First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers:

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers.

Also includes

Solar Energy Installation Managers

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $63,630.00
Average Time to Fill 44 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 13,217
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 11.01 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Resource Allocation
Information Gathering
Work Ethic
Critical Thinking
Oral Communication
Written Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Implement company or staff policies
Discharge workers using employee dismissal guidelines
Implement employee bargaining agreements
Charge blasting holes with explosives
Implement freight shipping or storage procedures
Terminate employment of employees or contractors
Recommend personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, and dismissals
Terminate relationship with clients or vendors
Detonate blasting charges for construction or extraction work
Follow construction, extraction, or mining related safety procedures and regulations
Modify work procedures, processes, or plans to meet situational needs
Implement air quality control measures
Follow installation, maintenance, or repair safety procedures and regulations
Resolve operational shipping or transportation issues
Resolve personnel problems
Implement employee compensation and benefit plans
Implement supply chain management processes
Execute employee bargaining agreements
Discipline staff for infractions of rules or regulations
Solve landscaping problems
Solve administrative problems in the workplace
Perform chemical processing emergency procedures
Establish project teams
Determine project methods and procedures
Solve machining tool problems
Confer with others to resolve production problems or equipment malfunctions
Solve production problems
Align employee career motives to job performance objectives
Develop personnel performance objectives
Employ statistical process control procedures
Authorize construction activities
Inspect landscaping to determine treatment needs
Determine installation, service, or repair needed
Diagnose mechanical problems in machinery or equipment
Route freight shipments
Design compensation models
Diagnose malfunctioning vehicle systems based on inspection or test results
Diagnose refrigeration problems
Diagnose engine problems using diagnostic equipment
Diagnose electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Approve changes to business processes
Determine administrative policies or standards
Identify best itinerary based on knowledge of routes

Performing General Physical Activities

Review construction specifications
Construct wooden frameworks or structures
Build structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Lay masonry material such as brick, block, paver, stone, or tile
Repair cracks, defects, or damage in installed building materials
Perform concrete fabrication
Install wooden structural components such as sub flooring, rough framing, or partitions
Install construction support structures such as lathing, back up frames, or metal studs
Install shock-absorbing or acoustical paneling or tiles on wall or ceiling
Install drywall, plasterboard, or wallboard
Install glass in windows, skylights, or other structural surfaces
Install sheet metal assemblies in supportive framework
Install roofing materials such as shingles, tile, slate, or asphalt
Install storm, sanitation, or water piping systems above and below ground
Install prefabricated building components
Build masonry structures including kilns or furnaces
Install siding or sheeting materials
Erect supports and hangers for equipment and piping
Remodel residential or commercial structures
Mark reference points or cutting lines on workpieces
Apply plaster, stucco, or joint compound mixtures to walls or ceilings
Repair prefabricated wooden building components
Perform structural repair or assembly work
Repair structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Finish concrete surfaces
Install interior wood fixtures such as doors, floors, window frames, trim, or stairs
Install structures such as fences, markers, or guard rails
Install green structural components, equipment or systems
Erect scaffold on work site
Move heavy objects in construction, extraction, or mining settings
Operate jackhammer in accordance with safety regulations
Fit construction materials such as wood
Repair masonry structures including kilns or furnaces
Install insulating materials
Join wood or other construction materials
Anchor wooden structures, frameworks, or forms
Dig holes or trenches
Identify relevant safety procedures
Move materials, equipment, or supplies
Attach moisture barrier sheeting over construction surfaces
Irrigate lawns, trees, plants, or crops
Plant greenery to improve landscape appearance
Clean building walls or flooring
Pour materials into or on designated areas
Load/Unload containers, materials, or products
Stack containers, materials, or products
Clean work sites
Apply herbicides, fertilizers, or pesticides
Clean used linens

