|Date Posted||July 31, 2017|
Construction / Craftsmanship
General Summary of Responsibilities:
This position works with the Production Manager in scheduling the activities of the crews and crew leaders in the construction and stripping of precast forms; directs and coaches the crews in performance of their work; communicates and collaborates with the other plant foremen and Quality Control personnel to optimize production quality and workflow; and assists the Production Manager in interpreting and administering company policy.
Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities:
- Provides information to estimators related to establishment of general guidelines for precast production costs, and provides input to estimators regarding specific jobs, related to degree of production difficulty or opportunities for innovation.
- Assists Production Manager in establishing and managing production schedules and table utilization.
- Attends daily production meetings to discuss production schedules, concerns, and opportunities for improvement, and to ensure ongoing organizational teamwork.
- Meets regularly with the crew leaders to communicate anticipated production sequences, to discuss potential production problems, and to provide opportunity for input on improvement of work processes and work flow.
- Ensures that complete fabrication of an entire product is accomplished by production personnel, enabling Quality Control personnel to provide an independent check of all work performed.
- Works with the crew leaders to ensure that all crew members are engaged in productive work throughout the entire workday or are assigned to designated and pre-established job training, housekeeping, facility maintenance, or recordkeeping tasks
- Evaluates the work of precasters for the purpose of determining skill level, training needs, and potential for increased responsibility; and serves as a coach to help these employees expand their career opportunities
- Serves as a role model for employees with regard to attendance, timeliness, loyalty, mutual respect and support for organizational teamwork and continuous improvement.
- Conducts preliminary performance appraisals of crew leaders and crew members and reviews with Plant Manager prior to discussing the appraisal with the employee.
- Monitors actual production labor costs per panel versus the labor costs established in the bid, and engages production personnel in problem-solving if a negative trend is identified.
- Works with the Plant Manager and production personnel to track and reduce the level of precast panel rework and fixes.
- Assumes responsibility for maintaining plant safety in accordance with the Safety Manual.
- Works with the Production Manager to develop a list of prioritized constructive tasks for Production employees to perform when scheduled production work is delayed or postponed, including review of job training tapes, housekeeping tasks, facility maintenance, recordkeeping, etc.
- Education and Experience
High school diploma and a minimum of five years of related experience in the concrete precast industry.
- Language Skills
Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, technical procedures, technical specifications, cost analyses and governmental regulations. Ability to effectively write procedures and technical reports. Ability to effectively present ideas and information to employees, managers, customers and vendors. Ability to read and understand construction documents for building projects.
- Mathematical Skills
Ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, and to calculate discounts, percentages, area, circumference, periphery and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
- Reasoning Ability
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form.
- Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, climb, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and talk and hear. Manual lifting requirements are moderate to heavy, but with the assistance of other personnel and cranes.
- Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those the employee encounters while performing the essential duties and responsibilities of the job. The work described will require the Production Foreman to be in the plant a majority of the time. This employee will be required to wear all safety equipment required of regular plant personnel, and may be exposed to fumes and airborne particles. Toxic or caustic chemicals are frequently used in the plant, but the employee will be provided with protective equipment. The overall noise level is low, with occasional periods of moderate noise.
Must Have: ************Precast Experience / Wet / Dry Concrete*************