Wright Brothers is seeking a Bridge Foreman in the Georgia/Alabama Region to manage and supervise planning and performance of their construction crew. This individal will plan and coordinate the efforts of craftsmen and laborers under their supervision and motivate them to accomplish the work safely, correctly, and efficiently, as well as work and coordinate with other crafts and trades.
This position is Direct Report to the Superintendent or Project Manager. Key Position Responsibilies:
• Be able to perform all of the essential functions of craft workers under his/her supervision;
• Use effective verbal and written communication skills;
• Add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers and fractions accurately and in an efficient manner;
• Plan, diagram, and lay-out work;
• Read and understand plans and specifications.
• With regard to that portion of the work assigned, develop a complete understanding of the contract plans and specifications, lay-out, installation and/or construction.
• Examine/inspect field conditions and identify problems, inaccuracies, and cost saving measures that arise or that may be encountered. Take corrective actions as needed;
• Inspect subordinate's work for compliance with the contract plans and specifications, point out deficiencies and explain and take any corrective action needed;
• Listen to other employee's and supervisor's suggestions, complaints, problems, safety concerns and recommendations, evaluate each and then devise and implement a plan of action based on that evaluation;
• Identify safety hazards you or other employees may be subject to and take all necessary corrective action to eliminate or minimize hazards;
• Perform task planning to safely and efficiently carry out all aspects of that work assigned;
• Plan and communicate with purchasing personnel and supervisor to assure that an adequate supply of tools, materials and equipment are available;
• Monitor quality of work and assure that correct construction procedures are followed and that work is in compliance with the plans and specifications;
• Complete crew's timecards for correct hours and cost coding;
- Monitor the progress of the work accomplished relative to the Schedule;
• Provide on-the-job training and mentoring to subordinates;
• Monitor productivity rates and review with crew members;
• Prepare daily reports completely and accurately;
• Ensure that construction equipment is correctly operated and maintained;
• Ensure that Quality Control forms are available and being completed; review, approve and submit to supervisor;
• Have a working knowledge of Short Interval Schedules (SIS) and labor management productivity:
• Produce quality work, meeting requirements of plans, specifications and industry standards;
• Be self motivated and work productively. Motivate crews properly;
• Other duties as assigned.
WBC employees must have competency, work cooperatively with other employees, and have a good positive attitude. They must also be punctual. Further, this means that you must be ready to work when your shift starts. So, you must arrive at work with enough time prior, to ready yourself for the shift. They should also work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others.
Essential Ability Requirements for WBC Personnel:
Working in the field at Wright Brothers Construction Inc. is often physically demanding. The following list describes the minimum ability requirements for field personnel.
• Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials;
• Move heavy objects (94 pounds or more) short distances (20 feet or less);
• Move light objects (less than 94 pounds) long distances (more than 20 feet);
• Heavy lifting with repeated stooping, carrying and bending continually over time (i.e., picks up materials and move to a different location);
• Work long shifts with non-standard break times;
• Work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements;
• Learn job-related material primarily through oral instruction and observation. This learning takes place mainly in an on-the-job training setting;
• Must have vision equal to or better than is required for driving; o If corrective lenses are required to achieve this level of vision, the employee must be able to wear PPE without interfering with the corrective lenses or the required PPE.
o The employee may have to purchase eye glasses (safety glass, etc.) that are compliant with ASI’s Safety Program and OSHA/MSHA requirements;
• Must have good hand-eye coordination;
• Must have quick reaction times;
• Must be able to hear adequately enough to be alerted by horns, sirens, shouting, or any other noise that is meant to convey a safety warning;
o If corrective device is required to achieve this level of hearing, the employee must be able to wear PPE without interfering with the corrective device or the required PPE;
• Lift arms above shoulder level (i.e., throws bags into a truck);
• Must have good balance and must not be clumsy;
• Climb ladders or steps to reach objects;
• Must be able to work at heights of up to 100’ or more;
• Must be able to work in confined or enclosed spaces;
• Must be able to sit for long periods of time;
• Must be able to stand for long periods of time;
• Must be able to wear a hard hat, safety glasses, gloves, and safety-toed boots;
• Must be able to walk moderate distances to reach work area (1/2 mile or more);
• Must be committed to contributing to a culture of safety, looking out for yourself and others.
Preferred Qualifications and Training:
Must have working knowledge of auto-levels, laser levels, transits or other layout tools for verification of finished lines and grades. Must have 5-10 years’ experience as a Bridge Foreman, including but not limited to: pile driving, formwork erection, concrete placing & finishing, girder erection (steel and concrete), crane operation oversite, Bidwell & Shugart screed setup, tear down and operation. Must set standards of excellence in leadership, safety, quality and productivity for the members of his/her crew.
At Wright Brothers Construction, Inc., we are only as good as our people. We offer outstanding benefits and rewards to recruit and retain the best professionals in our industry. When you join the WBC team, your comprehensive benefit package will include:
• Health Insurance for employees and their dependents
• Dental Insurance & Vision
• 401(K) plan
We offer additional competitive benefits that are position and assignment dependent.
Dependent on Experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer
ALL QUALIFIED CANDIDATES are encouraged to apply.
Drug Free Workplace