First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers.

Median Annual Wage: $60,990

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (39%); Some college, no degree (33%); Post-secondary certificate (21%)

Projected Growth: Much faster than average (22% or higher)

Related Job Titles: Construction Supervisor; Construction Foreman; Construction Superintendent; Field Supervisor; Project Superintendent; Job Superintendent; Superintendent; Supervisor; Foreman; Site Superintendent

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers.

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  • Read specifications, such as blueprints, to determine construction requirements or to plan procedures.
  • Inspect work progress, equipment, or construction sites to verify safety or to ensure that specifications are met.
  • Locate, measure, and mark site locations or placement of structures or equipment, using measuring and marking equipment.
  • Coordinate work activities with other construction project activities.
  • Assign work to employees, based on material or worker requirements of specific jobs.
  • Estimate material or worker requirements to complete jobs.
  • Order or requisition materials or supplies.
  • Confer with managerial or technical personnel, other departments, or contractors to resolve problems or to coordinate activities.
  • Analyze worker or production problems and recommend solutions, such as improving production methods or implementing motivational plans.
  • Train workers in construction methods, operation of equipment, safety procedures, or company policies.
  • Record information such as personnel, production, or operational data on specified forms or reports.
  • Provide assistance to workers engaged in construction or extraction activities, using hand tools or other equipment.
  • Arrange for repairs of equipment or machinery.
  • Suggest or initiate personnel actions, such as promotions, transfers, or hires.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers.

  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers.

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