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Sheetmetal & Roofing Foreman Duties

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This is skilled roofing work involving the supervision of a group of skilled roofers and trades helpers engaged in re-roofing and roofing systems maintenance, installation and repair work.

An employee allocated to this class of work is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the operational activities of the roofing shop and supervising personnel. Work is performed under the direction of an administrative superior and is reviewed through inspection while in progress and upon completion.


Plans, organizes, schedules, supervises, and inspects the work of skilled roofers and trades helpers engaged in covering roofs with roofing materials, and oversees the installation, repair, and maintenance of roofing systems.

Schedules work and assigns duties to workers and confers with appropriate administrative personnel on matters regarding scheduling of required manpower.

Reviews and evaluates roofing shop roofers and trades helpers work progress; and oversees related administrative functions such hiring and writing annual performance evaluations of roofing shop jobholders.

Inspects re-roofing, and related roofing work such as the installation, repair and maintenance of roofing systems while work is in progress and upon completion to determine conformance to specifications; and performs infrared and thermal inspection of roofing systems to determine water infiltration.

Evaluates and determines requirements and roofing material needs for various projects and orders materials for specific projects.

Prepares progress reports regarding type of repairs made, materials used, and cost of completed work assignments; and consults on future projects with engineers.

Develops in-house roofing specifications, reviews architect drawings and specifications for capital funded projects; and writes specifications for contract maintenance work.

Maintains maintenance and roof system warranty logs and meets with bonding company representatives regarding roofs under warranty.

Meets with roofing contractors and oversees contractors performance to ensure conformance to specifications.

Performs related as required.


Graduation from a standard high school or vocational school and experience as a journeyman roofer, including a minimum of five years of supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Thorough knowledge of the standard methods, materials, tools, and practices of the roofing trade.

Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the construction trades.

Ability to effectively supervise skilled workers and trades helpers.

Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to make and project material and labor needs and costs.

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing and orally.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and other university personnel.

Skill in the use of standard tools and equipment of the trades.



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