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Working As An Installation 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

  • $40,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Installation Foreman Do At Hussmann

* Assist with the installation of refrigeration, heating & air-conditioning systems commonly installed in supermarkets, convenient stores and cold storage facilities.
* Brazing
* An expert.
* Able to teach proper methods and recognized as an exceptional welder both in speed and methods.
* Case Setting and Trimming
* Able to teach proper methods and techniques, refer to the preceding items.
* Pipe Hangers 4.
* Piping and Insulation Techniques
* Can select the proper line sizes for a project.
* Knows why and when to use reduced riser
* Is capable of directing an installation crew on the proper methods of piping, insulation, Brazing & line sizing.
* Is considered to have superior Brazing skills and speed and can teach the same.
* Can be relied on to finish out a large project with little or no directions.
* Evaporators
* Has full coil layout knowledge and can hang and pipe coils & pipe drains and heat tape with a high level of efficiency.
* Knows and differentiates between electric, gas and off time defrost coils.
* Knows how to properly verify coil operations.
* TXV’s
* Know when to adjust valve vs. taking valve apart and clean.
* Knowing when to replace valve or just replace power head.
* Ability to properly size valves and orifices.
* Drains
* Can teach best practices to others.
* Cooler Setting and Trim
* Able to resolve complex problems
* Able to lead other people in the proper methods, with no supervision.
* Leak Checks
* An expert.
* Superior trouble shooting skills.
* Refrigerants, Oils and System Conversions
* Able to recognize a problem if a system is incompatible
* How to test for proper POE oil change during a conversion.
* Proper use of recovery units & D
* O.T. cylinders.
* Evacuation
* Know proper evacuation micron levels at each of three evacuations
* Know the how to test for proper evacuation, moisture and leak possibilities.
* Know the differences in how micron gauge responds to moisture versus leak.
* Electrical/Wiring
* Able to follow circuits and troubleshoot any electrical problem
* Able to rewire most circuits if needed
* Able to test wiring to find shorts.
* Understand compressor control wiring and proper order or controls.
* Single Condensing Units
* Complete knowledge of control settings, wiring, piping and unit marking and defrost settings required for proper installation
* Knows proper use, requirements and install practices for CPR’s, EPR’s, suction accumulators, desuper heaters, hot gas bypass valves, heat reclaim pump-out, mufflers and insulated receivers, etc.
* Self
* Contained Equipment
* Troubleshoot system totally.
* Water Heat Reclaim
* Understands multiple methods of piping – (2, 3, and 4 tank methods), with or without electric or gas assist tanks.
* Air Heat Reclaim
* Know proper line sizing methods.
* Knows proper airflow to refrigerant flow direction and reasoning.
* Knows proper header piping and methods and how to recognize a problem and offer solutions.
* HVAC and its Impact On Refrigeration Systems
* Knows how to repair complex HVAC problems as they relate to the refrigeration system.
* Compressors
* Complete knowledge of compressors, uses, wiring, diagnostics, troubleshooting, etc.
* Can suggest and implement solutions.
* Knows proper oil level and oil pressure for all compressor brands.
* Condensers
* Able to properly diagnose a system with non-condensables in the condenser
* Knows proper fan cycling and sequencing and the reasons there are preferred methods
* Is capable of completing the entire piping layout method without supervision.
* Walk
* Ins
* Temperature Control Criteria
* Know all aspects of coil design criteria, types, usage, TD, defrost methods, lengths, times per day
* Full knowledge of controlling methods (temperature control or EPR control) and know why we use one or the other or both
* Full knowledge of defrost types and where to use each type under what conditions
* Know how to set-up complete defrost sequencing of multiple system(s) to avoid possible conflicts in each box and with the refrigeration equipment.
* Refrigeration Cases
* Temperature Control Criteria
* Knows when, where and why to use which method of defrost and whether you need termination with any of the types.
* Know the design criteria for all refrigerated cases
* Know the relationship between suction design and DA (TD) temperature in refrigeration cases
* Know the different defrost types, their operation and sequencing
* Know which case fans stay on and which go off during the defrost cycle of each case type.
* Able to explain why this happens.
* Refrigeration Racks
* Full knowledge of rack components, settings, wiring, controllers, all EPR types
* Full knowledge of store operations and how they affect the refrigeration system
* Evacuation and start-up methods and charging techniques.
* Controllers
* Electronic Systems
* Able to troubleshoot controllers and rewire.
* Service
* Able to recognize complex problems and repair as needed.
* Basic Paperwork
* Complete and turn-in individual time sheet, daily job reports and change orders for entire crew with all required information in the proper and timely manner
* Ability to properly fill out change orders capturing all labor, materials and sublet cost
* Consistently follow proper procedures for change orders by getting customer signature or approval through supervisor.
* Refrigerated Glass Doors and Lighting
* Able to troubleshoot any door lighting problem
* Able to replace door parts (jambs, corners, retainer, glass panes, etc.).
* Ice Machines
* Can properly clean any type of machine and know what cleaner to use, when to use nickel-safe cleaner.
* How to properly sanitize machines.
* Able to troubleshoot water and refrigeration problems.
* Know how to adjust ice thickness.
* Know all warranty policies by manufacturer or know how to find that out.
* Knows how to determine if a machine needs to be cleaned, including condenser.
* Knows how to troubleshoot basic ice machine problems.
* Warranty and W/A paperwork
* Complete knowledge of warranty and W/A paperwork.
* Professional and Business Development
* Demonstrates good complex problem solving skills and ability to communicate with both peer and management employees.
* Has ability to develop new and innovative installation procedures and share with other employees.
* Develops and presents new product ideas to management and customers.
* Capable of supervising work projects with small groups of employees.
* Acquire knowledge through on the job training, which includes new product developments, service bulletins and issues.
* Demonstrate an understanding and adherence to all work safety policies and procedures including OSHA and any local authorities governing requirements.
* Complete necessary documents (time sheets) in a thorough, accurate and timely manner to complete necessary customer paperwork for invoicing requirements.
* Maintain and manage truck inventory in a accurate, neat and orderly manner as well as adhere to vehicle maintenance program guidelines (If applicable).
* Develop and maintain excellent customer relations.
* Follow branch policies and procedures

