Job Post: West Edge Deconstruction Assistant Crew Chief

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

DATE REVISED: 11/06/2023 | DATE POSTED: 11/09/2023

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Title: Deconstruction Assistant Crew Chief
Team: Conservation Team
Hourly or Salary: Salary
Safety Sensitive: Yes
Starting Compensation: $45,000 – $50,000 Benefits Package and Paid Leave
Benefits Package: 
  1. Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance – starts immediately
  2. Paid Time Off – available immediately
  3. Paid Parental Leave
  4. Employee Assistance Program
  5. Professional Development
  6. Gym Reimbursement
Reports To: Deconstruction Crew Chief and Director of Conservation
Direct Reports: WRAPS Trainees & 33-6-3 Crew Members
FLSA Status: Exempt (Administrative)
Time Status/Term: Full-Time


Assistant Crew Chiefs will be responsible for the following:

  1. Serve as co-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 alongside to model good work ethic, mentor and coach while working, and identify opportunities for growth and learning.
  2. Take part in, and lead when the Crew Chief is unavailable, Personal Development using provided
    curriculum for an additional 3 hours/week.
  3. Cooperatively coordinate training, work and personal development with your Director of Enterprise or Program and the Human Development Team; and others to ensure smooth communication and scheduling
  4. Co-facilitate engagement in in-depth mentorship to help Trainees and Crew Members overcome specific barriers to long-term employment success.
  5. Execute work plans.

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

  • Meet with the Crew Chief to plan the work and safety plan for the day.
  • Assist with, and lead when Crew Chief is unavailable, Toolbox Talks with Trainees, Crew Members and other crew personnel to cover safety topic debrief, prepare for the day’s activities, set the day’s goals and tools/supplies needed.
  • Prepare and conduct the on-site work and training.
  • Assist with, and lead when Crew Chief is unavailable, meeting with Trainees and Crew Members individually to coach through progress and opportunities, and/or provide structured corrective action.
  • Assist with arranging transportation and logistics to move crew to various worksites or training locations.
  • Answer questions from community members about Coalfield Development and the work being done.
  • Communicate with vendors or partners regarding needs of work plans.

Essential Functions

  • Deconstruct building structures, following all safety and environmental protocols.
  • Process the salvaged material from the deconstruction process. The materials salvaged from this project will be used as part of a supply chain for reusable construction materials in the region. Visit the ReUse Corridor website here to learn more.
  • Ensure the work plan and/or enterprise goals are being met in terms of schedules, outcomes, and budgets.
  • Co-teach the skills of the job and facilitate the achievement of learning outcomes.
  • Within the values, principles, and professional & personal development themes of Coalfield, work with and mentor Trainees and Crew Members in a way that allows them to unlock their potential, power, and purpose over 33/hours each week of on-the-job training, professional certificate training, and development of professional competencies. Allowing up to 4 hours per week of individualized personal development work tailored to help Trainees overcome specific, identified barriers to long-term employment success
  • Ensure an additional 3 hours/week is spent pursuing personal development that will be a combination of Personal Development Journal work, Financial Literacy, and “Week Three” activities, depending on the week.
  • Coordinate schedules to accommodate at least 6 hours of coursework 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.
  • Coordinate with the Enterprise/Program Director and Human Development Team to identify and schedule specific trainings; administer pre- and post- training surveys; update employee training records; conduct all evaluations, and weekly scorecards.
  • Coordinate with the Human Development Team to ensure each Trainee has three milestones set at any given time towards overcoming a barrier to long-term employment success, and a plan to achieve the goals. For Crew Members, they would be actively setting and working towards milestones, but the completion will be outside of work hours. Facilitating time for Trainees and Crew Members to work with the Human Development Team.

Required skills and knowledge

  • Heavy Equipment Use Experience (mini-excavator, crane lift, forklift)
  • Construction site safety awareness and comprehension
  • Construction tools and equipment handling experience (hammers, prybars, denailer, etc.)
  • Blueprint reading or equivalent to project planning skillsets
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Installation – Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
  • Operation and Control – Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Operation Monitoring – Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.


Resource Management Skills

  • Management of Financial Resources – Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
  • 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 Enterprise/Program Director or designee and works with limited daily supervision. The Assistant Crew Chief will help oversee the activities of up to five Trainees and Crew Members.

Work Location and Hours of Work

  • West Edge Factory located at 1040 Vernon Street, Huntington, WV 25704
  • The normal work week is Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Working more than 40 hours per week is infrequently required when necessary to meet critical deadlines or respond to emergencies. Coalfield allows exempt employees to request & use flextime.
  • Coalfield offices are currently located in Huntington and Charleston, WV with worksites and partnerships throughout the 21 southern WV counties.
  • The chosen candidate must have reliable transportation to regularly attend work at their assigned location and other locations, as required.
  • Car travel throughout the region will be common.
  • Access to a company owned vehicle may be required on a semi-permanent basis

Environment Conditions, Physical Activity, Physical Demands

Physical Activities & Demands

  • Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles, and the like.
  • Constantly moving self in various positions to accomplish tasks in different environments including tight and confined spaces.
  • Remaining in a stationary position, often standing, or sitting for prolonged periods.
  • Constantly moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another.
  • Adjusting or moving objects up to 100 pounds (with or without accommodation) in all directions.
  • Communicating with others to exchange information.
  • Repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers as well as other repetitive motions
  • Operating machinery and/or power tools.
  • Operating motor vehicles or heavy equipment.
  • Assessing the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned.
  • Ability to kneel and bend down.
  • Active, dynamic, and otherwise “Safety Sensitive” environments that require attention to safe practices.
  • Climbing, lifting, carrying, squatting, bending and twisting with operating heavy equipment and hand-tools
  • Repetitive motions such as painting, sanding, pulling weeds, folding materials, packing boxes, etc.

Environmental Conditions

  • Be able to work in various weather conditions outdoors & indoors with low winter temperatures to high summer temperatures.
  • Often in both low and high temperatures; outdoor elements such as precipitation and wind; noisy environments; hazardous conditions; poor ventilation; and small and/or enclosed spaces and within close proximity to others.


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.

Required Experience and Education

  • High School Diploma or GED is required; Associate’s or bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • Three plus years of experience in a job or jobs that require high levels of interaction, facilitation, coordination, management, and evaluation


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 must pass a drug test as a condition of employment.

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Mail: 2923 Park Ave. Huntington, WV 25704
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