Manatt's Inc Dirt Crew Foreman in Ames, Iowa

Company Info

The success Manatts, Inc., enjoys today in the construction industry started more than 60 years ago. Back then, it was one man, one truck, and now our team of employees numbers more than 700 strong. We have dozens of ready-mix and asphalt production facilities around the state of Iowa. Our massive fleet of dump and ready-mix trucks serves thousands of job sites every year. In addition, our concrete and asphalt paving divisions, along with our various other crews, complete hundreds of projects every season.

Job Description

Our Ames Division has an opening for the 2018 construction season for Dirt Crew Foreman. This individual will work with and directly supervise 2 or more non-supervisory employees and carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include coordinating the activities of work crews engaged in grade shaping and compacting subgrades in preparation for paving crews, training employees, planning assigning and directing work, appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems and additional duties as assigned. Daily paperwork is required to ensure time cards and job quantities are correct and additional duties as assigned.


  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects of construction, construction methods, interpretation of plans and specifications including the ability to read survey stakes and use a survey rod and level to check slopes and drainage prior to concrete placement

  • Ability to read plans, excellent problem-solving skills, and a strong mechanical aptitude

  • Qualified applicants must have had previous motor grading operating experience

  • May be required to operate other pieces of equipment

  • Ability to work long hours, nights and weekends when necessary

  • Effective communication and leadership skills

  • Basic computer skills

  • Current driver’s license and acceptable driving record

  • CDL license preferred.

  • High school diploma or equivalent


  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Life and AD&D Insurance

  • 401K Retirement Plan

  • Short Term Disability Insurance

  • Wellness Program

  • Flex Plan

  • Paid Holidays

  • Per Diem, per Company policy