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Facilities General Foreman

Department:              Facilities
Reports to:                Facilities Superintendent
Reporting Staff:         Site Carpenter and Laborers
The Facilities General Foreman is supervised by the Facilities Superintendent. However, this position generally operates independently within established guidelines and policies.
The General Foreman supports the Facilities Superintendent on all ongoing construction projects at KIHA including assisting with job scoping and cost calculations, developing materials lists, daily contractor oversight, communicating with the Kodiak Island Borough and City of Kodiak Building Department to determine code requirements. Other responsibilities include site visits to all ongoing and anticipated projects, carpentry work for projects as needed, provide training, and oversee safety meetings.
This position requires regular village travel.
Serves as an active member of the Facilities Team by performing work in the construction, repair, replacement, remodeling, alteration, and finishing of building structures, facilities, furnishings, and exterior pavement, inspecting the site to determine the materials, equipment, tool requirements, and method to be used, assisting in the developing of plans or layouts for the projects and/or following blueprints, sketches, or schematics as well as written and verbal instructions, fabricating, building, or installing materials, equipment, and fixtures as required by the scope of work, and safely operating hand tools, power tools, and construction equipment appropriate to the assigned task.
The General Foreman assists in planning, developing estimates, and implementing the phasing required to accomplish the assigned project.  The General Foreman monitors the assigned work and enforces federal regulations governing environmental protection, hazardous waste disposal, and the use of chemical substances and materials.
Assists the Facilities Superintendent in ensuring that all assigned construction projects are scheduled and completed utilizing safe, structurally sound methods while meeting KIHA standards and local code requirements.
Assists with the development of a competent and efficient construction workforce by recommending the employment of qualified applicants, training departmental personnel (as necessary) in the proper use of equipment, hand and power tools, building materials and equipment, proper painting techniques, installation of equipment, paint sprayers, and shop safety, demonstrating appropriate work methods, making work assignments based upon an evaluation of job requirements and individual expertise, providing oral and/or written instructions, monitoring the progress of work, and inspecting work to ensure standards of workmanship, job safety and code compliance.
Assists with documenting the project work including time and materials and providing periodic status reports to the Facilities Superintendent regarding the status of work projects, material consumed, and man-hours utilized.
Assures that assigned trades personnel have the equipment and supplies necessary to perform their work by monitoring the use of supplies and materials, estimating future material usage, requisitioning those supplies and equipment, distributing supplies/materials and equipment as required, and advising the Facilities Superintendent regarding potential shortages, recommended replacement items, or related equipment needs.
Provides technical assistance in the purchase of new or replacement shop tools and equipment by evaluating available construction tools and equipment in order to standardize them, reviewing and preparing equipment specifications, recommending the purchase of paints, tools, and equipment that are compatible with existing color schemes or equipment that meet the needs of the department, and advising the Facilities Superintendent on shop equipment capabilities and compatibility, installation requirements and costs, and potential operations and maintenance expenses.
Promotes preventive maintenance as a strategy in maintaining construction tools and equipment by assisting in the development and monitoring of preventive maintenance programs, keeping accurate records on all equipment indicating all repairs/breakdowns and required and performed maintenance, performing spot checks of equipment to determine their working condition, and performing and/or directing periodic cleaning and servicing of tools and test equipment.

Reduces the likelihood for liability regarding KIHA’s compliance with federal regulations by complying with and enforcing policies, laws, and regulations governing environmental protection, safety, hazardous waste disposal and the use of chemical substances and materials.
Assists the Facilities Superintendent in the preparation of estimates for construction costs associated with construction projects and provides necessary input for the development of working drawings, details, and project work.
Contributes to the overall success of the Facilities Department by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.

  • Work closely and professionally with Facilities Supervisor, Facilities Superintendent, and Facilities Project Foreman.
  • Work closely and professionally with Project Site Leads; facilitate communications with necessary departments.
  • Develop and maintain professional and close working relationships with assigned staff to facilitate oversight, instruction, and quality work output.
  • Work respectfully and professionally with coworkers.
  • Work professionally with customers requesting and/or receiving project services.
  • Develop and maintain professional and close working relationships with outside contractors, inspectors, and service providers.
  • Must have 5 years of project management experience or a reasonable equivalent.
  • Must have journey-level carpentry skills and experience.
  • Must have experience professionally assessing potential and pending projects for cost and time estimates.
  • Must have experience reading blueprints, drawings, and technical documents.
  • Must have knowledge of occupational hazards and safety measures.
  • Must have proven ability to schedule work projects and evaluate work performance.
  • Must be able to give and receive constructive criticism and directions.
  • Must be able to lead by example and positively motivate assigned staff to achieve desired work product and outcomes.
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet project benchmarks and deadlines.
  • Must be able to problem-solve through the use of experience and technical knowledge.
  • Must be drug-free and able to pass a pre-employment drug screen in accordance with Federal law.
  • Must be an extremely well-organized person with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Kodiak Island Housing Authority is an Equal Housing Opportunity Employer. This position is subject to the Alaska Native/American Indian employment preference under Section 7(b) of the Native American/Alaska Native Housing and Self-Determination Act, and Section 3 of the
Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 (12 U.S. C. 1701U) and Regulations in 24 CFR part 135.

Status: Full time / Non-exempt
Salary Range: $30+ per hour DOE
Benefits: Full fringe benefits offered