Construction Trades Manager

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Construction Trades Manager

* Hiring for positions in Green Bay, Milwaukee & Sturgeon Bay

The Construction Trades Manager is the direct supervisor of all skilled trades employees (carpenters, painters, crew leads, and superintendents). The Construction Trades Manager evaluates, and trains staff; enforces company policies and procedures; resolves employee complaints and grievances; communicates with management to discuss work progress, staffing, and resolves issues as needed; works directly with Project Managers to coordinate and prioritize work; manages schedules and participates in long-term planning for operations.


  • Develops a cost-effective schedule for framing, siding, finish carpentry and painting crews following a logical pattern; share schedules with project team; monitors and updates schedule on a regular basis.
  • Updates labor needs with Director of Operations prior to weekly scheduling meeting; accurately projects labor and equipment needs to assist in planning.
  • Visit jobsites regularly and meets with project superintendent to ensure that work is progressing according to schedule and in an economical and quality manner.
  • Ensures that all company policies and procedures are followed as they are outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Oversees the delivery/timing of all materials required for projects; and ensuring they are on-time at the correct jobsite.
  • Takes direct responsibility for dealing in a timely manner with questions and/or conflicts that arise with the scheduling crews/personnel and resolves by using good judgment.
  • Understands systems, software, information and equipment needed to fulfill responsibilities.
  • Oversees onsite job safety, reviews safety inspections with superintendent, works on resolving safety concerns, and issues written documentation of safety violations to subcontractors.
  • Reviews, develops, and/or modifies work plans, methods, and procedures, determines work priorities, and develops work schedules to provide adequate staff coverage.
  • Provides work instruction, assists employees with difficult and/or unusual assignments, and encourages innovation.
  • Assigns and distributes work, reviews work for accuracy and completeness, and returns assignments with recommendations for proper completion.
  • Resolves problems, mediates conflicts encountered during daily operations, determines appropriate solutions, and promotes teamwork. Encourages regular communication and informs staff of relevant business issues and their impact on the organization.
  • Supports the performance enhancement plan, documents performance, provides performance feedback.


  • Recognize and promptly advise upper management of scheduling or safety problems on projects.
  • Recognize and pursues additional opportunities that may present themselves through relationships with owner/vendors.
  • Keeps current in industry trends, standards, products, and technology by reading published information and attending authorized training and/or participating in company training programs as required, in order to enhance the quality and efficiency of service to current and potential clients.
  • Performs any special assignments, additional projects, or other job-related duties as may be necessary to carry out the responsibilities of this position as required by management.


Works closely with Project Managers, Superintendents, Crew Leads, office staff, carpenters and painters. This position interacts regularly with internal customers and has frequent access to confidential information and records.  Works as an integral part of DeLeers team to increase efficiency and profit through accountability (internal and external); taking ownership; good communication; quality; flexibility; customer focus (internal and external); and building positive relationships.


  • High school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Five years of experience assisting or supervising or leading construction projects. 
  • Familiarity with local building codes, industry standards and inspection requirements to always ensure appropriate compliance with rules/regulations.
  • Experience with computer usage and associated software (including Microsoft Office and Timberline) and the ability to effectively learn new computer programs/software.
  • Project scheduling skills required.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills required, including the ability to plan, prioritize, and organize work effectively; work effectively and efficiently under pressure and time deadlines; analyze problems (not just symptoms); propose reasonable solutions, make logical decisions, carry-out decisions made, and follow up with feedback where appropriate. 
  • Must possess the ability to work collaboratively with all parties involved in construction projects.
  • Must hold or be able to obtain a valid and appropriate state driver’s license prior to employment.


Work is split between an office environment and time spent in the field (outside) with construction crew employees on jobsites, where a minimal exposure to injury exists.  Hours of work will generally be during regular DeLeers Construction business hours.  There will be some variation in work hours due to project work levels, deadlines, and other customer issues.  For example, evenings and/or weekends (especially Saturdays) when necessary, to meet with customers. Occasional out-of-town and overnight business travel is required for company business and/or educational purposes, by auto or air travel.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform 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 required to sit. The employee frequently is required to walk; use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb on ladders and stairways; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.