Slaughter, LA

Fabrication Shop Supervisor

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. 



  • 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 company rules and procedures without cutting corners in safety and/or quality
  • Inspect and sign off on completed fitter tasks
  • Read and understand all the documentation that accompanies each job
  • Read and interpret blueprints, diagrams, and other written instructions
  • Ensure that your crew work in an efficient manner, are clocked in correctly, and clean up after themselves
  • Move material using forklifts, gantry cranes, and/or jib cranes
  • Be open minded and willing to perform other duties as assigned
  • Continuously coach and improve the techniques of all employees
  • Attend and participate in safety meetings, pre-job safety briefings, etc.
  • Ensure a safe and enjoyable work environment for employees
  • Use required personal protective equipment and ensure all employees do as well
  • Report unsafe conditions and/or practices and make safety suggestions



  • 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 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
  • Able to read a tape measure and other measuring tools
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Ability to pass a full background check and drug screen



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