In support of management, the Building Trades Carpenter Foreman plans, schedules, assigns, distributes and monitors workload of the journeyman carpentry staff and supporting contractors. Will perform duties throughout University buildings, property and facilities, in accordance with University standards and procedures. During the routine absence of the Supervisor (vacation, sick, personal holiday), the Foreman will act in place of the Supervisor.Â This position does not require the Foreman to hire, fire, promote or issue disciplinary action.
Foreperson for the carpentry shop.Â Will perform all duties of required of a journeyman carpenter.
Provides guidance and technical assistance to journeymen employees.Â
With Supervisorâ™s oversight will plan, schedule, assign, distribute and monitor work to assure timely performance of the work assigned to the employees reporting to him/her, and for ensuring the work is completed in accordance with applicable industry and University standards.
Keeps supervisor current with issues and impediments to the progress of work assignments.
Prepares job estimates and sketches; reviews and annotates construction drawings and schedules of material.
Orders and inventories material and equipment. Maintains associated records.Â Prepares routine reports.Â
Introduces new employees to the work environment.Â Identifies and provides training to employees on an ongoing basis.
Uses computers to enter and access job-related information.
Â As required by work issues, will be required to carry and respond to pager and/or cell phone after hours.Â
Wears and/or uses appropriate safety equipment.Â
Undertakes training related to job responsibilities and duties as deemed necessary by the University.
Performs job-related duties as may be assigned.
Education, Experience, or Certifications:
High School diploma or equivalent (GED) required.
Completion of job-related apprenticeship or equivalent vocational training required.
A minimum of five years journeyman-level required.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Working knowledge and familiarity with Chicago Building Code requirements relevant to craft.
Demonstrated ability to access computer programs and use or learn basic computer operations related to position requirements.Â
Ability to direct the activities of subordinate staff.
Demonstrated ability to read and interpret construction documents (plans and drawings).
Demonstrated ability to write routine reports.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing.
Demonstrated ability to perform mathematical functions relevant to the position.
Demonstrated ability to problem solve.
Previous foreman or lead experience that included directing a work crew or multiple work crews, as well as planning, estimating and scheduling experience preferred.
Working knowledge of the use of computerized maintenance management systems preferred.
Current valid driver's license required.
Other licenses or certificates needed for this position as required by law, changes in the law or other regulatory agency requirements.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Must demonstrate mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity and be physically capable of strenuous activity over extended periods of time.Â
Must be able to lift and move loads appropriate to job requirements and be able to bend, reach, and work in a kneeling position for periods of time.
Must be able to climb stairs and ladders, be capable of working at heights as required, be able to enter and work within tight spaces, and be able to withstand hot and cold temperatures.Â
This position requires periods of overtime.
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