Job description

East and Westbrook is based in Buckner, Kentucky (Outside of Louisville). Our local job market is 75-miles from where we sit in Buckner.

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At East and Westbrook Construction, we professionally build complex structures and lasting relationships! If you have a desire to work with and for a company that cares, why not put your construction skills and experience to work for our family run construction company that’s been around since 1977? We are looking for a Construction Foreman for our Company located in Buckner, KY. We know that “Lasting construction starts with a solid safety foundation.”

Our ideal candidate will have experience in Heavy Civil and/or Industrial Construction. We would prefer that our candidate have experience in Heavy Industrial Construction especially when it comes to structural foundations and slabs. You must also be able to pass all required pre-employment screens including a background check with MVR (driving record) and eleven-panel drug screen. Some projects require TWIC (Transportation Worker identification Credential).

Hours are early morning through the afternoon, Monday through Friday (varies slightly by project and season). However, due to the industrial nature of our clients and projects, candidates must be able to work when scheduled overtime, weekends, or off-shift hours. Based on project location, some travel may be necessary.

Please fax your resume to 502-222-5221 attn. HR or click here: ( to apply on our website.

East and Westbrook is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Here is what we are looking for and need:

Major Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to implement and enforce the Health and Safety Program for/on all assignments/jobs that they are responsible to perform.
  • Responsible for the overall safety of the employees under their supervision.
  • Sets a good example by complying with the Health and Safety Program and performing all duties in a safe manner.
  • Knowledgeable of the Company Health and Safety Program and any applicable federal, state regulations and capably implement them in the work environment. 
  • Knowledgeable of proper safety practices that pertain to the particular type of work to be performed and the environment in which it is to be performed.
  • Capable of identifying an unsafe condition and implement immediate corrective action.
  • Ensures that personal protective equipment is available and utilized by the employees in order to perform their duties.
  • Ensures that there are first aid supplies immediately available, that there is someone within the crew who is trained in first aid and is able to obtain professional emergency response personnel if needed.
  • Investigates all accidents and good catches (i.e. near misses), completes the necessary paper work in a timely manner and submits it to the proper personnel for review and disposition.
  • Adheres to all quality policies and procedures as outlined by E&W and the customer.
  • Capable of directing and supervising workers and subcontractors.
  • Coordinates tasks according to priorities and plans.
  • Works with the Accounting Department to ensure timeliness of paperwork and completion of required processes.
  • Allocates general and daily responsibilities.
  • Communicates with Project Managers to help ensure manpower and resources are adequate.
  • Monitors expenditures to ensure they remain within budget.
  • Meets with customers in an effort to communicate progress or participate in site meetings as required by E&W or by our customers.
  • Must have in force Driver’s License in order to operate a company vehicle.
  • Operates various equipment based on job or job need.
  • Ensures timelines are met for each job including timelines and completion dates.
  • Leads by example.
  • Guides, encourages and motivates team employees whenever possible.
  • Attends and participates in all training offered by E&W whenever possible.
  • Ensures professionalism in everything done including interactions with employees and customers.
  • Maintains communication with Project Manager to update planning and project status.
  • Installation of forms for placing concrete and grout.
  • Performs proper installation of reinforcing, anchors and imbeds.
  • Demonstrates willingness and ability to train those working around them.
  • Uses Levels: site, laser, transit etc.
  • Reads and interprets drawings.
  • Performs layout functions.
  • Figures (including but not limited to) volumes, square footage etc. of materials based on job including concrete yardage, rock and sand tonnage.
  • Orders necessary materials to specifications to ensure timely delivery so as to meet all scheduling demands.
  • Selects and utilizes proper materials and/or tools for designated tasks.
  • Accurately measures, cuts and installs materials.
  • Performs safe operation of carpentry hand tools such as hammers, levels, squares, screwdrivers, adjustable wrenches, hand and power saws, drill motors and pry bars.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of proper usage of form systems and bracing.
  • Capable of installing wood or metal stud frame work for structures.
  • Erects scaffolding or temporary access structures for buildings and other structures and installs ladders, handrails, walkways, platforms, and gangways per OSHA requirements.
  • Performs minor maintenance or cleaning activities with tools and equipment.
  • Safe operation of electric, pneumatic tools and/or equipment.
  • May rig materials.
  • Performs other duties as required.

 Knowledge and Skills:

  •  5 plus years of industry experience.
  • Reads and understands technical information.
  • Strong leadership and supervision.
  • Aptitude in math and strong problem solving abilities.
  • Good communication and organization.
  • Must be a self-starter, self-motivated, and customer-focused.
  • Must be able to complete STA’s, Equipment Checklists and complete Hot Work forms not excluding an understanding of the permit processes.
Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.