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First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers Print

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.
  • 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.
Skills
  • 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.

WorkKeys®
Applied Mathematics
5
Reading for Information
4
Locating Information
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
  • 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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Pay
  • Ohio Annual Salary $62,500/yr
  • Typical Salary
  • Ohio Hourly Wage $30.05/hr
  • Typical Hourly Wage
Ohio Employment Trends
  • Currently Employed 14,990
  • Yearly Projected Openings 240
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:
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Leadership
  • Cooperation
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Stress Tolerance
Tools
  • Wire lug crimping tool
  • Screwdrivers
  • Power saws
  • Manlift or personnel lift
  • Gas welding or brazing or cutting apparatus
Technology
  • Project management software
  • Office suite software
  • Inventory management software
  • Data base user interface and query 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.