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

  • Pipe Foreman

    Job Locations US-TX-Houston
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/25/2018 5:14 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Field Supervison
  • Overview

    The Foreman is responsible for providing direct in-field supervision of a pipe 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.   In this role the Foreman will direct the crew in the installation of storm sewers, waste water lines, and water mains.              



    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.


    • 5+ years of pipe experience within the public works or heavy civil construction industry. 
    • Experience operating heavy equipment such as excavator, front end loader, bulldozer and backhoe is strongly preferred.
    • Experience reading blueprints.
    • Field supervision experience is required.
    • Possession of a valid driver’s license.
    • 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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