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CARPENTER FOREMAN at Granite Construction Incorporated in Chesapeake, Virginia

Posted in Construction 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

 Applications are accepted at our Office on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, each week, from 8am- 4pm. Doris Belton is the HR/Payroll Administrator for our craft employees,

Our office is located at:

814 Greenbrier Circle, Suite A
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Direct : 757.579.8400

Building a career at Granite may be the most valuable thing you could do...

Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading company that will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your career and personal brand? If so, then you’ve come to the right place!

Since 1922, Granite Construction has continued its long standing commitment to building some of America’s largest infrastructure projects including highways, bridges, dams, rail, and power. Recognized as one of the top 25 largest construction companies in the U.S., Granite specializes in complex infrastructure projects and provides award-winning construction services in mining, earthwork, water/sewer, power, tunneling, rail, highway and bridge construction. Granite also produces construction materials-sand, gravel, ready-mix, recycled asphalt product and asphalt concrete, and is a proven leader in alternative procurement project delivery.

At Granite, our employees are our most valued asset and we are passionate about retaining, developing, and recruiting the best talent available. Our employees reflect our core values: Honesty, Integrity, Fairness, Accountability, Consideration of Others, Pursuit of Excellence, Reliability Safety and Citizenship and we are continuously looking for individuals who possess a winning attitude and share our Core Values. In exchange, we help you build a career that no other company can duplicate. You will be part of a learning culture, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is respected and valued. Add our award winning safety program, ethics, reputation, and a commitment to continuous improvement and you’ll see that we are building more than infrastructure—together, we are building your future.

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in construction, installation, and repair of roads, bridge structures and/or utility systems and fixtures by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Reviews documents and plans, making sure all questions are answered, before proceeding with any activities
- Examines blueprints, plans and profiles to determine dimensions of structure, and grade or profile of road or pipeline.
- Works from surveyor’s layout and cut sheets; determines line and grade where necessary.
- Directs and trains crew in performing work as shown on contract drawings and specifications within the production budget of job estimate.
- Acts as OSHA defined "competent person" on job.
- Selects materials and structural units, such as lumber and forms, to ensure conformance with provisions of Project.
- Plans ahead to ensure that appropriate materials are on hand when needed.
- With Superintendent and Project Engineer, plans sequence of activities on the Project in two-week schedule planning.
- Assigns workers to such tasks as operating machinery and equipment, cutting material to size, building concrete forms, erecting wooden framework or laying pipe.
- Inspects work performed by subcontractors, to ensure conformance with specifications.
- Supervises workers engaged in building structures such as cofferdams, support of excavation, and concrete forms.
- Studies production schedules and estimates worker hour requirements for completion of job assignment.
- Knows crew members by name. Maintains contact list.
- Conducts daily “Huddle” with crew: explains in detail the work to be accomplished and how it is to be accomplished; trains inexperienced crew members.
- Interprets company policies to workers. Enforces and abides by Company disciplinary procedures when dealing with employee problems.
- Evaluates ongoing safety issues on job and makes changes where necessary.
- Enforces safety regulations and use of Personal Protective Equipment.
- Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules.
- Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.
- Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of work crew.
- Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems.
- Initiates or suggests plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals.
- Maintains time and production records: detailed and accurate time sheets, with verified quantities included and detailed locations of work performed.
- Time sheets turned in on time.
- Keeps job team informed of progress and problems.
- Estimates, requisitions, and inspects materials.
- Sets up machines and equipment and supervises use.
- Maintains detailed daily job diary.
- Holds meaningful weekly safety meeting for crew and files report on attendance and content.
- Performs activities of workers supervised.
- Minimizes punch list; finishes work activities.

Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this Crew. May manage 1 Lead Person who supervises a total of 2 to 3 employees in the Crew. Also directly supervises 3 to 5 non-supervisory employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum two years related experience and/or training.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

None required

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 stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must frequently work or walk on uneven ground. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 exposed to outside weather conditions and must walk or work on uneven ground. The employee may be exposed to high, precarious places or work in shafts and tunnels. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, occasionally loud.

About Granite Construction Incorporated

Granite Construction Incorporated is a member of the S&P 400 Index and is the parent company of Granite Construction Company, one of the nation's largest heavy civil contractors and construction materials producers. Granite Construction is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities and a Drug-Free Workplace. For additional information on applicant/employee rights please click here.

Notice to Staffing Agencies

Granite Construction, Inc. and its subsidiaries ("Granite") will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Granite, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Granite mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Granite employees, or to Granite's resume database will be considered Granite property. Granite will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Granite will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. Agencies must obtain advance written approval from Granite's recruiting function to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully-executed contract for service and in response to a specific job opening. Granite will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement in place. Agency agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by Granite's Human Resources Representative or his/ her designee. No other Granite employee is authorized to bind Granite to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Agencies.