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.
- 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.