A lead hand is responsible for overseeing a group of workers assigned to them, ensuring all tasks are completed in a safe and timely manner. They are in charge of coordinating work across multiple areas and ensuring that safety protocols are followed at all times. The lead hand assists workers with issues and concerns and may be required to mentor apprentices within their trade. This professional also makes sure that all project goals and time frames are met, as well as prioritizes tasks as necessary.
Lead Hand Tasks
Schedule and organize teams to meet specified quality and time goals.
Identify and communicate safety or time concerns due to process, materials, or site.
Liaise between managers and specialized workers to reach goals and raise concerns.
Keep track of materials and inventory needs.