First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades & Extraction Workers

Also called: Construction Foreman, Construction Supervisor, Electrical Supervisor

Career Cluster: Architecture & Construction
What they do:
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers.
On the job, you would:
  • Inspect work progress, equipment, or construction sites to verify safety or to ensure that specifications are met.
  • Read specifications, such as blueprints, to determine construction requirements or to plan procedures.
  • Supervise, coordinate, or schedule the activities of construction or extractive workers.
KNOWLEDGE

Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
  • mechanical
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • management
  • customer service
SKILLS

Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • understanding people's reactions
Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
ABILITIES

Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things
Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.

They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Leadership
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Initiative
TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Project management software
  • Microsoft Project
  • Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
Data base user interface and query software
  • Mi-Co Mi-Forms
  • Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
JOB OUTLOOK

New job opportunities are likely in the future.

Salary:
High: $122,260.00
Median: $76,760.00
Low: $49,420.00
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