Job Post: Construction Crew Chief

JOB POSTING for position at COALFIELD DEVELOPMENT, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

DATE POSTED: 03/25/2022

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Title: Construction Crew Chief
Team: Revitalize Appalachia
Hourly or Salary: Salary
Safety Sensitive: Yes
Compensation: $45,000
Reports To: Director and Associate Director, Revitalize Appalachia
Direct Reports: 2-3 Trainees and Crew Member
FLSA Status: Exempt 
Time Status/Term: Full-Time


The Construction Crew Chief is a position that combines oversight of construction activity on the project job site with supervision and mentorship of participants in Coalfield’s on-the-job training programs (called WRAPS trainees and Crew Members). Revitalize Appalachia is the team within Coalfield Development responsible for projects that involve real estate development, construction, and property management.

The Construction Crew Chief will work in close coordination with members of the Revitalize Appalachia team – including the Construction Project Manager, the Property / Building Manager, and Directors to execute construction projects on time and on-budget. The Construction Crew Chief will also work in partnership with the Development Team to support WRAPS trainees and Crew Members in their personal, professional, and academic development.

As a Crew Chief at Coalfield Development a typical day might include the following:

  • Meet with Trainees, Crew Members and other crew personnel to conduct Toolbox Talks: safety topic debrief, prepare for the day’s activities, check in on attitudes, and set expectations
  • Prepare the onsite work and training
  • Meet with Trainees and Crew Members individually to make sure they are progressing towards goals, and/or provide structured coaching and discipline
  • Arrange transportation and logistics to move trainees to various worksites or training locations.
  • Communicate with vendors or partners regarding needs of projects or planned work


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You will have a sense of purpose that can only come from serving others, being the change you want to see in the world, and being involved in creative solutions to the world’s problems.

You will feel a sense of comradery and belonging that can only come from working alongside a passionate, diverse, quirky, eclectic, and compassionate team of personally and professional invested individuals.

If this is the type of career you want, then read on.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Oversee and execute onsite construction activity – including physical / manual construction tasks as dictated by the project, as well as close supervision of the work performed by trainees and crew members.
  • Ensure that daily work and onsite activities are conducted safely, with the minimum interference / inconvenience for building tenants and employees located onsite.
  • Serve as a point of contact for working with external contractors and subcontractors, and communicating with vendors and suppliers.
  • Serve as Supervisor/Mentor to WRAPS Trainees and 33-6-3 Crew Members to ensure they experience a combination of on-the-job training, professional certificate training and mentorship for 33 hours per week; work beside the trainee to model good work ethics, mentor while doing and identify opportunities for growth and learning
  • Lead personal and professional development using provided curriculum for an additional 3 hours/week
  • Actively coordinate training, work and personal development with Director of Enterprise or Program; Senior Director of Human Development; Professional & Academic Development Coordinator; Personal Development Coordinator; and others to ensure smooth communication and scheduling
  • Ensure engagement in in-depth mentorship to help Trainees and Crew Members overcome specific barriers to long-term employment success
  • Ensure an additional 3 hours/week is spent pursuing personal development that is a combination of Personal Development Journal work, Financial Literacy, and “Week Three” activities, depending on the week.
  • Coordinate schedules to accommodate a minimum of 6 hours of course work per/week for Crew Members to pursue higher education and/or certification attainment.
  • Hold Trainees and Crew Members accountable for meeting expectations including attendance; uphold and administer policies and procedures; respond to organizational data collection efforts.


  • Kind and professional demeanor and attitude. Must be patient and compassionate with people and issues encountered in challenging socio-economic environments. Must understand and adopt Coalfield’s theory of change and value system. Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment with multiple foci, locations, and collaborative partners
  • Experience with adult learning principles and training techniques
  • A good sense of humor, a willingness to learn, an inquisitive mind, a willingness to innovate, and the ability to work independently
  • Experience with scheduling and managing people
  • Excellent at time management, task prioritization, and organization.
  • Excellent professional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient with computers, email, Microsoft Office, Google applications and standard office equipment (phone, copier/printer, scanners, etc.).

Technical Skills

  • Proficient in using electrical and manual equipment and measurement tools.
  • Ability to read construction drawings / blueprints.
  • Ability to work in elevated locations – including from scaffolding.
  • Knowledge in finishes work – including cabinets, casework, trimwork and flooring
  • Ability to install and/or repair interior and exterior doors, windows.
  • Equipment Maintenance – Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Equipment Selection – Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

Resource Management Skills

  • Management of Material Resources – Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
  • Management of Personnel Resources – Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work


  • This position reports to the Revitalize Director and Associate Director, and works with limited daily supervision. The Crew Chief will oversee the activities of a group of two to five Trainees and Crew Members.


Revitalize Appalachia currently has a number of construction-related projects in the Westmoreland community of Huntington – which will be the work location for this Crew Chief position.

  • Primarily on-site environment.
  • The normal work week is Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Uncompensated overtime is infrequently required when necessary to meet critical deadlines or respond to emergencies.
  • The chosen candidate must have reliable transportation to regularly attend work at their assigned location and other locations, as required.


  • Very heavy work (up to 100 LBS with or without accommodation)
  • Must be able to move around the sites, climb a ladder, climb scaffolding, and work in confined or tight conditions as needed.
  • Climbing, lifting, carrying, bending and twisting and operating heavy equipment and hand-tools
  • Must be able to drive and work seated or standing at a desk and/or computer.
  • Onsite conditions can include both low temperature and high temperatures. Outdoor elements such as precipitation and wind may be present, as well as noisy environments.
  • Communicating with others to exchange information


Candidates must provide reliable transportation to their primary work location. Coalfield has a limited fleet of vehicles and frequently carpools to minimize travel burdens on employees. Travel expenses (excluding commutes) may be reimbursed per Coalfield’s policies and procedures.


  • Minimum five (5) years working in general construction and/or associated trades, with supervisory responsibilities


Coalfield Development Corporation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


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.


Candidates for this position will be required to pass a drug test as a condition of employment. Candidates for this position will not be required to have a background check as a condition of employment.

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I affirm that the information I have provided in this application is true to the best of my knowledge, information, and belief, and I have not knowingly withheld any information requested. I understand that withholding or misstating any information requested in this application is a ground for rejection of my application, and if hired is grounds for discharge. This is true of information provided during the interview process as well. This application is valid for 30 days, after that time I must reapply for consideration.

I authorize Coalfield Development to verify my references, record of employment, education record, and any other information I have provided. Unless otherwise noted, I authorize the references I have listed to disclose any information related to my work record and my professional experiences with them, without giving me prior notice of such disclosure. In addition, I release the company, my former employers and all other persons and entities, from any and all claims, demands or liabilities arising out of or in any way related to such inquiry or disclosure.

I understand, that as a final candidate for hiring by Coalfield Development, I will receive a conditional offer for employment based, in part, on my consent and voluntary submission to a drug test. If I refuse to take that test or test positive, I will not qualify for employment and any employment offer extended will be withdrawn.

If I am hired, I understand that either Coalfield Development or I can terminate my employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause and without prior notice. I understand that no representative of Coalfield Development Corporation has the authority to make any assurance to the contrary.

Once employed I will be provided with the company policies and understand it is my obligation to obey and stay up to date on policies that include but not limited to the Personnel Manual, Drug Free Workplace Program, Safety & Health policy, program guidelines and financial policies.

Coalfield Development Corporation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Candidates will be required to pass a background check and/or drug test as a condition of employment.

While all applications are appreciated, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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