Fairbanks, Alaska | Shop Foreman
FLSA Classification: Non-exempt
Reports to: Dispatch / Terminal Manager
Status: Full Time, Regular
Normal Work Hours / Days: Regular shop hours are 7AM-5PM Monday through Friday. Often required to work overtime in high season based on workload. Summer schedule may be adjusted to accommodate decreased workload.
Provide leadership to and coordinate activities of employees working in the shop. Personnel are responsible to facilitate repair and maintenance of equipment, machines, and tools used on construction projects, conduct purchasing, and scheduling activities.
- Evaluate incoming equipment and machines and diagnose defects
- Assemble and disassemble various equipment and machines
- Test and adjust ensure operating efficiency
- Conduct purchasing activities and required approvals as necessary
- Pick up/deliver necessary supplies, materials, and equipment as needed
- Load and unload various equipment and machines from or to delivery truck
- Performs other related duties, as assigned
- Assist other operations staff, the Vice President and President as requested
Directly supervise up to six shop employees: Mechanics, Welder/Fabricators, Shop Helpers
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function and preferably able to perform other tasks satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Education and/or Experience:
Minimum: Familiarity with supervision of construction facilities, equipment, and employees. One year of job-related experience, with supervisory experience. Must possess a valid state driver license.
Preferred: Two or more years vocational training in construction maintenance, construction management or equivalent work experience.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
- Knowledge of construction facilities management and shop procedures and protocols
- Knowledge of and ability to use various construction equipment and tools
- Knowledge of and ability to read and apply information obtained from blueprints,
- schematics, job specifications and manuals
- Knowledge of and ability repair equipment and follow related procedures
- Ability to assess and troubleshoot equipment failure
- Some knowledge of first aid and applicable safety precautions
- Ability to see and record written data and information
- Ability to communicate information in writing so others will understand
- Ability to effectively understand and communicate verbally with others
- Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions
- Ability to ensure that proper safety and incident reporting procedures are followed
- Ability to perform a variety of tasks involving strenuous manual labor
- Ability to meet equipment schedule with dependability and consistency
- Ability to motivate and supervise assigned employees
- Ability to coordinate people, equipment, and inventory
- Ability to exercise good judgment when carrying out duties
- Ability to wear protective clothing
Ability to frequently lift and move up to 100lbs. Ability to push and pull 100lbs. Ability to consistently handle and work with equipment parts and tools. Ability to work in frequent and repetitive movement throughout the day (walking, stooping, crouching, kneeling, etc.). Ability to work in adverse weather conditions.
Work is performed in the equipment yard and at project sites with moderate to loud noise levels. Much work time is spent on the road driving to and from pick-up and delivery sites, including night driving. Must be able to work in the outdoors in extreme cold as well as adverse arctic weather conditions for extended periods of time.