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Job Description

Concrete - Foreman

Job Location

Houston Job 1703
2801 Caroline Street
Houston, Tx 77004

Working Title: Concrete - Foreman

Supervisor: Job Superintendent

General Description of Position: Supervises laborer crew and plans, coordinates, budgets and directs activities pertaining to construction and maintenance. Take part in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee scheduling, organization and implementation.

Essential functions and responsibilities listed below:

  • Check with supervisor for morning schedule and ensure employees have tools and equipment needed
  • Assessing job priorities and assigning employee to appropriate job sites
  • Must be willing to travel if required
  • Take off material quantities from plans and order needed materials
  • Notify superintendent of needed materials and equipment
  • Apply hardening and sealing compounds to cure concrete surfaces
  • Set and check the forms that hold concrete to ensure they are well constructed, in accordance with shop drawings or erection drawings, or accepted standards for pour pressures and fit and finish.
  • Align forms for sidewalks, curbs, and gutters
  • Spread, level, and smooth concrete, using rake, shovel, hand or power trowel, hand or power screed, and float.
  • Mold expansion joints
  • Pour concrete ensuring that it is level and smooth to the line and grade required by plan documents
  • Monitor how the wind, heat, or cold affect the curing of the concrete throughout the entire process
  • Signal mixer truck driver to position truck to facilitate pouring concrete, and move chute to direct concrete on forms
  • Chip, scrape, and grind high spots, ridges, and rough projections to finish concrete, using pneumatic chisels, power grinders, or hand tools
  • Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed
  • Conduct a toolbox safety meeting with your crew once per week . Discuss topics that relate to what your crew will be working on for the week as well as past accidents. Lead Stretch nd Flex activities daily.
  • Meet with your crew for five minutes every morning and communicate to each of them their individual tasks and the crew’s goal for the day. Discuss the crew’s needs such as equipment, tools, materials, and manpower. Have an additional five minute meeting if the crew changes work tasks or location.
  • Lead your crew during the course of the day and see to it that they remain safe, productive, and that their need for information, materials, equipment, tools and supplies is constantly met, without interruption
  • Meet with the crew at the end of every shift to confirm hours worked, tasks accomplished, and to review tomorrow’s plan and needs
  • Ensure no late starts and no early quits
  • Do not leave any individuals or crews working unsupervised
  • When not performing the above essential duties and responsibilities, may assist in other operations as designated by the supervisor

Project Administration:

  • The foreman reports time for his crew every day at the end of the shift on forms or devices provided.
  • Ensure accurate cost coding using the codes provided.
  • Ensure that crewmember’s hours are correct every day by having crewmembers sign off on the time card every day.
  • Ensure that equipment hours are correct every day for every piece of equipment.
  • On the backside of the time card, accurately describe what your crew worked on for the day, reporting actual quantities of permanent work installed and materials consumed.
  • Document all toolbox safety meetings on the forms provided and turn in to your superintendent each week.
  • Fill out on the form provided and turn in to the project superintendent investigation facts that apply to any accident that occurred to any personnel, including a crewmember, a member of a sub, an owner’s rep, a material delivery person or member of the public.

KSA’s:

  • Construction experience preferred
  • Ability to read/write, comprehend instructions, short correspondence, and memos
  • Ability to effectively present information in small group situation
  • Ability to add subtract, multiply and divide in units of measure
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry our detailed written or oral instructions
  • Ability to use/operate tools
  • Ability to deal with problems
  • Ability to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

Safety Policies and Practices: The employee in this job must be knowledgeable about and follow the company’s safety policies and procedures as described in the company’s safety manual.

Other Requirements: Must have current valid driver’s license and have a safe driving record.

Education: Bachelor's degree in construction management, construction science, building science or civil engineering

Experience and Training: Five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

Work environment: The work environment/physical demands characteristics described here are representative of those the employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions, extreme cold, and extreme heat. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; and high and/ or precarious places. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Disclaimer

We do not accept resumes from Third Party Recruiting Firms for these positions. If you are an Agency or Search firm representative, contact the Human Resources Department directly for consideration. Abrams or its subsidiaries will not be responsible for any fees arising from the use of resumes and online response forms through this source. In addition, Abrams or its subsidiaries will not be responsible for any fees on unsolicited resumes that are submitted to any member of the Staffing or Operations team. Abrams has established an approved vendor program for this service, and will only consider accepting submissions from those approved firms. For consideration in becoming an approved vendor, contact our Human Resources Department

J.D. Abrams, LP is an equal opportunity employer . All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or veteran status.

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