CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

First-Line Managers/Supervisors Construction Trades

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Construction Managment
Benchmark Title: First-Line Managers/Supervisors Construction Trades
Summary Job Description Tasks
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers. Examine and inspect work progress, equipment, and construction sites to verify safety and to ensure that specifications are met.
Read specifications, such as blueprints, to determine construction requirements or to plan procedures.
Estimate material or worker requirements to complete jobs.
Supervise, coordinate, or schedule the activities of construction or extractive workers.
Confer with managerial or technical personnel, other departments, or contractors to resolve problems or to coordinate activities.
Coordinate work activities with other construction project activities.
Order or requisition materials or supplies.
Locate, measure, and mark site locations or placement of structures or equipment, using measuring and marking equipment.
Record information such as personnel, production, or operational data on specified forms or reports.
Assign work to employees, based on material or worker requirements of specific jobs.
Provide assistance to workers engaged in construction or extraction activities, using hand tools or other equipment.
Train workers in construction methods, operation of equipment, safety procedures, or company policies.
Analyze worker or production problems and recommend solutions, such as improving production methods or implementing motivational plans.
Arrange for repairs of equipment or machinery.
Suggest or initiate personnel actions, such as promotions, transfers, or hires.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Construction Managment
Benchmark Title: First-Line Managers/Supervisors Construction Trades
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Building and Construction Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
Engineering and Technology Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
Personnel and Human Resources Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Construction Managment
Benchmark Title: First-Line Managers/Supervisors Construction Trades
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Construction Managment
Benchmark Title: First-Line Managers/Supervisors Construction Trades
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Construction Managment
Benchmark Title: First-Line Managers/Supervisors Construction Trades
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat software Document management software
Autodesk AutoCAD software Computer aided design CAD software
Data entry software Data base user interface and query software
Facilities management software Facilities management software
FranklinCovey TabletPlanner Calendar and scheduling software
Graphics software Graphics or photo imaging software
HCSS HeavyJob Project management software
Intuit QuickBase Project Management Project management software
Inventory tracking software Inventory management software
Mi-Co Mi-Forms Client Data base user interface and query software
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
Microsoft NetMeeting Video conferencing software
Microsoft Office software Office suite software
Microsoft Outlook Electronic mail software
Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation software
Microsoft Project Project management software
Microsoft Word Word processing software
Primavera Systems SureTrak Project Manager Project management software
Sage Timberline Office software Project management software
Scheduling software Calendar and scheduling software
Acetylene welding equipment Gas welding or brazing or cutting apparatus
Adjustable wrenches Adjustable wrenches
Aerial personnel lifts Manlift or personnel lift
Air compressors Air compressors
Allen wrenches Hex keys
Ammeters Ammeters
Analog temperature analyzers Surface thermometers
Arc welding equipment Gas welding or brazing or cutting apparatus
Backhoes Backhoes
Band saws Power saws
Bench vises Bench vises
Biscuit joiners Biscuit jointers
Blasting machines Blaster tools
Brick trowels Trowels
Bubble levels Levels
Calipers Calipers
