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Carpenter Foreman - Seasonal in Alaska

Company: Polar Field Services INC
Location: Littleton
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

The Carpenter Foreman will manage carpenters as well as a variety of other trades workers to complete specific NSF-funded facilities projects in the Arctic environment. The nature of this position requires a solid understanding of all construction fundamentals and the process in which new construction, upgrades and maintenance are carried out. Strong communication skills and management of people are both critical and essential elements of success.Salary: $1,862.80/weeklyEssential Duties and Responsibilities(not all inclusive):Thisis a foreman position and lead carpenter position. The individual will actively participate in field construction in additionto supervisingtrades and communicating priorities for new construction, facility maintenance, upgrades and winterization.The work can involve a wide array of trades supervision including electricians, plumbers, laborers, carpenters and iron workers.Work with Construction Superintendent to coordinate crew and tasking requirements between specialized project needs and general station tasking.Supervise a crew of 2 to 7 peopleonaverage, assigning daily tasking and priorities to keep the project(s) on schedule.Plan for and execute field work in remote locations with limited logistical support.Be proactive about maintaining a safe working environment.Ability to read, plan and contribute to the management of computer-generated work schedules.Responsible for reporting project progress against schedules andbe able torespond to changes in the schedule and unforeseen circumstances in the project(s).Coordinate materials andsupport from other departments.Assist with tracking labor charges and submitting timecards correctly.Work cooperatively and jointly withconstruction,operationsand headquarters personnel.May require up to several weeks of pre-season training at the Denver Headquarters or remotely and possible equipment training/test builds at vendor sites.Create red-lines/as-builts to document new work performed and/or changes.Perform equipment and materials inventory and recommend materials/tools for future tasking.Perform material take-offs.Read blueprints, plans, specifications and prepare rough sketches to demonstrate a point.Participate in daily tasking, safetymeetings and morning pre-task stretching.Regularly work outside in undeveloped and/or remoteenvironmentsand harsh, cold-weather conditions.Drive a truck,snowmobileand/or other polar vehiclesas needed.Assist other trades as needed.Assist withstation/camp operations,maintenance,shovelingand house mouse (cleaning community spaces) tasking as required or assigned.Maintain a clean and hazard free workspace, both inside and in adverse outside work areas.Other duties as assigned or required.Minimum Qualifications(prior to employment):Education and Experience:Diversified carpentry experience and other trade skills, with a minimum of 4years experienceas a foreman, project lead or equivalent.Demonstrated experience working with and leading a diverse work team to include carpentry, electrical, plumbing and labor trades workers.Demonstrated verbal communication andproblem-solvingskills are required.Must be proficient with computer use including Microsoft Office software, email and timekeeping systems.Experience with commercial/industrial facility construction is desired.Previous experience with iron work and structural steel building assembly is desired.Previous accredited OSHA training courses is preferred.Previous experience with remote, cold and/or polar experience preferred.Licensure(s)/Certifications/Travel DocumentsValid Driver's License is required.Other Requirements Authorization to work in the U.S. is required. Polar Field Services cannot sponsor employment based work visas.Cognitive requirements include the ability to read, write and speak English, basic mathematical reasoningAbility to meet schedules and timelines, attend training classes as required, read and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.Ability to plan and organize daily tasking.Work Schedule:This position requires travel and varied deployment to remote field sites for the duration of the work assignment.Schedule may vary based on location and work requirements, typically 9 hour days, 6 days per week.Required Travel:Travel for this position requires deployment to Alaska using commercial Air travel.Work Environment/ConditionsWhen travelling and working at field sites, employees will sleep in insulated huts, dorms, hotels or other types of community housing. You should expect a roommate during all deployments to remote locations.Food may come from restaurants, self-made or from a cook and options may be limited.Showers, laundry and other typical amenities may be restricted or not available for periods of time. Required to perform strenuous work outside, at high elevation on various jobs in extreme cold weather conditions for long hours. Working temperatures may well exceed -40F and depending upon time of year and location, could be required to work with extensive snow/wind/ice/rain/mud/mosquitos.Work environments may include exposure to confined spaces and/or exposures to edges requiring the use of fall restraint.Job tasks may include physical activities such as standing for extended periods of time, walking, lifting and/or carrying an object in excess of 50 pounds, climbing, balancing, crouching, stooping or kneeling, and/or repetitive motions.Transport may include but is not limited to foot traffic, snowmobiles, trucks, snow transport vehicles and aircraft.Due to living and working in a small, communal environment, must be able to establish and maintain effective relationships with others during and after working hours.General Behaviors and Competencies Required:Quality of Work: Work must reflect thoroughness, accuracy and care in presentation.Results: Achieves goals on schedule and on budget; takes initiative to make improvements.Quantity of Work/Time Management: Meets deadlines and workload is at an acceptable level. Is dependable and arrives to work and meetings on time.Customer Service: Demonstrates excellent customer service for both internal and external customers (PFS, Battelle, Loon, Google, X, NSF, scientists, etc.) and proactively works to improve the customer's experience.Teamwork: Has a positive attitude and influence on colleagues. Proactively works to build and maintain strong working relationships. Collaborates and works effectively with others and values and respects diversity. Actively participates, listens and shares ideas.Fiscal Responsibility: Manages and utilizes company time and resources responsibly and judiciously.Accountability: Does what s/he commits to; listens openly to feedback and accepts responsibility for errors without prompting; works actively to resolve errors/issues in a constructive manner.Judgment and Problem Solving: Quickly identifies causes of problems, generates creative solutions and makes choices consistent with company values and expectations; resolves problems in early stages whenever possible.Flexibility: Adapts to changing conditions, switching strategies as appropriate and generates new solutions; deals maturely with frustration and disappointment; integrates changes quickly and gracefully; understands, accepts and promotes change in the workplace.Communication Skills: Presents ideas clearly and effectively verbally and in writing; listens, questions and ensures understanding; keeps appropriate people informed and closes the loop; uses positive language, even in difficult situations.Additional Skills, Behaviors and Competencies Required:Code of ConductAll PFS employees must abide by our Code of Conduct. In summary,PFS values diversity and it is our policy to ensure, promote and maintain an environment free from all forms of illegal harassment and discrimination.Treat others with dignity and respect.Work cooperatively to share experiences, lessons learned, and to resolve differences.Exercise a high level of professional and ethical behavior.Contribute to a safe workplace and protect the environment.Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE)Adheres to HSE policies in planning and execution of activities.Must wear hard hats, steel-toes boots, and other PPE when required.Report all incidents (injury, illness, near miss, property damage, etc.) immediately to the supervisor.Practices safe work methods using OSHA 1926 and 1910 safety guidelines for the construction and general industry as a minimum guideline.Please note: This position requires you to pass a drug screen prior to deploymentBenefits: Hourly Health & Welfare benefit credit of $168.80 a week is included in weekly salary.DISCLAIMERThe above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all requirements, activities and skills required of staff members. This job description may change at any time.

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