Job Title

Construction Foreman

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Sector:
Minimum Education Level: High School Diploma or Equivalent
Percent of Total Jobs in Industry: 0.44%
Employed in Industry Group: 2747
Change (Over 10 Years): 299

Job Description

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Construction foremen directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers. They tell equipment operators when to arrive and what their responsibilities will be and make sure there are enough workers at the site to get a job done on schedule. In addition to scheduling, training, and motivating workers, supervisors keep records to document important information. They also have to be able to manage money to keep projects on budget.

WHAT SKILLS & TRAINING ARE NEEDED?

FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS:

  • Organization: Must be able to organize, plan, and prioritize.
  • Communication: Must be able to give clear orders, explain information to construction workers and clients and must also be able to effectively delegate tasks to construction and extraction workers.
  • Technical:  Must know construction methods and technologies.
  • Problem-Solving: Not every job is the same, and supervisors need to be able to adjust plans to compensate for any environmental issues that come up.
  • Stamina: Carpenters spend long days on their feet, often outside in all types of weather.

TRAINING:

In addition to a high school diploma, supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers might also have training in business methods such as accounting. Many foremen work alongside the people they manage. In fact, they are often promoted from the workforce after years of experience.

HOW DO I KNOW IF THIS IS A GOOD FIT FOR ME?

  • You enjoy working with your hands.
  • You like to work on teams.
  • You like working outdoors.

WHERE CAN I PURSUE ALIGNED TRAINING?