Foreman Jobs

Foreman jobs supervise and coordinate the work of a crew of workers in a specific craft or trade. Foreman jobs are primarily concerned with seeing that their workers do their job skilfully and efficiently, and that assigned work progresses on schedule. Foreman jobs deal with the routing of material and equipment, and with the laying out of the more difficult areas of the job. The work requires quick, clear thinking and quick onsite decisions. Foremen should have a broad working knowledge of a craft; must be able to read and visualize objects from blueprints; and should have an eye for precise detail.

Duties include:

  • Coordinate tasks according to priorities and plans
  • Produce schedules and monitor attendance of crew
  • Allocate general and daily responsibilities
  • Supervise and train workers and tradespeople
  • Ensure manpower and resources are adequate
  • Guarantee all safety precautions and quality standards are met
  • Supervise the use of machinery and equipment
  • Monitor expenditure and ensure it remains within budget
  • Resolve problems when they arise
  • Report on progress to managers, engineers etc.

To become a foreman, a craftsman must illustrate an above average knowledge of all facets of a particular trade and do noticeably good work consistently. Foreman jobs should have the same basic aptitude and interests as those working in the craft being supervised, plus additional reading, writing, and math skills. The ability to motivate workers and communicate with them and superiors is essential. Foreman jobs must often lead by example.

Being an entry level/first line management position, a foreman who exhibits solid rapport and communicates with his or her workers and superiors, has outstanding skills and trade knowledge, gets the job done properly and on schedule, and who works to improve their management skills will often be in line for promotion into a supervisory position. With the proper background and initiative a foreman may progress to a superintendent, general superintendent, vice president, or even an owner of a construction company.

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Job Listings

  1. Joiner

    Location: Ayrshire

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Construction / Trades / Property

    Staffinders require 6 x Joiners for work in Largs and surrounding areas.
    Must have CSCS Cards, Previous site experience & checkable references.
    Immediate start available
    6 month contract
    Finishing work
    Roughing work
    Kit erectors 
    This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Stafffinders which is operating as an employment business

  2. Ground Worker

    Location: Glasgow Area

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Civil Engineer

    Stafffinders are recruiting on behalf of our client a well-established Civil Engineering and Building Contractor based in Scotland
    We are looking for Ground workers for ongoing projects in the Glasgow area.
    All candidates must have:
    CSCS card
    IPAF, Harness.
    Duties will include General labouring and Concrete Repairs
    This vacancy is ...

  3. Joiner

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £18.00 p/h

    Category: Construction / Trades / Property

    Stafffinders are looking for a number of Joiners for works in the Edinburgh area.
    Due to the scope of work we are looking for joiners capable of finishings, ceiling and partitioning works on a mixture of commercial developments for our client. 
    Must have previous experience, Valid CSCS Card, Own Tools ...

  4. Tilers

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £18.50 p/h

    Category: Construction / Trades / Property

    Stafffinders Edinburgh are looking for experienced Tilers for work in Edinburgh city centre.
    Immediate start is available on a commercial fit out laying 1200x600 and 600/600 tiles, cutter is available on site, must hold a valid Blue CSCS Card.
    Pay is £18.50 umb,cis or ltd.
    We are ...

  5. Domestic Electrician

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £18.00 p/h

    Category: Electrician

    We are currently seeking a number of Domestic electricians based in Edinburgh city centre to work on townhouse properties. 
    Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week, position is on-going, this includes a rate of £18 per hour. 
    Electrician requirements; 

    17th/18th Edition 
    Atleast 2 years experience
    Own tools
    ECS card ...

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