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Miller Architects & Builders is always looking for motivated and highly skilled’ employees to help bring continued success to our firm. To continue our success, our mission is to attract and retain the absolute best in the industry, from talented architects to thorough construction managers. Miller Architects & Builders provides competitive salaries, benefits, and opportunities for career growth. Feel free to submit your resume to mktg@millerab.com.

We are currently seeking applications for the following positions:

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Carpenter/Foreman

Reports To: Supervisor of Project Superintendents

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

Summary: Constructs, erects, installs, and repairs structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, and wallboard, conforming to local building codes by performing the following duties. Directs activities of workers concerned with the construction of buildings or other construction projects by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

CARPENTRY
Builds, repairs, and installs counters, cabinets, benches, partitions, floors, doors, building framework and trim. Install glass in windows, doors, and partitions. Replaces damaged ceiling tile, floor tile, and wall coverings. Installs items such as window shades, venetian blinds and curtain rods, wall fans and door locks for tenants. Provide other construction skills as necessary and as directed by the Superintendent.

DOCUMENTS
Study the drawings and specifications to plan procedures for construction on the basis of starting and completion times and staffing requirements for each phase of construction. Review with your Superintendents any comments and questions you have before construction starts.

SUBCONTRACTS
Thoroughly read and understand the drawings, specifications, and subcontract agreements as furnished. During the project, review each subcontractors work to ensure compliance with drawings and specifications. Notify the Superintendent of any discrepancies between documents and work, either prior to during or after installation. At the Superintendent’s direction, take steps to correct such discrepancies.

QUALITY CONTROL
Enforcement of quality control is the first priority on the project. Refer subcontractors to General Conditions portion of Miller Architects & Builders subcontract agreement. As directed by Superintendent.

DELIVERIES
Immediately check all delivered materials for defects and quantities prior to signing any delivery tickets. Send all damaged material(s) back and adjust quantity discrepancies on the delivery ticket. The driver must sign a Purchase Order or some form, noting the returned material(s). DO NOT let the driver leave before this is done.

PURCHASING
Purchase materials as directed by the Superintendent. Call at least two (2) places for quotes before buying.

CLEANLINESS
Maintain a clean and organized (safe) jobsite and job trailer at all times. Utilize the Warning/Dismissal Notice to issue a written notice to subcontractors who fail to follow your verbal order to place their debris in the area provided.

SAFETY
Notify subcontractors verbally of unsafe acts or situations and follow it up in writing on the Warning/Dismissal Notice form. See the Special Conditions of Miller Architects & Builders subcontract agreement.

LABOR
Monitor all personnel on the jobsite. Do not hire or allow any person to be on-site that is not a direct employee of Miller, without properly filled out forms, or personnel that are not in a subcontractor’s direct employee and control.

PROFESSIONALISM
Maintain professional conduct and appearance with Owner, Architect, Engineers, Inspectors, and General Public and wear the required uniform shirts while on the jobsite.

OTHER
Confer with supervisory personnel and labor representatives to resolve complaints and grievances within the workforce.

Inspect work in progress to ensure that workmanship conforms to specifications and adhere to construction schedules.

Direct workers hired for major maintenance or reconditioning projects for existing installations.

Construction trade skills will be required to be performed after all supervisory, office, and other tasks are done.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to subcontractors, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and, decimals.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several predictable variables in standardized situations.

Computer skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet Software.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Maintain a valid driver’s license.

Other Skills and Abilities
Ability to read and thoroughly understand architectural drawings and specifications.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this hob successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision,depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to high, precarious places. The employee is frequently exposed to high, precarious places. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Transportation: This position requires traveling.

Personal vehicles are required for transportation to and from job sites that are frequently out of town. Airplane travel will be used for projects in states outside of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and South Dakota (based on feasibility).

Overnight stays at job sites may be required for projects that are more than 100 miles from our office.

Rotation of project assignments from in town to out of town will be used as much as possible.

