Concrete Foreman

at Cantera Concrete in Lowell, Arkansas, United States

Job Description


The Superintendent is responsible for field operations on the project(s) assigned in order to achieve safe, quality and profitable projects completed in a timely manner. The Superintendent directly supervises field labor force, including laborers/craft workers. This position must demonstrate strong leadership, organizational and time management skills, as well as have strong communication and client service skills.


  • Promote Cantera’s culture of “Safety First”.
  • Project safety implementation and management in accordance with Cantera’s Safety Program.
  • Participate in all incidents/accidents aggressively, including going to the occupational medical facility with the co-workers.
  • Lead safety training sessions (Toolbox Talks, JHA’s, Stretch and Flex, etc.). Interact with co-workers and get their feedback as to how we can improve safety on the project.
  • Interacts with the Cantera Safety Coordinator to ensure a safety workplace.
  • Enforces site specific safety plans created by enforcing Cantera’s rules, this includes your workers, other crews, and any trade on site.
  • Be willing to discipline noncompliance.


  • Train crews in the Cantera Quality Process.
  • Follow Cantera’s Concrete Quality Process ensuring a Pre-Pour Checklist is completed on every yard of concrete poured on the project.


  • Be familiar with and follow the Cantera Concrete Staff Organization document for managing projects.
  • Follows the information provided for each project.Report project man-hours and quantities on a timely basis.
  • Participate in the Job Turnover Process with the Estimator, Project Manager, General Superintendent and other members of the Cantera leadership team.
  • Direct day-to-day on-site supervision of field labor force.Maintain good relationships with internal and external clients, including representatives of Owner and Architect/Engineer.
  • Develop and maintain site logistics plan, in coordination with Project Manager.
  • Coordinate site testing and inspection efforts.
  • Monitor costs including labor time and material.
  • Manage schedules and ensure all activities take place on or ahead of scheduled dates and completes a three-week lookahead schedule on a weekly basis.
  • Attend and participate in project meetings, including subcontractor meetings.
  • Maintain and verify as-built drawings are accurate.
  • Mobilizes the site and set up site utilities.Assures necessary permits are secured and inspections occur.Reviews, understands, documents to drawings, and executes all Requests for Information (RFIs).
  • Reviews and executes submittals for implementation of the work.
  • Reviews cost reports to assure they reflect accurate quantities and work out of place.
  • Actively coordinate subcontractors, suppliers, vendors and craft to meet project schedules.
  • Complete Daily Project Reports, Concrete Log, Sign-In Sheets and other documents.
  • Maintain on-site accurate shop drawings for implementing the work.
  • Coaches and mentors growth in crews and encourages Foreman and Craftsman to be mentors.
  • Coordinates location of control for layout with the Customer and Cantera Field Engineering Department.Other duties as assigned.

Construction Industry Knowledge-

  • Broad understanding of the concrete and construction industry.

Technological Knowledge-

  • Computer and mobile device knowledge and efficiency, including Microsoft Office products, Field Time and other products used by the Company.

Communication and Teamwork Skills-

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to communicate with all levels, both internally and externally.
  • Functions effectively as part of a team.

Leadership and Time Management Skills-

  • Exhibits strong leadership qualities.
  • Strong decision making/problem solving skills.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills; able to organize work, engage in a variety of tasks simultaneously and consistently meet deadlines.

Additional Skills-

  • Able to perform duties independently.
  • Strong attention to detail.Works well under pressure and with deadlines.
  • Can follow rules but is capable of showing initiative.
  • Enjoys overcoming objections/resistance and achieving goals in the face of obstacles.


  • Regularly works on a construction site over rough terrain.
  • Requires exposure to the elements on a regular basis.
  • Must be comfortable with periodic travel.
  • Lifting and transporting of moderately heavy objects.HoursRequires overtime hours on a regular basis.

Work Experience-

  • Five (5) years of Concrete industry experience or five (5) years equivalent of education and experience.
  • EducationTwo (2) year or four (4) year Degree, preferably in Construction Management, Engineering or equivalent work experience.

Certifications (certifications are preferred – Company assistance will be provided to obtain)-

  • OSHA 10 Certified
  • OSHA 30 Certified
  • CPR Certified
  • First Aid Certified
  • ACI Concrete Testing Technician Certified
  • ACI Concrete Flatwork Technician Certified
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Job Posting: 2981808

Posted On: Jul 14, 2021

Updated On: Oct 12, 2021