First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers.Number of Jobs in 2010: 2,649
Number of Jobs in 2020: 2,813
Yearly Job Growth Rate: 6.2
Annual Openings: 77
Entry Wage: $17.83
Median Wage: $24.47
Education Requirement: High school diploma or equivalent
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- Supervise, coordinate, or schedule the activities of construction or extractive workers.
- Read specifications, such as blueprints, to determine construction requirements or to plan procedures.
- Inspect work progress, equipment, or construction sites to verify safety or to ensure that specifications are met.
- Locate, measure, and mark site locations or placement of structures or equipment, using measuring and marking equipment.
- Coordinate work activities with other construction project activities.
- Assign work to employees, based on material or worker requirements of specific jobs.
- Estimate material or worker requirements to complete jobs.
- Confer with managerial or technical personnel, other departments, or contractors to resolve problems or to coordinate activities.
- Order or requisition materials or supplies.
- Analyze worker or production problems and recommend solutions, such as improving production methods or implementing motivational plans.
- Train workers in construction methods, operation of equipment, safety procedures, or company policies.
- Record information such as personnel, production, or operational data on specified forms or reports.
- Provide assistance to workers engaged in construction or extraction activities, using hand tools or other equipment.
- Arrange for repairs of equipment or machinery.
- Suggest or initiate personnel actions, such as promotions, transfers, or hires.
- Plan and coordinate installations of photovoltaic (PV) solar and solar thermal systems to ensure conformance to codes.
- Supervise solar installers, technicians, and subcontractors for solar installation projects to ensure compliance with safety standards.
- Assess potential solar installation sites to determine feasibility and design requirements.
- Assess system performance or functionality at the system, subsystem, and component levels.
- Coordinate or schedule building inspections for solar installation projects.
- Monitor work of contractors and subcontractors to ensure projects conform to plans, specifications, schedules, or budgets.
- Perform start-up of systems for testing or customer implementation.
- Provide technical assistance to installers, technicians, or other solar professionals in areas such as solar electric systems, solar thermal systems, electrical systems, and mechanical systems.
- Visit customer sites to determine solar system needs, requirements, or specifications.
- Develop and maintain system architecture, including all piping, instrumentation, or process flow diagrams.
- Estimate materials, equipment, and personnel needed for residential or commercial solar installation projects.
- Evaluate subcontractors or subcontractor bids for quality, cost, and reliability.
- Identify means to reduce costs, minimize risks, or increase efficiency of solar installation projects.
- Prepare solar installation project proposals, quotes, budgets, or schedules.
- Purchase or rent equipment for solar energy system installation.
Indivduals currently working as First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers can easily transition into any of the occupations lisated below.
- First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers*
- First-Line Supervisors of Animal Husbandry and Animal Care Workers
- Pipe Fitters and Steamfitters*
- Forest and Conservation Technicians
- Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
- First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers*
- Industrial Production Managers
- Maintenance and Repair Workers, General*
- Surveying Technicians
* The occupation mentioned is in demand in the state of Maine, and is projected to employ new workers each year.
Occupational data obtained from the Maine Department of Labor and O*NET
Last updated on January 29, 2013