Fabrication/Welding Supervisor

Position Summary:

Organizes, coordinates, and supervises employees and activities within the fabrication department to ensure an effective and efficient fabrication operation that meets safety, quality, and production standards. Reports to Plant Manager.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assigns work to department personnel to attain department objectives using knowledge of production processes, company policies, production schedules, work orders, equipment capacity and employee capabilities.
  • Readily perceives and effectively responds to schedules and product flows essential to supervising highly productive, cost-effective, quality-oriented manufacturing operations.
  • Establishes and controls procedures to meet production schedules.
  • Recommends and initiates improvements to production processes, to increase manufacturing efficiency.
  • Establish and control procedures to ensure production of conforming fabricated assembly components.
  • Monitors and controls established procedures to ensure compliance with quality standards.
  • Establishes and monitors cost control systems to achieve department budget objectives.
  • Responsible for compliance with safety and housekeeping requirements.
  • Facilitates and promotes company policy and the company Quality Improvement program within all department work groups.
  • Provides training, support, direction and guidance to department personnel to continually develop their work habits, job skills and safety practices.
  • Evaluates employee performance and accountability.
  • Provides objective feedback for continued employee growth.
  • Recommends and/or administers personnel actions in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Set department goals and develop outline for achievement.
  • May be exposed to excessive noise, welding gases and fumes, and varying weather conditions.
  • To work overtime as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering, production management, mechanical engineering, etc.
  • 5 years minimum supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Computer literate with experience using e-mail and word processing applications (Microsoft Office).
  • Ability to learn and understand software and complete transactions pertaining to fabrication or welding operations, excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to supervise diverse work groups in a team environment using effective listening, coaching, training, investigative and problem-solving skills, ability to exercise initiative, sound judgment and effective time management in a fast-paced environment with limited supervision.
  • Read and interpret weld process according to AWS and ASME section IX.
  • Ability to understand and apply workplace safety procedures.
  • Practical knowledge of manufacturing processes and equipment required.
  • Proficient in structural/vessel fitting, Mig/Fluxcore/Tig/Subarc welding, manual presses, eye burners, CNC plasma burners (Burny 10), shears, rolls and similar equipment.
  • Ability to manipulate tools and assembly components involving fine and gross motor skills sufficient to demonstrate welding job tasks.
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds.
  • Ability to sit, stand, bend, reach, kneel, twist, pull, push, grip, and climb.