Bratney Companies

Assistant Field Foreman/Superintendent

Date Posted
July 13, 2017
Full Time
Construction Operations

Job Details

Job Title:        Assistant Superintendent

Reports to:     Superintendent


This is a working foreman position.  Our millwright crews build some of the most innovative construction projects in the seed, feed, grain handling, and food processing industries and do it all while maintaining an industry-leading focus on safety.  They work on the job for 10 consecutive days followed by 4 days off.  A 10 hour day is standard so some overtime is expected.  We are a drug-free employer requiring drug testing on a pre-employment, random, and job-specific basis. 

Overall job purpose is to work within the crew to achieve millwright objectives and assist the Superintendent in the supervision, leadership, and coordination of all activities associated with assigned project crews and/or project areas.  Assures that the tasks/projects are completed in compliance with all safe work practices, within the established specifications, time frame and budgetary requirements.



  • Unload, assemble, install, align, and/or maintain various types of seed conditioning equipment, conveying systems, bucket elevators, receiving and load-out systems.
  • Dismantle equipment using various hand and power tools.
  • Move machinery and equipment using hoists, dollies, rollers, and trucks.
  • Installation of dust collection systems and compressed air systems associated with the installation of the above equipment.
  • Construct concrete building and equipment slabs and foundations.
  • Erecting structural steel for buildings, interior equipment platforms, including stairways, ladders and platforms.
  • Fitting and welding structural shapes, plate and sheet.
  • Field fabrication of transitions, flashing and other steel components.
  • Installation of round and square spouting.
  • Installation of various sizes of shop fabricated tanks, bins and hoppers.
  • Installation of various metal building components
  • Other tasks as necessary to complete the project.



  • Assist in administering and championing of company’s industry leading safety programs on assigned projects including development and delivery of weekly safety meetings.
  • Assist in the supervising, leading, and mentoring of assigned field crews, activities, and projects while working alongside them.
  • Actively participates in Daily Job Safety Analysis development and review with crew.
  • Help provide employees with detailed instructions, achievable goals, and accurate information for the timely completion of project phases.
  • Monitors quality of workmanship to ensure products meet high quality standards within timeframe objectives.
  • Assists in the coordination of supply deliveries and material storage.
  • Works with the Superintendent in confronting work problems (e.g. low productivity, misuse of equipment, horseplay, personality conflicts, outbursts, etc.) as they surface and resolve as soon as possible to avoid escalation.
  • Acts as mentor for assigned employees by providing ongoing direction and training on safety, company procedures, standards, and use of materials.
  • Participates in weekly meetings to understand upcoming schedules, issues, etc.
  • Works with the Superintendent in reviewing documents to help determine sequence of construction to ensure end product meets specifications.
  • Assists the Superintendent in the coordination of and communication to subcontractors, suppliers, and company representatives as necessary to facilitate project completion.
  • Assists the Superintendent in close-out duties including compiling and completing work to complete lists, reviewing and completing project punch-lists, conducting walk throughs with owners, and assist in compiling as-built documentation.
  • Perform general administrative and supervisory duties related to job site operations (e.g., documenting work-site issues in regard to compliance with company policies, state and federal laws, OSHA requirements, building codes, non-discrimination/non-harassment requirements, etc.).
  • Field manage small projects as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of construction industry and all phases of construction.
  • Knowledge of plans and specifications.
  • Knowledge of OSHA standards.



  • High School Diploma preferred.
  • Valid State Driver’s License and reliable transportation.
  • Verifiable Government required documentation.
  • Pass Company required drug test.
  • Good practical knowledge of standard construction measuring, hand and power tools.
  • Basic knowledge of rigging equipment and techniques.
  • General knowledge of construction equipment such as cranes, skid loaders, forklifts, man-lifts, compressors, generators, etc.
  • Candidates to provide hand tools listed on the attached sheet.
  • Candidates will be required to wear appropriate clothing as shown on the attached sheet.
  • Candidates should be able to read and understand construction drawings and procedures.
  • Compare and see differences in the size, shape, and form of lines, figures, and objects.
  • Physical requirements are as follows:
  • Good vision (either naturally or with correction)
  • Good hand and eye coordination with full use hands, arms, and fingers.
  • Climb and maintain balance on ladders and scaffolding
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, stand and/or work at heights as required.
  • Lift and carry objects weighing up to 100 pounds.
  • Meet or exceed the physical requirements stated below:


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