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POSTED ON 30 Nov 2015 Comments Off on Formsetters

  • Job title

    Concrete Form Setter

    Reports to Concrete Form Foreman


    Job Description

    Form setters are responsible for placing / installing / dismantling forms on jobsites, while meeting deadlines and specified requirements of the project.


    • Two to three years of training on how to build forms in the Road Construction Industry
    • Working knowledge of Forms, Concrete and granular related materials
    • Working knowledge of methods, techniques and equipment required.
    • Carpentry Skills, Knowledge of Grades and Off Sets
    • Valid Driver’s License
    • Clean Driver’s Abstract (less than three convictions & less than 7 demerits)

    Physical Requirements

    • Must have the physical strength, stamina and coordination to complete the assigned duties
    • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50lbs. independently; more than 50lbs. with assistance
    • Withstand working outside, on uneven ground, for long periods of time in different weather conditions
    • Be able to stand, bend, crouch for long periods of time
    • Complete repetitive tasks for the duration of each shift
    • Swing heavy sledge hammer safely and with great accuracy.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Health, Safety and Environment
    • To be knowledgeable of and adhere to the company’s health, safety and environmental program. This includes Polices, Safe Work Practices, Procedures, Rules and applicable OH&S Legislation.
    • Actively contribute to the HS&E program by ensuring a safe work environment is maintained daily by identifying and controlling hazards and ensuring all worker’s on your site understand them, attend and conduct Health and Safety meetings, site inspections, reporting of incidents/near miss and conduct incident investigations.
    • Ensure the safety of yourself, co-workers and the public by participating in site safety hazard control measures, ensuring the operation of equipment is being carried out as per manufacturers, company and regulatory requirements as they apply to your jobsites. Report any unsafe conditions or potential for unsafe conditions, to the Safety department or your Supervisor.
    • Ensure the competency of workers & operators by assisting in the completion of required safety training, review of job/task hazards, ensuring workers have reviewed SWP/SJP and have received job specific training as required. Give authority to operators and ensure they are adhering to company and equipment manufactures safe operating procedures and maintenance schedules.
    • Responsible for conducting and the implementation of safety measures as identified in the Pre-job hazard assessments such as, Traffic control (Set up of lane closures), Safe trenching etc. Conduct behavioral observations, evaluation of workers and promote a safe work culture through meetings with Management and workers.
    • Ensure the worksites meet environmental regulations as set forth by all levels of Government, Client requirements and Company Policies and Environmental Construction Operations (ECO) plans.
    • Ensure locates are valid and present on every jobsite. Review and understand locate sheets for each jobsite prior to commencing any work activities.
    • Operation
    • Be familiar with the requirements of the jobsite (Scope, specs, plans, etc.) and follow ground disturbance safe work practices.
    • Ensure that the job site work is organized and properly executed on a daily basis.
    • Place and install forms in accordance with the project plans and specifications. Ensure there is always positive drainage.
    • Fabricate cribs, frames and forms
    • Dismantle and stack in a safe and organize manner, forms, pins, etc.
    • Keep the waste of forms and form materials to a minimum by reusing or recycling whenever possible.
    • Inform the foreman at the end of the day, the hours worked and measurements of completed forms for each jobsite. Measure the number of installed forms on a per linear meter basis.
    • Work with a variety of hand tools (sledge & carpenter hammers), power tools (circular saws, drills) and equipment (jack hammer) used in the efficient installation of forms.
    • Assist with traffic control by providing flagging, setting up signage, cones, barricades, etc. Also, removing said items when required.
    • Provide assistance in the organization of tools and equipment. Ensuring tools are accounted for and put away at the end of each shift.
    • Assist in the loading and offloading of tools, machinery, materials, etc. when requested.
    • Tend to pumps, generators, compressors, etc. so that there are no interruptions to the smooth operation of the project.
    • Inform foreman of any concerns or issues regarding the job site
    • Assist crew with site preparation, and any other activity as needed
    • Human Resources
    • Have and promote a professional, positive image and attitude when working with the public, customers and co-workers.
    • Promote a team approach and maintain dialogue with all employees and exchange information and ideas for improving the safety and production of the team.
    • Collaborate with other project teams and help with special initiatives, as required.
    • Assist in the training of new employees in the safe and efficient operation of equipment, tools, worker tasks and site safety.
    • To be knowledgeable of, and adhere to the company’s policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Manual.


    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.