Construction Crew Leader

Construction/Build Toronto, Canada


Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Periodically assist the Construction Manager with onsite leadership responsibilities;
  • Possess a strong understanding of onsite operations, processes and efficiencies;
  • Ensure compliance to safety protocols;
  • Stay up to date and relay new directives or changes to processes;
  • Assist the Construction Manager with the inspection process and race day operations; 
  • Oversee a team of Spartan staff, local labor, and volunteers in order to construct or assemble obstacles according to Spartan specifications;
  • Instruct inexperienced team members concerning the assembly process;
  • Ensure crew completes tasks efficiently and effectively;
  • Assist in the load-in/load-out phases of event production;
  • Load/unload trailers using heavy equipment;
  • Operate basic heavy equipment in the process of obstacle construction;
  • Proactively address issues as they arise in order to complete assignments within preset time frames;
  • Work in poor weather and a fast-paced challenging environment; 
  • Instruct volunteers concerning proper enforcement of obstacle rules;
  • Provide support for crew leaders and volunteers in the form of education, food, and any assistance necessary;
  • Proactively address and solve problems as they arise;
  • Serve as a positive representative of Spartan Race, Inc. and Spartan Race Canada.
*The above responsibilities reflect management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

  • Communicate and speak effectively before groups of volunteers, contractors, or employees;
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in the construction industry;
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide in all units of measuring using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals;
  • Hands on experience building houses, decks, cabinetry, working with truss or scaffolding, etc.;
  • Experience overseeing and managing crews;
  • Basic computer skills (i.e. Excel, Google Docs, email, etc.);
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals;
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of volunteers, contractors, and employees (read and speak conversational English);
  • Willingness and ability to travel 11+ days at a time with approximately 100% travel;
  • Frequently works 10-15+ hour days outdoors in adverse conditions for extended periods of time;
  • Demonstrate full range of movement including but not limited to lifting, standing, bending, reaching, twisting, and crawling;
  • Occasionally lifts, pushes, pulls, and moves equipment and material weighing up to 100 pounds;
  • Regularly required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls;
  • Must be able to meet deadlines with severe time constraints;
  • Possess a valid driver’s license without restrictions; clean driving record;
  • Experience operating heavy equipment preferred but not mandatory;
  • Occasionally climb ladders and work off elevated surfaces as well as climb up onto and down from equipment.
Qualities required of all Spartan team members:

Spartan Race is a high-performance organization, and successful team members must therefore possess a strong work ethic and hands-on approach to business. We are innovative, create inventive solutions, and are exceptionally service minded. Team members at Spartan change lives, and have a passion for the organization. Paramount to our organization is the maturity to embrace ambiguity and ability to adapt according to the market and the continuing innovation of the organization.

  • Ability to hold one-self accountable and an aptitude for prioritizing multiple projects
  • Strong sense of teamwork with the ability to foster relationships
  • Proactive, solutions-oriented; capability to identify efficiencies and decrease costs while maintaining a quality workplace environment and product
  • Collegial approach to a business environment and cooperative work style
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Valid, updated Passport