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Thermal Dynamics International

Overseas Mechanical Superintendent

Job Location

OCONUS - Montevideo, Uruguay

Job Description

Thermal Dynamics international Inc (TDI) is currently seeking a Mechanical Superintendent to work an ongoing project OCONUS. Must be an American citizen and an ACTIVE Secret Level Security Clearance is required for this position.

The Mechanical Superintendent is responsible for the coordination of all mechanical construction site activities to successfully complete the project on schedule and within budget.

• Supervision of the actual physical construction of the project in strict accordance with the contract documents
• Verification of mechanical safety compliance
• May supervise a specific craft or trade (mechanical); coordinate the activities of a variety of mechanical tradesmen, professionals and laborers
• Maintain and plan reports, work-arounds, shutdowns and tie-ins
• Enforce safety and quality-control policies
• Monitor productivity and schedule to ensure that they are meeting budget
• Track the inventory of supplies and materials to ensure that vital materials are ordered and delivered to meet schedule
• Direction and day-to-day coordination of mechanical trade contractors (and their sub-contractors when required) to ensure they turn out high-quality work that meets the approved project schedule.
• Communicate site rules regarding safety procedures to new hires and enforce those rules
• Maintain satisfactory relationships with clients and subcontractors
• Ability to work in a team environment with other Project Managers, Engineers and Superintendents
• Identify potential mechanical issues in the planning phase and monitor mechanical installation means and methods in the construction phase
• Leadership of mechanical team staff
• Exercise skills in persuasion and negotiation of critical issues
• Other duties as assigned by General Superintendent or Project Manager

Job Requirements

• Must be willing to work overseas projects for up to 2 years.
• Must have extensive knowledge in the installation of chilled water piping and Insulation systems
• Must have an extensive knowledge in the installation of sheet metal duct and insulation systems
• Must have operational knowledge of HVAC equipment to include chillers, AHUs and Fans
• 7 or more years of mechanical superintendent experience in the construction of large projects
• Knowledge, skill, and experience with U.S. construction methods, techniques, and standards
• Must have excellent computer skills to include Excel, Word and Project

• International construction industry experience interacting with various diverse cultures.
• Overseas Building Operations (OBO) experience preferred

The demands described here are not exhaustive, but are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions in accordance with applicable law, provided that the individual does not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others when performing such essential functions.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to, among other things, use hands to grasp and reach up with arms overhead, including manual dexterity to operate equipment, cut, pull wiring, and perform specialized skills. The employee must have the ability to regularly and for extended periods of time stoop, squat, stand, walk, twist, balance, climb (ladder and stairs of high-rise building), kneel, crouch, speak, carry, and hear. There is a minimal demand for sitting, other than during periods of extended travel (such as to and from the project location). The employee must have the ability to regularly lift, carry, push or pull and move up to 15 pounds of weight without assistance. The job imposes a substantial demand for physical agility and mobility, including the ability to maneuver safely throughout the work site. This position will require the use of personal protective equipment during various tasks and activities. The employee must be able to hear warning sounds and alarms, communicate effectively with coworkers and follow spoken directions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Mental Demands:
The position requires a high degree of concentration in a busy environment. There is a substantial demand for analyzing, perceiving, comprehending, rapid decision making and exercising sound judgment to ensure individual and coworker safety in a potentially dangerous environment. Ability to follow directions and meet deadlines is critical.

Environmental Demands:
The position entails working on a busy construction site overseas, generally away from the employee’s family, and in countries whose laws and social norms may be much more restrictive than in the United States, with the potential for occasional periods of social unrest, military action, interruption of normal services such as electricity and water, natural disasters, and the like.
Work involves a 60-hour workweek, 6 days a week/ 10 hours per day. Flexibility with hours/days is required. Individuals must have comfort working in a high-stress environment and be able to perform the above activities in extreme hot, cold, humid, and wet conditions depending on location and season. Frequent exposure to construction equipment and sharp tools, including power tools, and materials. May involve frequent repetitive motions. Some exposure to toxic/caustic chemicals, potential electric shock, significant heights and high noise level, including high-pitched noises. Some potential exposure to dust, fumes, smoke and airborne particles.

NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by individuals assigned this position. They are not exhaustive lists of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, physical job demands and working conditions associated with the position.

How To Apply

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Contact Information

Contact John Meiser
Chief Operating Officer
Thermal Dynamics International
14955 Technology Court
Fort Myers, FL, United States 33912
Phone 239-707-5202


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