Perform tasks involving physical labor at building, highway, and heavy construction projects, Manufacturing and Distribution Facilities. May operate hand and power tools of all types: aerial lifts, lift trucks, cement mixers and a variety of other equipment and instruments. May clean and prepare sites, paint, dig trenches, erect scaffolding, move rubble and debris, tie rebar and rough construction tasks. May assist other craft workers.
Supervisors manage crews of skilled and unskilled workers at job sites. Supervisors, also known as foremen, are usually experienced construction workers. Supervisors are responsible for the efficient management of labor, machines, and materials under their direction. Supervisors report to the superintendents, who are responsible for the efficiency of all work conducted. Supervisors plan and schedule work and keep records of the materials used and the progress made on a job. These records are included in the supervisor’s reports to management. Supervisors also report on such things as personnel, costs, and safety. Supervisors must see that safety rules are followed. They also communicate company rules and policies to the workers. In some cases, especially on small jobs, supervisors work alongside their crews. These supervisors are called working supervisors. They must be able to give clear directions and see that they are followed. They must also be able to communicate well with their bosses, who may be superintendents or contractors. Supervisors are very important to the efficient completion of all safe construction projects, large and small.