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Foreman - HVAC (SP)

Company: Shapiro & Duncan, Inc
Location: Rockville
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

Company Summary: Shapiro & Duncan is the Provider of Choice for advanced mechanical solutions! From humble beginnings, our third-generation family-owned business has been serving customers in DC, Maryland, and Virginia since 1976. We are known for our award-winning company culture and complex commercial, government, and institutional design-build projects that require first-rate performance work quality and customer service. We specialize in full-service mechanical solutions which include engineering, coordination, prefabrication assembly, construction, service, and maintenance.

Reports To: S/P-Sr. Forman S/P- Superintendent and Assigned S/P Project Manager

Job Summary: Oversee jobsite, coordinate manpower, process all required paperwork (i.e. meaningful daily reports, RFI's, As-built drawings), and working along with crew using tools when time permits or the project dictates. Be fully prepared to install the equipment called for on the job site i.e. RTU, AHU, Boiler VAV's, etc. Build projects in accordance with the plans, specifications, and IOM's while maintaining all clearances and code requirements at a high level of quality installation.



Minimum of 7 years in the HVAC trade.


High School Diploma or G.E.D
Advance HVAC technical training. (Experience may be substituted for education)


CFC Certification (Universal preferred)
HVAC Master's (preferred) Journeyman's (minimum) (or obtain in a timely manner once employed)
NATE Certifications
Valid Driver's license in good standing (to drive company vehicle)
OSHA - 30 (Or obtain in a timely manner once employed)

Physical and Work Schedule

This job does have a degree of physical requirements.

Able to lift five to seventy pounds (5-70lbs), with or without assistance, frequently.
Able to sit, stand, bend, walk, climb, place both hands over your head, and remain in static positions for the duration of shift.
Able to withstand exposure to heights, tight/confined spaces; work in dusty areas; work in temperature extremes; be exposed to external elements (wind, rain, snow, etc.)
Able to work Monday-Friday with occasional evenings and weekends as needed. Must be able to be flexible with work schedule.
High School Diploma or equivalent (experience may be substituted for education)
Own Reliable Transportation - go to sites in Metro DC as assigned/needed (including Maryland and Virginia)

Duties and Responsibilities

Project Planning

Possess a complete understanding of our scope of work and contractual relationship (i.e. S&D prime or S&D subcontractor)
Read and understand all plans, specifications, and equipment installation instructions for the project
Have a complete understanding of all subcontractor's scope responsibilities
Have a complete understanding of the control sequences and control work required for the project
Have a complete understanding of electrical requirements for equipment we are providing (verify all voltages)
Check submittals against specifications to make sure they match
Work with P.M. pre-write RFI's and forward to the Project Manager
Review labor reports and notify the project manager if labor budgets are unreasonable or will not be met
Maintain 2-week Planner

Project Oversite and Execution

Effective communications with S&D's client (either GC superintendent, on-site owner's representative, or owner direct)
Coordinate manpower with Superintendent and/or designated assistant. Provide manpower needs (add or subtract) as timely as possible
Schedule subcontractors to the job site when needed
Report all material shortages to Purchasing promptly
Ensure all material and equipment is properly checked in.
Report all equipment discrepancies to the project manager.
Morning huddles (discuss daily goals, safety hazards, etc)
Conduct weekly safety meetings
Make materials request list and submit to purchasing with three or more days' notice
Coordinate deliveries of materials
Attend all progress meetings as required
Coordinate work with other trades
Double-check all installations (Q.C Job Daily)
Call for inspections and walk the job with the inspector
Layout the job with the lead man
Make sure work and equipment will fit with proper service clearances
Enforce S&D's Safety Plan
Ensure adherence to all of the company's policies
Report injuries to the safety director or HR immediately
Coordinate equipment start-up with S/P superintendent, project manager, and equipment vendors
Maintain a running punch-list and work it off to minimize the punch list at the conclusion of the project
Review estimating and cost reports
Avoid the additional cost of overtime by planning material and manpower requirements
Notify the project manager when additional work outside of our contract is requested
Supervise start time, pick up time, and breaks
Communicate job progress and issues with the project manager daily
Job site parking may or may not be provided. (Park in approved spots only)

Project Documentation

Contact Superintendent or Project Manager when you're not in receipt of project documentation
Keep project documents up to date to ensure that the work is being installed using the latest drawings, specs, or sketches
Maintain and submit Daily Reports daily.
Fill out job invoices for extra work
Maintain project photos
Maintain As-built drawings.
Maintain copies of equipment start-up reports


Keep crew and crew leaders involved in all aspects of the project
Let people know when they are doing well
Write up personnel that needs warning notices. All verbal warnings should be communicated in e-mail format to the S/P Superintendent (stick to the facts) Discipline verbal or written, is to be done PRIVATELY.
Train apprentices to become mechanics and eventually foremen (participate in Mentorship program)
Communicate effectively in English (verbally & written)
Keep morale up - express a positive attitude
Assist with performance reviews
Make sure field labor has a clean early start each day
Maintain an emphasis on continuous improvement
Promote teamwork


Ready and on time for work each day.
Able to follow company policies if not able to be on time or attend work.
Performance standards for this position are met when projects are completed in accordance with customer requirements for timely completion and quality standards and fall within cost estimation guidelines.


The foreman has the authority to direct field workforces and subcontractors to meet specific job requirements.
The foreman supervises project progress and reports to the project manager on discrepancies and shortcomings that will hamper the project and create difficulties with the project timeline.

Keywords: Shapiro & Duncan, Inc, Rockville , Foreman - HVAC (SP), Professions , Rockville, Maryland

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