Caulking guns Caulking guns
Chalk lines Chalk lines
Channel lock pliers Locking pliers
Clamp-on meters Clamp On Multimeter
Claw hammers Hammers
Combination squares Squares
Concrete floats Floats
Concrete mixers Concrete mixers or plants
Crowbars Pry bars
Desktop computers Desktop computers
Detonators Detonators
Digital cameras Digital cameras
Digital temperature analyzers Surface thermometers
Dump trucks Dump trucks
Files Files
Fish tapes Fish tape
Flat screwdrivers Screwdrivers
Flatbed truck trailers Flatbed trailers
Flow meters Flowmeters
Forklifts Forklifts
Fuel-burning kettles Kettle exchangers
Gas-powered generators Gas generators
Glass cutters Glass cutters
Glass gloves Protective gloves
Glass holders Hold down clamps
Glass lifters Lifts
Glass tongs Tongs
Hand saws Saws
Humidity meters Hygrometers
Hydraulic crimping tools Wire lug crimping tool
Hydraulic knock-out punches Stamping dies or punches
Insulated adjustable widemouth pliers Adjustable widemouth pliers
Insulated screwdrivers Screwdrivers
Ladders Ladders
Lathes Lathes
Layout squares Squares
Manlifts Manlift or personnel lift
Marking gauges Metal markers or holders
Measuring tapes Tape measures
Megohm meters Ohmmeters
Metal inert gas MIG welding equipment Metal inert gas MIG welding machinery
Mortar mixers Plaster or mortar mixers
Multimeters Multimeters
Nut drivers Nut drivers
Ohmmeters Ohmmeters
Oxyfuel gas welders Gas welding or brazing or cutting apparatus
Pallet jacks Pallet trucks
Personal computers Personal computers
Phillips head screwdrivers Screwdrivers
Pipe benders Pipe bending tools
Pipe cutters Pipe or tube cutters
Pipe threaders Threading dies
Pipe vises Pipe vises
Pipe wrenches Pipe wrenches
Planers Planing machines
Planes Planes
Plumb bobs Plumb bobs
Pointing trowels Trowels
Power drills Power drills
Power grinders Power grinders
Power lockouts Lockout devices
Power nailers Power nail guns
Power polishers Power buffers
Power saws Power saws
Power washers Pressure or steam cleaners
Precision levels Levels
Pressure meters Pressure indicators
Protective ear muffs Ear muffs
Protective ear plugs Ear plugs
Pry bars Pry bars
Putty knives Putty knives
Refrigerant leak detectors Liquid leak detectors
Refrigerant reclamation equipment Refrigerant compressors
Respirators Respirators
Rubber mallets Mallets
Saber saws Power saws
Safety glasses Safety glasses
Safety gloves Protective gloves
Safety goggles Goggles
Safety harnesses Safety harnesses or belts
Safety lanyards Fall protection lanyard
Scaffolding Scaffolding
Scoring tools Scribers
Screeds Concrete spreaders
Skid steer loaders Skid steer loaders
Slickline fishing tools Wireline grabs
Steel chisels Cold chisels
Surveying rods Measuring rods
Swing stages Manlift or personnel lift
Table saws Power saws
Tablet computers Tablet computers
Theodolites Theodolites
Tracked excavators Track excavators
Transit levels Level sensors or transmitters
Trenchers Trenching machines
Tungsten inert gas TIG welding equipment Tungsten inert gas TIG welding machinery
Two way radios Two way radios
Utility knives Utility knives
Vacuum cups Suction cups
Vacuum pumps Vacuum pumps
Voltmeters Voltage or current meters
Wattmeters Wattmeters
Welders Welders
Welding masks Welding masks
Wheel loaders Wheel loaders
Wheeled bulldozers Wheel bulldozers
Wire crimpers Wire lug crimping tool
Wire cutters Wire cutters
Wire strippers Stripping tools
Wood chisels Wood chisels
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Construction Managment
Benchmark Title: First-Line Managers/Supervisors Construction Trades
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
Related Work Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Construction Managment
Benchmark Title: First-Line Managers/Supervisors Construction Trades
Alternate Job Title(s)
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Adjustable Steel Joist Setting Supervisor
Asbestos Removal Supervisor
Asphalt Paving Supervisor
Assistant Construction Superintendent
Awning Hanger Supervisor
Bailer Operators Supervisor
Bailer Tenders Supervisor
Bank Boss
Billposting Supervisor
Boss Miner
Brick Chimney Supervisor
Bricklayer Supervisor
Brickmason Contractor
Brickmason Supervisor
Bridge Contractor
Building Construction Contractor
Building Construction Superintendent
