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Construction Foreman

Job Title
Construction Foreman
Job ID
Cincinnati,  OH
Other Location
Employment Status:            Full-time non-exempt (hourly)

Compensation:           $35.00 to $49.00   
We will determine salary based on skills and experience in 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 safely and professionally.  

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 everyday 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.
  • Lead morning and afternoon job-specific safety/huddle meetings
  • Inspect equipment and perform everyday 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
  • Proofing conduits
  • 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
  • Customer service skills to communicate with inspectors and administration to develop a positive working relationship
  • 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
  • Computer skills
  • OSHA 30 and trench/excavation safety training / competent person training
  • Employment Status:
    Non-exempt (hourly)
    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.

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