Foreman Ankeny, IA


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Dean Snyder Construction

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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:          Foreman                                                  

Department:        Field         

FLSA Status:       Non-exempt


Incumbents are responsible for performing skilled craftwork activities in the areas of carpentry, concrete and steel work and for serving as a lead to skilled and/or unskilled construction workers in the absence of a Job Superintendent.  Duties include:  laying out areas for footings or walls, monitoring and assigning work to employees; coordinating, organizing, and overseeing construction projects and purchasing materials in the absence of a superintendent; operating and overseeing equipment operation; maintaining equipment; inspecting work in progress to ensure that work conforms to specifications and adherence to work schedules. The Foreman is the fourth level of an eight-level construction series.  The Job Foreman is distinguished from the Skilled Construction Worker by its responsibility for coordinating tasks within a project and serving as a lead to other Skilled Construction Workers, Construction Workers and Laborers.  The Foreman is distinguished from the Job Superintendent which has full supervisory authority and responsibility for determining means and process for overall project accomplishment.


Works under the general supervision of the Superintendent I, Project Manager or Company Officer.


Serves as a lead to Skilled Construction Workers, Construction Workers and Laborers by monitoring and assigning work to employees.


Coordinates and organizes construction crew tasks in the following categories:  demolition, earth work, layout, concrete work, steel erection, carpentry work, general maintenance and clean up; works alongside construction crew as working foreman.

In absence of a job superintendent, ensures projects are on schedule and completed by working with subcontractors and ensuring crews have equipment.

Inspects work in progress to ensure that work conforms to specifications and adherence to work schedules.

In absence of a job superintendent, purchases materials and maintains adequate inventories.

Performs skilled craftwork activities in the areas of carpentry, concrete, and steel on projects where foreman duties are not required.

Maintains schedule of self-performed work and pushes crew.

Operates and maintains equipment and ensures preventative maintenance is completed by scheduling lubrications, mechanical adjustments, washes and mechanical work.

Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Knowledge of (position requirements at entry)

Carpentry, concrete work and steel erection;

Layout procedures and transit operation;

Equipment uses and practices;

Work zone safety and OSHA job site regulations;

Skilled craft techniques (specific knowledge of three trades, i.e., concrete, steel, carpentry)

City, state and federal laws;

Company personnel policies.


Education and Experience:

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

(B)  Six years of construction- related 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 tasks and/or projects in foreman capacity;

Inventorying supplies and materials;

Operating and maintaining equipment;

Laying out areas and setting batterboards;

Monitoring employees and serving as crew leader;

Reading blueprints and engineering plans;

Problem solving;

Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Licensing Requirements

Valid Iowa Driver’s License.

Physical Requirements 

Positions in this class typically require:   climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, driving, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, 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.