The Franklin Companies is an industry leading firm that specializes in the development, construction and management of high quality senior living — our Franklin Park® communities — and multi-family residential properties — the Artisan affordable apartment communities.

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ASSISTANT CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT

The assistant superintendent oversees each stage of a construction project. He/she performs daily inspections to ensure that plans are being properly executed, and monitors progress to ensure that schedules are being maintained. The position requires a thorough knowledge of concepts and procedures in order to be quickly, and sometimes creatively, address problems that arise.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • With help of project superintendent, prepare and update three-week look-ahead schedule, and weekly schedules for subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Install bulletin boards and post warning signs for site hazards such as gas lines, traffic access. Post emergency numbers, implement safety procedures to insure OSHA guidelines are followed, enforce company’s safety policy, identify and address security issues (such as fences, barricades, lighting, alarms, public access, watchman) and obtain appropriate signatures from subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Coordinate and administer, along with project superintendent, weekly safety and progress meeting with subcontractors, suppliers and field personnel.
  • Monitor daily costs, making adjustments as needed. Continually review contract documents for coordination issues prior to delivery of every product to site for installation. Identify items to be submitted as RFI’s to the architect/engineer or owner prior to problem development at the project.
  • Contact subcontractors, suppliers and field personnel to coordinate mobilization and continued support during respective phase of the project.
  • Inspect the project daily for quality, production and safety. Identify items for improvement; implement changes by coordinating with appropriate individuals with respective subcontractor or supplier.
  • Review and ensure deliveries/invoices are timely and accurate.
  • Communicate with local authorities on local interests as required: inspectors, fire department, building officials, etc.
  • Communicate “as-built” changes in contract documents and coordinate with subcontractors, suppliers and field personnel for implementation.
  • Maintain and update production and safety logs. Monitor and schedule maintenance of equipment and tools.
  • Ensure all certificates and final inspections have been obtained prior to building turn over.
  • Create punch list for subcontractors, suppliers and personnel, review and complete punch lists timely, test alarm systems, return keys to owner and ensure mechanical systems are tested at building turn over.
  • Accurately estimate the time required to complete punch items to establish acceptance walk dates with a minimum of two weeks’ notice.
  • Confirm that all punch items have been completed prior to building turn.
  • Contact all parties involved in the correction or repair of warranty issues. Verify that warranty issues are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Carry out any other assigned tasks given by the project superintendent or as required to complete the project on time.
  • Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Has own vehicle and valid driver’s license in order to make deliveries and pick-ups
  • Able to understand, speak, read, and write English language, including instruction manuals
  • Competent to use the following computer programs: Microsoft Projects, Plan Grid, MS Word, Excel
  • Able to read architectural drawings
  • Understands project cost analysis
  • Flexibility to work different days, hours and locations
  • Prompt and reliable, and able to perform the required duties of the position on a predictable basis
  • Has basic knowledge of and experience in plumbing, carpentry and electrical
  • Has knowledge of and adheres to OSHA workplace safety and security practices
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus
  • Other?

EDUCATION and LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Certification to operate lifts
  • Other certifications are a plus, as well as license
  • Some college or college degree a plus

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Five or more years in multi-family housing and/or senior living projects

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The following physical demands are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position:

  • Standing and/or walking up to 75% of the day
  • Lifting/carrying up to 75 pounds
  • Frequent kneeling, bending, reaching, and crawling
  • Exposure to dust, moving mechanical parts, chemical substances and noxious odors, and risk of electrical shock
  • Working in extreme outdoor temperatures, both hot and cold, as well as wet and humid conditions
  • Working in confined spaces
  • Working at heights of several stories, on roofs and on lifts

Construction Accounting Clerk

This main responsibility of this position is the preparation of owner draw requests and processing of subcontractor payments.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Review and process vendor invoices
  • Review and process subcontractor payment applications
  • Respond to subcontractor and vendor inquiries
  • Process lien waivers and distribute checks to subcontractors
  • Prepare owner construction draw requests
  • Support maintenance of contracts and subcontracts
  • Assist with accounts receivable and special projects, as necessary
  • Support year-end reporting requirements
  • Support construction job reporting requirements
  • Coordinate with company personnel as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Associates degree in accounting or related field
  • 2 years of work experience in construction industry, including hands-on experience with AIA forms
  • Prior experience with Sage, Timberline, or similar accounting software highly desirable
  • Strong practical knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
  • Strong comprehension skills with ability to read and understand complex contracts
  • Exceptional computer skills, including strong working knowledge of Excel
  • Ability to prioritize work assignments
  • Willingness to perform any accounting function necessary to meet deadlines
  • Careful attention to detail, with a high degree of organization, accuracy, and confidentiality with all information

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The following physical demands are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position:

  • Works at desk from sitting position for most of work day
  • Occasionally lift/carry up to 30 pounds
  • Occasionally kneel, bend and reach

