First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers:

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $63,630.00
Average Time to Fill 44 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 13,217
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Resource Allocation
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing General Physical Activities

Build masonry structures including kilns or furnaces
Install drywall, plasterboard, or wallboard
Install siding or sheeting materials
Build structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Install wooden structural components such as sub flooring, rough framing, or partitions
Install prefabricated building components
Install storm, sanitation, or water piping systems above and below ground
Install sheet metal assemblies in supportive framework
Install glass in windows, skylights, or other structural surfaces
Erect supports and hangers for equipment and piping
Install shock-absorbing or acoustical paneling or tiles on wall or ceiling
Install construction support structures such as lathing, back up frames, or metal studs
Review construction specifications
Install roofing materials such as shingles, tile, slate, or asphalt
Construct wooden frameworks or structures
Remodel residential or commercial structures
Perform structural repair or assembly work
Repair cracks, defects, or damage in installed building materials
Repair prefabricated wooden building components
Apply plaster, stucco, or joint compound mixtures to walls or ceilings
Remove finish from furniture, walls, or related structures
Mark reference points or cutting lines on workpieces
Perform concrete fabrication
Lay masonry material such as brick, block, paver, stone, or tile
Identify relevant safety procedures
Perform property or facility security sweeps
Attach moisture barrier sheeting over construction surfaces
Move heavy objects in construction, extraction, or mining settings

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Determine project parameters or specifications
Calculate grades and elevations
Estimate project labor requirements
Estimate project material requirements
Estimate construction, extraction, or mining project material requirements
Determine work priorities and requirements
Estimate construction project labor requirements
Measure layout for construction projects
Measure tile or masonry materials
Measure work site or construction dimensions
Verify levelness, verticality, or alignment of structures, equipment, or materials
Estimate costs of design or construction materials
Estimate construction project costs
Bid work projects
Explore areas for oil or gas

Handling and Moving Objects

Prepare sites or surfaces for concrete, masonry, or related construction work
Polish stone or concrete using a surfacing machine
Prepare building surfaces for paint, finishes, wallpaper, or adhesives
Prepare explosives for detonation
Install water or sewer treatment plant equipment
Perform basic plumbing
Construct electrical parts or fixtures
Cut masonry material such as stone, tile, or brick
Mix masonry materials such as mortar, grout, slurry, or concrete
Apply grouting or mortar
Dismantle/Reassemble rigging
Operate pipe fitting equipment
Set-up heavy construction equipment
Cut construction material
Perform basic carpentry

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Manage security for visitors or employees
Monitor project risk mitigation plan
Monitor operations to ensure compliance with safety or security policies or regulations
Ensure conformance to building regulations
Monitor construction operations
Monitor repairs or maintenance to enforce standards
Monitor project scope guidelines
Monitor contract performance
Monitor assembly quality
Monitor performance of others
Track facility or production costs
Monitor operation of drilling equipment

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Manage project life cycle
Direct construction of mine shafts or tunnels
Establish priorities for self or others
Manage building maintenance projects
Manage site preservation plan
Manage individual and organizational contracts
Direct natural resources extraction or mining projects
Direct construction or extraction personnel
Direct construction activities
Generate work orders
Assign work to staff or employees
Supervise construction related personnel or contractors

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Customer Service
Customer Contact
Microsoft Project
Staff Management
Power Generation
Electrical Engineering

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