Details Report for:
47-1011.00 - First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers.
Sample of reported job titles: Construction Foreman, Construction Superintendent, Construction Supervisor, Field Supervisor, Foreman, Job Superintendent, Project Superintendent, Site Superintendent, Superintendent, Supervisor
Also see: Solar Energy Installation Managers
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Tools used in this occupation:
- Adjustable widemouth pliers — Insulated adjustable widemouth pliers
- Adjustable wrenches
- Air compressors
- Ammeters — Clamp-on meters
- Bench vises
- Biscuit jointers — Biscuit joiners
- Caulking guns
- Chalk lines
- Claw hammer — Claw hammers
- Cold chisels — Steel chisels
- Concrete mixers or plants — Concrete mixers
- Concrete spreaders — Screeds
- Desktop computers
- Detonator box — Blasting machines
- Digital cameras
- Dump trucks
- Ear muffs — Protective ear muffs
- Ear plugs — Protective ear plugs
- Fall protection lanyard — Safety lanyards
- Fish tape — Fish tapes
- Flatbed trailers — Flatbed truck trailers
- Floats — Concrete floats
- Flowmeters — Flow meters
- Gas generators — Gas-powered generators
- Gas welding or brazing or cutting apparatus — Acetylene welding equipment; Oxyfuel gas welders
- Glass cutters
- Goggles — Safety goggles
- Hex keys — Allen wrenches
- Hold down clamps — Glass holders
- Hygrometers — Humidity meters
- Insulated screwdriver — Insulated screwdrivers
- Kettle exchangers — Fuel-burning kettles
- Level sensors or transmitters — Transit levels
- Levels — Bubble levels; Precision levels
- Lifts — Glass lifters
- Liquid leak detectors — Refrigerant leak detectors
- Locking pliers — Channel lock pliers
- Lockout devices — Power lockouts
- Manlift or personnel lift — Aerial personnel lifts; Manlifts; Swing stages
- Measuring rods — Surveying rods
- Metal inert gas welding machine — Metal inert gas MIG welding equipment
- Metal markers or holders — Marking gauges
- Mill saw file — Single-cut mill saw files
- Nut drivers
- Ohmmeters — Megohm meters
- Pallet trucks — Pallet jacks
- Personal computers
- Pipe bending tools — Pipe benders
- Pipe or tube cutter — Pipe cutters
- Pipe vises
- Pipe wrenches
- Planing machines — Planers
- Plaster or mortar mixers — Mortar mixers
- Plumb bobs
- Power buffers — Power polishers
- Power drills
- Power grinders
- Power nail guns — Power nailers
- Power saws — Band saws; Saber saws; Table saws
- Pressure indicators — Pressure meters
- Pressure or steam cleaners — Power washers
- Protective gloves — Glass gloves; Safety gloves
- Pry bars — Crowbars
- Putty knives
- Refrigerant compressors — Refrigerant reclamation equipment
- Rubber mallet — Rubber mallets
- Safety glasses
- Safety harnesses or belts — Safety harnesses
- Saws — Hand saws
- Screwdrivers — Flat head screwdrivers; Phillips head screwdrivers
- Scribers — Scoring tools
- Shielded metal arc welding or stick welding machine — Arc welding equipment
- Skid steer loaders
- Spot welding machine — Welders
- Squares — Combination squares; Layout squares
- Stamping dies or punches — Hydraulic knock-out punches
- Stripping tools — Wire strippers
- Suction cups — Vacuum cups
- Surface thermometers — Analog temperature analyzers; Digital temperature analyzers
- Tablet computers
- Tape measures — Measuring tapes
- Threading dies — Pipe threaders
- Tongs — Glass tongs
- Tracer or duplicating or contouring lathe — Lathes
- Track excavators — Tracked excavators
- Trenching machines — Trenchers
- Trowels — Brick trowels; Pointing trowels
- Tungsten inert gas welding machine — Tungsten inert gas TIG welding equipment
- Two way radios
- Utility knives
- Vacuum pumps
- Voltage or current meters — Voltmeters
- Welding masks
- Wheel bulldozers — Wheeled bulldozers
- Wheel loaders
- Wire cutters
- Wire drawing machine — Wire pulling machines
- Wire lug crimping tool — Hydraulic crimping tools; Wire crimpers
- Wireline grabs — Slickline fishing tools
- Wood chisels
Technology used in this occupation:
- Calendar and scheduling software — FranklinCovey TabletPlanner; Scheduling software
- Computer aided design CAD software — Autodesk AutoCAD software
- Data base user interface and query software — Data entry software; Intuit QuickBase; Mi-Co Mi-Forms Client; Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
- Document management software — Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat software
- Electronic mail software — Microsoft Outlook
- Facilities management software
- Graphics or photo imaging software — Graphics software
- Inventory management software — Inventory tracking software
- Office suite software — Microsoft Office software
- Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint
- Project management software — HCSS HeavyJob; Microsoft Project; Oracle Primavera P6 Enterprise Portfolio Project Management
- Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
- Video conferencing software — Microsoft NetMeeting
- Word processing software — Microsoft Word
- Direct construction or extraction personnel.
- Inspect equipment or tools to be used in construction or excavation.
- Mark reference points on construction materials.
- Review blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements.
- Record operational or environmental data.
- Train construction or extraction personnel.
- Measure work site dimensions.
- Estimate construction project labor requirements.
- Communicate with other construction or extraction personnel to discuss project details.
- Monitor construction operations.
- Coordinate construction project activities.
- Estimate materials requirements for projects.
- Evaluate projects to determine compliance with technical specifications.
- Assist skilled construction or extraction personnel.
- Order construction or extraction materials or equipment.
|Title||Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed|
|Education||Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.|
|Related Experience||Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.|
|Job Training||Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.|
|Job Zone Examples||These occupations usually involve using communication and organizational skills to coordinate, supervise, manage, or train others to accomplish goals. Examples include food service managers, electricians, agricultural technicians, legal secretaries, occupational therapy assistants, and medical assistants.|
|SVP Range||(6.0 to < 7.0)|
Percentage of Respondents
|Education Level Required|
|39||High school diploma or equivalent|
|33||Some college, no degree|
Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
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|37-1012.00||First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers|
|45-1011.08||First-Line Supervisors of Animal Husbandry and Animal Care Workers|
|47-2152.01||Pipe Fitters and Steamfitters Bright Outlook Green|
|47-5031.00||Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters|
|49-1011.00||First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers|
|49-9071.00||Maintenance and Repair Workers, General|
Wages & Employment Trends
|Median wages (2014)||$29.32 hourly, $60,990 annual|
|Employment (2012)||546,000 employees|
|Projected growth (2012-2022)||Much faster than average (22% or higher)|
|Projected job openings (2012-2022)||187,100|
|Top industries (2012)||
Construction (62% employed in this sector)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections . "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.
Job Openings on the Web
Sources of Additional Information
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- American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) , 1717 North Loop 1604 East, Suite 320, San Antonio, TX 78232-1570. Phone: (210) 495-6161. Fax: (210) 495-6168.
- American Institute of Constructors (AIC) , 400 N Washington St., Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 33702. Phone: (703) 683-5053.
- Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) , 7918 Jones Branch Dr., Suite 540, McLean, VA 22102-3307. Phone: (703) 356-2622. Fax: (703) 356-6388.