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Working As A Straw Boss

  • 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

  • $79,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Straw Boss does

  • Assign job task for each day.
  • Measure, mark, or record openings or distances to layout areas where construction work will be performed.
  • Track hoes, front end loaders and dozers.
  • Tracked inventory of tools and materials on the job site.
  • Mentored several new and short-service employee crew members.
  • Managed and oversaw 6 employees in the ditching and backfilling of numerous miles of new-lay piping
  • Pipe ranged in sizes from 1 to 4.
  • Helped run a excavating crew as the labor hands followed my instructions.
  • Completed daily safety meetings and job safety analysis reports.
  • Operated under OSHA, federal, and local parameters.
  • Collaborated with Coating Crew and Pot Hole Crew to ensure smooth work flow and efficient operation.
  • Job Duties: Digging Crew, Tie End Crew, Pipe Gang, Clean up, & Pressure Testing
  • Constructed the Bakken Link Pipeline.
  • Operated heavy machinery, pigged lines, and performed regular carpentry.
  • Assisted operators by being their spotters.
  • Jeeped and lowered pipe into to the ground.
  • Used a pick and shovel to dig, spread and level dirt and gravel.
  • Maintained stock of equipment in equipment truck required to complete daily tasks required on the Right of Way.
  • Straw Boss for and environmental crew in NY.
  • Monitored inventory and gathered necessary supplies and equipment.

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Straw Boss Demographics

Gender

Male

81.6%

Female

10.1%

Unknown

8.4%
Ethnicity

White

60.9%

Hispanic or Latino

15.4%

Black or African American

13.9%

Asian

6.9%

Unknown

2.9%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

100.0%

Straw Boss Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

12.9%

Arkansas State University

9.7%

East Central Community College

6.5%

Tulsa Welding School

6.5%

Glenville State College

6.5%

Utah State University

6.5%

Alabama State University

6.5%

Jones County Junior College

6.5%

University of Texas at Arlington

3.2%

Chippewa Valley Technical College

3.2%

Lamar Institute of Technology

3.2%

Northeastern State University

3.2%

Spokane Community College

3.2%

Mercer County Career Center

3.2%

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts - Pasadena

3.2%

University of Memphis

3.2%

Bethel University (Tennessee)

3.2%

North Arkansas College

3.2%

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

3.2%

San Juan College

3.2%
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Majors

Precision Metal Working

16.9%

Business

11.2%

Electrical Engineering Technology

10.1%

Criminal Justice

7.9%

Computer Science

6.7%

General Studies

6.7%

Education

4.5%

Management

3.4%

Property Management

3.4%

Environmental Science

3.4%

Automotive Technology

3.4%

Construction Management

3.4%

Electrical Engineering

3.4%

Psychology

2.2%

Project Management

2.2%

Computer Applications

2.2%

Accounting

2.2%

Industrial Technology

2.2%

Health And Wellness

2.2%

Kinesiology

2.2%
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Degrees

Other

54.7%

Bachelors

20.3%

Associate

12.5%

Certificate

9.4%

Diploma

1.6%

Masters

0.8%

License

0.8%
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Top Skills for A Straw Boss

  1. Pipeline
  2. Safety Meetings
  3. Bosses Approval
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assisted in final quality control/pipeline pigging.
  • Attended monthly safety meetings to ensure machine operation safety.
  • Well pad (construction and maintenance), tie-ins/ futures/ pigging/ and pressure testing.
  • Operated various heavy equipment such as a backhoe, loader, excavator, and bobcat to name a few
  • Assisted project foreman in monitoring the job site for conditions that may be hazardous.

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