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Working at LCL Excavation Concrete Crew Roles

Updated: Mar 20

You’ve taken the first step in joining the LCL Excavation family, and you might be wondering, “Where do I fit in the concrete crew?” This is a common question because every company has its unique work methods and crew roles. In this guide, we will provide an overview of each role on our concrete crew, helping you understand where you might fit in and what to expect.


Concrete Crew Roles at LCL Excavation


Concrete Crew
Concrete Crew

1. FOREMAN

Role:

  • Keeping everything organized

  • Making final decisions on-site

  • Focusing on high production while ensuring safety

  • Maintaining crew morale

  • Acting as the “coach” of the crew

2. CURB MACHINE OPERATOR

Role:

  • Be focused, precision-driven

  • Steady predictable, consistent, and persistent

  • Evaluate the concrete mix

  • Operate and maintain concrete curb machine

Responsibilities

  • Operates, maintains, and cleans Curb Machine

  • Communicates the status of the concrete mixture with the Foreman

  • Performs manual labor when not curbing

  • Sawcuter

Success Criteria:

  1. Morning Arrival:

  • The curb machine is prepared for operation.

  1. During Production:

  • The crew is informed about the concrete mixture status.

  • Concrete curbs are straight and need minimal finishing.

  • Effective manual labor is carried out when not curbing.

  1. End of the Day:

  • The curb machine is maintained and cleaned.

  • Jobsite housekeeping is completed.


Concrete Crew
Concrete Crew

3. SURVEYOR

Role:

  • Support foreman in all technical

  • Be ready, accurate, and prepared

  • Be a leader, help the Foreman execute the plan

  • Be a versatile concrete labor

  • Survey layout

Responsibilities

  • Layout in front of operations

  • Survey Responsibilities

  • Install grade stakes

  • Verify accuracy

  • Physical Labor

  • Various activities

  • Install/remove string lines and pins

  • Install and remove sidewalk forms

  • Sawcuts

  • Foreman support

Success Criteria:

  • Has a plan for the day, and can help direct others.

  • The crew has survey layouts ahead

  • No rework due to the bad layout.

  • Physical labor performed is value-adding and timely.

4. LEAD HAND

Role:

  • Set the pace

  • Be a leader, train others

  • Have a production mindset

  • Support the Foreman

  • Finish Concrete

Responsibilities:

  • The first person to touch the concrete out of the curb machine: sets the pace

  • Supports the foreman, leads a couple of crew members: installs forms

  • Finishes concrete sidewalks

Success Criteria:

  • When you arrive in the morning:

  • Knows the plan, helping others to get set up

  • During production

  • Setting the pace

  • Crew members are productive

  • Before you close the day

  • A game plan is set for tomorrow


Concrete Crew
Concrete Crew

5. LAST MAN BEHIND FINISHER

Role:

  • The last finisher behind the operation

  • Doing right, nobody behind him

  • Keep up with the concrete production train

  • Finish concrete

Responsibilities

  • Finishes concrete curb and sidewalk

  • Quality of the finished product

  • Installs forms lead workers

  • Notices and acts if something needs attention

Success Criteria:

  • The final product is worthy to be accepted by the project owner

  • The production train can keep moving forward: he is fast

  • No rework.

  • Forming operation is effective

6. CONCRETE LABOR

Role:

  • Produce at the set pace

  • Versatile concrete labor

  • Finish concrete

  • Sawcut and rake

Responsibilities:

  • Finishes concrete curbs and sidewalks

  • Installs forms, manual labor, diverse tasks

  • Raker during sidewalk installationSawcuter

Success Criteria:

  • The production train moves forward, fast

  • Prep work and saw cuts are performed effectively

  • The site is housekept to standard every day.


Concrete Crew
Concrete Crew

6. CHUTE LABOR

Role:

  • Help the concrete curb operator

  • Labor support

  • Assist in dumping concrete trucks

Responsibilities:

  • Install and remove string lines, pins

  • Install and remove sidewalk forms

  • Assist concrete mixer trucks in unloading in the curbing machine

  • Helps Curb Operator clean and maintain equipment

  • Fill the labor gaps

Success Criteria:

  • In the morning, knows what’s next according to the Curb Machine Operator’s expectation.

  • Smooth unloading of concrete mixer truckers

  • Labors gaps are filled


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