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Grading Crew Lead | Foreman
Spicer MN, Watertown SD, Marshall MN, Worthington MN

For over 90 years, Duininck has been building strong communities through our relationships with customers, employees, subcontractors, and vendors. Through these partnerships based on deeply held core values that have stayed with us for three generations, we build the projects that build your communities.

At Duininck our employees enjoy:

  • Opportunities to Learn, Grow and Advance
  • A Culture that Supports Your Success
  • Family Owned and Operated
  • Competitive Pay and Benefits
  • Building Strong Communities

As the Grading Crew Lead | Foreman, you will directly supervise and coordinate activities of the grading crew, and supporting the team by engaging in the work as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate project needs and communicate to the crew members what activities are to be accomplished.
  • Ensure that proper safety and incident reporting procedures are followed. Bring problems to the attention of the Asphalt Operations Manager and Safety Manager as needed.
  • Coordinate, direct and lead workers engaged in the construction activities.
  • Supervise crews to obtain top quality workmanship, efficiency, employee satisfaction, morale, communication, commitment, teamwork and pride.
  • Review and verify employee time sheets for accuracy before submitting to the timekeepers/Payroll.
  • Analyze and resolve worker issues. If the problems are around harassment, work with Human Resources to develop a plan of action.
  • Communicate with maintenance staff about maintenance needs on all major pieces of equipment on assigned jobs.
  • Relate to the public and to customers in a professional, courteous and respectful manner.
  • Follow daily Crew Lead procedures and protocols as set forth in orientations and training's.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of materials, methods and the tools involved in utility construction.
  • An ability to mentor, train and manage employees.
  • Strong coordination, time management, active listening and reasoning skills required.
  • Strong ability to problem solve quickly and as needed.
  • Strong communication skills and an ability to work with variety of people and positions.
  • A minimum of 3 – 5 years of related skill, knowledge and experience in heavy civil operations construction. Experience in grading is preferred.
  • Must be able to read, understand and apply information obtained from blueprints, surveys and job specifications.
  • An unwavering focus on safety.
  • Willingness to travel throughout Central and Western Minnesota, Northern Iowa and Eastern Dakotas.

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

  • Walk, bend, kneel, lift, stretch and sit.
  • Work outside in all weather conditions.
  • Effectively handle lifting of various objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Regularly work extended | overtime hours, outdoors and in a variety of weather conditions at all project locations.
  • Travel is required.

Duininck is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetics, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or citizenship status. If you would like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here.

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