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Establish priorities for self or others
Coordinate operational activities
Assign work to staff or employees
Coordinate production maintenance activities
Oversee activities related to dispatching, routing, or tracking transportation vehicles
Direct material handling or moving activities
Manage building maintenance projects
Manage site preservation plan
Manage industrial production activities or processes
Oversee testing or construction of prototype
Confer with coworkers to coordinate maintenance or cleaning activities
Direct passenger or freight transport activities
Generate work orders
Supervise maintenance workers
Direct operational or production activities
Oversee marine cargo handling
Manage quality control activities
Oversee execution of organizational or program policies
Supervise construction related personnel or contractors
Manage individual and organizational contracts
Set goals for workers or staff
Supervise transportation, shipping, or material moving personnel
Manage waste removal and recycling programs
Direct natural resources extraction or mining projects
Direct construction activities
Direct construction or extraction personnel
Supervise industrial, production, or manufacturing personnel
Direct green energy production operations
Supervise clerical or administrative personnel
Direct construction of mine shafts or tunnels
Manage project teams
Delegate administrative support activities
Coordinate shipping activities with external parties
Supervise engineering or other technical personnel
Manage handling of hazardous, toxic, or non-compliant materials
Take responsibility for safety of group
Administer personnel recruitment or hiring activities

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Estimate project labor requirements
Estimate project material requirements
Determine work priorities and requirements
Determine project parameters or specifications
Forecast departmental personnel requirements
Estimate installation, maintenance, or repair related material requirements
Estimate construction, extraction, or mining project material requirements
Estimate construction project labor requirements
Estimate construction project costs
Determine resource needs
Estimate home or property maintenance material requirements
Measure tile or masonry materials
Measure layout for construction projects
Verify levelness, verticality, or alignment of structures, equipment, or materials
Measure work site or construction dimensions
Estimate material requirements for production
Determine amount or kind of explosive needed to complete job
Estimate transportation or shipping related project material requirements
Estimate delivery dates
Bid work projects
Estimate maintenance service requirements or costs
Employ weighing or measuring devices in transportation
Read utilities metering devices
Estimate industrial, production, or manufacturing related project costs
Estimate installation, maintenance, or repair related project costs
Calculate grades and elevations
Estimate costs of design or construction materials
Estimate travel rates or expenses
Perform extraction or mining related measurements
Estimate transportation related project costs
Measure materials or objects for installation or assembly
Estimate operational costs
Calculate shipping costs
Prepare cost estimates

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor operations to ensure compliance with safety or security policies or regulations
Monitor repairs or maintenance to enforce standards
Monitor performance of others
Monitor operational activities to ensure conformance to standards, regulations, or protocols
Ensure conformance to building regulations
Monitor construction operations
Monitor loading processes to ensure procedural compliance
Manage security for visitors or employees
Monitor contract performance
Maintain consistent production quality
Monitor operation of drilling equipment
Monitor assembly quality
Monitor operating conditions
Inspect production environment operations and processes
Track facility or production costs
Monitor effects of talent attrition
Identify causes of talent attrition
Monitor operation of mail preparation or handling machines
Monitor production or manufacturing equipment operation to detect problems
Monitor electrical or mechanical equipment operation to detect problems
Detect installation, maintenance, or repair concerns by listening for abnormalities
Detect industrial, production, or manufacturing equipment malfunctions by listening for abnormalities
Maintain safe work environment
Monitor work areas and activities to ensure compliance with safety procedures
Monitor merchandise purchases
Determine air, water, steam, or fluid pressure using gauges
Monitor work environment to ensure safety or adherence to specifications

Monitoring and Controlling Resources

Manage material resources
Maintain inventory of office supplies
Manage inventories or supplies
Maintain inventory of office equipment or furniture
Maintain parts or equipment inventory
Inventory stock to ensure adequate supplies
Requisition stock, materials, supplies or equipment
Monitor inventories of products or materials
Inventory materials or equipment
Monitor currency, coin, or checks in cash drawer
Order installation, maintenance, or repair related supplies, materials, and equipment
Purchase materials, equipment, or other resources
Order construction, extraction, or mining supplies, materials, and equipment
Order construction or extraction materials or equipment
Maintain inventory records
Control organizational, product, or material inventory
Order production or manufacturing related supplies, materials, and equipment
Order transportation or shipping related supplies, materials, and equipment
Purchase furnishings, artworks, or accessories
Acquire supplies or equipment
Replenish supplies of food, tableware or linen
Purchase housekeeping or cleaning supplies or equipment
Develop operational budgets
Order office, administrative, or clerical supplies, materials, and equipment
Issue supplies, materials, or equipment
Manage program or project budgets
Purchase office equipment or furniture
Disburse organizational funding

