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First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

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

    Skills

    • Coordination

      Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

    • 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.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • 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.

    Knowledge

    • Administration and Management

      Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

    • 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.

    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 68200/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 32.79/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 15,690
    • Yearly Projected Openings 1,840

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Enterprising: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability
    • Leadership
    • Integrity
    • Self Control
    • Initiative

    Tools

    • Power saws
    • Manlift or personnel lift
    • Levels
    • Gas welding or brazing or cutting apparatus
    • Ammeters

    Technology

    • Word processing software
    • Project management software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Computer aided design CAD software
    • Calendar and scheduling software

    Tags

    • InDemand occupations are considered a priority by the state of Ohio.
    • Bright Outlook occupations will grow rapidly in the next few years, have a large number of openings, or are new and emerging careers.

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