Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction, Texas Sterling Construction Co., and J. Banicki Construction)

Foreperson (Deep Foundations)

1 month ago(12/20/2017 4:01 PM)
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Field Supervison


The ideal foreperson we are looking for will have multiple skills, comparable to a handy-man status, but possessing skills pertaining to heavy civil, industrial, and deep foundations.  The foreperson will be a working supervisor overseeing 3-5 workers who too will have multiple skills sets.  The ideal candidate will have sufficient experience in operating heavy equipment, even cranes, drill operation experience, rough carpentry, concrete finishing, piling driving, culvert installations, repairing / improving small bridges, installing small new bridges, installing precast parts for bridges, and railroad repair or improvement experiences.    


Often times the work involved will be out of town and require travel or being away from home from a few weeks to two to three months.


Projects the foreperson can expect to be a part of can include:

  • Small bridges (pedestrian, light rail – Union Pacific projects)
  • Deep foundations (retaining walls, driving piles for bridges, commercial projects)
  • Industrial projects (water treatment plants, structural projects, culvert projects)


  • Read, understand, interpret and enforce safety policies and practices.
  • Examines blueprints to determine dimensions of structure.
  • Lays out floor-plan/worksite as needed.
  • Determines sequence of activities concerned with fabrication, assembly, and erection of structure.
  • Assigns workers to such tasks as cutting material to size, building concrete forms, erecting wooden framework, and laying flooring.
  • Inspects work performed by subordinates to ensure conformance with specifications.
  • Supervises workers engaged in building timber structures such as cofferdams, trestles, and supports for concrete forms.
  • Studies production schedules and estimates worker hour requirements for completion of job assignment.
  • Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules.
  • Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product to increase efficiency of work crew.
  • Analyzes and resolves work problems, assists workers in solving work problems, and initiates or suggests plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals.
  • Maintains time and production records.
  • Estimates, requisitions, and inspects materials.
  • Maintain a general knowledge of equipment used on the job including basic understanding of equipment limits and designed purposes.
  • As directed by the Superintendent, assists with ordering supplies, completing reports, and collecting, reviewing and submitting time cards, etc.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • High school diploma required; however, a two year degree or equivalent from two-year College or technical school; or a minimum of two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferable.
  • A minimum of 4 years of operating heavy equipment (Trackhoe, Backhoe, Loader, Crane, etc.) and be proficient in operating heavy equipment.
  • A minimum of 4 years of supervising experience
  • A minimum of 4 years of structural or piling welding
  • A minimum of 4 years of Culvert installation experience
  • A minimum of 4 years of Rough carpentry experience
  • A minimum of 4 years working on railroad repair and improvement projects (NOT railroad engineer duties)


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