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First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers

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Directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers.

    Work Activities
    • Supervise, coordinate, or schedule the activities of construction or extractive workers.
    • 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.
    • Estimate material or worker requirements to complete jobs.
    • Assign work to employees, based on material or worker requirements of specific jobs.
    • Confer with managerial or technical personnel, other departments, or contractors to resolve problems or to coordinate activities.
    • Order or requisition materials or supplies.
    • 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.
    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • 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.

    Applied Math
    Workplace Documents
    Graphic Literacy
    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Problem Sensitivity

      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    • Production and Processing

      Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

    • Building and Construction

      Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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    • Ohio Annual Salary $66,360/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $31.91/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 16,030
    • Yearly Projected Openings 1,750
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    • Attention to Detail
    • Leadership
    • Cooperation
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Stress Tolerance
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