Des Moines, Iowa

Laborer Foreman Des Moines, IA

Overview:  Looking for a Laborer foreman to join our growing Turner team in Des Moines, Iowa area. Turner is central Iowa’s largest General Contractor by volume specializing in commercial construction of all sizes with a growing self-perform division. Competitive pay and excellent benefits provided including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Vacation and Paid Holidays! 

Position Description: Responsible for leading, directing and coordinating the work of Turner trade employees. The Labor Foreman is responsible for ensuring safety, schedule delivery, quality of work performed and adherence to budget of the project.

Reports to: Superintendent, Project Manager, Project Executive, and Trades Manager

Essential Duties
& Responsibilities:

 Be a working foreman while leading laborers to complete jobsite related projects
 Duties may include but are not limited to performing physical labor in assistance with jobsite clean-up, rough carpentry, site logistics, fencing, deck and platform building, protection systems, and construction waste areas
 Reviews jobsite needs with the superintendents and foreman
 Participate in the activities of subcontractors and suppliers
 Oversee and making decisions related to the performance of work related to scheduling, delivery, logistics, quality control and trade employee staffing levels
 Completes and submits time sheets, daily construction reports, and required safety paperwork daily
 Participate in interviews and recommend hires for trades staff
 Supervise and develop trade employees, as assigned, including providing input on or completing performance appraisals
 Address staff needs and resolve problems. Provide staff feedback, reward, and discipline as required
 Assist in scheduling and expediting the delivery of materials and equipment
 Operate equipment such as forklifts, backhoe, skidsteer, excavator, compactors, and construction hoist
 Adhere to the overall site safety and quality programs as required and ensuring Trade employees/subcontractors compliance with Turner standards and all applicable safety codes, regulations, and jobsite security
 Maintain positive working relationships with customers, contractors, suppliers and other employees
 Ability to travel and accommodate night and weekend work as needed
 Display a high level of teamwork, integrity, commitment, and leadership in daily operations

**May perform other duties as necessary or assigned.


  • Between three (3) and five (5) years of experience or equivalent combination of education, training, and exposure to supervisory responsibilities
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  •  Moderate technical abilities including the utilization of a smart phone/tablet and supported software
  • Proficiency in EH&S applications
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret contract documents, drawings, specifications, scopes of work and project schedule
  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills
  •  Must be able to comprehend safety instructions and signage, communicate effectively in emergency situations and understand written safety instructions from tool and equipment manufacturers
  • OSHA 30-hour certification
  • Valid Driver's License 

Physical Demands:

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.

Constantly: Standing, Walking, Combined Standing and Walking, Lifting/Lowering/Carrying weight under 25lbs, Reaching below shoulder height. Bending/Twisting neck, and Balancing. 

Frequently: Lifting/Lowering/ Carrying Weights 25-50lbs, Reaching above shoulder heights, Bending at the waist (forward & sideways), Pushing/Pulling, Climbing, Repetitive Motion, Noise/Dust/Chemical Exposures, and Working on heights. 

Occasionally: Sitting, Lifting/Lowering/Carrying-Weights over 50lbs, Squatting, Kneeling, Crawling, and confined space hazards. 

Additional Demands:

Vision abilities required include: Close, distance, color, peripheral, depth, perception, and focus.
Hearing abilities required include: Hearing abilities required with or without the use of an aide.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works on-site at the construction work site where the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts; high precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. The noise in these work environments is usually moderate to very loud.

**May perform other duties as necessary or assigned.

Turner is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities/ sexual orientation / gender identity. VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Des Moines, Iowa

Turner is a North American-based, international construction services company and is a leading builder in diverse market segments. The company has earned recognition for undertaking large, complex projects, fostering invocation, embracing emerging technologies, and making a difference for their clients, employees and community.


With a staff of 5,200 employees, the company completes 10 billion of construction on 1,500 projects each year. Turner offers clients the accessibility and support of a local firm with the stability and resources of a multi-national organization.




To be the highest value provider of global constriction services and technical expertise.

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