Carpenter Superintendents


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Carpenter Superintendents

Responsible for the supervision of a small to medium sized crew of skilled and unskilled workers assigned to individual projects. Work is performed under general direction of a construction superior (such as a Senior Superintendent, Project Manager or Field Training Supervisor) and is subject to periodic review by superiors for results obtained, changes in work methods, and adherence to company policies.

The Superintendent provides direction, leadership, supports and holds all field crew responsible and accountable for meeting their responsibilities, goals, commitments and provides the necessary information and leadership in this regard. Superintendents handle all aspects related to personnel management on site.  They make decisions pertaining to production on a daily basis.  They may work side by side with carpenters, laborers and subs, so they must have the capability to manually complete any activity. 

The Construction Superintendent is responsible for, although not limited to: scheduling, workforce planning, coordinating, supervising, assisting in cost control and ensuring the safety, consistent and fair application of all policies and procedures, proper apprentice training and productivity of all crews at the worksite.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Carpenter Superintendent has the following specific areas of responsibility:

Leadership and Supervision:

The superintendent coordinates crews, is accountable for the efficient organization of crews and must understand and consistently apply the company’s and owners policies and procedures. The superintendent is required to be involved in and supportive of any day-to-day disciplinary decisions and those additional discipline actions deemed appropriate by a superior.  This will include:

  • Ordering manpower and assigning crew tasks as required.
  • Assessing competency and capability of tradespersons; evaluating crew capability, training, coaching to ensure that the crew meets required levels of quality.
  • Regularly communicating jobsite progress and happenings to the Senior Superintendent and/or Project Manager.
  • Supporting job training for apprentices and facilitating mentoring of apprentices by carpenters.
  • Recognizing, addressing and resolving issues/problems among/between crew(s).
  • Setting and maintaining work standards and outlining behavioral expectations to ensure crew morale and productivity. Ensuring crew compliance with all project policies and procedures.
  • Applying the company’s corrective action policy where applicable.
  • Applying the principles of workplace respect on site.
  • Mentoring foremen, carpenters, laborers and apprentices.

 

Planning and Scheduling:

The superintendent is accountable for following project plans and schedules and ensuring that crews under his/her direction perform daily and weekly activities to meet production goals.  This will include:

  • Identifying and/or verifying that the field installation work, which includes all tools and materials required by the crew are available and complete.
  • Identifying needs and deficiencies in the look ahead plan/schedule and communicating these to the appropriate persons.
  • In-depth involvement in the development, monitoring and managing of the job planners/pull schedules.
  • Translating general work requirements into a prioritized work plan for each crew.
  • Reviewing and adjusting specific workplace activities and task schedules to meet established production schedules.
  • Working closing with the crews to overcome work challenges.
  • Identifying, verifying and reporting any scheduling conflicts with other crews and contractors to the appropriate persons.
  • Communicating and coordinating with other trades to avoid and resolve conflicts.

 

Quality Control:

The superintendent is accountable for ensuring the work done meets standards, and for implementing work processes to improve productivity and product quality.  This will include:

  • Overseeing the execution of the work by all crew members and subcontractors, including quality and production, by ensuring that they work to job specifications and follow drawings.
  • Reviewing inspection reports and coordinating resolutions to deficiencies
  • Ensuring that every job project task is fully completed in a timely manner and to owner specifications and DeLeers quality standards (i.e. punch list completion).

 

Safety:

The superintendent must champion and provide leadership that results in a safe work culture. He/she is responsible and accountable for the safety of all the crews under his/her direction and must understand and accept the importance and legal liability of the role.  This will include:

  • Knowing and clearly understanding the requirements of and liabilities under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA).
  • Knowing, understanding, communicating and ensuring compliance with safety regulations (OSHA Regulation and Code) and safety policies and procedures.
  • Identifying needs for crew safety training and facilitating delivery of some of the training.
  • Instructing and training of field crew in the safe operation of construction equipment and tools in job techniques and skills.
  • Participation in, facilitation of, and monitoring of the “safety tool box meetings.”
  • Helping to expedite answers to any technical safety questions.
  • Participating in, facilitation of, safety/incident investigations and reviews.
  • Ensuring timely responses, actions and corrections to any safety issues.

 

Administration:

The superintendent is accountable for the preparation and review of work reports as required by

the company.  This will include:

  • Ensuring daily logs and planners are maintained.
  • Preparing and maintaining 2-week look-ahead schedules with tools, equipment, material and labor needed.
  • Preparing and updating 2-month job planners.
  • Reporting on crew production, work progress and changes.
  • Approving material requisitions to address any deficiencies.
  • Completing quality control reports when required.
  • Completing required information or data.
  • Entering time daily and accurately in hh2 time system.
  • Reading and responding (when necessary) to email messages daily.

