Former Sheet metal Foreman at Newport News Shipbuilding
over 1 year ago
You typically come in an hour before the shift starts so you can plan your jobs for the day if it wasn't done the night before. You go to the boat or your work area and make sure that the jobs you are planning are ready to work and are safe for your employees. You will meet your crew at the beginning of the shift and go over safety information, announcements and remind people of upcoming training classes. After that you will assign jobs depending on level of experience and familiarity with the job. Go over any important details to the job and answer any questions before the employees heard off to the job. Coordinate with other trades to support the completion of your jobs. Read and answer emails, go to meetings about the progress of your jobs. Go to the jobsite to check on your people to make sure they aren't having difficulties with their job or to provide guidance. Handle remaining administrative things, plan your jobs for tomorrow, get the progress on the assigned jobs for the day and make sure your people show up at the end of the shift safe and ready to go home.