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Manpower Superintendent

Electrical Construction – Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Department Electrical Construction
Employment Type Regular Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Summary Description

Under the supervision of the Vice President, the Manpower Superintendent schedules and supervises all field installation activities for Lehigh Valley Electrical Construction.  Performs other duties as assigned by management.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions

  • Effectively manages and oversees project administrative tasks.
  • Effectively manages and oversees temporary labor.
  • Ensures quality of installation meets Tri-M’s requirements.
  • Assists in identifying, specifying, and procuring materials for T&M projects, as applicable.
  • Modifies, updates, and communicates manpower schedule, weekly. 
  • Communicates and coordinates manpower needs in conjunction with all Tri-M business units. 
  • Creates and implements a plan to staff projects during outages, critical path deadlines and emergency situations.   
  • Provides input, guidance, and direction to ensure project manpower is productive and efficient.
  • Identifies productivity deficiencies on projects through job site visits.  In conjunction with the Process Improvement Engineer, ensures the solutions to increase productivity is implemented.     
  • In conjunction with management personnel, communicates business unit’s goals and objectives to field personnel and ensures strategic initiatives are disseminated and implemented within the team.
  • Participates in the interview process and provides candidate feedback, as needed.
  • Supervises assigned personnel to maximize career development for employees including timely and accurate performance evaluations.
  • In conjunction with the Training team, ensures assigned personnel receive and attend required field training and/or soft skills training as required.

Job Qualifications

Skills & Education:

  • High school education or equivalency; post high school education desirable but not required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in electrical construction at Foreperson level or equivalent leadership experience.
  • Ability to read, understand and effectively apply construction drawings, specifications and electrical schematics.
  • Proven leadership skills and ability to manage people in a professional, constructive manner.
  • Ability to organize and administer multiple job functions with good attention to detail and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office products. 
  • Thorough knowledge of electrical trade and applicable building and electrical codes.
  • Knowledge of and ability to deal with other construction trades.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Must be confident, decisive, self-motivated.  
  • Ability to make tough decisions, communicate them, and ensure alignment between those decisions and field personnel.
  • Ability to build a cohesive and aligned team.

Physical Requirements:

  • Working 40 hours/week, scheduled in 8 to 10-hour shifts.
  • Standing and climbing 4 to 6 hours/day.
  • Kneeling, lifting, reaching above shoulders, and bending 4 to 5 hours/day.
  • Twisting (180° ) and walking 2 to 3 hours/day.
  • Squatting and sitting 1 to 2 hours/day.
  • Lifting weights of 0 to 75 lbs. at the following frequencies:  continuous lifting of 10 to 35 lbs.; frequent lifting of 35 to 50 lbs.; occasional lifting of 50 to 75 lbs.; sizes & shapes of objects vary from concrete blocks to cylinders to 10’ lengths of metallic conduit and 20' lengths of PVC conduit; average carry requirements, 60 lbs. for 40'.
  • Ability to lift from floor to above shoulder.
  • Repetitive use of hands includes: continuous grasping up to 50 lbs.; frequent pushing and pulling of 50 to 75 lbs.; and fine motor coordination for receptacle installation and wire terminations.
  • Repetitive use of feet is required for operating heavy equipment, conduit benders and vertical climbing.
  • Vision adequate for blueprint reading and color coding for wire identification.
  • Balance adequate for continuous climbing of ladders, scaffolds, and lifts and for working from heights.
  • Environmental factors may include working in temperature extremes of 0° F to 100° F up to 8 hours inside or outside and atmospheric exposure to dust, gases, fumes, and odors within the Permissible Exposure Limits (PEL).
  • Special hazards include exposure to mechanical, electrical, chemical, and potentially explosive hazards.
  • Personal protective equipment includes use of hard hat, safety glasses, protected-toe boots, and appropriate gloves for the task.  Equipment on an "as needed" basis may include fall protection, dust mask, respirator, hearing protection, arc flash protective gear, and dielectrically insulated gloves and/or sleeves, etc.  


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  • Location
    Quakertown, Pennsylvania
  • Department
    Electrical Construction
  • Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
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