel problems are resolved.
- Suggests and initiates personnel actions, such as promotions, transfers, and hires.
- Analyzes and resolves worker problems and recommends motivational plans.
- Examines and inspects work progress, equipment and construction sites to verify safety and ensure that specifications are met.
- Estimates material and worker requirements to complete job.
- Reads specifications, such as blueprints and data, to determine construction requirements.
- Analyzes and plans installation and construction of equipment and structures.
- Locates, measures, and marks location and placement of structures and equipment.
- Records information, such as personnel, production, and operational data, on specified forms and reports.
- Trains workers in construction methods and operation of equipment.
- Recommends measures to improve production methods and equipment performance to increase efficiency and safety.
- Assists workers engaged in construction activities, using hand tools and equipment.