Fabrication Shop Supervisor

Location: Charleston, SC, United States
 The following opportunity is being offered by another Elite Client of NOW Hiring Heroes, Inc.
Title: Fabrication Supervisor  
Location: Charleston, SC - (20 miles South)
Compensation: $52,000 - $58,000 P/Y Based on Experience
Our client is a family-owned and operated Heavy Steel Fabricator, Barge Constructor and Ship Repair company that has been in business for over 50 years. 
They are located approximately 20 miles south of Charleston, South Carolina and are comprised of over 40 acres of property with multiple departments dedicated to quality manufacturing and employee welfare and retention. As a heavy steel fabricator, they can build many types of large, complex steel fabrications that often include installed piping, electrical, and mechanical components.   
  • Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in fabrication and assembly of structural products, applying knowledge of layout, product drawings, shop crane capacities and properties of metal.  
  • Analyzes work orders and blueprints to determine information, such as material to be used, type of operations, and sequence of operations required.
  • Requisition of materials
  • Inspects work in progress and finished products.
  • Quality focused with a high sense of urgency to meet production timelines
  • Must be capable of, and willing to perform other duties that subordinates typically are assigned to complete to keep up with production requirements. 
  • May be designated by product fabricated as Structural-Steel-Shop Supervisor.  
  • Must possess excellent leadership and communication abilities.  
  • Must have advanced welding capabilities.  
  • Must have advanced blueprint reading and comprehension capabilities.
  • Employee must be able to complete assigned job(s), plan the start and completion of a job as to minimize time and maximize efficiency.
  • Bolts, clamps, and tack-welds parts to secure in position for welding [Welder, Tack (welding)].
  • Sets up equipment and welds parts, using arc, gas-shielded arc, submerged arc, or gas welding equipment [Welder, Combination (welding)]. 
  • May assemble parts by bolting. 
  • May repair products by dismantling, straightening, reshaping, and reassembling parts, using cutting torch, straightening press, and hand-tools.
  • Must possess weld qualification for FCAW and SMAW.
  • Must be able to operate shop cranes and forklifts.
  • Will be required to use sound judgment when dealing with employee productivity, attendance and other issues.
  • Will be required to follow and enforce company policies and quality assurance procedures.


Works under minimal to no supervision. Reports to a Manager.
  • May require a high school diploma or its equivalent with at least 5 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
  • 5 plus years in a Supervision position preferred.  Steel fabrication, Ship repair, boat/barge construction and/or repair exp. a plus.
PHYSICAL TASKS:                                                                     
  • Sitting - Occasional
  • Walking, Bending, Squatting, Crawling, Climbing/Heights, Kneeling, Twisting - Frequently
  • Standing - Frequently
  • Reaching Above Shoulder - Frequently
  • Hand Dexterity/Tool Usage, Work Around Non-Contained Machinery - Frequently
  • Foot Restrictions - N/A
  • Operation of Motor Vehicle/Forklift/Crane - Occasional        
  • Work in Tight/Confined Spaces (May require some sort of respirator)- Occasionally   
  • Length of Work Day - 8 or 10 hours plus OT when required
JOCKEYS NEED NOT APPLY – This opportunity requires hands-on leadership, excellent employee relations acumen, a keen sense of production urgency, inimitable communication skills with subordinates through executive leadership (and everyone in between) and an incomparable work ethic. 
We are an elite recruiting firm that focuses on people before profits and quality before quantity. Attracting world-class talent and recruiting elite candidates for the benefit of our clients is what we do best. We spend 100% of our time cultivating relationships with career seeking professionals, passive candidates and some of the most culturally diverse and talented people in the country. Our clients are comprised of highly respected and globally recognized Fortune 500 companies and industry-leading small and mid-sized organizations that have made a commitment to invest in their most precious asset… Their People!
We are not a temporary staffing agency and ONLY offer long-term, growth-oriented career opportunities with industry leading companies. We pre-qualify our clients as stringently, if not more stringently than we do our candidates to ensure our retention ratio stays at 97% and that we don’t put good people into bad jobs with bad companies. 

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