The Skilled Trades Foreman is responsible for overseeing all areas of one or more of the following skilled trade(s): HVAC mechanical (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning), plumbing, electrical, carpentry and painting. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.
Supervises all areas of one or more of the skilled trades by evaluating overall work performance of subordinates.
Receives work orders and determines priority of services, repairs, installation, and/or construction by prioritizing requested assignments and establishing deadlines.
Prioritizes work assignments, establishes deadlines, and evaluates work performance to ensure adherence to standard trade practices.
Examines facilities to determine needed services, such as repairs, installations, and/or construction.
Maintains records of projects by tracking materials needed and used, equipment, tools, and labor requirements. Requisitions materials and supplies, such as tools, equipment and replacement parts.
Reads and interprets blueprints, manuals, schematics, building plans, and/or work drawings for one or more of the skilled trades.
May coordinate and schedule work assignments with one or more of the skilled trades in order to complete services, repairs, installations, and/or construction.
May participate in the preparation and monitoring of the budget for one or more of the skilled trades by compiling and submitting projections; monitors expenditures through a review and approval of requisitions and financial reports.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, and safety precautions in one or more of the skilled trades. Knowledge of the laws, regulations, and codes relating to one or more of the skilled trades. Knowledge of management and supervisory principles and techniques. Knowledge of the state budgetary process. Ability to read and interpret blueprints, manuals, schematics, building plans, and/or work drawings. Ability to supervise skilled trades workers and/or supervisors. Ability to plan and coordinate all phases of service, repairs, installation, and/or construction projects in one or more of the skilled trades.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus completion of required education or training along with the required license or certification in one or more of the applicable skilled trades listed below; plus two years of experience in the skilled trade area listed below, including one year in a leadership capacity.
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus seven years of experience as a carpenter or painter, including one year in a leadership capacity.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Must be licensed as a Journeyman Electrician in accordance with ACA 17-28-304, Journeyman Plumber in accordance with ACA 17-38-301, or HVAC Mechanics in accordance with ACA 17-33-301.
Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.
OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.