National Application Center :: career details :: First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors of Construction Trades Workers
Career Details :: First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors of Construction Trades Workers
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction trades workers and their helpers. Manager/Supervisors are generally found in smaller establishments where they perform both supervisory and management functions, such as accounting, marketing, and personnel work, and may also engage in the same construction trades work as the workers they supervise.
A minimum of two to four years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
- Reads specifications, such as blueprints and data, to determine construction requirements.
- Directs and leads workers engaged in construction activities.
- Confers with staff and worker to ensure production and personnel problems are resolved.
- Trains workers in construction methods and operation of equipment.
- Examines and inspects work progress, equipment, and construction sites to verify safety and ensure that specifications are met.
- Supervises and coordinates activities of construction trades workers.
- Suggests and initiates personnel actions, such as promotions, transfers, and hires.
- Estimates material and worker requirements to complete job.
- Locates, measures, and marks location and placement of structures and equipment.
- Analyzes and resolves worker problems and recommends motivational plans.
- Assigns work to employees, using material and worker requirements data.
- Records information, such as personnel, production, and operational data, on specified forms and reports.
- Recommends measures to improve production methods and equipment performance to increase efficiency and safety.
- Assists workers engaged in construction activities, using hand tools and equipment.
- Analyzes and plans installation and construction of equipment and structures.
- Appraisers, Real Estate
- Civil Engineering Technicians
- Construction and Building Inspectors
- Construction Managers
- Electrical Drafters
- Exhibit Designers
- Orthotists and Prosthetists
- Range Managers
- Set Designers
General Work Activities
- Coordinating Work & Activities of Others
- Communicating With Other Workers
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Inspecting Equipment, Structures, Material
- Guiding, Directing & Motivating Subordinates
Frequent Work Context
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Responsibility for Outcomes and Results
- Supervise, Coach, Train Others
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Consequence of Error