Trade Foreman 2


Tempe, AZ, US, 85281

Best People + Right Culture. These are the driving forces behind JE Dunn’s success.

By hiring inspired people, giving them interesting and challenging work, enabling them with innovative tools, and letting them share in the company’s rewards, we’ve found a sustainable way to grow in our industry for the last 100+ years.

Our diverse teams around the country strive to enrich lives through inspired people and places everyday, and we need inspired people like you to join us in our pursuit of building perfection.

Role Summary

The Trade Foreman 2 will support construction activities for routine and non-routine projects and ensure that the planned work is performed efficiently and effectively by the crew. This position will be responsible for completing tasks personally and supervising a crew as a working foreman. All activities will be performed in support of the strategy, vision and values of JE Dunn.      

  • Autonomy and Decision-Making: Makes decisions on routine matters, provides recommendations to supervisor and refers all exceptions to supervisor.
  • Career Path: Superintendent 1

Key Role Responsibilities - Core


  • Learns and actively participates in all aspects of the company’s safety culture by demonstrating commitment to an injury free environment through individual actions and mentoring others.
  • Works with tools to complete specific assigned tasks on a project.
  • Tracks and reports units and labor hours, including filling out and submitting timecards.
  • Maintains proper care and the appropriate number of tools and equipment necessary to support productions specific to a project. 
  • Leads and monitors safety and security procedures within the crew.
  • Understands and achieves crew production goals.
  • Establishes crew sizes that align with production goals.
  • Documents key information such as activities, productions and crew sizes.
  • Communicates with suppliers and coordinates delivery of supplies to jobsite.
  • Understands and maintains established quality levels associated with duties.
  • Coordinates other trade work associated with the assigned scope of work.
  • Participates in all safety activities such as tool box talks, job hazard analysis, job site analysis and SIMS (Site Information Management System) reporting.
  • Reads and understands plans, specifications, shop drawings and coordination drawings.
  • Provides on-the-job guidance and willingly shares subject matter expertise in order to support team member learning and development. 
  • Coordinates inspections for assigned scope of work.
  • Participates in, documents and updates punch lists.

Key Role Responsibilities - Additional Core


In addition, this position will be responsible for the following:

  • Manages subcontractor crews for portions of projects or a small project.
  • Creates, communicates, monitors and achieves crew production goals.
  • Coordinates work for larger crews and/or other trade foremen.
  • Coordinates preplanning activities for project components such as crew size, schedule, materials, materials, meetings and manpower.
  • Coordinates usage of all aspects of construction project resources, including internal and external support.
  • Creates and implements safety plans and ensures compliance through use of training, tool box talks and communication with safety representatives.
  • Controls costs in production units through understanding multiple variables, such as the project management system, task specific reports, production and costs for assigned responsibilities.
  • Supports project quality assurance/quality control planning to ensure quality for assigned tasks.
  • Applies and leads Lean principles and practices on the jobsite such as daily stand-up meetings, pull planning, etc.
  • Assists with MOC (Materials and Other Costs) and equipment analysis.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to perform work accurately and completely, and in a timely manner.
  • Communication skills, verbal and written (Intermediate).
  • Proficiency in MS Office. 
  • Knowledge of organizational structure and available resources.
  • Ability to apply Lean process and philosophy.
  • Knowledge of self-perform and labor productivity.
  • Knowledge of specific trades and scopes of work.
  • Knowledge of the means and methods of construction management.
  • Knowledge of layout skill (Intermediate).
  • Knowledge of crane flagging and rigging (Intermediate).
  • Ability to read and understand plans, drawings and specifications.
  • Acquire knowledge of productivity rates.
  • Ability to assess and optimize project productivity.
  • Ability to lead crews and achieve production goals.
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate within a team, both internally and externally.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Vocational/Technical degree in related field (Preferred)


  • 3+ years commercial construction experience.
  • 2+ years field supervision experience.

Working Environment

  • Must be able to lift at least to 50 pounds
  • May require periods of travel
  • May be exposed to extreme conditions (hot or cold)
  • Must be willing to work non-traditional hours to meet project needs
  • Frequent activity: Standing, Walking, Climbing, Bending, Reaching above Shoulder, Pushing, Pulling
  • Occasional activity: Sitting, Viewing Computer Screen

Benefits Information

The benefits package aligned to this position is Professional Non-Union. Please click the link below for more details.

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JE Dunn Construction is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. JE Dunn Construction is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

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Why People Work Here

At JE Dunn we offer our employees an inspired place to enrich their life and the lives of those around them

Building on our rich history, our employee owners are shaping the future of JE Dunn. In our team-focused environment we do life together and are generously rewarded for our efforts

About JE Dunn

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Nearest Major Market: Phoenix