What Does An Installation Foreman Do At Ark Systems

* Supervises employees including job detail and performance issues.
* Manages materials and equipment on site.
* Motivates and trains staff.
* Builds a team effort.
* Programming panels and systems, installation of system wiring, and terminating devices and panel wiring.
* Coordinating daily scheduling with the customer on-site.
* Daily communication with project manager.
* Maintaining drawings and/or schematics.
* Performing troubleshooting and service work.
* Truck inventory control.
* Responding to after hours service calls.
* Conducts quality assurance.
* Timely completion of associated documentation

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Installation Foreman Career Paths

Installation Foreman
Foreman Superintendent
Project Superintendent
10 Yearsyrs
Foreman Supervisor Superintendent
Construction Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Foreman Superintendent Project Manager
Contract Project Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Owner Facilities Manager
Director Of Facilities
11 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Owner/Operator Construction Manager
Senior Construction Manager
14 Yearsyrs
Owner Project Superintendent
General Superintendent
11 Yearsyrs
Owner Maintenance Manager
Maintenance Director
11 Yearsyrs
Owner/Operator Construction Manager
Director Of Construction
13 Yearsyrs
Owner/Operator Maintenance Manager
Facilities Maintenance Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Lead Installer Lead Technician Maintenance Supervisor
General Contractor
5 Yearsyrs
Lead Installer Lead Technician Production Supervisor
General Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Lead Installer Lead Technician Service Manager
Installation Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Supervisor Store Manager District Manager
Division Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Supervisor Principal Assistant Superintendent
Construction Superintendent
9 Yearsyrs
Installation Manager Warehouse Manager Field Supervisor
Field Operation Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Installation Manager Owner/Manager Project Superintendent
Project Engineering Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Installation Manager Owner/Manager Estimator Project Manager
Project And Field Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Lead Installer
5 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Principal Assistant Superintendent
Operations Superintendent
9 Yearsyrs
Journeyman Electrician Estimator Senior Estimator
Construction Consultant
11 Yearsyrs
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Top Skills for An Installation Foreman

  1. Safety Meetings
  2. Job Site
  3. Door Installation
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Record keeping and daily logs for safety meetings and equipment utilization.
  • Performed regular job site observations to provide direction for all general contractor personnel.
  • Acted as a foreman over 1-3 individuals ensuring that quality and customer service was upheld.
  • Worked on Sparrow Hospital to create the new addition and was in charge of mechanical room floor totaling nine HVAC units.
  • Communicated and coordinated with sub-contractors, general contractors, suppliers, and client representatives.

Installation Foreman Demographics

Gender

Male

86.1%

Unknown

11.6%

Female

2.3%
Ethnicity

White

64.4%

Hispanic or Latino

16.1%

Black or African American

10.6%

Asian

5.6%

Unknown

3.3%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

68.0%

German

8.0%

Russian

8.0%

Hungarian

4.0%

Hebrew

4.0%

Greek

4.0%

Carrier

4.0%
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Installation Foreman Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

8.5%

The Academy

7.3%

Pennsylvania State University

6.1%

Texas A&M University

6.1%

A-Technical College

6.1%

University of Idaho

6.1%

New York University

4.9%

Universal Technical Institute

4.9%

State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill

4.9%

Porter and Chester Institute

4.9%

More Tech Institute

4.9%

Ashworth College

4.9%

Community College of Allegheny County

4.9%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

3.7%

Kaplan Career Institute - Charlestown

3.7%

Ashford University

3.7%

North Carolina State University

3.7%

Ohio State University

3.7%

Boise State University

3.7%

Antelope Valley College

3.7%
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Majors

Business

21.9%

Electrical Engineering

8.0%

Heating And Air Conditioning

7.4%

Electrical Engineering Technology

6.5%

Criminal Justice

5.7%

General Studies

4.5%

Drafting And Design

4.3%

Education

4.0%

Construction Management

4.0%

Management

3.4%

Electrical And Power Transmission Installers

3.4%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

3.4%

Industrial Technology

3.1%

Automotive Technology

3.1%

Medical Technician

3.1%

Precision Metal Working

2.8%

Project Management

2.8%

Psychology

2.8%

Applied Horticulture

2.8%

Graphic Design

2.8%
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Degrees

Other

47.8%

Bachelors

19.0%

Associate

16.2%

Certificate

11.4%

Masters

2.5%

Diploma

2.2%

License

0.7%

Doctorate

0.2%
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