Foreman – Western Division

Job Position: Foreman – Western Division

Position Overview
Park Construction Company, a regional Highway/Heavy contractor established in Minneapolis, is searching for an experienced full time experienced Foreman four our Western Division. Park works throughout the Midwest. The right person will demonstrate a high safety standard, and ability to work in a team environment.

Essential Duties and Position Responsibilities:

  • Directs activities of workers engaged in the operation of mass excavation equipment for the construction of highways, mining reclamation, site development and other company projects.
  • Demonstrates a proactive rather than a reactive approach to the construction process.
  • Demonstrates a willingness and ability to follow through with instructions.
  • Exhibits diplomacy when dealing with others.
  • Studies project specifications with project superintendent to plan sequencing and schedule for grading and excavation.
  • Coordinates and supervises daily activities of 2 to 12 people.
  • Assembles members of crew (scraper, dozer, blade operators) daily throughout project and adjusts work schedules as needed.
  • Sets grade and slope stakes, communicates cut and fill depths to crew members.
  • Observes assigned equipment to detect machinery malfunctions. Expeditiously reports machine malfunctions and defects to superintendent.
  • Accurately records quantities in Heavy Job.
  • Confers with superintendent to resolve complaints and grievances within work force, subcontractors and owners.
  • Confers with supervisory and engineering personnel and inspectors to resolve construction problems and improve construction methods.
  • Sequences excavation to reduce inference with other project activities and traveling public.
  • Continually inspects work site surveying for potential hazards or safety concerns.
  • Establish safe work environment that complies with OSHA standards and company safety program.
  • Reviews and approves employee time cards.
  • Readily accepts ideas and suggestions for improving project performance.
  • Willingly shares best practices and methods with other foremen.
  • Always conducts self in a professional manner.
  • Can be depended on to be at project sites when required.
  • Knows when to ask for help.
  • Actively participates in self-improvement programs to enhance technical and leadership skills.
  • Assist Pipe Superintendent on weekly progress schedule updates.
  • Assist Pipe Superintendent to schedule subcontractors as needed or required.

Essential Duties and Position Responsibilities:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Highway Heavy construction.
  • Time Management – Managing one’s own time and the time of others.
  • Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Management of Personnel Resources – Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Maintaining a professional appearance and providing a positive company image to the public. Negotiation – Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
  • Work requires significant local and out of town travel to current and potential job sites. This requires the possession of a valid state driver’s license upon employment.
  • Stress Tolerance – Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
  • Self-Control – Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  • Basic reading, writing, and arithmetic skills required. This is normally acquired through a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Computer skills. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel and HCSS.

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to work in various weather conditions.
  • Start and stop work at the designated times.
  • Must be able to lift 70 lbs occasionally.
  • Will assist laborers as needed.
  • Requires use of hand tools in repetitive manner 30% of time.

Park offers an excellent salary, benefit package, and promotion opportunities available to the qualified candidates.

Please email resumes to: clockett@parkconstructionco.com

Park Construction Company is an EEO/AA Employer. Park Construction encourage Minorities, Women, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities to apply. Park Construction intends to make reasonable accommodations for qualified job applicants and employees with disabilities.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

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