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weissihm
07-23-2008, 03:53 PM
What do you consider to be the responsibilities of an irrigation foreman?

irrig8r
07-23-2008, 04:08 PM
Installation or service and repairs?

Mike Leary
07-23-2008, 04:10 PM
Tell me to order parts BEFORE we run out.

Wet_Boots
07-23-2008, 04:27 PM
Find lost W*M valves :p

Mike Leary
07-23-2008, 04:52 PM
Find lost W*M valves :p

Don't talk back to crippled, hard of hearing, "old and in the way", boss.

Wet_Boots
07-23-2008, 05:07 PM
....making sure you don't run out of beer. :drinkup:

Mike Leary
07-23-2008, 05:14 PM
Don't get caught doing side jobs.

weissihm
07-23-2008, 07:00 PM
installation

BrandonV
07-23-2008, 07:02 PM
a foreman should be completely self sufficient, not nearly design savvy, but can at least install a job and/or trouble shoot

brookviewlawncare
07-23-2008, 07:53 PM
He should also be able savy enough to be able to make small field changes, read prints ,size pipe ,calculated flows ,be able to manage a couple of guys

Waterit
07-23-2008, 08:13 PM
Lay out job, direct crew, operate every piece of equipment in inventory, communicate with client in positive manner, read prints, know pipe sizing, know flow rates for commonly-used sprinkler heads, be able to wire.

FIMCO-MEISTER
07-23-2008, 10:52 PM
What do you consider to be the responsibilities of an irrigation foreman?

Make me money:) Have a brain and use a little common sense. Call me and don't feel stupid for having done so in spite of my sarcastic answers. Don't state the obvious. Don't bore me. Answer the phone on the first ring when I call you. Get to the point.

Kiril
07-24-2008, 12:13 AM
Sit in the truck with the A/C blasting occasionally barking orders out a cracked window.......oh wait, I just described ML.:laugh:

CAPT Stream Rotar
07-24-2008, 05:54 AM
sell jobs
sell ad ons
trouble shoot anything
design anything
manage a few guys
deal with large problems
butter up home owners
drive truck n trailer

AI Inc
07-24-2008, 06:04 AM
sell jobs
sell ad ons
trouble shoot anything


A good service tech should be doing that too.

CAPT Stream Rotar
07-24-2008, 06:09 PM
A good service tech should be doing that too.

100% a foreman should be a great service tech hands down..

One company I interviewed with had install foreman who didn't know how to trouble shoot.....

I thought that was quite odd..

Mike Leary
07-24-2008, 07:31 PM
Sit in the truck with the A/C blasting occasionally barking orders out a cracked window.......oh wait, I just described ML.:laugh:

The rest of the the stuff is up to the lead, not the foreman, or gosh forbid,
the owner! The foreman should know the problem, but delegate the fix.