Building Contractor
Building Dismantler
Building Insulation Supervisor
Building Mover
Building Repair Maintenance Supervisor
Building Superintendent
Building Supervisor
Building Wrecker
Carpenter Foreman
Carpenter Supervisor
Carpenters Supervisor
Carpentry Supervisor
Cement Contractor
Cement or Concrete Finishing Supervisor
Chief Electrician
Chimney Construction Supervisor
Clearing Supervisor
Concrete Foreman
Concreting Supervisor
Construction Contractor
Construction Foreman
Construction Superintendent
Construction Supervisor
Core Drilling Supervisor
Derrick Builder
Dike Supervisor
Dimension Stone Quarry Supervisor
Doping Supervisor
Dredge Operator Supervisor
Drilling Contractor
Drilling Field Specialist
Drilling Foreman
Drilling Superintendent
Drywall Application Supervisor
Drywall Contractor
Electrical Contractor
Electrical Foreman
Electrical Supervisor
Electrician Supervisor
Excavating Contractor
Excavating Supervisor
Face Boss
Fence Erector Supervisor
Fence Installer Foreman
Field Assembly Supervisor
Field Operations Supervisor
Field Supervisor
Gang Supervisor
Gas Line Installer Supervisor
General Foreman
General Superintendent
Glazier Supervisor
Harvesting Supervisor
Highway Maintenance Supervisor
Home Builder
House Mover Supervisor
House Moving Supervisor
Independent Producer
Insulation Foreman
Insulation Supervisor
Iron and Steel Work Supervisor
Job Foreman
Job Superintendent
Joiners Supervisor
Labor Crew Supervisor
Labor Gang Supervisor
Lathing Supervisor
Lock Maintenance Supervisor
Longwall Foreman
Mains and Service Supervisor
Maintenance and Utilities Supervisor
Maintenance of Way Supervisor
Marble Installer Supervisor
Marble Supervisor
Masonry Contractor
Masonry Supervisor
Mine Boss
Mine Captain
Mine Shifter
Mine Supervisor
Mining Captain
Mixing Place Supervisor
Mold Construction Supervisor
Oil Developer
Oil Field Rig Builder
Oil Operator
Oil Producer
Oil Well Services Field Supervisor
Oil Well Services Supervisor
Open Pit Quarry Supervisor
Ornamental Ironworking Supervisor
Painter Supervisor
Painting Contractor
Painting Supervisor
Paperhanger Contractor
Paperhanger Supervisor
Paving Contractor
Paving Supervisor
Pile Driving Supervisor
Pipe Fitter Supervisor
Pipeline Gang Supervisor
Pipeline Maintenance Supervisor
Pipelines Supervisor
Pit Supervisor
Plastering Contractor
Plastering Supervisor
Plumber Supervisor
Plumbing Contractor
Plumbing and Heating Contractor
Prefabricated Homes Field Assembly Supervisor
Production Superintendent
Project Manager
Project Superintendent
Quarry Boss
Railroad Track Repair Supervisor
Reclamation Supervisor
Reinforced Steel Placing Supervisor
Rig Builder
Rig Manager
Rig Superintendent
Rig Supervisor
Rigging Supervisor
Right-of-Way Maintenance Supervisor
Riprap Placing Supervisor
Road Boss
Road Contractor
Road Gang Supervisor
Road Supervisor
Roofing Contractor
Roofing Supervisor
Roustabout Crew Leader
Sanitary Landfill Supervisor
Section Supervisor
Segmental Paving Supervisor
Sewer Maintenance Supervisor
Sheet Metal Contractor
Sheet Metal Duct Worker Supervisor
Shift Boss
Shipyard Painting Supervisor
Sign Builder Supervisor
Sign Hanger Supervisor
Sludge Mill Operator
Solar Panel Installation Supervisor
Steam Distribution Supervisor
Steamfitter Supervisor
Steel Erecting Pusher
Steel Pan Form Placing Supervisor
Steel Post Installer Supervisor
Stonemason Supervisor
Street Contractor
Street Supervisor
Structural Steel Erection Supervisor
Suction Dredge Pipe Line Placing Supervisor
Supervisor of Way
Surface Boss
Surface Supervisor
Swimming Pool Maintenance Supervisor
Tank Builder Supervisor
Tankage Supervisor
Taping Supervisor
Terrazzo Supervisor
Test Boring Crew Chief
Tile Layer Supervisor
Tool Pusher
Track Repair Supervisor
Track Subway Repair Supervisor
Track Superintendent
Track Supervisor
Track-Laying Supervisor
Traffic Maintenance Supervisor
Traffic Sign Supervisor
Tunnel Heading Supervisor
Utilities and Maintenance Supervisor
Water Softener Service Supervisor
Water and Sewer Systems Supervisor
Waterproofing Supervisor
Wood Boatbuilder Supervisor
Wrecking Supervisor
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Construction Managment
Benchmark Title: First-Line Managers/Supervisors Construction Trades
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