Handling and Moving Objects

Cut masonry material such as stone, tile, or brick
Cut construction material
Prepare building surfaces for paint, finishes, wallpaper, or adhesives
Mix masonry materials such as mortar, grout, slurry, or concrete
Polish stone or concrete using a surfacing machine
Prepare sites or surfaces for concrete, masonry, or related construction work
Perform basic carpentry
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Perform basic plumbing
Install water or sewer treatment plant equipment
Operate pipe fitting equipment
Apply grouting or mortar
Set-up heavy construction equipment
Cut metal or plastic material
Cut flexible flooring material such as carpet, vinyl, or linoleum
Prepare explosives for detonation
Mix chemicals safely according to instructions
Set-up production equipment or machinery
Install plumbing, piping, or water handling systems
Install electronic power, communication, or control equipment or systems
Dismantle/Reassemble rigging
Drill holes in earth or rock for activities such as blasting
Construct electrical parts or fixtures
Assemble electronic, electrical, or electromechanical equipment
Don/Doff construction, extraction, or mining related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Prepare chemicals for work application
Apply adhesives, caulking, or sealants
Apply adhesives to construction materials
Apply material to fill gaps in surfaces
Apply protective sealants or coatings
Install building fixtures
Install gauges or controls

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Inspect property for condition, damage, or deterioration
Inspect sewer, drain, or water main pipe joints to detect leaks or verify alignment or fit
Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory, hazard, or fire code compliance
Perform construction, extraction, or mining related safety inspection
Perform safety inspection related to an installation, maintenance or repair
Inspect facilities to ensure compliance with transportation-related standards
Inspect equipment or tools to be used in construction or excavation
Perform industrial, production, or manufacturing related safety inspection
Inspect facilities to determine repair or replacement needs
Test electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Test electrical or electronic wiring or fixtures
Ensure equipment is operating to prescribed standards
Inspect production equipment
Inspect transportation or shipping related machinery or equipment
Inspect new construction or renovation work sites to determine condition or necessary repairs
Inspect material-moving equipment to detect problems
Perform transportation or shipping related safety inspection
Test vehicle computer processors to detect malfunctions
Test operation of malfunctioning machinery
Operate vehicle engine electrical systems test equipment
Operate engine emission testing equipment
Inspect installation, maintenance, or repair machinery or equipment
Inspect mechanical systems to determine if they are operating properly
Test mechanical products or equipment
Evaluate quality of materials or products
Inspect industrial, production, or manufacturing related work products to verify conformance with quality and standards
Inspect completed repair work to ensure proper functioning
Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment
Inspect construction work to ensure proper installation or functioning
Inspect plumbing systems or fixtures
Conduct energy audits

Documenting/Recording Information

Maintain personnel records
Maintain job descriptions
Maintain file of job openings
Record operational or environmental data
Record drilling progress or geological data
Maintain construction, extraction, or mining related records, reports, or files
Document work hours or activities
Maintain equipment service records
Maintain repair or maintenance records
Maintain shipping, transportation, or logistical records, reports, or files
Maintain industrial, production, or manufacturing related records, reports, or files
Record industrial, operational, or manufacturing related production data
Maintain telephone logs
Document operational activities
Record personnel information
Record construction, extraction, or mining related production data
Record transportation or material moving related production data
Maintain record of organization expenses
Maintain insurance records
Maintain educational or training-related records, reports, or files
Maintain records, reports, or files associated with business operations or analytics
Record details of deliveries or shipments

