Fabrication Shop Foreman

Houston, TX 77049 | Direct Hire

Post Date: 04/16/2018 Job ID: 44705 Industry: Management Pay Rate: $65K-$80K

Fabrication Shop Foreman Houston, TX 77049

Shop Foreman needed for a company that through its substantial fleet of land-based drilling rigs, provides comprehensive drilling solutions to major and independent oil and gas companies.

Benefits Include: Paid Time Off, 401(k) Match, Health/Dental/Vision/Disability/Life Insurance, Professional Development and Training.

This opportunity is a DIRECT HIRE role, paying $65K-$80K/YR, depending on experience. MUST be bilingual in English and Spanish.

The Shop Foreman supervises and coordinates the activities of small groups of Helpers, Fitters & Welders within the Houston Fabrication shop. Responsibilities include instructing skilled and semi-skilled employees in performing their assigned work performing various manufacturing, maintenance, and repair work on oilfield drilling equipment in a shop environment; monitoring completion of work; ensuring that necessary equipment and personnel are assigned to the job and monitoring high-risk activities to ensure safe practices are followed.


  • Manage small and large fabricated projects per scope of work provided
  • Ensuring all machine/tools used in the assigned area are properly certified and calibrated as required and up to the task
  • Ensure safe and cleanly appearance of fabrication shop in the assigned section
  • Meet and exceed company metrics including Safety, Quality, Cost, and Delivery
  • Read and interpret drawings allowing manufacturing to build to the design intent
  • Provide expected delivery times to the Manager or Supervisor on all items being fabricated and repaired that the fabrication shop is managing
  • Ensure fabrication personnel are performing all actions in accordance with Company standards
  • Identify training needs required in the shop operations
  • Promote a diverse and inclusive work environment where employees of all backgrounds feel included and their contributions are valued
  • Make employment decisions in a manner consistent with all Company policies, including the Company s Equal Employment Opportunity and Anti-Harassment Policy
  • Promptly address and resolve concerns and disputes among team members, with the goal of building a stronger, more cohesive workgroup
  • Knowledge and experience fabricating multiple types of structures, tanks, and other oilfield equipment
  • Ability to work on a task both alone and with workers as needed to assist in daily activities and delivery requirements
  • Knowledge and familiarity with industry and quality standards (ISO, API, OSHA, AWS)
  • Knowledge and ability to understand of Welding Procedure Specifications (WPS) per specific job
  • Effectively lead, manage, and develop fabricators and other staff to drive individual performance goals and ensure overall performance aligns with Company standards
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to interact productively with co-workers and third parties
  • Ability to lead by example and be a good mentor to junior employees
  • Ability to create a safe environment and respond to emergency situations
  • Maintain a professional demeanor in all situations and with excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills and the ability to work effectively with executives, employees at all levels, and third parties
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to be resourceful and proactive in dealing with issues that may arise
  • Lift and carry 50 pounds independently while walking on uneven surfaces
  • Ability to bend, stoop, kneel, twist, and occasionally crawl during manufacturing in the shop and operational work areas
  • Stay alert and remain focused even during occasional extended work periods
  • Demonstrate clear communication skills and ability to give, and follow directions promptly
  • Must be willing to work extended schedules that will include working days; and occasionally nights, weekends and holidays and be on call after hours as needed
  • Demonstrated ability in the following leadership competencies: Builds and Maintains Effective, Relationships, Develops Self and Others, Builds Effective Teams, Courageous Leadership, Drive for Results, Customer focus, Decision Quality


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • 5+ years relevant work experience, fabrication of heavy steel items
  • 1+ years of experience is a supervisory or leadership position
  • Must have and maintain a valid state-issued driver s license and be eligible to drive
  • Company vehicle including the ability to meet requirements of Company s Vehicle Use. Agreement and Driving Policy
  • Must know welding codes, example AWS and ASME
  • Must understand how to read and follow Welding Procedures
  • Bilingual- English and Spanish
  • Strong computer skills within MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to conduct and lead Daily Pre-Tour Meetings in English & Spanish
  • Technical training or advanced education in a relevant vocational field
  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all designated times

Doris Breaux
Senior Recruiter

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