Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction, Texas Sterling Construction Co., and J. Banicki Construction)

  • Structure Foreman

    Job Locations US-TX-Fort Worth
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/2/2018 9:44 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-2797
    # of Openings
    5
    Category
    Field Supervison
  • Overview

    The Foreman is responsible for providing direct in-field supervision of a concrete crew working on all phases of construction, maintenance and repair operations and programs of the Company; all other related work as required.  The Foreman is responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under his/her direction and control. The Foreman serves as the front-line Safety Officer for the site/project, and is directly responsible for the Safety of his/her crew.  

    Responsibilities

    Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Checking with superintendent for morning schedule.
    • Assessing job priorities and assigning employees to appropriate job tasks.
    • Making sure employees have tools and equipment needed for job in order to ensure safety and production.
    • Overseeing the work and making sure it runs smoothly and as per the project plan.
    • Giving clear directions to crews as to what needs to be done to avoid repetitive mistakes, or rework.
    • Making sure company rules are followed by crew.
    • Hold a daily take 5/JHA meeting and record a record of it in the log for future references.  
    • Acts as leader and supervisor for small crews engaged in road/highway construction, maintenance and repair projects, bridge construction maintenance and repair, and other civil infrastructure projects.
    • In the absence of the Superintendent supervises operations, directing sub-contractors, and maintaining material inventory.
    • Ensures that all equipment is safe and ready for operation at all times, reports to Superintendent or Shop in the absence of the Superintendent on damage and non-functioning parts and equipment, ensures that normal servicing of equipment is performed properly and advises and assists as necessary the Field Service Technician. Operates motor vehicles and equipment necessary for completion of projects.
    • Performs labor incidental to the work of operating equipment, other laboring tasks when required.
    • Regular attendance and punctuality at the workplace is required.

    Qualifications

    • 5+ years of experience in public works or heavy civil construction and maintenance including heavy equipment and motor vehicle operation.
    • Experience working on TXDOT projects is a plus.
    • Experience with Bidwell concrete bridge screed is required.
    • Experience using levels and lasers to establish grade.
    • Field supervision experience is strongly preferred.
    • Possession of a valid driver’s license.

    Physical Requirements

    The Foreman while performing the essential functions of this job is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, lift above their head, and talk or hear.  The Foreman is occasionally required to kneel, crouch or stoop, climb ladders, bend at the waist, squat, and crawl in tight or confined spaces to perform the essential functions. The Foreman will occasionally lift, move or push up to 75 pounds.   Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision. Ascending and descending ladders or stairs is required, and movement on uneven terrain is frequently required to carry out essential duties. Driving of a vehicle is required.

    The Foreman will spend their time on the physical job site as well as in the office.  This position is exposed to high temperatures; cool/cold temperatures; and loud noises. Work in the construction area poses significantly greater risk due to moving construction equipment and active construction zones with trip and fall hazards.  The office environment is a low to medium risk area.  Computers and phones are constantly in use.

    • Thorough knowledge of division operations.
    • Considerable knowledge of the materials, methods and techniques relative to road/highway construction and maintenance.
    • Knowledge of field safety.
    • Skill and knowledge in operating equipment such as excavators, front end loaders, motor graders, backhoes, etc. commonly used in dirt work.
    • Ability to participate in and supervise workers operating light, heavy, and special motorized equipment.
    • Ability to supervise road/highway construction projects from general plans and instructions given and to determine the proper amounts of various materials, tools, and equipment needed.
    • Ability to make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment operated.
    • Ability to read engineering plans and blueprints.
    • Ability to communicate effectively verbally with supervisor and crew.
    • Flexibility: Ability to work in a number of diverse locations is pertinent, as work locations may change daily.
    • Expected Hours: Hours will vary by job, location and season. Working a night shift may be required.

     

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