Job Openings Bridge Foreman

About the job Bridge Foreman

As the Lyon County Bridge Foreman, you will be responsible for the supervising, daily planning and inspecting the work of 4+ employees engaged in the construction, maintenance and repair of bridges and RCB culverts in Lyon County. Must be capable of running a lattice boom crawler crane in a safe and efficient manner. Must be willing and capable of working in extreme weather conditions. The Bridge Foreman position requires a high level of problem solving, decision making, supervisory and people skills to effectively and efficiently maintain a high level of Lyon County's infrastructure. Other duties as assigned. This is a Non-exempt position with a solid base pay of $27.22/Hr. to $35.00/Hr. and benefits including, paid time off (accounts credited at 10 hours vacation and 8 hours sick per month worked), vendor discounts, health, dental and vision insurance and much more! We equip and promote exceptional employees!


  • Mechanical background desirable.
  • Crane certification desirable.


  • Two years progressive experience in public works maintenance, construction and repair projects required. Equivalent experience may be accepted.
  • Experience and knowledge of proper techniques used to construct, repair and maintain bridges and RCB culverts.
  • Must be capable of training and motivating employees to perform effectively and efficiently.
  • Must possess, or obtain within 90 days, a Class A Kansas Commercial Drivers License and must pass a background check, a pre-employment physical, a work screen that measures various physical abilities and drug screening.
  • High school diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent required.

Serious applicants only need apply. Position open until filled.


  1. JOB SUMMARY: This is a non-exempt* supervisory position. Duties involve responsibility for planning, assigning, supervising, and inspecting the work of crews engaged in all phases of bridge and culvert projects.

The roles, responsibilities, job functions, knowledge, skills, and abilities set forth herein may be revised from time-to-time in order to comply with federal and state laws, departmental needs and the changing requirements for this position.

  1. a. Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with customers, citizens, coworkers, and management.
  1. b. Being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  1. c. Maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  1. d. Must be reliable, responsible, dependable, and fulfill obligations.
  1. e. Must show up for work on a regular and predictable basis as scheduled.
  1. f. Learn and follow safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean environment.
  1. g. Adhere to proper operating methods and monitor operations to ensure that health and safety standards are met.
  1. h. Perform job in a safe manner with full consideration given to personal safety of yourself, fellow crew members and the public.
  1. i. Perform inspection and preventative maintenance on assigned equipment and assist in the servicing and repair of same.
  1. j. Observe roads, bridges, culverts, ditches and road signs for maintenance needs and reports problem areas to the Road Supervisor.
  1. k. Control traffic passing near, in, or around work zones.
  1. l. Take actions to avoid potential hazards or obstructions, such as utility lines, other equipment, other workers, or falling objects.
  1. m. Turn in daily time sheets and mileage logs as required.
  1. n. Locate underground services, such as pipes or wires, prior to beginning work.
  1. o. Perform special projects as assigned by the Road Supervisor.
  1. p. Enforce safety rules and regulations.
  1. q. Inspect work progress, equipment, maintenance, or construction sites to verify safety or to ensure that specifications are met.
  1. r. Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  1. s. Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks and responsible for keeping crew members busy throughout the workday.
  1. t. Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  1. u. Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  1. v. Receive and resolve questions and complaints from the general public regarding specific situations of concern pertaining to areas of assignment.
  1. w. Plan, schedule, supervise and review all work related to the construction, alteration, repair and maintenance of all bridge and culvert projects as assigned by the Road Supervisor.
  1. x. Coordinates and schedules equipment and personnel needs with the Road Supervisor on an "as needed" basis depending on the project requirements.
  1. a. Perform related duties as assigned by the Road Supervisor or County Engineer.
  1. b. Will be required to attend seminars and training sessions.
  1. a. Current Kansas Commercial Drivers License required.
  1. b. Experience: Two years progressive experience in public works maintenance, construction and repair projects required. Twelve months on the job to become competent.
  1. c. Education: High school diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent required. Evidence of additional related education desirable.
  1. Knowledge:
  1. Must be able to receive, interpret and follow verbal and written instructions. Ability to speak English as a primary language is required. Required to read, write and speak English fluently, with the ability to speak a foreign language helpful.
  1. Must know laws and regulations regarding materials, methods and techniques commonly used in public works maintenance and repair activities.
  1. Knowledge of management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, effective leadership technique, production methods, coordination of people and resources and communication skills.
  1. Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of structures such as highways, roads and bridges.
  1. Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  1. Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
    1. f. Problem Solving: Frequent problems arise in the course of planning and scheduling and completing work assignments.
    1. g. Decision Making: Frequent events occur during execution of work calling for the use of good judgment.
    1. h. Supervisory: Substantial direct supervision required. Some indirect required.
    1. i. Financial/Budgetary: Assist County Engineer in drafting line-item budget information.
    1. j. Interpersonal: Frequent personal contact with department personnel. Other contact with county personnel, K.D.O.T. staff and the public.
    1. k. Working Conditions: No adverse conditions in the office. Subject to working outside in all kinds of weather conditions. Required to respond to emergency situations. Subject to work voluntary overtime.
    1. l. Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
    1. m. Active Learning: Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
    1. n. Deductive Reasoning: The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
    1. o. Selective Attention: The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
    1. p. Operation Monitoring: Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
    1. q. Oral Comprehension: The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
    1. r. Oral Expression: The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
    1. s. Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
    1. t. Problem Sensitivity: The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
    1. u. Management of Personnel Resources: Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
    1. v. Physical Requirements: Lift up to 90 pounds to a height of 48 inches and brief periods of intense physical effort. Requires sufficient visual acuity to read and write and operate equipment. Requires sufficient hearing level to be able to deal with the public and communicate with others directly or by telephone.

