Field Superintendent

at HMT Tank
Location Des Moines, Iowa
Date Posted September 23, 2022
Category Construction
Job Type Permanent


HMT is looking a Field Superintendent is responsible for ensuring that jobs in the field are performed efficiently, safely, and in a quality manner. The Field Superintendent is the primary contact for Field Foreman and will direct the Field Foreman as needed with regard to site related activities. The Field Superintendent will work with the Construction Managers and the Project Managers to achieve these goals.

Essential Function

  • Ensure that jobs are being executed in an efficient manner and that the Field Foreman has all the resources needed to achieve the goal of completing the job on time and under budget.
  • Ensure / Audit Field Progress Reports to ensure accuracy
  • Qualified to operate a 35 ton crane.
  • Certified to run and able to train employees on typical equipment found on large jobs. This would include lull, skid steer loaders, aerial equipment such as man lifts, and etcetera

Responsibilities include:

  • Communicate any problems with field work to the Construction Manager and Project Managers and with assist in resolving those problems.
  • Communicate with the Construction Manager & Project Manager with regard to job schedules and performance issues that may arise.
  • Ensure that all HMT safety policies and procedures are being followed.
  • Assist with the maintenance of HMT owned equipment as needed. Communicate with the Lead Superintendent regarding equipment problems.
  • Assist the Project Manager in identifying scope of work changes.
  • Coordinate communication among your team members, the customer, and subcontractors as needed.
  • Attend job walks and bid meetings as needed to assist the Project Managers / Unit Managers in determining the site conditions and developing the scope of work for customer quotations.
  • Ensure that all QA/QC policies and procedures are being followed.
  • Assist with the training of employees as needed.
  • Responsible for the training of crew members in tank building. Superintendents are expected to train prospective employees to become Field Foreman.
  • Assume the site related project duties of Field Foreman when they are scheduled for vacation or take personal time away from the job.
  • Ensure that all HMT safety policies and procedures are being followed.
  • Work closely with all of the team to promote a positive working environment.
  • Any other task or duty as assigned or required


  • High school diploma or equivalent.

5 years' experience in the AST (Above Ground Storage Tank industry)

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of Supervisory experience
  • Detail-oriented, Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to complete all required paperwork associated with safety and QA/QC without assistance.
  • Ability to interpret field and fabrication drawings.
  • Must be DOT OQ qualified.
  • Must have a 3-year clean driver record
  • Experience supervising the construction of industrial type facilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and handle a broad scope of responsibility.
  • Thorough understanding of construction scheduling and cost control;
    comprehensive knowledge of company policies, procedures, and standards;
    Sound communication, organizational, supervisory and planning skills;
  • Ability to handle multiple jobs concurrently.
  • Maintain accurate Field Progress Reports.
  • Able to give clear and concise instructions to multiple employees in the execution of work.
  • Must have experience managing multiple crews/ job sites.
  • Must be willing to travel within Central Region ( map may help).
  • Minimum 5 years experience in API 650/653 repair or new tank work.


The physical demands must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to walk, stoop, kneel, climbing, carry, pushing/pulling and use repetitive wrist and hand movements. The employee may be required to lift and/or move objects of up to 50 pounds. Hearing, seeing ability of rapid mental coordination. It is required to be mentally alert for entire regular shift.


This position may work in various locations within the U.S. Some locations may be subject to extreme temperatures, working in high places, etc. Potential for exposure to temperature changes, wetness, confined spaces, fumes/odors, working with ladder/scaffolds, working with pressurized equipment, high places, hazardous materials, and working alone. HMT will supply adequate training and equipment to meet the functions of the job.

About HMT

HMT is the global leader in above ground storage tank solutions. HMT brings a distinct level of innovation and service to the tank industry through a unique approach of partnering with customers to optimize tank operations. Knowing that every customer's need is different, we use our decades of experience to customize solutions that help tank operations become more efficient, more productive and more profitable.

HMT is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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