The General Foreman typically coordinates and directs the activities of multiple Foremen on a project or may coordinate and direct the activities of craft personnel directly. Responsible for ensuring construction and maintenance tasks are completed in a timely, safe, and cost efficient manner. Works under the direction of a Job Site Superintendent or directly under the direction of a Project Manager in the Home Office.
• Six (6) years of experience in work involving a variety of layout, installation, and construction and maintenance tasks
• Have a high school diploma or GED equivalent
• Possess valid drivers’ license with a good driving record
• Must have a broad working knowledge of their assigned craft (carpentry, pipefitting, equipment operation/rigging, instrument/electrical, welding), having the same basic aptitude and interests as those working in the craft they supervise.
• Must demonstrate an above average knowledge of all facets of their trade and have extensive personal experience performing in the trade.
• Must possess knowledge of safety procedures and have good interpersonal and communication skills. Responsible for promoting safety awareness and for enforcing safety policies. May at times require overall accountability of Job Site Safety.
• Develops effective work plans, giving assignments/instructions to foreman and/or work crews and supervises their work activity.
• Must possess ability to motivate subordinates under their supervision to complete their assigned tasks safely, skillfully, and efficiently, and within the project schedule.
• Must be able to read and visualize objects from blueprints and have an eye for precise detail.
• Communicates with Superintendent/Project Manager to keep them informed on progress of work assignments and/or any new problems.
• Must be able to deal effectively with employees and various levels of customer representatives in order to resolve scheduling problems, determine work priorities, and assess the relative magnitude of project requirements as they impact project scheduling.
• Estimates labor, materials, and equipment needed to complete work assignments.
• Inspects and tests or supervises inspection/testing of completed work assignments of crew, checking for compliance with project drawings, specifications, and quality control procedures. May at times require overall responsibility for quality control/quality assurance.
• Prepares daily progress reports and maintains records and files. Maintains inventory of material associated with assigned work.
• Recommends promotion/demotion of subordinates and also identifies training needs.
• Has the authority to discipline, including termination when warranted. Discipline and terminations are discussed with Management prior to taking action.
• Requires working in operating facilities and observing and abiding by additional safety policies and procedures.
• Other duties as assigned
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