The Assistant Foreman is the second in command of a crew responsible for the complete installation of climbing walls all over the country. Assistant Foreman will be hands-on with the steel erection, welding, and all other processes utilized in climbing wall construction and must be able to teach these things to new crew members. Crew size can range from 3 to 10, and project duration can range from 1 week to several months. Assistant Foreman will spend the majority of the year traveling in the fast-paced industry. Transportation, lodging and per diem are provided.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Master the specialty skills and processes used and be able to train others
- Welding using the SMAW (stick welding) process
- Steel erection
- Wood sheathing and finish carpentry
- Trowel plastering skills
- Shotcrete application and rock carving (preferred)
- Various hardware and general construction skills
- Operation of jobsite equipment including forklift, scissor lift, boom lift
- Solid knowledge of fasteners
- Forward thinking experienced construction professional dedicated to planning ahead, anticipating construction conflicts and resolving issues before they become critical.
- Review plans and design with Foreman
- Review sequence of construction, special details, special material or finishes and terminations to adjacent work or structures
- Work with Foreman to create, maintain and adhere to project schedule
- Participate in packing list review and job site inventory to ensure all necessary materials and tools are delivered to the job site
- Participate in daily morning meeting with Foreman to organize workflow and sequencing
- Manage and supervise second shift or night work
- Manage and supervise modular or small custom construction projects
- Team Management
- Direct crew activities as required by foreman
- Ensure the safety of workers and equipment
- Motivate and develop construction team members
- Communicate issues to Foreman and work together on solutions before they become critical.
Client and Job Site Relations
- Act as the primary point of client contact in the absence of the Foreman
- Manage the crew’s interaction with other trades in the absence of the Foreman
- Provide recommendations to improve installation process, saving money and time
- Participate in project debriefs with Project Management. Share knowledge gained from each project to be applied to future installations
- Perform other duties as assigned
- 3+ years of professional hands-on construction skills including ownership of basic tool belt-type personal tools. Trade certifications preferred.
- Steel erection/welding experience and/or shotcrete experience
- Strong leadership skills. Experience managing a construction crew preferred.
- Commercial job site experience and knowledge of OSHA regulations. OSHA 10 certification preferred.
- Excellent communication skills to be able to effectively and quickly communicate with Foreman, Project Manager, crew and client
- An eye for craftsmanship. Ability to put visual elements in words and provide feedback to craftsmen.
- Excellent organizational skills. Ability to manage daily reports, schedules, expense tracking and payroll reporting.
- Ability and desire to lead a traveling and working lifestyle with varying work schedules including weekends
- Valid Driver’s license
To apply, email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.