Crew Lead / Deconstructionist

Lovett Deconstruction
August 8, 2023
Portland, OR
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Job Summary:
The Lovett Deconstruction Crew Lead is the onsite leader and office liaison for residential home deconstruction jobs. Leading a typical crew of 2-8 deconstructionists who possess a range of experience from the very newest hires to team members with 10 or more years of experience, the job of the Lead is critical to the success of projects. This position takes on the vital role of on-site supervisor delineating tasks, ensuring new crew members are working efficiently and safely while keeping projects on-track to meet deadlines. Leading by example and working alongside the crew is an essential component of this role. Not only does the Crew Lead take on the responsibilities of supervising all worksite details, they never shy away from even the most difficult tasks.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervise 2-8 crew members on site taking into consideration varying levels of skill and experience working in residential construction or remodeling
  • Continual and thorough communication with office staff throughout the day: respond to texts from office or Project Manager in a prompt and timely manner, as well as completing timely submission of company related paperwork
  • In charge of tool prep and planning for the start of each day
  • Have tools and materials on hand at jobsite for the day's work and plan ahead for future needs
  • Maintain an inventory of tool and material needs for company van and for each jobsite
  • Set the tone of job everyday by greeting contractor(s), Project Manager/Estimator and homeowners with a focused, friendly, and professional attitude
  • Practice active listening and make eye contact
  • Attend jobsite walkthrough with the purpose of understanding full scope in a prepared and professional manner
  • Ask clarifying questions as needed
  • Greet the crew with a positive attitude and upbeat energy

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years experience leading small crews, supervising teams
  • 1-2 years experience in residential construction/remodel or related field
  • 1 year of residential home deconstruction experience preferred but not required
  • Experience working in outdoor environment in a variety of weather conditions
  • Experience serving the public in a customer service capacity

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm and commitment to learn residential home deconstruction practices, Lovett values, and safety standards
  • Mechanically inclined with demonstrated experience using power tools
  • Strong team player with an intention for continual growth
  • Actively address gaps in knowledge by asking questions and seeking training
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a positive and lively attitude

Compensation:  Starting at $26 hourly increasing with experience

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