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Project Superintendent

Reports To: Supervisor of Project Superintendents

FLSA Status: Exempt

Summary
Directs activities of works concerned with the construction of buildings or other construction projects by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

DOCUMENTS
Study the drawings and specifications to plan procedures for construction on the basis of starting and completion times and staffing requirements for each phase of construction. Review with your Project Manager any comments and questions you have before construction starts.

SUBCONTRACTS
Thoroughly read and understand the drawings, specifications, and subcontract agreements as furnished. During the project, review each subcontractor’s work to ensure compliance with drawings and specifications. Notify the Project Manager of any discrepancies between documents and work, either prior to, during, or after installation. At the Project Manager’s direction, take steps to correct such discrepancies.

SCHEDULING
Produce job duration and weekly schedules and schedule each subcontractor’s work far enough in advance to give them time to perform and to complete the project on schedule. Promptly notify the Project Manager if a subcontractor is not performing his work on a timely basis so that a three (3) day notice can be issued to them. You may refer to General Conditions and Special Conditions of the company’s subcontract agreement. Order procurement of tools and materials to be delivered at specified times to conform to work schedules.

QUALITY CONTROL
Enforcement of quality control is the first priority on the project. Refer subcontractors to General Conditions portion of the company’s subcontract agreement.

DELIVERIES
Immediately check all delivered materials for defects and quantities prior to signing any delivery tickets. Send all damaged material(s) back and adjust quantity discrepancies on the delivery ticket. The driver must sign a Purchase Order or some form, noting the returned material(S). DO NOT let the driver leave before this is done.

PURCHASING
Purchase materials as directed by the Project Manager. Call at least two (2) places for quotes before buying.

CLEANLINESS
Maintain a clean and organized (safe) job trailer at all times. Utilize the Warning/Dismissal Notice to issue a written notice to subcontractors who fail to follow your verbal order to place their debris in the area provided.

SAFETY
Notify subcontractors verbally of unsafe acts or situations and follow it up in writing on the Warning/Dismissal Notice form. See the Special Conditions of the company’s subcontract agreement.

DAILY REPORT FORMS

Fill out the Daily Report Forms on a daily basis and turn them in with your timeslips on a bi-weekly basis. If there is any information that the Project Manager should know immediately (items d and e below), fax a copy of the Daily Report Form to the Project Manager. In addition to those items mentioned above, note the following items on the Daily Report Form:

  1. Weather Conditions
  2. Subcontractors at the jobsite. Were there enough workers to get the job done?
  3. Names of any visitors or inspectors.
  4. Any disputes with subcontractors.
  5. Any comments from delivery drivers regarding payment of goods. See Paragraph 1 of the General Conditions of the company’s subcontract agreement.
  6. Items returned (note invoice or purchase order number).

LABOR
Monitor all personnel on the jobsite. Do not hire or allow any personnel to be on-site that are not direct employees of the company without properly filled out forms, or personnel that are not in a subcontractor’s direct employ and control.

PROFESSIONALISM
Maintain professional conduct and appearance with Owner, Architect, Engineers, Inspectors, and General Public and wear the required uniform shirts while on the jobsite.

OTHER
Confer with supervisory personnel and labor representatives to resolve complaints and grievances within the workforce.

Inspect work in progress to ensure that workmanship conforms to specifications and adhere to construction schedules.

Direct workers hired for major maintenance or reconditioning projects for existing installations.

Construction trade skills will be required to be performed after all supervisory, office, and other tasks are done.

Supervisory Responsibilities
Directly supervises 1 to 24 employees of independent subcontractors that are working on the project. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information one-on-one and small group situations to subcontractors, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several predictable variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet software.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Maintain a valid driver’s license.

Other Skills and Abilities
Ability to read and thoroughly understand architectural drawings and specifications.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employees are regularly required to stand; walk; use hands, to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and /or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to high, precarious places. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Transportation
This position requires traveling.

Personal vehicles are required for the first three months of employment for transportation to and from job sites that are frequently out of town. Airplane travel will be used for projects in states outside of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and South Dakota (based on feasibility). (After the first three months of employment, a vehicle will be assigned.

Overnight stays at job sites may be required for projects that are more than 100 miles from our office.

Rotation of project assignments from in and out of town will be used as much as possible.

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