Hoffman Specialty Contracting
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Full Time

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS - Full-time Exterior/Interior Systems General Foreman needed in Portland Metro Area.


POSITION SUMMARY: The General Foreman will have field responsibilities to work collaboratively with the Project Manager and Superintendent to successfully execute the requirements of the subcontract on a given project. This individual will be responsible for the proper planning, scheduling and execution of the project or a portion of a greater subcontract. This individual will report directly to the Superintendent or Project Manager, depending on the size and organization of the project staff.


  • Responsible for holding toolbox safety meetings and preparing written reports.
  • Must evaluate and designate a dedicated jobsite safety person as required.
  • Responsible for conducting proper and thorough accident investigations and preparing all required accident reports.
  • Responsible for implementing all job safety requirements.
  • Responsible for ordering, maintenance and inspection of all tools and equipment.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of a plan to achieve or exceed estimated labor productivity.
  • Must be a skilled and knowledgeable craftsman who is aware of the leading and latest construction techniques.
  • Must be able to organize and lead a group of craft workers efficiently to obtain maximum productivity.
  • Responsible for ordering and assuring materials and equipment are available and in place prior to crews beginning work in an area.
  • Receive and coordinate jobsite deliveries of materials and equipment.
  • Must coordinate scaffolding requirements.
  • Must oversee onsite fabrication.
  • Responsible for interviewing recommended craft workers.
  • Responsible for preparing "look-ahead" schedules consistent with the Project Schedule.
  • Complete daily reports in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for working with the head Project Superintendent, providing input and feedback where requested.
  • Implement and manage Quality Assurance Program to ensure compliance with Project Specifications and other contract document requirements.
  • Demonstrate the ability to implement directions from the Superintendent in an effective manner.


  • Standing/Walking/Sitting: Workday is a combination of standing, walking and sitting
  • Legs: Must be able to climb ladders/stairs - 20% of day
  • Hands/Arms: Constant use of hands/fingers for mouse/keyboard/computer use
  • Vision: Visual acuity in near, mid and far-range vision. Color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, hand/eye coordination  
  • Hearing: Sufficient to hear conversational levels in-person and over the phone and radio; sufficient to hear alarms on equipment.
  • Speech: Sufficient to make oneself heard in person, speak in front of groups, and be understood over the phone and radio.
  • Lift/Carry: Up to 50 lb materials- often
  • Bending/Twisting: Frequent
  • Kneeling/Crouching/Crawling: Frequent


  • Constant mental alertness, accuracy, and attention to detail required  
  • Must be able to work independently and as a team, make decisions, and follow through on all assignments  
  • Must use creativity, independent judgment, and organizational and problem-solving skills to determine best method to accomplish desired results  
  • Must be able to plan and organize work in an efficient manner
  • Must possess strong mathematical skills, calculate proper dimensions of components, read/write/speak English, read blueprints, manuals, specifications, and communicate effectively with coworkers.


  • 5+ years of field experience
  • OHSA 10 Certification required
  • Self-starter and quick learner
  • Constant self-education
  • Possess current First Aid and CPR Certifications
  • Positive attitude and passion for the work that will be performed
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Bilingual language skills are advantageous for this position
  • Ability to manage trade and craft people in a fieldwork situation
  • Ability to maintain a cooperative attitude through pressure situations
  • Training in reading design documents and specification
  • Ability to share knowledge, mentor and train the future craft workers in the industry
  • Possess highly developed visual observation and interpretation skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word and Outlook) and Bluebeam
  • Experience with Project Management Software such as Procore

Application review will consider without limitation the following criteria: Union membership qualifications, education and experience specific to the job description/duties as well as prior experience with Hoffman Specialty Contracting. Applicants must be able to pass the Hoffman Drug and Alcohol test.

Hoffman Specialty Contracting is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

This job description is intended to outline the general nature and level of work being performed by employees. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of responsibilities, duties, or skills required of the employee of this job. Furthermore, this description is subject to change at the discretion of the company, with or without notice.

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