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Construction Crew Manager

Department: Administration

Hours: Full Time

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Non-exempt

Wage: $20.50-26.50 Hourly, depending upon experience

 

A Construction Crew Manager is skilled in the detailed techniques, principles, and requirements of construction and subcontractor work, construction scheduling, procurement, budgeting, warranty programs, job safety requirements, organizational skills, and an ability to work with a diverse range of volunteers. Work hours vary seasonally. In off season, 8-12 hours per week and 30-40 hours during the active construction season from April to December. This position reports to the Executive Director.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The basic duties, responsibilities, and tasks are as follows:

Planning Home Build or Repair Site

  • Coordinate with the Board and Executive Director in the development of plans and specifications appropriate to Habitat for Humanity International guidelines, the selected partner family, and the specific building site.

  • If applicable, ensure standards related to LAHFH green building and energy efficiency practices are being met.

  •  Work with the Executive Director and Volunteer Coordinator to obtain in-kind donated materials and services.

  • Solicit and accept competitive bids from area sub-contractors and suppliers, minimum of two bids whenever possible.

  • Develop a house or repair construction schedule including volunteer workdays and coordinate each stage of construction to ensure that construction is completed on schedule.

  • When volunteer crews are scheduled to work, perform train the trainer work to instruct the Construction Crew Lead and Construction Crew Associates in the tasks for the day and safety practices.

  • Daily safety briefings with all crew and volunteers, focused on the tasks for the day and basic safety practices.

  • Create a detailed work plan for volunteer crews, based on the construction schedule, and if experienced and trained by the Construction Crew Manager, allow the Construction Crew Lead to contact, train, and oversee tasks and safety for the volunteer crews.

  • Work with the Volunteer Coordinator or Program Manager to locate volunteer contractors for foundation work, septic-sewer connection, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, insulation, and drywall.

  • Obtain certificates of insurance from all contractors.

  • Work the Executive Director and various municipal staff on the application and approval of required building and environmental permits.

  • Ensure necessary tools for construction and/or repair are available and well maintained.

  • Ensure all projects are completed on schedule, according to contractual conditions, and within budget.

  • Review the Affiliate Safety manual and make suggestions for Volunteer Training courses, as needed.

If this position is active in the off-season, the following lists activities during that time:

  • Assist the Board and Executive Director in identifying suitable building lots and rehab homes.

  • Evaluate potential donated homes/REO properties for future project feasibility.

  • Assist Board and Executive Director in developing plans and specifications.

  • Create and implement a regular process for bidding subcontractors and vendors.

Site Duties

  • Manage all on-site construction and/or repairs.

  • Supervise Construction Crew Lead, Construction Crew Associates, and volunteers.

  • Train Construction Crew Lead and Associates to assist volunteers with work tasks.

  • Implement appropriate safety practices and consistently reinforce the importance of job site safety with staff and volunteers.

  • Ensure volunteers receive appropriate safety training, sign liability waivers, record and submit their work time in a timely manner.

  • Supervise the partner family in their sweat equity work and sign off on their work to ensure all hours are appropriately reported to the Executive Director.

  • Direct and monitor all sub-contractors and ensure their work is completed as contracted, in accordance with applicable building codes, and completed in a timely fashion.

  • Ensure any unsafe environment or hazardous tool condition is managed.

  • Direct Construction Crew Lead to mark any open holes or ditches.

  • Verify all building codes are being met.

  • If needed, delegate Construction Crew Associate to drive LAHFH vehicles to pick-up and deliver donated and purchased items to the home site.

  • Arrange required inspections and coordinate correction of any defects reported to ensure the house or repair is completed on schedule.

  • Assist and instruct in cleaning all scrap materials and rubbish and tidying the work site at the end of each day.

  • Communicate on a weekly basis with the Executive Director to report progress and any problems that may arise.

  • Prepare a Monthly Construction/Repair Progress Report for the Board of Directors and attend board meetings when requested.

  • Review all invoices, approve for payment and submit all invoices to the Executive Director for payment no later than the 31st of each month.

  • Refer Habitat housing matters to Executive Assistant and Executive Director, as directed.

Materials and Tools Management

  • Establish a take-off list for each house, as needed.

  • Bid out materials needed or ask ReStore for donated materials.

  • Work with Construction Crew Lead in coordinating orders and delivery of materials so volunteer time is used effectively and work proceeds without interruption.

  • Inventory and check quality of materials delivered to site and return rejects.

  • Assist and instruct in laying out of building materials and supplies in carefully laid out piles to allow adequate aisles and walkways.

  • Make sure crew and volunteers are placing unused tools and equipment in toolboxes, buckets, or panels to protect items and workers.

  • Coordinate return of unneeded materials and make sure proper credit is received.

Supervise Volunteers and Subcontractors

  • Schedule the subcontractors.

  • Coordinate the work of subcontractors and volunteers.

  • Teach volunteers how to complete necessary work tasks.

  • Involve the homeowners in the construction or repair process, assigning them to a volunteer team.

  • Ensure the high quality of all work and that it is completed in a timely manner.

Punch Lists, Wrap Up and Inspections

  • Conduct a walk-through with the partner family prior to closing.

  • Oversee and ensure all punch list items are completed correctly and in a timely manner.

  • Oversee all tools and materials are taken from site at the end of the project.

  • Call and schedule appropriate inspections of the project and/or home.

  • Educate homeowners in routine home maintenance.

  • Attend the groundbreaking and dedication ceremonies for the house.

  • Coordinate completion of all warranty work reported within one year of the home sale.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • ·Residential contractor with at least two to three years’ experience in new home construction management, including interpreting standard residential construction blue prints and specifications.

  • Demonstrated experience in leadership, team building on construction work sites.

  • Ability to develop and maintain a team-oriented working relationship with staff and volunteers.

  • Willingness to work weekends, a requirement during home construction and repair work.

  • Basic Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, Excel) computer skills.

  • May be asked to lift, move, and/or load items 75+ pounds using appropriate tools and machinery.

  • Follow Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other safety requirements.

  • Dress appropriately according to LAHFH stated safety guidelines.

  • Excellent project and time management skills related to completing construction projects.

  • Learn Habitat’s mission, vision, values, and purpose.

  • Must have a driver’s license and maintain a good driving record.

  • Complete a criminal background check.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Most work is performed outdoors on a home construction and/or repair work site. This position requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping throughout the day while retrieving materials from the ReStore warehouse and on the work site. In addition, warehouse and outdoor conditions may be subject to more exposure to inclement weather conditions, including warmer or colder temperatures within the warehouse.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

This job description is intended as a guideline only and does not limit in any way the duties or responsibilities of any employee. Nothing herein shall be construed as a contract of employment, expressed or implied. All employment is terminable at will, with or without cause. Lebanon Area Habitat for Humanity is an equal opportunity employer.

Lebanon Area Habitat for Humanity is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. Applications for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Lebanon Area Habitat for Humanity values diversity and supports a positive, welcoming environment where all our employees can thrive. We strive to hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding a diverse workforce strengthens our organization.