Carpenter Foreman - Bilingual - Heavy Civil Construction

Frederick, MD posted on January 25

Location:  Cobbs Creek Project in Columbia, VA 

Reports to:  Superintendent   

Summary of Position: The Carpenter’s prime responsibility is to support ASI’s construction operations by performing the following Key Activities 

FLSA Status:  Hourly/Non-Exempt 

About ASI Construction LLC: 

ASI Construction LLC is an industry leader in the dam and water resource construction market, providing services worldwide. Our company is a self-performing, heavy-civil contractor that specializes in the construction and rehabilitation of dams (RCC, earthfill, and concrete), hydroelectric and renewable energy facilities, pipelines, tunnel/shaft rehabilitation, storm/sanitary sewer system improvements, and other major water resource projects. ASI is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado. ASI strives to build projects safely, on time, on budget, and to satisfy our clients. ASI personnel have successfully completed numerous award-winning heavy civil construction projects in the water resource field, including more than one-hundred and forty-five dam and dam rehabilitation projects and over thirty-five new RCC dams. Our Company's vision and values include integrity, honesty, safety, teamwork and a passion for what we do. We hire people who thrive on tough work and challenging opportunities. 

Key Activities and Position Responsibilities: 

  • Be able to perform all of the essential functions of craft workers under his/her supervision;
  • Use effective verbal and written communication skills;
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers and fractions accurately and in an efficient manner;
  • Plan, diagram, and lay-out work;
  • Read and understand plans and specifications. Visualize two dimensional drawings in three dimensions;
  • With regard to that portion of the work assigned, develop a complete understanding of the contract plans and specifications, lay-out, installation and/or construction. Review with Superintendent (Level III) at the start of and throughout the project;
  • Examine/inspect field conditions and identify problems, inaccuracies, and cost saving measures that arise or that may be encountered. Take corrective actions as needed;
  • Inspect subordinate's work for compliance with the contract plans and specifications, point out deficiencies and explain and take any corrective action needed;
  • Listen to other employee's and supervisor's suggestions, complaints, problems, safety concerns and recommendations, evaluate each and then devise and implement a plan of action based on that evaluation;
  • Identify safety hazards you or other employees may be subject to and take all necessary corrective action to eliminate or minimize hazards;
  • Perform task planning to safely and efficiently carry out all aspects of that work assigned;
  • Plan and communicate with purchasing personnel and supervisor to assure that an adequate supply of tools, materials and equipment are available;
  • Monitor quality of work and assure that correct construction procedures are followed and that work is in compliance with the plans and specifications;
  • Complete crew's timecards for correct hours and cost coding;
  • Monitor the progress of the work accomplished relative to the 3-week Short Interval Schedule;
  • Provide on-the-job training and mentoring to subordinates;
  • Monitor productivity rates and review with crew members;
  • Prepare daily reports completely and accurately;
  • Ensure that construction equipment is correctly operated and maintained;
  • Ensure that Quality Control forms are available and being completed; review, approve and submit to supervisor;
  • Have a working knowledge of Short Interval Schedules (SIS) and labor management productivity, systems;
  • Produce quality work, meeting requirements of plans, specifications and industry standards;
  • Be self motivated and work productively. Motivate crews properly;
  • Other duties as assigned. 

ASI employees must work cooperatively with other employees, and have a good positive attitude. They must also be punctual.  Further, this means that you must be ready to work when your shift starts.  So, you must arrive at work with enough time prior, to ready yourself for the shift. They should also work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others.

Essential Ability Requirements for ASI Personnel: 

Working in the field at ASI Construction LLC is often physically demanding.  The following list describes the minimum ability requirements for field personnel.

  • Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials;
  • Move heavy objects (94 pounds or more) short distances (20 feet or less);
  • Move light objects (less than 94 pounds) long distances (more than 20 feet);
  • Heavy lifting with repeated stooping, carrying and bending continually over time (i.e., picks up materials and move to a different location);
  • Work long shifts with non-standard break times;
  • Work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements;
  • Learn job-related material primarily through oral instruction and observation. This learning takes place mainly in an on-the-job training setting;
  • Must have vision equal to or better than is required for driving;
    • If corrective lenses are required to achieve this level of vision, the employee must be able to wear PPE without interfering with the corrective lenses or the required PPE.
    • The employee may have to purchase eye glasses (safety glass, etc.) that are compliant with ASI’s Safety Program and OSHA/MSHA requirements;
  • Must have good hand-eye coordination;
  • Must have quick reaction times;
  • Must be able to hear adequately enough to be alerted by horns, sirens, shouting, or any other noise that is meant to convey a safety warning;
    • If corrective device is required to achieve this level of hearing, the employee must be able to wear PPE without interfering with the corrective device or the required PPE;
  • Lift arms above shoulder level (i.e., throws bags into a truck);
  • Must have good balance and must not be clumsy;
  • Climb ladders or steps to reach objects;
  • Must be able to work at heights of up to 100’ or more;
  • Must be able to work in confined or enclosed spaces;
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time;
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time;
  • Must be able to wear a hard hat, safety glasses, gloves, and safety-toed boots;
  • Must be able to walk moderate distances to reach work area (1/2 mile or more);
  • Must be committed to contributing to a culture of safety, looking out for yourself and others. 

Preferred Qualifications and Training:

  • Ability to fluently communicate (written & verbal) in Spanish and English.
  • Must have working knowledge of auto-levels, laser levels, transits or other layout tools for verification of finished lines and grades. 
  • Must set standards of excellence in leadership, safety, quality and productivity for the members of his/her crew. 
  • Must have leadership abilities and organizational skills.  In addition, must have knowledge of surveying techniques to establish and check elevations, ability to read and interpret blueprints. 

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of construction experience as a carpenter. A high school diploma is required. Applicants must have drivers license and reliable transportation, be able to pass a pre-hire background check as well as pre-hire and random drug testing. 


At ASI Construction LLC, we are only as good as our people. We offer outstanding benefits and rewards to recruit and retain the best professionals in our industry.  When you join the ASI team, your comprehensive benefit package will include: 

  • Health Insurance for employees and their dependents.
  • Supplemental benefits such as dental insurance, vision insurance, and basic life/AD&D benefits.
  • 401(K) plan with Company Matching Contributions.
  • Meals and lodging per diem when traveling for business per Company policy.

We offer additional competitive benefits that are position and assignment dependent. 

Salary Range: 

Dependent on Experience.