Profession roofing supervisor

Roofing supervisors monitor the work on roofing a building. They assign tasks and take quick decisions to resolve problems.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Energy performance of buildings

    Factors that contribute to lower energy consumption of buildings. Building and renovation techniques used to achieve this. Legislation and procedures regarding energy performance of buildings.

  • Roofing techniques

    Techniques used to form the upper covering of a building according to specific materials such as ceramic tiles, wood shingles, slate, metal, concrete of plant stalks.

  • Building codes

    The set of guidelines that determine the minimum standards for buildings and other constructions in order to protect public health and safety.

Skills

  • Use safety equipment in construction

    Use elements of protective clothing such as steel-tipped shoes, and gear such as protective goggles, in order to minimise risk of accidents in construction and to mitigate any injury if an accident does occur.

  • Order construction supplies

    Order required materials for the construction project, taking care to purchase the most suitable material for a good price.

  • Inspect construction supplies

    Check construction supplies for damage, moisture, loss or other problems before using the material.

  • Interpret 2D plans

    Interpret and understand plans and drawings in manufacturing processes which include representations in two dimensions.

  • Monitor stock level

    Evaluate how much stock is used and determine what should be ordered.

  • Interpret 3D plans

    Interpret and understand plans and drawings in manufacturing processes which include representations in three dimensions.

  • Advise on construction materials

    Provide advice on and test a wide range of construction materials.

  • Process incoming construction supplies

    Receive incoming construction supplies, handle the transaction and enter the supplies into any internal administration system.

  • Evaluate employees work

    Evaluate the need for labour for the work ahead. Evaluate the performance of the team of workers and inform superiors. Encourage and support the employees in learning, teach them techniques and check the application to ensure product quality and labour productivity.

  • Recognise signs of wood rot

    Check whether a wood element shows signs of rot. Aurally inspect the wood by testing what sound it makes on impact. Check for visual signs of rot.

  • Work in a construction team

    Work as part of a team in a construction project. Communicate efficiently, sharing information with team members and reporting to supervisors. Follow instructions and adapt to changes in a flexible manner.

  • Manage health and safety standards

    Oversee all personnel and processes to comply with health, safety and hygiene standards. Communicate and support alignment of these requirements with the company's health and safety programmes.

  • Supervise staff

    Oversee the selection, training, performance and motivation of staff.

  • Answer requests for quotation

    Make up prices and documents for the products that customers may purchase.

  • Plan shifts of employees

    Plans shifts of employees to ensure completion of all customer orders and satisfactory completion of the production plan.

  • Liaise with managers

    Liaise with managers of other departments ensuring effective service and communication, i.e. sales, planning, purchasing, trading, distribution and technical.

  • Follow health and safety procedures in construction

    Apply the relevant health and safety procedures in construction in order to prevent accidents, pollution and other risks.

  • Inspect roofs

    Inspect the condition of an existing roof. Check the state of the weight-bearing structure, roof covering, insulation, and accessibility. Take into account the intended purpose of the roof, including any accessories to be installed.

  • Ensure compliance with construction project deadline

    Plan, schedule and monitor the building processes in order to ensure completion of the project by the set deadline.

Optional knowledge and skills

calculate needs for construction supplies train employees construct wood roofs asbestos removal regulations provide technical expertise install metal roofing work ergonomically construction product regulation recruit employees follow safety procedures when working at heights energy efficiency lay non-interlocking roof tiles manage contracts keep personal administration provide first aid lay interlocking roof tiles negotiate supplier arrangements sort waste apply roll roofing remove roofs use sander plan scaffolding cost management liaise with local authorities install insulation material