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Working As A General Foreman

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Deal with People

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Make Decisions

  • $62,070

    Average Salary

What Does A General Foreman Do

A General Foreman oversees the construction teams engaged in construction activities. Their primary duties include planning, coordinating, assisting in cost control, and ensuring a safe work environment.

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General Foreman Career Paths

General Foreman
Construction Manager Senior Project Manager Business Developer
Chief Operating Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Program Manager Senior Project Manager
Construction Consultant
11 Yearsyrs
General Superintendent Project Manager
Construction Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Mechanical Superintendent General Superintendent General Contractor
Construction Superintendent
9 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Site Manager Construction Manager
Director Of Construction
13 Yearsyrs
Construction Manager Operations Manager General Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Superintendent Project Superintendent Assistant Project Manager
Estimator Project Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Piping Superintendent Mechanical Superintendent
General Superintendent
11 Yearsyrs
Mechanical Superintendent
9 Yearsyrs
Project Superintendent Project Manager Program Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Construction Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Control Inspector Field Engineer Project Superintendent
Owner/Project Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Piping Superintendent
7 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Supervisor Maintenance Manager Operations Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Project Superintendent Construction Manager Operations Manager
President Of Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Supervisor Operations Manager Safety Manager
Project Safety Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Superintendent General Superintendent
Project Superintendent
10 Yearsyrs
General Superintendent Project Superintendent Construction Manager
Senior Construction Manager
14 Yearsyrs
Plant Manager General Manager Site Manager
Site/Project Manager
9 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Journeyman/Foreman 6.2 years
Mine Foreman 5.9 years
Carpenter Foreman 5.5 years
Job Foreman 5.0 years
Working Foreman 4.9 years
Concrete Foreman 4.8 years
Electrical Foreman 4.4 years
Field Foreman 4.3 years
Lead Foreman 4.2 years
Foreman 4.2 years
Welding Foreman 4.1 years
General Foreman 4.0 years
Crew Foreman 3.9 years
Project Foreman 3.9 years
Site Foreman 3.9 years
Yard Foreman 3.9 years
Millwright Foreman 3.6 years
Assistant Foreman 3.6 years
Pipe Foreman 2.8 years
Top Employers Before
Foreman 26.5%
Supervisor 4.5%
Journeyman 4.0%
Millwright 3.1%
Owner 3.0%
Carpenter 2.9%
Welder 2.8%
Apprentice 2.3%
Top Employers After
Foreman 13.7%
Supervisor 4.3%
Owner 3.1%
Journeyman 2.6%
Millwright 2.2%
Manager 2.1%

General Foreman Demographics

Gender

Male

95.1%

Female

3.7%

Unknown

1.3%
Ethnicity

White

81.6%

Hispanic or Latino

11.1%

Asian

5.6%

Unknown

1.2%

Black or African American

0.5%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

70.4%

Dakota

4.9%

German

3.7%

Venetian

2.5%

Navajo

2.5%

Swahili

1.2%

Comanche

1.2%

Romanian

1.2%

Portuguese

1.2%

Occidental

1.2%

Mandarin

1.2%

Turkish

1.2%

Bosnian

1.2%

French

1.2%

Carrier

1.2%

Hindi

1.2%

Russian

1.2%

Croatian

1.2%
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General Foreman Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

16.3%

Lee College

6.7%

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

5.9%

Purdue University

5.9%

Brazosport College

5.9%

Lamar University

5.0%

The Academy

4.6%

Texas A&M University

4.6%

Houston Community College

4.2%

American InterContinental University

4.2%

San Jacinto College District

4.2%

Villanova University

3.8%

Salt Lake Community College

3.8%

West Virginia University

3.8%

Community College of the Air Force

3.8%

A-Technical College

3.8%

Oklahoma State University

3.8%

Ferris State University

3.3%

Michigan State University

3.3%

University of Houston

3.3%
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Majors

Business

22.0%

Electrical Engineering

7.7%

Electrical Engineering Technology

7.5%

Construction Management

6.7%

Management

6.4%

General Studies

5.5%

Education

4.9%

Industrial Technology

4.8%

Project Management

4.1%

Precision Metal Working

4.0%

Mechanical Engineering

3.7%

Electrical And Power Transmission Installers

3.6%

Automotive Technology

2.8%

Engineering

2.7%

Drafting And Design

2.7%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

2.6%

Operations Management

2.4%

Criminal Justice

2.4%

Computer Science

1.8%

Accounting

1.8%
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Degrees

Other

51.2%

Bachelors

18.2%

Associate

12.6%

Certificate

9.3%

Masters

5.7%

Diploma

1.9%

License

0.8%

Doctorate

0.3%
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Real General Foreman Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Melt Shop General Foreman Gerdau MacSteel Monroe, MI May 04, 2015 $110,261
General Foreman (Mine Engineer) Newmont USA Limited NV Sep 21, 2016 $109,795
General Foreman (Mine Engineer) Newmont USA Limited Elko, NV Sep 21, 2016 $109,795
General Foreman (Infrastructure Specialist Electrical Engineer) Sturgeon Electric CO Mar 26, 2008 $51,257

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Top Skills for A General Foreman

WeeklySafetyMeetingsProductionSupervisorsSafetyProceduresFacilitySubcontractorPerformanceForemenLayoutJobSiteUnitsOshaNewConstructionScopeRefineryHeavyEquipmentOversightMotorsHvacConstructionProjectsProjectManagementConstructionSites

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Top General Foreman Skills

  1. Weekly Safety Meetings
  2. Production Supervisors
  3. Safety Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Directed weekly safety meetings, performed daily safety tours and corrected unsafe scenarios.
  • Managed six production supervisors, one quality supervisor, one shipping supervisor, and one weld shop supervisor.
  • Perform weekly quality control self assessments for Power Generation Promotes safety awareness and complies with all applicable safety procedures and regulations.
  • Supervised team to ensure complete facility safety and security as aligned with industry, government, and company regulations.
  • Administered the verification and signing of time sheets of 24 Expat labor foremen within the department.

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