Heavy Equipment Foreman

Heavy Equipment Foreman

Provide on-site coordination for all phases of excavation projects and be responsible for scheduling, inspections, quality control, and job site safety.

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Job Description

To provide on-site coordination for all phases of excavation projects, including coordinating subcontractors, material and equipment, ensuring that specifications are being strictly followed, and work is proceeding on schedule and within budget. Foreman shall be responsible for scheduling, inspections, quality control, and job site safety.

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform quality control duties and responsibilities regarding the work being performed.
  • Ensure that employees/crew and subcontractors are fully executing and complying with the contracted scope of work.
  • Identify non-compliance with safety, health and environmental quality standards.
  • Identify conflicts in the project’s progress and communicate them to management.
  • Perform Foreman duties at multiple job sites, simultaneously.
  • Ensure that the job site is always kept in a clean and organized manner.
  • Perform job progress and completion punch list identification and completion.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Ability to identify deficient work and provide resolution.
  • Blueprint reading
  • Physically lift up to 100lbs
  • Endurance and ability to visit entire job site, including stairs, steep grades or uneven terrain.
  • Monitoring jobsite general health and safety.
  • Customer Service – Manage difficult customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.
  • Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills.
  • Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to other’s views; Give and welcomes feedback.
  • Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Organizes and schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.Is consistently at work and on time; Ensure work responsibilities are covered when absent. Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Follows instructions and responds to management direction.  Takes Responsibility for own actions.   Keeps commitments.  Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.  Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


  • Competitive wages TBD based on position and experience


  • Health, Dental & Vision
  • 401k

Job Type

  • Full-time

Wenthold Excavating

Wenthold Excavating LLC is a prime earthmoving contractor located in Cambridge Iowa, part of the Des Moines Metro Area. Wenthold Excavating provides full service earthmoving services with GPS controls.

Wenthold Excavating

Site Sponsors

  • JAS Concrete
  • Wenthold Excavating
  • Alliance Construction Group
  • Iowa Web Development
  • Royal Plumbing