Service Foreman

We are currently looking for a Service Foreman to join our team. We mainly work in Rochester but do travel to surrounding areas and Iowa. We return to the shop daily.

Job description:

The Service Foreman will perform a variety of duties relating to:

  • the rehabilitation, removal and application of roofing materials.

  • Repair existing roofs with roofing materials other than sheet metal, including composition built up roofs containing asphalt or pitch, roofing felts and gravel; modified bitumen systems; single ply roofing membranes; and materials including ACRM asbestos-containing roof material, as trained. 

  • Lay and adhere insulation, by mechanically fastening with nails or screws and plates. 

  • Apply underlayment, felt, synthetics, ice and water shield. 

  • When applying EPDM, PVC or other single ply membranes, roll out the roofing membrane and seal the seams as specified by the manufacturer of the membrane. 

  • Cut roofing materials to size. 

  • Cut strips of flashing and fits into angles formed by walls, vents and intersecting roof surfaces. 

  • The individual may also perform other job-related duties as may be assigned.

Major Responsibilities & Tasks:

A. Safety:  The Foreman is responsible for the overall safety at the job site and the safety of the employees, including:

  1. Enforcing all safety policies

  2. Overseeing set up of fall protection

  3. Maintaining presence of MSDS sheets and informing employees’ as to its presence

  4. Enforcing smoking rules and fire prevention rules

  5. On-site supervisor for asbestos


B. Roof Technology:  The Foreman is directly responsible for a project in regard to:

  1. Production

  2. Quality

  3. Temporary water-tightness


C. Material Management.  The Foreman is responsible for:

  1. Planning, scheduling, and coordination with office staff regarding material and equipment requirements

  2. Names and uses of materials

  3. Roof top transportation of materials

  4. Roof top storage of materials


D. Equipment Operation:  The individual must demonstrate the ability to safely operate the following equipment:

  1. Skill saw

  2. Power drill

  3. Hammer drill

  4. Wheel barrel

  5. Stapler


  • In order to perform the duties of this position, the following skills and abilities are required:

  • The ability to climb and descend a 40 foot extension type ladder unassisted; the ability to work at heights in excess of 10 feet.

  • The ability to repeatedly lift and carry roofing materials daily such as: rolls of roofing felt weighing approximately 75 pounds each.

  • The ability to cut, hammer, fasten, and otherwise work with roofing materials.

  • The ability to work in a variety of physical positions:  including stooping, squatting, kneeling and crawling.  Extensive use of arms and shoulders, gripping and safe use of small and large hand power tools.

  • The ability to perform basic math functions

  • The ability to communicate effectively and follow written or verbal instructions and safety rules.

  • The ability to work in a variety of outdoor weather conditions throughout the year, including but not limited to, excessive heat or cold.

  • The use of tobacco products will not be permitted on work sites as directed by building owner.  Foreman will notify employee when this rule applies.  Violation of this rule may result in immediate termination.


  • Health Insurance

  • Employer paid Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, and Short Term Disability

  • 401k with Employer Match

  • Holiday Pay

About Merit Contracting

Merit Contracting is your source for quality roofing and sheet metal in SE Minnesota. We are proud members of the National Roofing Contractors Association and the Midwest Roofing Contractors Association. Merit has also been recognized as a Firestone Master Contractor. It is Merit's policy to strive for the highest safety standard possible in all of our operations and projects. Employees at all levels of the organization are trained in safety policies and procedures. Regard for the safety of the general public, our own employees, and the employees of our subcontractors are the supreme responsibility of all employees in our organization.

Lic. #BC639818

4661 Hadley View Ct NE   Rochester, MN 55906

P: (507)281-4317

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