Job Overview:  Builds, positions, and dismantles scaffolds and temporary frame shelters according to sketches, blueprints, or company standards.The role of a General Foreman is to assist the Superintendent in providing leadership, direction and supervision of craft workers; to provide coordination in order that crafts work in a safe and productive manner. They plan, forecast and coordinate deliverables in line with quality, cost, specifications and industry standards.This person is to have a full working knowledge of their craft sector, to be aware of industry/legislative changes, safety protocols, relevant certifications (for personnel or equipment).Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities: 

  • Examines, selects and gathers materials and tools.
  • Examines blue prints and specifications to determine dimensions of structure.
  • Inspect base surface for obstructions.
  • Loads, transports and unloads material.
  • Measures boards, timbers, or plywood, using square, measuring tape, and ruler, and marks cutting lines on materials using pencil and scriber.
  • Saws plywood panels to required sizes.
  • Uses carpentry hand tools such as hammers, levels, squares, adjustable wrenches, hand saws and power saws.
  • Assembles scaffold containing handrails, mid rails, braces and planks, toe boards, screening, locking pins and wheels to job specifications.
  • Secures scaffolding to permanent structure by tying.
  • Erects scaffolding for buildings and other structures and installs ladders, handrails, walkways, platforms, and gangways.
  • May rig materials.
  • Performs minor maintenance or cleaning activities on tools and equipment.
  • Responsible for observing and complying with all safety and project rules.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • Plan and coordinate labor requirements.
  • Evaluating performance against schedule.
  • Closing out Punch list items as allocated.
  • Advising Superintendent of any issues, impacts, risks or potential costs (financial or time).
  • Creating, maintaining and updating short range look ahead.
  • Maintain and monitor company and project specific HSE plans, ensuring awareness and compliance is asserted.
  • Liaise, coordinate and supervise subcontractors, ensuring they conform to site operations, safety specifics and project requirements.
  • Analyze and make independent recommendations regarding solutions to problems with varying complexity in accordance with organization and/or project objectives and guidelines.
  • Monitors and reports on cost and man-hour budgets.
  • Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.
  • Can rely on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.
  • Ability to work under immediate supervision.
  • Able to work within precise limits or standards of accuracy
  • Capable of making decisions based on measurable criteria
  • Ability to apply basic mathematics and solve problems
  • Capable of planning work and select proper tools
  • Ability to compare and see differences in the size, shape and form of lines, figures and objects
  • Basic understanding of IT systems, including: Email, MS Office (Excel), etc.
  • Communication skills, both verbal and written.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • May require NCCER or equivalent certification with relevant experience.
  • May require written and/or practical testing.
  • Minimum of 48 months documented field experience in chosen craft discipline, with minimum of 12 months experience at Foreman level.
  • Must have the ability to read and interpret instructions and documentation.
  • Experience in forecasting and planning of project requirements: equipment, materials, etc.
  • Experience in creating short and long range look aheads for Foreman to execute.
  • Experience in monitoring cost and man-hour budgets.
  • Experience in executing the requirements and monitoring of the project deliverables. 

Desired/Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Degree qualified in Construction or related topic beneficial but not required.
  • NCCER Certified Plus in Scaffolding
  • Experience in executing, monitoring and updating of construction schedules.
  • Experience in adhering to, monitoring and implementing project HSE policies. 

Other Details:If applicable to project, etc.Physical Requirements:NP=Not Present, O=Occasionally (0-33%), F=Frequently (34-66%), C=Constantly (67-100%)

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Required Qualifications

  • None

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