Welding / Fitting Shop Supervisor

Slaughter, LA

Shop Supervisor

Job summary

We are seeking an experienced Shop Supervisor that desires to be part of a growing company where they can impart their knowledge and experience daily in practical ways.  In this position you will work in a manufacturing facility to build grapples, clamshell buckets, and more that are used all over the world as a crucial link in the global supply chain on everything from loading grain in Ukraine to copper ore in Peru. You will supervise a crew of fitters and fitter/welders as they fit components to assemble structural forms using knowledge of fitting techniques and the ability to interpret blueprints.


Qualifications and skills

  • High school diploma/GED preferred
  • Education directly related to welding and/or fitting obtained through a trade or vocational school program and/or 5+ years experience operating as a fitting supervisor and/or welder/fitter supervisor or a form of apprenticeship welding training
  • Ability to pass a full background check and drug screen



  • Must have the ability to move and work around a fabrication shop environment while maintaining a safety focused mindset; constantly watching out for hazards to your own safety and the safety of your crew
  • Organize jobs by priority and assign work hours and employees to efficiently complete those tasks
  • Have all equipment, materials, and parts staged ahead of what the crew is actively building where they can maintain an efficient and undisturbed work flow
  • Communicate and coordinate continuously on job progress with Operations Management, Quality Control, and the Welding Supervisor
  • Be a responsible and fair leader which will enforce our rules and procedures without cutting corners in safety and/or quality
  • Inspect and sign off on completed fitter tasks
  • Have effective interpersonal skills and the ability to mediate small disagreements among your crew
  • Read and understand all the documentation that accompanies each job
  • Read and interpret blueprints, diagrams, and other written instructions
  • Have the ability to relay this information plainly in an easily understood method
  • Ensure that your crew work in an efficient manner, are clocked in correctly, and clean up after themselves
  • Have the ability or willingness to learn how to move material using forklifts, gantry cranes, and/or jib cranes
  • Be open minded and willing to perform other duties as assigned
  • Have a good attitude, work ethic, and contribute to positive shop morale
  • Continuously coach and improve the techniques of all employees
  • Ensure a safe and enjoyable work environment for employees



  • Attend and participate in safety meetings, pre-job safety briefings, etc.
  • Must be able to read a tape measure and other measuring tools
  • Have the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide using whole and fractional measurements
  • Knowledge of all equipment and tools necessary to perform the duties required of a structural welder/fitter
  • Must be able to perform, without assistance, the essential job requirements identified in the Functional Job Description for this position, including the ability to lift and move 50 lbs., climbing up and down ladders, bending and squatting for long periods of time, and using sledgehammers up to 20 lbs.
  • Use required personal protective equipment and ensure all employees do as well
  • Report unsafe conditions and/or practices and make safety suggestions


Excellent benefits package including:

  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account w/ company contributions
  • Basic Life/AD&D Insurance (100% Company Paid)
  • Voluntary Life/AD&D Insurance
  • Voluntary Accident insurance
  • Voluntary Cancer Insurance
  • Voluntary Critical Illness Insurance
  • Voluntary Hospital Indemnity Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability (100% Company Paid)
  • 401K w/ Company Matching (100% of first 3%, 50% of next 2% - 100% fully vested from Day 1 of participation)
  • Profit-Sharing Plan
  • Paid Holidays
  • Vacation
  • Employee Referral Opportunities
  • Protective Footwear Subsidy Program
  • Company Uniforms
  • Cross training & advancement opportunities
  • Employee appreciation events


Competitive wages determined by your skillset and experience



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