Superintendent 1

Superintendent 1 Ankeny, IA


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Dean Snyder Construction

Job Title:

Superintendent 1

Job Type:


Date Posted:



Ankeny, IA



Company Description:

Dean Snyder Construction is a family-owned company since 1958 that specializes in general construction, design-build, and construction management services for the commercial, industrial, healthcare, and agricultural and food processing. Our customer commitment is to construct the best quality product and be the leader in exceptional value, service, and safety. We promise to deliver total customer satisfaction and peace of mind built on honesty, integrity, and trust.

Job Description:

Dean Snyder Construction


Class Title:          Superintendent I                                      

Department:        Off-site     

FLSA Status:       Non-exempt


Position is responsible for directing the activities of construction workers and for supervising construction projects on a daily basis. Duties include: initiating, carrying out, monitoring and assigning work to crews; working alongside crew members when needed; keeping jobs on schedule; performing inspections of projects; training employees and providing technical advice to crews; evaluating employee performance and approving weekly time cards; resolving issues with subcontractors, employees, customers, etc.; and, ensuring jobsites are in OSHA compliance. Enforcing company general and safety policies. The Superintendent I is the fifth level of an eight-level construction series.


Works under the general supervision of Sr Supt or Supt II or the Director of Field Operations.


Supervise crew and subcontractors.


Responsible for major projects $1 million plus

Responsible for day-to-day management of a construction project; studies specifications and coordinates with project managers to plan procedures for construction on basis of project schedule and staffing requirements for each phase of construction, based on knowledge of available tools, equipment,  subcontractor’s scope of work and various building methods.  Develops two week look ahead schedules

Supervises day-to-day operations of construction crews to include:  coordinating crew members and subcontractors; delegating work, ensuring adequate staffing; ensuring that crews have the required materials and equipment, that work conforms to specifications and that construction schedules are adhered to; and, informing the project manager of any scheduling or cost issues.

Works in the field with crew members to make sure that quality work is done in an efficient manner in order to keep the project on schedule and under budget; serves as a hands-on resource for the crew at all times by being available for questions, discussion and demonstration; maintains positive enthusiastic attitude to motivate crew to increase productivity. 

Supervises employees including: making hiring and termination recommendations; evaluating and documenting employee performance; approving schedules and time-off; training staff on unfamiliar tasks and safety issues as needed; enforcing company, state and federal policies; conferring with Human Resources Manager to resolve complaints within work force.

Performs inspections of construction projects to ensure compliance with regulations and standards including OSHA and local building codes; and, ensures that required records and postings are maintained.

Confers with the Sr Supt or Supt II, subcontractors and customers engaged in planning and executing work procedures, interpreting specifications and coordinating various phases of construction to resolve construction problems and prevent delays.

Assists the project manager in resolving issues with customers, subcontractors and vendors by investigating and responding to concerns and complaints.

Purchases materials and tools to be delivered at specified times to conform to work schedules and under the direction of the Senior Supt or Supt II; maintains adequate (not excessive) inventories; and evaluates new materials and products.

Tracks expenses by project for submission to the project manager; fills out job logs on a daily basis to record subcontractor activity as well as general contractor activity; and, brings any timing, cost or staffing issues to the attention of the project manager.

Makes recommendations on staffing levels, capital equipment purchases and projects.

Performs construction tasks as a crew member when not assigned to a project as Job Superintendent; working hours to be set by superintendent of that particular job site.

Schedule and conduct regularly scheduled meetings with crews to convey company and/or safety information including safety awareness and training.  Attend other meetings as requested.

Responsible for on-site safety including but not limited to proper equipment usage, ensuring that personal protective equipment is being worn and maintaining a clean and safe work site

On site tools and equipment are regularly maintained and repaired when necessary.  On site tools and equipment are properly secured to prevent against theft and vandalism.

Pre-planning for week for required labor, equipment and subs.  Maintaining work schedule and coordinating with subs on a daily basis.

Inspecting project to ensure proper layout of building including survey and double check all subs for correct layout (under floor plumbing, wall layouts, etc.).

Regularly attends work at assigned project.  Hours of work varies as needed.

Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.

Knowledge of (position requirements at entry)

Construction techniques and applications

Employee and equipment productivity

Subcontractors scope of work

OSHA regulations

City, state and federal laws

Company personnel policies

Equipment uses and practices


Education and Experience:

(A)  High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.).

(B)  Eight years of increasingly responsible construction and equipment operation experience, including two years of lead experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties such as those listed above.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Coordinating, scheduling and delegating tasks;

Functioning as a working superintendent;

Supervising and gaining respect of employees;

Inventorying supplies and materials;

Reading blueprints and engineering plans;

Problem solving;

Inspecting job sites for safety compliance;

Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, project managers, owners, subcontractors, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive or give work direction.

Licensing Requirements

Valid Iowa Driver’s License.

Physical Requirements 

Positions in this class typically require:   balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, driving, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, work space restrictions and intense noises.

Heavy Work:  Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.