Dirt Supervisor/Safety Professional – CA

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Dirt Supervisor/Safety Professional – CA

Department:Operations
Employment Classification:Exempt
Reports To:Project Manager

Job Summary:

This is a long term project managing the development and on going maintenance of a large borrow pit and recycling facility. Under the direction of the Project Manager, the Dirt Supervisor/Safety Professional is in charge of in-field supervision of all earthwork activities inside the facilities boundaries. This position plans and directs the digging and removal of earth as part of the construction project. Additionally, this position will be in charge of the health, safety and environmental conditions of all team members working inside the facility. The position will be in daily communication with the Project Manager and Site Superintendent about the status of the facility. The position will provide recommendations and direction on the construction of roads, pits and excavations, ensuring that all construction will provide a safe operating environment for all facility personnel. The position will lead by example, enforce company policies and procedures and continuously evaluate his processes and develop solutions to improve those processes. The position will ensure all employees within their crews are trained and qualified to operate all equipment and tools used.

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Be able read and calculate grades and slopes.
  • Audit and evaluate equipment operations.
  • Establish minimum proficiency and skills for equipment operators.
  • Build company image by collaborating and communicating with customers and employees, build strong relationships and enforce ethical business practices.
  • Supervise key personnel including work allocation, training and problem resolution, evaluate performance and make recommendations for personnel action.
  • Motivate employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  • Assist their supervisors as needed to ensure the job task is executed safely, efficient, and completed to the satisfaction of the customer.
  • Develop, track, and report on Key Performance Indicators.
  • Communicate effectively with supervisors and employees. Recognizes, addresses and resolves/problems among/between crew(s). Take immediate corrective action where applicable.
  • Develop and implement preventive programs to identify and reduce risk from potential hazards in the workplace.
  • Plan equipment scheduling to obtain the most value each day.
  • Work with operations & training to develop training requirements for your employees.
  • Delivers group and individual training and instruction covering specified areas, such as those concerned with employee orientation, on-the-job training, use of computers and software, health and safety practices, public relations, and leadership development.
  • Make recommendations to the managers on the best personal protective equipment.
  • Lead work improvement teams.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Education:
    • BS degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Business Administration, or related field or equivalent work experience in heavy civil construction
  2. Experience:
    • At least (3-5) years of work experience in heavy civil environments.
    • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in dirt work and grading in either private or public environments.
    • Experience in implementing safety programs.
  3. Skills:
    • Must have excellent organizational, communication, and analytical abilities.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of supervisors and employees.  The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
    • Ability to work independently and in team.
    • Possess strong mathematical and computer skills. Proficiency with all MS Office products (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
    • Ability to breakdown construction operations into a logical sequence of activities.
    • Must be able to meet deadlines and put in the time needed to get the job done.
  4. Knowledge/Abilities:
    • Knowledge of construction grading practices.
    • Knowledge of occupational safety and workplace hazard identification.
  5. Other Requirements:
    • Competent Person in Excavation
    • Possession of a valid Driver’s License and State automobile insurance and acceptable driving record substantiated by a DMV printout.
    • Completion of substance abuse screening upon offer of employment.
    • Must be willing to travel.
  6. Physical Demands:
    • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
    • Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements such as; hot and cold temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and loud noise in which all are common oil and gas field exposures.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit; use hands and fingers to touch, handle, and feel; and speak or hear.  The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, stand, walk, and occasionally required to stop, kneel, bend, squat, and crouch.  The employee must frequently lift 12 to 20 lbs., occasionally lift and/or move 21 to 50 lbs.
    • Some overtime and weekends will be required.