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Concrete Craftsman Supervisor

American International Contractors, Inc. (AICI) has established itself as one of the leading American construction firms in the Middle East, Northern Africa and Europe. Our major clients include U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of State and US Agency for International Development (USAID). We continue to win important contracts and projects throughout the region and require quality personnel to meet our corporate goals. We have a culture of innovation where our employees can make a difference and are looking for dynamic individuals to come and join our team. Our employees are our most valuable resource, and we strive to ensure that every one of them is treated as such. In keeping with this philosophy we offer a competitive benefits package including: Health insurance (medical, dental, vision), paid federal holidays, long- and short- term disability, life insurance, paid vacation, and a 401K matching program.

AICI is looking for a Concrete Craftsman for an overseas opportunity in Cairo, Egypt. The expected duration of this position is around 1 year. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise a crew who will place, compact, finish, edge, joint, cure and protect pervious concrete pavements
  • Lead an installation crew, designate duties and responsibilities
  • Work with the concrete supplier to ensure the mixture is appropriate for the installation
  • Evaluate site and placement conditions to make decisions when the pour needs to be stopped or re-scheduled
  • Other duties as directed by the General Superintendent

 

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Must have 10+ years of related experience or equivalent role
  • National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NMRCA) Certification
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI) Flatwork Finisher Certification
  • Possess strong leadership, communication and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated decision making skills
  • Ability to work in high production environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Working understanding of types of equipment necessary for production
  • Ability to respond quickly and effectively under pressure and deadlines
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals to compute rate, ratio, percent, and to draw and interpret bar graphs
  • Ability to type and use keyboards accurately and possess knowledge of database software
  • Ability to operate equipment safely and efficiently
  • Ability to keep time and material records
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instruction and communicate effectively
  • Excellent interpersonal and supervisory skills and attributes
  • Must be willing to work overseas

 

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • International construction industry experience interacting with various diverse cultures
  • Previous experience with United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and/or other U.S. Government overseas contracts is preferred
  • Experience working as the General Contractor on large construction projects

 

PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:

The demands described here are not exhaustive, but are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions in accordance with applicable law, provided that the individual does not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others when performing such essential functions.  

 

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to, among other things, use hands to grasp and reach up with arms overhead, including manual dexterity to operate equipment, cut, pull wiring, and perform specialized skills. The employee must have the ability to regularly and for extended periods of time stoop, squat, stand, walk, twist, balance, climb (ladder and stairs of high-rise building), kneel, crouch, speak, carry, and hear. There is a minimal demand for sitting, other than during periods of extended travel (such as to and from the project location). The employee must have the ability to regularly lift, carry, push or pull and move up to 50 pounds of weight without assistance. The job imposes a substantial demand for physical agility and mobility, including the ability to maneuver safely throughout the work site. This position will require the use of personal protective equipment during various tasks and activities. The employee must be able to hear warning sounds and alarms, communicate effectively with coworkers and follow spoken directions.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

 

Mental Demands:

The position requires a high degree of concentration in a busy environment.   There is a substantial demand for analyzing, perceiving, comprehending, rapid decision making and exercising sound judgment to ensure individual and coworker safety in a potentially dangerous environment.  Ability to follow directions and meet deadlines is critical.  

 

Environmental Demands:

The position entails working on a busy construction site overseas, generally away from the employee’s family, and in countries whose laws and social norms may be much more restrictive than in the United States, with the potential for occasional periods of social unrest, military action, interruption of normal services such as electricity and water, natural disasters, and the like.

Work involves a 60-hour workweek, 6 days a week/ 10 hours per day. Flexibility with hours/days is required. Individuals must have comfort working in a high-stress environment and be able to perform the above activities in extreme hot, cold, humid, and wet conditions depending on location and season. Frequent exposure to construction equipment and sharp tools, including power tools, and materials.  May involve frequent repetitive motions.  Some exposure to toxic/caustic chemicals, potential electric shock, significant heights and high noise level, including high-pitched noises.  Some potential exposure to dust, fumes, smoke and airborne particles.  

 

NOTE:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by individuals assigned this position.  They are not exhaustive lists of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, physical job demands and working conditions associated with the position.

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