Lead Hand Position Available

By June 4, 2024job-posting

1148 Snow Valley Rd.
Minesing, ON
Title: Lead Hand
Reports to: Working Foreman
Compensation Range: $22.00/hour – $27/hour
Work Location: Simcoe County
How to apply: Visit www.communitybuilders.co/careers/

Company Overview:
Community Builders is Simcoe County & Greater Sudbury’s leading Not-for-Profit
Construction based Social Enterprise. We provide training, employment, and
affordable housing to meet the growing needs of our community’s most vulnerable
and at risk populations.

We are experienced general contractors, serving our community through a variety of
residential housing projects including legal Second Suites, modular housing, social
impact projects, and renovations of all types. These projects allow us to teach and
train the next generation of skilled tradespeople through our pre-employment
training program, giving them paid hands-on learning opportunities in construction.

Why work with us?
● Get more impact from your work by contributing to our mission
● Organizational commitment to work-life balance
● Supportive and flexible team
● Health & Dental Benefits
● Employee Assistance Plan
● Paid sick days to use as you need them
● Take off your birthday, paid!
● 4-Day Work Weeks!

Job Summary
The Lead Hand supports the Construction Teams in the day-to-day onsite tasks. The
Lead Hand takes instruction from the Working Foreman to complete the necessary
tasks and duties for each respective job site. The Lead Hand is expected to lead and
supervise 1-3 General Labourers or Trainees in various construction tasks. Under the
supervision and guidance of the Foreman, the Lead Hand is a Trainer when Trainees
are on site, working one on one or one on two with Trainees to allow them to learn on
site. Trainers should ensure safety and accuracy in training.
Lead Hands are responsible to ensure that the jobs on site are able to continue and
move forward even when your Foreman is absent (for short periods).
All CB employees are expected to make their best effort to create a positive and safe
learning experience for trainees. If any circumstances arise where this is not possible,
or when in doubt, Lead Hand’s are expected to bring this to the attention of their
foreman. Trainer requirements and responsibilities are subject to change at the sole
discretion of the organization as we continually look for ways to improve our training

● Site setup and teardown – Ensure Health and Safety equipment and
information is available and clearly identified when required
● Load & unload tools and materials
● Maintain shop inventory of consumables such as PPE items, sanitation
products, fasteners, frequently used products, etc.
● Maintain cleanliness on site and in shop
● Ensure tools and supplies are returned to appropriate places
● Assist in various interior or exterior construction or landscape related tasks at
any point in construction process, including but not limited to:
o Demolition & Cleanup
o Concrete Work
o Framing
o Insulation & Drywall
o Painting & Staining
o Tile & Flooring
o Trim & Doors
o Exterior Finishes (windows, siding, roofing, soffit, fascia, eaves)
o Landscaping
● Maintain ongoing communication with the Working Foreman and Lead Hand
● Report any unsafe conditions to supervisor immediately
● Ensure a safe and organized work environment
● Maintain daily, accurate time cards as per daily tasks
● Supervise and direct 1-3 General Labourers or trainees to ensure efficiency on
● Act as Trainer to Trainees on site
o Provide leadership and guidance to Trainees as they learn and practice
skills on site.
o Ensure safety and accuracy of training according to CB Construction
o Provide feedback on Trainees performance
o Must have patience, good people skills, good motivational skills
o Ability to teach and communicate effectively to team members with
different learning styles and abilities
o Ability to hold people accountable to their work and goals in a
supportive manner
● Maintain daily, accurate time cards as per daily tasks
● Attend company meetings
● Collect & deliver honest feedback to Supervisors on the performance of
Labourers to contribute to performance evaluations (2-Ways)
● Participate in ongoing Training & Development initiatives
o Skills upgrading
o Attend Certifications (First Aid, Working at Heights, etc)
● Other duties as assigned
● Experience in the field of residential construction (2-3 years experience
● Experience leading/coaching/training an asset
● Critical thinking & problem solving
● Professionalism
● Communication
● Leadership
● Be a part of our culture
○ Humble: teachable, willing and able to accept feedback, committed to
○ Hungry: Eager and passionate about our cause; our work is important
and we want everyone to be as devoted as we are!
○ Healthy: A healthy balanced work life integration is important to us.

When our team is physically, relationally and mentally healthy we can
do our best work!

Community Builders is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act,
2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be
provided by Community Builders throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to
applicants with disabilities.

While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be