Training and Teaching Others

Orient new employees
Train construction or extraction personnel
Train installation, maintenance, or repair personnel
Demonstrate construction procedures
Train transportation or material moving personnel
Train janitorial, housekeeping, or groundskeeping personnel
Instruct staff in work policies or procedures
Prepare construction or extraction related reports or presentations
Train industrial, production, or manufacturing personnel
Train others in the use of construction or extraction related equipment
Prepare transportation, shipping, or material moving reports or presentations
Develop employee orientation materials
Instruct customers in product installation, use, or repair
Prepare industrial, production, or manufacturing related reports or presentations
Prepare reports or presentations concerning installations, repairs, or maintenance
Train office, administrative, or clerical personnel
Prepare office, administrative, or clerical based reports and presentations
Train others in the use of industrial, production, or manufacturing related equipment
Train others in the use of installation, maintenance, or repair related equipment
Develop training programs
Prepare managerial or supervisory reports or presentations
Train others in the use of transportation, shipping, or material moving equipment
Identify individual or group learning strategies
Maintain knowledge of formal and informal learning activities
Develop integrated learning environments
Instruct workers to use equipment or perform technical procedures
Organize training procedure manuals
Train others in the use of office, administrative, or clerical equipment

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Maintain construction machinery or equipment
Maintain mining machinery or equipment
Maintain physical building or grounds of property
Complete routine building maintenance
Maintain manufacturing or production equipment
Maintain grounds keeping equipment and tools
Perform preventative maintenance on manufacturing equipment
Clean installation, maintenance, or repair tools, equipment, or machinery
Repair construction machinery or equipment
Repair railroad equipment or tracks
Overhaul power-generating equipment or machinery
Repair mechanical controls
Overhaul major vehicle systems such as engines or transmissions
Overhaul industrial or construction machinery or equipment
Repair mechanical equipment or machinery
Maintain mechanical machinery or implements
Lubricate machinery, equipment, or parts
Clean construction or extraction related tools, equipment, or machinery
Level machines, equipment, or structures
Align machines, equipment, or structures
Replace gas, steam, sewer, or water piping or fixtures
Maintain equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning
Clean janitorial, housekeeping, or groundskeeping tools, equipment, or machinery
Repair gas, steam, oil, sewer, or water piping or fixtures
Maintain work tools or equipment
Repair grounds keeping equipment and tools
Maintain cargo or passenger vehicle
Maintain watering, fog, or cooling systems
Operate grounds maintenance equipment
Repair finish hardware such as locks or hinges

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People

Evaluate employee performance
Evaluate contract personnel performance
Conduct progress and production reviews
Evaluate minimum commercial or residential insulation requirements
Evaluate construction quality
Evaluate projects to determine compliance with technical specifications
Evaluate new construction industry practices
Evaluate material specifications
Evaluate office operations
Judge quality of facilities or service
Evaluate ability of applicant
Evaluate company recruiting needs
Evaluate information from employment interviews
Identify employee learning needs
Evaluate manufacturing or processing systems
Evaluate performance of applicants, trainees, or employees
Inspect account books or systems for efficiency, effectiveness, or acceptability
Evaluate technology and communication infrastructure
Forecast consumer behavior
Evaluate applicant, staff, or individual skill levels
Inspect facilities for cleanliness
Evaluate soil conditions

Getting Information

Interpret construction, extraction, or mining related information from blueprints or schematics
Review construction, extraction, or mining related work orders
Review installation, maintenance, or repair codes and specifications
Review blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements
Review work orders or schedules to determine operations or procedures
Read operating, service, or repair manuals associated with the maintenance of electrical or mechanical equipment
Review schedules to obtain cargo loading information
Review transportation related codes and specifications
Review transportation, shipping, or material moving work orders
Interpret industrial, production, or manufacturing information from schematics or technical drawings
Review industrial, production, or manufacturing work orders
Read operating, service, or repair manuals associated with manufacturing or production equipment
Interpret installation, maintenance, or repair information from schematics or technical drawings
Review installation, maintenance, or repair work orders
Review loan applications
Review traffic routing or control plans
Read work orders to determine material or setup requirements
Study blueprints or other instructions to determine equipment setup requirements
Review industrial, production, or manufacturing codes and specifications
Review maps to determine location or routes
Investigate complaints, disturbances, or violations
Investigate customer complaints
Review travel rate schedules

Real-Time Job Posting Statistics

Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Customer Service
Customer Contact
Microsoft Project
Staff Management
Power Generation
Electrical Engineering

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