Our company has a strong reputation in our community for providing our clients with top-quality craftsmanship, highly effective communication and the utmost in integrity. This is a great position for someone who wants opportunity to be part of a strong, close-knit team for the long-term.
The Foreman is responsible for working with the Production Manager and is in charge of and responsible for all materials, labor, subcontractors, and equipment needed to complete a particular project. This position is BAGS ON and requires problem solving, communication and management skills to perform all carpentry labor and delegation of work in a professional manner. The Foreman is responsible for selected aspects of the project on site, from start to completion, including: planning and scheduling, assigning work, general supervision, and quality control. The Foreman is also responsible for the security and welfare of the clients’ property on the job site. Both the quality of work, and the appearance of the site, reflect strongly on the Foreman and the company.
OPTIMAL QUALITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION:
- Proficient in skills outlined in Production Skills Chart
- Experience in managing other people and delegating responsibilities
- Excellent time management/prioritization skills
- Strong interpersonal communication skills
- Experience in working within time and money budgets and being accountable to staying within budgets
- Uphold all in-house agreements.
- Establish and maintain cooperative and productive work relationships with other employees, clients, trade contractors, suppliers, inspectors, and others.
- Demonstrate open, honest, timely and clear communication.
- Demonstrate enthusiasm about work.
- Show initiative to learn new information and methods and pursue continuous improvement.
- Show willingness to learn new skills, accept feedback and implement suggestions.
- Provide encouragement, recognition, constructive feedback and coaching to all team members.
- Acquire tools per the Tool Allowance Policy.
- Participate in Job Reviews for closed projects.
- Have a vehicle appropriate for reliable transportation and material hauling.
- Maintain written records of all job site activity and communications.
- Participate in the following: pre-construction planning, walk-throughs and job site inspections, local Building Department inspections, and final (end of project) inspections with the client(s).
- Read and interpret paperwork, including all plans and specifications, purchase orders, subcontractor work orders, and change orders.
- Assume responsibility and ownership of project and all safety aspects.
- Bring questions, discrepancies, and unusual conditions to the attention of the Production Manager.
- Understand the scope of the work and discuss all requests for additional work or unforeseen conditions with the Production Manager and Client.
- Maintain an organized Job Binder that will include a complete set of plans, specifications, construction documents, engineering reports (if any), and job communications (memos, etc.). A job binder will be provided for this purpose.
- Participate in all production meetings.
- Complete 3 Week Look Aheads on a weekly basis, for job specific work completion.
- Purchase and order all carpentry materials, so readily available. Plan for timely delivery and use the vendor’s delivery services when available.
- Complete material take-offs for special order carpentry items and provide to Production Manager. (i.e.- doors, windows, specialty mill work…)
- Work with Production Manager on what specialty items are needed and dates when needed so Production Manager can order.
- Work with Production Manager on overall job calendar for tradesman and needed man power.
- Check in daily with the client and Production Manager to maintain contact and to answer questions that may arise.
- Assure regular and open communication from Field to Office.
- Complete responsible phases of project on time, on budget and exceeding customers’ expectations.
- Supervise other production staff regarding layout, quality control, and other project details, and provide guidance in problem solving.
- Production Manager to advise on all specialty tool purchases.
HOURS AND SCHEDULE:
- The daily schedule on job sites is from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm on weekdays. (See employee manual for detailed hours and other schedule related information).
- The position is anticipated to be a 40 hour per week commitment.
- This job requires safely lifting up to 100 pounds, climbing ladders, working on roofs, operating power and hand tools, and driving a truck.
All hand tools and equipment necessary to be efficient and self-reliant on any given project, including:
- Skill saw
- Grounded extension cords
- Chop saw
- Reciprocating saw
- Cordless drill
- Orbital sander
- Saw horses
- Belt sander
- A complete set of woodworking hand tools (i.e. chisels, saws, drill bits, blades, hammer, screwdrivers, etc.)
- Levels, squares, layout tools necessary for all cabinetry from framing to cabinet work
CHARACTERISTICS OF EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE:
- Project tasks are carried out accurately and within budget.
- There is a clear understanding of the relationships across all activities.
- All necessary steps are taken to prevent problems and address problems immediately.
- Scheduling is done efficiently, so that all involved parties perform in a timely and proper manner.
- Assigned tasks are completed in a timely manner, or needed changes are communicated ahead of time.
- Conflicts are resolved in a manner that is a win/ win for all parties.
- Information is communicated, whether written or oral, in a timely manner, to all parties in need of the information.
- Work is performed in a manner that is safe for himself/herself, others and the work environment, whether field, office or vehicle.
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