Penn Line Service Inc General Foreman in Lima, Ohio

General Foreman – Tree & Right-of-Way

General Foremen are responsible to supervise and coordinate the activities of vegetation management crews to ensure that their work is safe, efficient and meets quality standards.


  • Work Direction and Oversight

Prepares project for work, and assures that work is completed in the most efficient and productive way possible.

  • Schedules/mobilizes labor, equipment, material and tools to be on site when needed

  • Instructs Crew Leaders in work scheduling, processes, procedures, locations, etc.

  • Makes frequent work site visits to inspect work in progress and ensure it conforms to standards; and to monitor productivity and safety

  • Works together with utility foresters/inspectors to clarify work specifications, coordinate work audits/inspections and address customers issues.

  • Coordinates permissioning process (where appropriate)

  • Responds to customer or property owner complaints

  • Monitors material consumption

  • Organizes and coordinates crew mobilization and dispatch activity during storm-damage response

  • Work Site Safety

Takes lead role in safety to ensure the well being of employees, customers and the public.

  • Coaches and mentors crew leaders in their front-line safety roles, including enforcement of required safety practices like personal protective equipment; traffic/public control; emergency response; job site safety communications; and equipment safety.

  • Assures that employees receive training and guidance in work procedures needed to perform well in their jobs, and that work assignments are compatible with skill levels and abilities.

  • Identifies and acknowledges positive and safe employee work practices. Provides feedback on at-risk behaviors, and makes immediate correction.

  • Works with crew leaders to assure that employees have the appropriate safety equipment to perform job tasks.

  • Leads investigation of accidents/incidents, and takes remedial action as required; in serious or catastrophic cases, assists Safety Department with post-accident investigation.

  • Manages Personnel

Training and development

  • Works with Crew Leaders to ensure that skill verification is conducted to assess new hires and support skill-based rate increases

  • Ensures that employees receive training to prepare for job assignments, including new hire orientation and job-specific training

  • Appraises performance of direct reports to communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback as a means for improvement

  • Encourages professionalism and pride in profession by promoting appropriate licensing and professional designation programs, and participation in professional associations and profession-related activities


  • Communicates with employees about the Company’s values and vision. Interprets and explains company policies and procedures. Ensures Crew Leaders carry chain of communication to next level.

  • Acts as a link to the corporate office for employees on administrative issues, requests for information and other work-related questions.

  • Responds to employee needs and concerns quickly and confidentially.

Discipline and conflict resolution

  • Mediates employee conflict in the best interests of the employees, and the overall best interests of the organization

  • Administers corrective action program.


  • Serves as a role model for professional behavior, and leads by example

  • Provides motivation needed to meet safety, efficiency and quality standards.

  • Administrative Functions

  • Maintains records and documentation related to man-hours; equipment and tool use; material inventory and storage; accident/incident reports; property-related permission and permits; customer records; labor disputes; and other job-specific records.

  • Works together with Billing Department, as directed by supervisor, to ensure accurate and timely billing to customer

  • Reviews and verifies weekly timesheets, and approves extraordinary expenses

CDL License is a plus.

Rate of Pay: Varies depending upon Skills and Experience.

Work Area: Travel required. Candidates must be flexible to travel when called upon since work locations are subject to change upon short notice based on contract demands.

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Retirement Plan, Paid Time Off!! We Pay Weekly!!

Penn Line Service is a multi-state specialty contractor based in Scottdale, PA. Our tree division, which specializes in line clearance work, employs over 600 employees who work on a year round basis. You can locate more information on our website at

We are a Drug Free Workplace.

We encourage minorities and females to apply.