Construction Crew Lead

Morton Buildings

Watertown, SD

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The Construction Crew Lead assists the Crew Foreman in constructing quality building projects that are profitable and provide a positive construction experience for the customer. This position helps create a construction team that promotes a positive attitude, develops an atmosphere for setting and meeting goals and strives to achieve company objectives.  This position offers the potential for career advancement. 

Responsibilities

  • Keep current with and apply the Morton Buildings' safety and construction  procedures, methods, and standards to every building
  • Read, understand and build according to construction plans
  • The Lead efficiently executes tasks needed to complete a quality building including but not limited to:  digging and installing footings, framing walls and roof structures, installing windows, entry and other doors and door openings, installing various siding and roofing materials including hi-rib steel, shingles, wood and other siding materials and mortarless masonry units, finishing with metal and wood trims
  • Provide the construction expertise, organizational and communication skills necessary to complete quality building projects profitably
  • The Lead, in addition to the Crew Foreman, provides leadership for the crew in all aspects of the building construction process
  • Assist in the technical training and re-training of crew members, including new hires, to ensure they are fully trained and follow all safety and construction procedures
  • Assist in establishing healthy workplace environments that are safe, organized, productive and enjoyable
  • Help promote an atmosphere of dignity and respect among fellow employees, customers, suppliers, and sub-contractors
  • Help create a positive team that enthusiastically works to achieve the objectives of the crew, the local construction center and the entire company.
  • The Lead assists in ensuring a positive construction experience for the customer

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in building construction is required
  • Carpentry, framing, post-frame construction, or equivalent experience is preferred
  • Applicant must hold a Class A CDL license or be able to obtain one within 6 months of being hired
  • Desire to obtain OSHA 10-hour, Equipment Operation and Competent Person Certifications once hired
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and provide leadership
  • Participate in and lead our formal training programs
  • Ability to measure human productivity and improve effectiveness
  • Embrace accountability and ownership
  • Demonstrated organizational and planning skills
  • Available to work a flexible schedule (6am to 6pm) that will include Saturdays during peak construction periods
  • Ability to take direction
  • Produce quality work in an efficient manner
  • Agree to comply with all of our safety processes and procedures
  • Willingness to maintain and operate construction tools in a safe and proper manner
  • Ability to operate specialized safety equipment efficiently and effectively
  • Standard weight lifting requirements - 50 pounds, with occasional lifting up to 100 pounds
  • Capable of working in a physically demanding environment and at various heights (up to 40 feet)
  • Possess good communication skills - both written and verbal
  • Possession of a valid Driver's License is required
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent is preferred
  • This position requires 40% travel, which includes overnight travel possibly up to two weeks at a time.

Benefits include:

  • Excellent medical/dental/prescription coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Bonus incentives for building in efficient manner
  • Training bonus
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid sick time
  • Bad weather pay
  • 401K Opportunity
  • ESOP Retirement Program in which you become an owner of the company

Salary is $26.50 to $29.00 per hour based on experience.

Morton Buildings, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug-Free Workplace.  All candidates offered employment will be subject to a pre-placement test which does include a drug screen.