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To carry on its business activities, SADE employs teams of professionals to successfully complete all the projects entrusted to it, from the simplest to the most complex, from the conventional to the highly unusual.
SADE draws its main strength from the people who contribute their efforts on a daily basis. Discover the enormous variety of our standard trades and jobs. Our Human Resources policy of internal promotion offers you great scope for advancement. Every day at SADE, the workforce is training and improving, exchanging their experiences and preparing for the future: they are continually mastering new technology and acquiring new expertise.
The Assistant Pipelayer participates in laying pipes and lines. He prepares the ground, the tools and materials required to carry out the work.
As part of a team under the direction of his line management and in accordance with instructions, he performs various tasks:
He is in contact with residents and network users, and works in the vicinity of earthmoving and lifting equipment in order to position heavy items. He uses power equipment (chainsaws) and small ancillary items (vibrating plates, small compactors, etc.).
The Assistant Works Foreman may deputise for the Works Foreman for certain tasks.
His duties are mainly technical and vary according to the company’s organisation. He helps with site preparation and completes administrative and regulatory documents. He participates in future network installations and may put forward more economic solutions. He quantifies the materials to be ordered and may be required to activate deliveries.
His duties require him to be in frequent contact with residents, utilities, clients and project managers.
He participates in the maintenance/continual improvement of an integrated, certified and shared management system. He attends on a daily basis to the smooth functioning of the entire organisational structure, the line management, the procedures, the processes and the resources required to operate the system. He initiates and continually monitors the elimination of the causes of malfunctioning with the aim of achieving optimum economic efficiency. He puts forward the preventive or corrective actions to be taken, ensuring their implementation with appropriate training sessions. He analyses the results achieved and submits reports to his line manager. He advises and supports all personnel in the daily running of the management system.
The Pipelayer is the professional responsible for laying down pipes or lines.
He also carries out maintenance on existing installations by applying innovative technology. He performs his duties outside and can operate equipment such as mini-excavators.
The Driver operates a vehicle to transport and deliver the materials required for the worksite.
Following the instructions given by management:
He is responsible for securing his loads.
He is also responsible for the vehicle’s ongoing maintenance, carrying out the various checks and informing his line management of any identified problems.
He organises his work around 3 major activities:
He is responsible for the overall day to day running of a site or of part of one. Always in the field, he supervises and coordinates the work of the teams, keeps the works progress planning up to date and manages supplies. He also ensures the application of guidelines, standards and regulations, particularly regarding safety. In his capacity as Deputy Works Foreman, he sometimes replaces him for certain tasks.
The Equipment and Vehicle Fleet Manager ensures implementation of the resources required to carry out the scheduled work objectives. He puts forward the annual investment plan. He supplies the sites with equipment and vehicles (from in-house resources or leased externally without drivers). He is responsible for the maintenance, servicing and repair of all the Regional Division’s stock of equipment and vehicles, and ensures their full utilisation. He coordinates activities between the Central Equipment Department and the Regional Division.
He is one of the construction site’s key workers. He operates a wide variety of machines such as hydraulic excavators, graders, fork-lift trucks, cranes, mechanical diggers and compactors used for digging and levelling. He is thoroughly conversant with the machines for which he is responsible. He uses them to the full whilst complying with safety regulations. He helps to service his equipment.
He is responsible for carrying out the work on one or more worksites. He specifies production resources (teams, equipment, materials), writes reports and communicates with everyone working or intervening on the sites. He is responsible for the work’s methods and quality: he provides assistance to the personnel whom he controls. He is conversant with all his profession’s technology and keeps abreast of latest developments. He foresees any problems related to safety. He is regularly in touch with clients (owners, prime contractors).
He designs the construction projects and sets the relevant budgets. He prepares the works programme, determines the composition and intervention periods of the various specialist trades and oversees the correct application of the specifications. He exercises his profession both on site and in his office; he is responsible for the success of the sites that he coordinates. He gives guidelines to the Works Foremen who ensure that the technical and financial aspects of the works are carried out. He is the decision-maker. He talks to the client. The various site managers consult him. He is the guarantor of the quality of the completed work and of compliance with the safety instructions.
He services and repairs the equipment used on site: hydraulic excavators, bulldozers, graders, mechanical loaders, compactors and pavers. He exercises his profession on site and in the repair shop. With a comprehensive knowledge of the workings of the machines, he has the ability to assemble and dismantle them all.
He is responsible for installing, connecting and maintaining all types of cabling and wiring (copper, fibre optic, co-axial). He provides access and transmission networks with construction or maintenance services. He makes use of active telecommunications equipment; he lays and connects fibre optics.
He takes care of all on-site and workshop welding operations. He welds steel tube, Bonna pipes, steel core pipes, stainless steel tubes. He carries out the works programme and achieves his daily/weekly objectives, follows welding procedures, stocks and uses the appropriate welding rods, regulates the flux density on the welding set, and carries out the necessary number of passes.