Job Title: Construction Foreman, Columbus/ Cincinnati Market Business Unit: Ohio Valley Excavating, a Congruex Company Department: Construction Reports To: Project Managers (PM) Employment Status: Full-time non-exempt (hourly) Primary Location: Lebanon, Ohio
Compensation: We will determine salary based on skills and experience about the function of the role, as well as equity to any other employees in the same or similar role.
Company Profile: Networks Built Better. Congruex is a multi-national organization that specializes in broadband network construction and engineering. We support some of the largest service providers in the United States with a footprint that extends across the nation. Our turn-key design and build solutions allow our customers to deliver more data, more bandwidth, and ultimately support more devices for their end-users. Our diverse self-perform capabilities allow us to deliver high-quality telecommunications and utility solutions with efficiency as one combined end-to-end business.
Congruex is a growing collection of subsidiary operating units. Our unified vision is to be the nation’s largest end-to-end provider of network design, engineering, construction, and maintenance for broadband operators. We are One Congruex.
Our Mission & Values It is our mission to satisfy our customers by providing the expertise, technology, and resources necessary to build better networks. Congruex is committed to the overall health, wellness, and safety of our people. We support diversity, inclusion, and the right to live freely with mutual respect.
These values are ingrained in our core values of GRIT. At Congruex, GRIT is an acronym for guts, reliability, improvement, and teamwork – having the GUTS to do the right thing, being RELIABLE to deliver what we promise, IMPROVING ourselves every day, and embracing TEAMWORK together as One Congruex
Ohio Valley Excavating, a Congruex Company Founded in 2004, OVE services the utility industry with installation and maintenance for underground electrical and communications infrastructures. OVE’s full-service excavation capacities span commercial and industrial construction as well as emergency repairs, with experience across the private and public sectors in Ohio and the Midwest.
Job Summary: We are seeking a construction foreman to join our growing team. The construction foreman will be responsible for performing their job duties in a safe and professional manner.
Must have a valid driver’s license and pass a pre-employment drug screening
Job Responsibilities (Including, but not limited to):
Coordinate daily tasks according to priorities and plans
Perform scope of work and recognize work done outside of the scope
Delegate individual responsibilities to crew members and subcontractors
Lead a crew in normal excavation projects to meet all safety needs, schedule timelines, and targeted profit margins
Communication from the field to the PM and GC
Train, manage and mentor employees and contractors
Provide adequate resources and staff to meet project schedules, laws, regulations, best practices, and safety needs
Emphasize safe use of tools, machinery, and equipment while providing training on safety gear and procedures
Manage daily Jobsite and employee paperwork
Resolve conflicts or miscommunications quickly and amicably
Regularly report project status to project managers, site engineers, and other officials
Schedule material deliveries
Schedule and manage subcontractors
Report injuries and other accidents to the PM
Leadmorning and afternoon job-specific safety/huddle meetings
Inspect equipment and performeveryday maintenance
Notify mechanic, PM and fill out work orders for equipment repairs
Loading and unloading Jobsite materials
Maintain a neat and clean work area
Operate (but not limited to) track-hoe, back-hoe, mini excavator, skid steer, dozer, haul truck, and trencher
Excavate and backfill, in a safe manner, trenches for underground utilities
Ability to operate around live utilities in a safe and cautious manner
Placement of conduit in open trenches
Potholing existing utilities
Rigging and setting of structures
Forming and pouring of concrete
Placement of asphalt
Ensure compliance with customer requirements and completed activities
Observe and promote safety compliance
Complete 20 hours of OVE required safety training annually
Participate in random drug screenings
Ensure the site is clean and organized at the end of each shift
Manage rental equipment deliveries and returns
Required Skills & Qualifications:
Minimum of 5 years of experience and knowledge of underground utility construction
Analytical skills for handling unexpected issues and delays
Initiative for generating business opportunities
Leadership skills for delegating tasks to subcontractors and employees
Speaking skills for providing clear orders to subcontractors and employees
Technical skills for interpreting construction methods, specifications, and drawings
History of working successfully with a team to complete a common goal, “team player”
Time management skills to meet deadlines
Writing skills to document work progress, change orders, and everyday reporting
Regularly report project status to project managers and or GC
Knowledge and experience in how to read and understand blueprints
In-depth knowledge of OSHA guidelines, equipment, and construction procedures
High school or equivalent education
Valid Driver’s license with a good driving record
subject to a pre-employment drug test and MVR
Ability to follow instruction
Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact with the crew, leadership, and clients
Must be able to meet physical demands of the position; ability to lift to 75 pounds
Excellent vision or the use of prescription lenses
Exceptional manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination
Perform a variety of manual tasks for extended periods in unfavorable weather conditions
Desired Skills & Qualifications:
Provide suggestions for continued improvement
Minimum of 5 years of operating equipment
CDL driver’s license
OSHA 30 and trench/excavation safety training / competent person training
Employment Status: Non-exempt (hourly) Full-time Eligible for a full benefits package, 401K, paid time off, holiday pay, and insurance package.
All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” employment relationship.