BrandSafway Yard Foreman in Vancouver, British Columbia

Yard Foreman


Job Title: Yard Foreman

Department: Operations

Location: Vancouver, BC

Reports to: Yard Supervisor

FLSA Status: Non-exempt


Supervises the day to day yard operations activities in compliance with establish policies and procedures including safety. Ensures proper training of staff, prepares related reports, and audits current procedures for improved efficiency.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Responsible for supervising yard personnel including hiring and disciplinary actions as/if required

  2. Responsible for executing production scheduling and requirements as per the Fleet Forecasting under the direction of the Yard Supervisor and Operations Manager

  3. Responsible for ensuring yard productivity standards are met and maintaining KPI’s

  4. Responsible for compiling yard workers production sheets and ensuring daily data summarization for Profield entry

  5. Responsible for ensuring yard housekeeping is in an acceptable condition at all times and delegate/coordinate activities with yard personnel

  6. Coordinates and schedules all overtime activities with the Yard Supervisor

  7. Responsible for ensuring safety policies are adhered to by yard staff and will assist in executing training activities.

  8. Responsible in assisting and ensuring the non-rental fleet inventory consumables are maintained and counted monthly

  9. Coordinates equipment repair and maintenance and ensures tools are in working order for yard workers.

  10. Coordinates physical/cycle counts.


Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, making recommendation for hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; making recommendation for rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Communication - Speaks and writes clearly and informatively; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Presents numerical data effectively

Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources

Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.

Delegation - Delegates work assignments; matches the responsibility to the person; gives authority to work independently; sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; provides recognition for results.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; follows policies and procedures; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.

Managing People - Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; makes self available to staff; provides regular performance feedback; develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; improves processes, products and services

Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values.

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; monitors own work to ensure quality

Quantity - Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); with 5 years related working experience or equivalent; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtracts, multiply, and divides in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of J & E, Profield software; Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word.

Other Qualifications

Proactive Leadership skills, managing and motivating staff

Ability to work with changing/conflicting deadlines


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment can vary from quiet to loud. Requires work outdoors, conducting inspections or checking equipment in the yard. Outdoor temperatures may range from cold to extremely hot. Outdoor work requires use of protective clothing

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all responsibilities required of employees assigned to this position.

Job Ref: 126104