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Working As A Yard Foreman

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Scheduling Work and Activities
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Make Decisions

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $47,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Yard Foreman Do At Builders Firstsource/Probuild

* Directs workers in loading, unloading and movement of materials on the premises utilizing material handling equipment and machinery; oversees receiving of yard materials and instructs yard workers in receiving and storage procedures.
* Inspects loading operations for outgoing delivery to ensure compliance with shipping specifications, load limits and safety regulations; prepares and reconciles bills of lading and packing slips.
* Provides on-the-job training to new yard employees including product knowledge of items stored in yard and warehouse and housekeeping and safety procedures.
* Performs same work as other yard employees.
* Ensures that outside areas kept neat and clean and scraps and yard debris are appropriately recycled or disposed; reports safety hazards and handles remedial action.
* Assists customers in loading and load building; provides delivery status information, inventory availability and answers related questions.
* Understands and observes all safety procedures and practices and ensures that employees observe all safety procedures and practices in order to prevent injuries or damage; schedules periodic safety meetings and solicits recommended changes to improve safety procedures.
* Other duties may be assigned.
* COMPETENCIES
* Working knowledge of yard and product activities on location including component or materials weights and methods of loading
* Ability to plan and coordinate work processes to maintain and increase manpower and equipment efficiency
* Advanced knowledge of operation and handling of all machinery and equipment used in the yard; maintains certification to operate such if required.
* Communication skills sufficient to speak before teams and work groups to explain work rules, product standards and productivity goals
* Ability to read and write work schedules and reports
* Knowledge of basic math, counting and estimating

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Average Length of Employment
Foreman 4.7 years
Warehouse Foreman 4.7 years
Assistant Foreman 4.2 years
Yard Foreman 4.0 years
Yard Manager 3.3 years
Yarding Supervisor 3.3 years
Yard Person 2.3 years
Yard Assistant 1.8 years
Yard Worker 1.8 years
Yard Labour 1.6 years
Top Careers Before Yard Foreman
Driver 9.2%
Foreman 7.9%
Carpenter 5.9%
Mechanic 5.5%
Supervisor 5.0%
Welder 3.7%
Owner 3.5%
Top Careers After Yard Foreman
Driver 8.3%
Owner 6.0%
Supervisor 5.7%
Foreman 5.2%
Operator 4.3%
Technician 3.9%
Welder 3.8%
Manager 3.7%
Carpenter 3.6%

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Top Skills for A Yard Foreman

  1. Delivery Trucks
  2. Customer Service
  3. Heavy Equipment
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Managed the preparation of delivery trucks for next day delivery and performed quarterly inventory.
  • Worked in fast paced environment to serve customers efficiently with an emphasis on quality customer services and professionalism.
  • Operated heavy equipment and conducted offshore and under water safety operations during deployment of reef modules.
  • Reviewed daily reports to check accuracy of invoices and monitored inventory control.
  • Coordinated the delivery of materials to construction job sites, ensuring accuracy of all items based on project plan.

Yard Foreman Demographics

Gender

Male

90.0%

Unknown

6.5%

Female

3.5%
Ethnicity

White

65.9%

Hispanic or Latino

14.9%

Black or African American

10.2%

Asian

5.6%

Unknown

3.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

100.0%

Yard Foreman Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

13.6%

The Academy

8.6%

Texas A&M University

7.4%

Kansas State University

6.2%

Front Range Community College

6.2%

San Juan College

4.9%

Pennsylvania State University

4.9%

Alexandria Technical College

3.7%

Northeastern State University

3.7%

Everest Institute

3.7%

Universal Technical Institute

3.7%

Odessa College

3.7%

Ashford University

3.7%

Grand Valley State University

3.7%

Portland Community College

3.7%

South Dakota State University

3.7%

Columbia Basin College

3.7%

Central New Mexico Community College

3.7%

Sinclair Community College

3.7%

Colorado Technical University

3.7%
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Majors

Business

23.2%

Criminal Justice

8.6%

General Studies

7.7%

Automotive Technology

7.1%

Electrical Engineering

5.1%

Education

5.1%

Drafting And Design

4.8%

Precision Metal Working

4.5%

Management

4.2%

Liberal Arts

3.9%

Heating And Air Conditioning

3.3%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

3.0%

Computer Networking

2.7%

Construction Management

2.7%

Industrial Technology

2.4%

Computer Science

2.4%

Communication

2.4%

Psychology

2.4%

Medical Technician

2.4%

Accounting

2.4%
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Degrees

Other

47.2%

Bachelors

21.6%

Associate

17.3%

Certificate

8.0%

Masters

3.4%

Diploma

1.6%

License

0.7%

Doctorate

0.2%
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