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Construction Foreman (23E.18)

Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, American States Utility Services, Inc. contracts with the federal government to provide water and wastewater services that include operating, maintaining, renewing, replacing, and constructing new systems on military installations throughout the United States. The installations where we presently operate are home to nearly 350,000 military and civilian personnel and families.
We proudly deliver these vital services to military installations in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas (including southeastern New Mexico), Virginia, Florida, and Kansas.
Serving those who serve.
PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS:
Under close supervision, performs activities related to all phases of water and wastewater system utility construction.
Prepare work plans, schedule, direct and supervise work crews and subcontractors to assure maximum efficiency
Assess look-ahead schedules and identify needs, material management, deficiencies and potential conflicts
Collect field data and maintain daily and weekly construction progress, inspection, and erosion control reports electronically
Observes and complies with all Federal, State and Company safety rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Reports all unsafe conditions and actions to a Supervisor and/or Manager.
Performs physical construction including, but not limited to, excavating trenches, pipe laying, backfilling excavations, compacting soil to grade specifications using a variety of manual or pneumatic tools.
Responsible for overseeing water and wastewater line testing including but not limited to chlorination and pressure testing.
Focus on quality and quality management
Performs all work in a safe, efficient manner, following all standards of performance. Work is repetitive and continuous.
Responsible for ensuring safe working conditions including trench safety and bracing.
Conduct weekly safety meetings with crew
Responsible for constructing and maintaining erosion control and traffic control devices as required and as directed.
Loads, unloads, identifies and distributes utility materials to the appropriate location, according to project plans and specifications
Signals equipment operators to facilitate alignment, movement and adjustment of machinery, equipment and materials
May operate heavy machinery including dump truck, bush-hog and right-of-way clearing equipment and backhoe, as well as other related equipment, in performing skilled and semiskilled duties for water and wastewater construction.
Responsible for performing pre-shift /pre-trip inspections and filling out respective reports.
Responsible for inspecting work performed by construction workers to ensure it meets all ASUS and Installation standards and specs as well as regulatory requirements
Performs customer support activity and interacts with the public in a professional manner.
Cleans and prepares construction sites to eliminate possible hazards
Performs other duties as assigned
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
High school diploma or GED required
Five (5) years of prior water and wastewater system construction experience preferred
Two (2) years of supervisory experience on construction projects preferred
Basic computer skills
Strong communication and organizational skills with attention to detail
Heavy equipment operation and instruction preferred
Strong knowledge of utility plans and specifications
Proficient skill with lasers, line and grade, excavation and dewatering
Training on GIS data collection preferred
Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License issued by the state where employed
Must be a United States Citizen
Working knowledge of general hand tools and power tools required
Must take and pass Federal OSHA and or State Mandated Safety training with annual refresher courses as required by the associated regulations for this Position. Such training will be provided by company and compliance is mandatory
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Work in extreme weather conditions
Lift and carry loads up to 50lbs and push or pull up to 100lbs
Work in confined spaces
Work in areas exposed to noise and chemicals
Standing, sitting, walking, lifting, carrying, pushing/puling, reaching, handling, fine dexterity, kneeling, crouching, crawling, bending, twisting, climbing, balancing, vision, hearing, talking, hand & foot controls
The responsibilities of this position will involve access to information that may be considered confidential, private and sensitive. Therefore, the individual filling this position will be required to both allow and pass a background check in addition to a physical exam.
NOTE: Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with special needs to perform the essential functions.
The above job description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills or competencies associated with this job.

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