First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades & Extraction Workers

enterprising construction hire personnel coordinate activities production worker requirement inspect progress schedule project

Construction Foreman, Construction Supervisor, Electrical Supervisor, Roustabout Field Supervisor

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Combat Engineer; Combat Engineer Officer; Engineer Assistant; Engineer Equipment Chief; Engineer Equipment Mechanic; Expeditionary Airfield Systems Technician; Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician; Maintenance Management Specialist; Metal Worker; Utilities Chief
Advanced Builder; Advanced Equipment Operator; Builder; Construction Mechanic; Engineering Aid; Explosive Ordnance Disposal; Facilities Engineering Officer; Master Chief Constructionman; Master Chief Utilitiesman; Public Works Officer
Emergency Management Manager; Explosive Ordnance Disposal Manager; Facility Systems Manager; Heavy Repair Superintendent; Pavements and Construction Equipment; Pavements and Construction Equipment Craftsman; Structural; Structural Craftsman
What they do:
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers.
On the job, you would:
  • Inspect work progress, equipment, or construction sites to verify safety or to ensure that specifications are met.
  • Read specifications, such as blueprints, to determine construction requirements or to plan procedures.
  • Supervise, coordinate, or schedule the activities of construction or extractive workers.



  • management
  • customer service

Engineering and Technology

  • building and construction
  • mechanical

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Safety and Government

  • public safety and security


Basic Skills

  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others


  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • understanding people's reactions

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it



  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things


  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time

Hand and Finger Use

  • hold or move items with your hands


People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Leadership
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Initiative


You might use software like this on the job:

Project management software

  • Microsoft Project Hot Technology
  • Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology

Data base user interface and query software

  • Mi-Co Mi-Forms
  • Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate


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