 

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Always take responsibility for the care and use of all company-owned equipment which is part of the day-to-day work function.
  • Represent the Company in a professional manner, and always exhibit courteous and respectful behavior on the jobsite (to fellow co-workers, subcontractors, customers, etc.).
  • Participate in company training programs and attend authorized external conferences or seminars as required to keep current in company and industry standards and operating procedures.
  • Perform any special assignments or projects as requested by a Senior Superintendent, the Field Training Supervisor, a Project Manager, or other members of management.

 

WORK RELATIONSHIPS AND SCOPE:

Works closely with all internal and external trade workers, other foremen, superintendents, senior superintendents, estimators, project managers. This position also interacts regularly with external customers.   Works as an integral part of DeLeers team to increase efficiency and profit through accountability (internal and external); taking ownership; good communication; quality; flexibility; customer focus (internal and external); and building positive relationships.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Significant carpentry experience and knowledge in order to manage medium to large sized construction projects (residential and commercial) as assigned. Significant knowledge of the materials, methods, and tools involved in the construction and repair of houses, buildings, or other structures, and the ability to work safely with all types of hand and power tools.

Knowledge: Knows and understands:

  • Project construction scope, job estimates, contracts, labor needs and objectives.
  • Company and project safety programs and objectives.
  • Company and project / owner policies, procedures and programs.
  • OSHA policies and procedures.
  • Workers’ Compensation reporting time frames and responsibilities.
  • How to read drawings and interpret specifications.

 

Knowledge: Knows and understands:

  • Scope of both one’s own trade and good knowledge of all other trades and building codes.
  • Significant demonstrated knowledge of scheduling and planning.
  • Good demonstrated knowledge of administrative tools and systems.

 

Skills:  Has the skill and ability to:

  • Lead crews in a productive manner.
  • Interpret and work from instructions, penciled plans and sketches, blue prints and specifications.
  • Effectively communicate and coordinate work with superiors, subordinates, co-workers, subcontractors, customers, and all other personnel; orally and in writing with good, clear comprehension.
  • Assess crew skills.
  • Coach and teach crew members.
  • Apply good problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Encourage, foster and manage differences and diversity at the work site.
  • See how the work and tasks fits into the project.
  • Form and implement workforce crew plans and schedules.
  • Organize and delegate work effectively and efficiently.
  • Effectively run a meeting with small to medium size groups of people (jobsite, safety).
  • Perform the administrative duties of position, including timely and accurate completion of all required documents.
  • Effectively use computers and other technology applicable to the job.
  • Effectively use time management and goal setting practices.
  • Climb to heights of up to 35+ ft. and lift up to 100+ lbs.

 

Demonstrates that he/she:

  • Can take on new challenges and is willing to learn and research new concepts, skills, etc.
  • Has good work ethics and can meet attendance schedule requirements with dependability and consistency.
  • Can adjust to change.
  • Is a role model who leads by example.
  • Can motivate and mentor other crew members.
  • Takes responsibility and is accountable for his/her actions.
  • Is honest and acts with integrity.
  • Sets the tone for the workgroup.
  • Accepts that a diverse workplace is the workplace of the future.
  • Understands and applies Lean principles and processes to daily responsibilities.
  • Understands and applies Continuous Improvement tools and processes on a regular basis.
  • Approaches work and job responsibilities with Lean mindset.                                                                              
  • Holds a current Standard First Aid certificate.
  • Holds all required OSHA training and equipment use certifications. (i.e. forklift, OSHA 10-hr)

 

Education and work experience qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • 7 or more years of experience as a qualified and competent carpenter with at least 1-2 years in a lead or foreman role managing small projects who is knowledgeable in all other construction trades.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Work is performed both indoors and outdoors, and superintendents are regularly subject to variable weather conditions that include inclement weather, rain, extreme heat and humidity, with regular exposure to dust. Carpentry work is primarily physical and often strenuous. Prolonged standing, climbing, bending, and kneeling are often necessary. A regular exposure to injury exists due to frequent work with moving mechanical parts, sharp or rough materials, using sharp tools and power equipment, and working in situations where there is risk of slips and falls. Hours of work will generally average 40 to 44 hours a week. There will be some variation in work hours due to project work levels, deadlines, and other customer needs and/or issues.

 

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 frequently required to walk; use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Prolonged standing, climbing, bending and kneeling are also required regularly. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 35 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

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