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Grade Foreman

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Date: Jun 4, 2019

City/State/Province: Columbia, SC, US, 29201

Company: Colas

Sloan Construction, a company of Reeves Construction Company, has been a key partner in the infrastructure growth of the Southeast since the company’s founding in Americus, Georgia, in 1955. For more than a half-century, Reeves Construction has expanded to meet the needs of the region as the demands for improved infrastructure increase. As we’ve grown, Reeves has formed new partnerships and branched out to new subsidiaries from Sloan Construction in South Carolina and North Carolina, R.B. Baker Construction in Georgia and Florida, to Southeast Emulsion in South Carolina and Georgia to meet transportation construction needs from heavy construction services, excavation and site work, to underground utilities, bridge construction, and asphalt paving and materials supply. Reeves Construction Company is a complete maintenance and rehabilitation company dedicated to meet the specific needs of the roadway, airport, bridge, and military maintenance market. Reeves prides itself as a leader in the transportation construction industry, not only for its quality products, but also for its high company standards of safety and performance. Our company’s success is based on a foundation of exceptional accomplishments, with an eye on innovation for the future.



Under the direction and supervision of the Project Foreman, supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in grading, sloping and offsetting steaks. Must be able to use rules, grade rods, miscellaneous levels, and read construction plans for the correct elevations. Must be able to receive and carry out detailed instructions, but also must be able to work without direct supervision at all times, yet give accurate grade information to the crew members. Must have the ability to work safely and follow the policies and procedures of the Company.





  • Ensuring the safety of crew members and the public who may interact with job.


  • Training new crew members.


  • Maintain time and materials records necessary to complete daily job costing.


  • Maintains company policy.


  • Recommends measures to improve productions methods, equipment performance, product quality and crew performance.


  • Prepares composite reports from individual reports of subordinates.


  • Adjusts errors and complaints.


  • Studies production schedules and estimates worker hour requirements for completion of job assignment.


  • Interprets company policies to workers and enforces safety regulations.


  • Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules.


  • Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of work crew.


  • Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems.



Supervisory Responsibilities



  • Will direct and supervise grading checker employees.
  • Must have a high school diploma or general education degree (GED) required and 3 to 5 years of related grading experience or equivalent.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to write correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one and one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to add or subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, commons fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ration, percent, land to draw and interpret bar graphs.                    




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




A minimum of 4 years experience as a Reeves Construction Company grade checker, or a minimum of 6 years as a laborer/operator in an outside grading environment; or combination thereof.  At a minimum, this person must be capable of attending and successfully completing post high school coursework.





Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret bar graphs.  Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. 





The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.





The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions.  The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; and risk of electrical shock.  The noise in the work environment is sometimes loud, however does not exceed the OSHA requirement for mandatory hearing protection.


This job requires long workdays such as working from dusk to dawn, long workweeks including working weekends and holidays, and rotating work shifts to provide continuous “Coverage” for customer delivery/pickup.  The employee's daily starting and quitting times may need to be changed at a moments notice in order to meet changing business requirements.


Occasionally, this job may require out-of-town work assignments with overnight stays away from home.

Sloan Construction is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer dedicated to promoting diversity and maintaining a drug-free workplace. It is our policy to ensure that applicants are considered for employment based on their qualifications without regard to their race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), creed, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expressions, sexual orientation, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), immigration status, citizenship, genetic information, medical conditions, protected veteran status, uniform service member status, familial status, marital status, registered domestic partner status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants are treated on the basis of their job-related qualifications, ability and performance. We are committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants and provide a workplace free of harassment and discrimination.  This Policy applies to aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, termination, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click here and here.  For notification on E-Verify click here and for information on Right to Work, click here.

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Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina