General Foreman

2 weeks ago
Requistion Number
Day Shift
# of Positions

Job Description



Position: Millwright / Pipefitter General Foreman


Position Description:


Reporting to the Trade/Craft Superintendent, the General Foreman is responsible for all trade specific construction  and/or maintenance activities in his/her work area. The General Foreman will be accountable to the Trade/Craft Superintendent to ensure project targets for safety and productivity are met.  



  • Assessing Foreman’s readiness for their role at the onset of each shift.
  • Constantly assessing the Foreman’s execution methodology
  • Ensuring that all required Permits are in place prior to the start of the day’s work activities.
  • Ensuring that all tools and equipment used in the execution of the Work have been inspected and are in good repair.
  • Ensuring that pertinent JSA’s are reviewed at the morning THA meetings.
  • Ensuring that the Foremen know the location of Assembly and Meeting points.
  • Ensuring that the morning F.L.R.A.’s are filled out at the workface with a commitment to capturing and mitigating all potential hazards
  • Meeting or exceeding the shift STOP Audit requirement.
  • Monitoring and assessing of ALL Work activities at the Workface.
  • Monitoring weather conditions for impact to Foremen’s Crews wellbeing.
  • Monitoring wind direction to ensure Foremen know which Assembly and Meeting locations are safe .
  • Participating in the Area morning Tool Box Talk.
  • Participating in the weekly safety meeting.
  • Ensure Foremen are aware of Crew members identified as “Green Hands”.



  • Act on areas of concern from SIP’s.
  • Address any material problems through the proper channels for his area.
  • Address problems with manpower, safety, or customer through the Discipline Superintendent.
  • Assign work to the Foremen in your area.
  • Attend meetings as Required by Management.
  • Planning Meeting, Participate in FWP development.
  • Daily Field Level Reviews
  • Morning Toolbox Talk.
  • Safety Meetings.
  • Be a role model to the Foremen and crews by demonstrating a commitment to excellence in all aspects of the Work.
  • Be a “Safety Leader” correct all unsafe acts or conditions, explain to personnel that “Safety is Important to You” and you expect the same from them.
  • Complete evaluations on the Foremen working under your direction.
  • Coordinate Manpower movement between crews.
  • Enable the Foreman to execute the Shift Work Plan by:
  • Providing Resources to the Workface.
  • Providing inter-discipline coordination at the Workface.
  • Providing coordination with Sub-contractors at the Workface.
  • Providing resolution to remove interferences / hindrances at the Workface.
  • Ensure all Manpower resources under your command are aware of incident reporting procedure and where aid can be obtained.
  • Ensure crews are supplied with personal locks for lockout if required.
  • Ensure that the installation of the work meets all Quality standards
  • per latest revision of the IFC drawings.
  • per latest edition of all applicable codes.
  • per latest revision of the specifications / details.
  • Ensure/Assist the Foreman with QA/QC requirements.
  • As-Builts.
  • Weld Mapping.
  • Ensure Foremen provide a head count from his area by the preset time each morning.
  • Ensure Extra Work, or incomplete scope in your area is captured (Managagement of Change, RFI).
  • Ensure Foremen under your direction complete their safety obligations.
  • Ensure Foremen under your direction complete their time sheets in a timely fashion, review for accuracy.
  • Ensure that Foremen under your direction complete incident investigation in a timely manner (help them as required).
  • Ensure Resources are supplied to Foremen and crews under your direction. (Materials, Tools, Equipment, Information, Manpower etc.).
  • Inform Foremen of phone numbers to be used in case of absenteeism.
  • Morning Stretches with Crews.
  • Provide trade specific training / mentoring to the Foremen and members of the crews.
  • Review job plans and “buy-in”.
  • Review Toolbox Forms/F.L.R.A.’s/JSA’s/Hazard ID’s for Quality. Turn them in to the HSE Coordinator for Month Ends.
  • To support the Construction Execution Plan by providing Front Line Supervision for the Foremen
  • Work Site Inspections Monitoring Safety and Quality of work.


Pre-Hire Requirements:

  • Must successfully complete pre-access drug and alcohol testing
  • Must possess CSTS '09 and OSSA Regional Orientation OR OSSA Basic Safety Orientation
  • Must possess a valid form of government issued photo identification
  • Must have demonstrated ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Must complete Suncor specific online training assigned at identified at time of hire.
  • Must complete all other pre-requirement training as identifed at time of hire.



Work Conditions:

  • Camp based position with full accommodations provided
  • 7/7 shift rotation working 12 hours per day
  • Charter flights provided from Edmonton and Calgary (No Additional Travel Allowance is Provided)
  • Work will be primarily outdoors in various weather conditions 




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