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Milling Foreperson

Mainland Construction Materials is currently hiring for a Milling Foreperson to join its Winvan Paving division. This is an ideal opportunity for an experienced Milling worker who would like to step into a leadership role.

Why work for Mainland?

  • -An excellent record of safety and environmental performance
  • -Competitive union pay rates, benefits and Pension
  • -Annual Safety Bonus
  • -Company longevity
  • -Hands-on technical experience,
  • -Apprenticeship Top-up and retention bonus
  • -Weekly pay

The Position: The Foreperson is the onsite supervisor for all assigned members of their designated crew. This role is the Company’s ambassador to the general public, the owner, our customer, testing agencies, government agencies, sub-contractors and suppliers. As the senior site employee of the Company, the Foreperson is expected to act and behave responsibly and professionally, to safely execute the work in an expeditious and efficient manner and to ensure that all work completed meets with the customer’s expectation of quality workmanship, safety, quality, environmental mindfulness and site tidiness. This is a skilled position requiring the incumbent to supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in operating machinery and performing construction tasks.


  • -Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers, supervisors and the general public at all times.
  • -Minimum 3 years of paving-related work experience including knowledge of equipment used for milling functions
  • -Has an understanding of grades, and ensures proper drainage when milling is complete.
  • -High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required;
  • -Thorough understanding of the construction industry including the knowledge to read and understand construction drawings.
  • -Excellent interpersonal and supervisory skills and attributes.
  • -Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required.
  • -Be able to work overtime when required;
  • -A valid British Columbia Driver’s License
  • -Have the willingness to work in a team environment and assist co–workers or supervisors with other duties as required;
  • -Ability to operate equipment safely and efficiently.
  • -Ability to keep time and material records.

Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):

1. Safety

  • -Promote, lead and execute a Safety-First culture for all employees, sub-contractors and consultants in compliance with Mainland’s Environmental Health and Safety Program and provincial occupational health and safety legislation
  • -Ensure that pre-work meeting is held with all crew members present, discuss potential hazards, mitigation strategies, and complete THINK forms
  • -Ensure that equipment operators have completed pre-trip inspections on all equipment and collect/submit forms

2. Daily Project Tasks

  • -Review and understand all pertinent project documents (drawings, work order, MMCD and project specifications)
  • -Assign tasks to all crew members, provide technical direction as required
  • -Review production targets for the day
  • -Review the entire site strategizing the most efficient way to achieve days production goals, measure material requirements for the day
  • -Organizes job site goals, timelines and budgets.
  • -Orders required supplies and materials.
  • -Assists with heavy equipment operation, if trained, as needed at job site locations.
  • -Communicate with superintendent any deviation from schedule
  • -Assign tasks to all crew members, provide technical direction as required
  • -Constantly assess work for quality and correct issues as possible
  • -Advise superintendent of any quality concerns
  • -Understand scope of contracted work, review days phase codes
  • -Complete Extra Work Order if required with customer sign off
  • -Accurately complete field log in B2W Track platform, including detailed notes on any items which may affect invoicing (ie. site delays)
  • -Ensure time card entries are completed accurately before Monday morning payroll deadlines
  • -Liaison with the customer onsite to ensure expectations are being met
  • -Review traffic management plan, coordinate works with lead traffic control person as required

3. Leadership

  • -Adhere to and enforce Mainland’s Respectful Workplace Policy
  • -Directs the activities of workers engaged in milling of parking lots and streets.
  • -Mentor new employees, ensure that new employees are properly qualified to undertake assigned task
  • -Create and maintain a positive and supportive culture on crew
  • -De-escalate incidents and report to superintendent
  • -Ensure job site is maintained in a safe and orderly manner

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