Handyman

The handyman performs routine property and equipment upkeep duties as well as special assignments related to construction, maintenance and/or logistics.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Clear and properly dispose of debris from assigned areas
  • Clean, organize and maintain warehouse, storage areas, other spaces as assigned
  • Perform basic building upkeep: replace lightbulbs, damaged ceiling tiles, broken locksets, etc; fix leaking faucets and running toilets; patch and paint sheetrock and other wall, ceiling and flooring materials; perform minor patches and repairs to exterior surfaces such as siding, soffits and roofing; replace electrical outlets, run wire through conduit; etc.
  • Load and off-load lumber, equipment and deliveries of all sorts
  • Make deliveries, pick up orders and transfer supplies/equipment between job sites
  • Put together furniture and equipment
  • Maintain and repair small appliances, tools and basic machinery, e.g. replace batteries, sharpen cutting edges, tighten joints/bolts, etc.
  • Install or help install furnishings, fixtures and appliances
  • Report and/or fix safety hazards. Follow all OSHA and other regulatory guidelines regarding chemical storage, tag outs, etc.
  • Assist with landscaping and grounds upkeep
  • Move products with forklift
  • Assist contractors when requested
  • Attend required meetings and trainings
  • Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Has own vehicle and valid driver’s license in order to make deliveries and pick-ups
  • Provides own basic hand tools
  • Able to drive a forklift
  • Flexibility to work different days, hours and locations
  • Prompt and reliable, and able to perform the required duties of the position on a predictable basis
  • Is trained and/or experienced in basic plumbing, carpentry and electrical
  • Has knowledge of and adheres to workplace safety and security practices
  • Able to understand, read, and write English language, including instruction manuals

EDUCATION and LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Electrical certification a plus

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Two or more years as porter, general maintenance worker and/or handyman

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The following physical demands are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position:

  • Standing and/or walking up to 75% of the day
  • Lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds
  • Frequent kneeling, bending and reaching
  • Exposure to dust, chemical substances and noxious odors, sometimes for extended periods
  • Working in extreme environmental temperatures, both hot and cold
  • Working in confined spaces

Punch Superintendent

This position has primary responsibility for verifying proper and timely completion of punch items. He/she performs daily inspections to ensure that plans are being properly executed, and monitors progress to ensure that schedules are being maintained. The position requires a thorough knowledge of concepts and procedures in order to be quickly, and sometimes creatively, address problems that arise.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assign laborers to daily jobs as directed by project or assistant superintendent.
  • Create punch lists for framing prior to drywall being hung, with the help of the assistant project superintendent.
  • Create punch lists for drywall, paint, flooring, doors, trim, hardware, clean up, etc. and complete all items prior to building turn over.
  • Accurately estimate, with the help of the assistant superintendent, the time required to complete punch items to establish acceptance walk dates with a minimum of two weeks notice.
  • Maintain constant quality control on all phases of job, inspect behind subcontractors on final punch list.
  • Compile daily log of labor or work force.
  • Keep superintendent informed about subcontractor personnel, amount of work being accomplished and whether subcontractor is on schedule.
  • Check daily for safety violations, especially on framers, roofers and siding crews.
  • Assist superintendent in expediting progress of job in every way possible.
  • Coordinate final inspections. Verify that final inspections have been passed. Ensure all certificates and final inspections have been obtained prior to building turn over. Schedule inspections as directed by the project superintendent.
  • Create punch list for subcontractors, suppliers and personnel, review and complete punch lists timely, test alarm systems, return keys to owner and ensure mechanical systems are tested at building turn over.
  • Confirm that all punch items have been completed prior to building turn.
  • Coordinate all parties involved in the correction or repair of warranty issues. Verify that warranty issues are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Carry out any other assigned tasks given by the project superintendent or as required to complete the project on time.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Has own vehicle and valid driver’s license in order to make deliveries and pick-ups
  • Able to understand, speak, read, and write English language, including instruction manuals
  • Competent to use the following computer programs: MS Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Able to read architectural drawings
  • Understands project cost analysis
  • Flexibility to work different days, hours and locations
  • Prompt and reliable, and able to perform the required duties of the position on a predictable basis
  • Experienced in basic plumbing, carpentry and electrical
  • Has knowledge of and adheres to OSHA workplace safety and security practices
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus

EDUCATION and LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education a plus
  • Certification or license to operate lifts a plus

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Three or more years in multi-family housing and/or senior living projects

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The following physical demands are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position:

  • Standing and/or walking up to 75% of the day
  • Lifting/carrying up to 75 pounds
  • Frequent kneeling, bending, reaching, and crawling
  • Exposure to dust, moving mechanical parts, chemical substances and noxious odors, and risk of electrical shock
  • Working in extreme outdoor temperatures, both hot and cold, as well as wet and humid conditions
  • Working in confined spaces
  • Working at heights of several stories, on roofs and on lifts

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