    Employees hired after September 9, 2016: Lyon County/City of Emporia (Company) understands that a job analysis is being completed in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). One of the outcomes of the job analysis is the determination of one or more job specific tests that will either qualify or disqualify the post-offer or post-employment (fit for duty) candidate for the position. For the Classification Series of LYON COUNTY/CITY OF EMPORIA: DRIVER/OPERATOR: The Company representative hereby acknowledges the following as valid physical requirements:

    1. Employee lifts/carries 10 pounds occasionally (less than 33% of the time or 1-100 times per day).
    1. Employee lifts/carries 20 pounds frequently (34%-66% of the time or 100-500 times per day).
    1. Employee lifts/carries 5 pounds constantly (67%-100% of the time or over 500 times per day).
    1. Employees position requires pushing a maximum force of 100 pounds.
    1. Employees position requires pulling a maximum force of 100 pounds.
    1. Employees position requires successful completion of pre-employment background, physical, drug screen, work screen and polygraph examinations and participates in the random drug and alcohol screening program.
      1. Floor to knuckle: N/A
      1. 12 to knuckle: 90lbs
      1. Knuckle to shoulder: 35 lbs.
      1. Shoulder to overhead: N/A
      1. Carry: 35 lbs.
      1. Push: 90 lbs. force (sled +335lbs)
      1. Pull: 90lbs force (sled +335lbs)


      Stand: O 10 lbs. or less: C

      Walk: O 11-20 lbs.: F

      Sit: N 21-50 lbs.: F

      Handling: N 51-100: N

      Reach Outward: O Over 100 lbs.: N

      Reach above shoulder: O Push/Pull;

      Climb: O 12 lbs. or less: C

      Crawl: O 13-25 lbs.: F

      Squat or kneel: O 26-40 lbs.: O

      Bend: O 41-100 lbs.: N

      N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this occupation.

      O (Occasionally) Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0-2.5+hrs/day

      F (Frequently) Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5-5.5+hrs/day)

      C (Constantly) Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs. per day)

      This job description has been examined for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). *The federal overtime provisions are contained in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Unless exempt, employees covered by the Act must receive overtime pay for hours worked over 40 in a workweek at a rate not less than time and one-half their regular rates of pay.

      Subject to criminal record history checks, physical examination, and drug/alcohol screening prior to employment.

      Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

      Please note that this position is not eligible for remote work or telecommuting and must be performed on-site at our physical location.

      REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION STATEMENT: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.