A construction foreman constructs agricultural buildings and structures, such as barns, sheds, grain bins, mills, plants, elevators and more.
What Responsibilities Will I Have?
- Lead a team to complete construction projects
- Perform repairs and service work on the structure or building equipment
- Ensure quality and cost standards set by company or building owner are met in a timely manner
- Participate in project planning, scope, assessments, layout and other details as needed
- Communicate progress, issues and solutions to supervisor or stakeholders throughout the construction process
- Explain, execute and sign contracts with any subcontractors involved
- Execute daily management of excavators, concrete crews, framers, electricians and equipment installers
- Receive and verify material shipments are of correct quantities and quality
- Submit accurate and timely project reports
- Guarantee all safety precautions and quality standards are met
- Complete purchase orders, inventory documents and time sheets
Recommended High School Courses:
- agricultural education, especially agricultural mechanics
- industrial technology
- computer skills
A high school diploma is required, but an associate degree in a relevant field — such as carpentry, construction equipment operation, power technology or building systems — is preferred. Typically, professionals with experience as a construction worker or an apprentice will be more likely to attain this level of employment.