Job description General Foreman/woman - Residential Construction near Vancouver (BC)

Find out what work is like for a general foreman/woman - residential construction in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades (NOC 72013).

Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades


Contractors and supervisors in carpentry trades supervise and coordinate the activities of workers classified in the following unit groups: Carpenters (72.310) and Cabinetmakers (72.311). They are employed by construction companies, carpentry contractors, maintenance departments of industrial establishments, and custom furniture and fixture manufacturing or repair companies. Contractors may be self-employed.

Job duties

  • Supervise, coordinate and schedule the activities of carpenters who construct, renovate and maintain structures of wood and other building materials and build and install interior finishing in residential, commercial and industrial buildings; and of cabinetmakers who construct and repair custom wooden cabinets, furniture, fixtures and related products
  • Establish methods to meet work schedules and coordinate work activities with other departments
  • Requisition materials and supplies
  • Resolve work problems and recommend work measures to improve productivity
  • Train or arrange for training of workers
  • Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions
  • Ensure standards for safe working conditions are observed
  • Prepare schedules and other reports
  • May manage the operations of their own companies
  • May also supervise, coordinate and schedule the activities of related apprentices, helpers and labourers.

Job titles

  • cabinetmaking contractor
  • carpenter supervisor
  • carpentry contractor
  • finish carpenters foreman/woman
  • form builders foreman/woman
  • framers foreman/woman
  • maintenance carpenters foreman/woman

Related occupations

Source National Occupational Classification

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