Fabrication Shop Supervisor

Houston, TX 77049 | Direct Hire

Post Date: 04/16/2018 Job ID: 44706 Industry: Management Pay Rate: $80-$120K

Fabrication Shop Supervisor Houston, TX 77049

Shop Supervisor 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 $80K-$120K/YR, depending on experience. MUST be bilingual in English and Spanish.

The Fabrication Supervisor is responsible for supervising and coordinating all activities of 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 safety practices are followed.


  • Exercise supervisory duties such as training, disciplining and recognizing extraordinary performances by subordinates
  • Ensure efficient maintenance of the Fabrication Shop by keeping all machine/tools properly certified and calibrated and conducting daily inspections to ensure the safe and cleanly appearance of the fabrication shop
  • Meet and/or exceed company metrics including Safety, Quality, Cost and Delivery
  • Read and interpret drawings allowing manufacturing to build to the design intent
  • Monitor raw materials and all shop supplies to ensure material is ready when required
  • Manage all incoming items for fabrication shop such as, raw materials, components, parts, hardware, etc.
  • Monitor, report, and maintain an appropriate level of spare and replacement parts inventory to support shop operations in tool room and supply room
  • Coordinate parts and equipment delivery for shop and any third party contractors
  • Provide timely reports on all shop projects and repairs with estimated completion time(s)
  • Provide expected delivery times on all items being fabricated and repaired that the fabrication shop is managing
  • Coordinate the proper utilization of third party contractors and service through the Fabrication Manager
  • Supervise shop maintenance personnel on a daily basis to provide work order assignments and required materials for job completion to maintain a minimal work order backlog
  • Supervise fabrication personnel quality of life issues and third party utilization
  • Ensure fabrication personnel are performing all actions in accordance with Company standards to include safety, conduct, and proper use of company resources
  • Schedule and instruct technical training related to operational and technical maintenance levels
  • Identify training needs required in the shop operations and assist in developing training material as needed
  • Ensure competency of technicians performing any third party services such as Non Destructive Examination (NDE) and others
  • Promote a diverse and inclusive work environment where employees of all backgrounds feel included and their contributions are valued


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • 10+ years relevant work experience in fabrication of heavy steel items
  • 3+ years of experience in a supervisory or leadership position
  • Must have and maintain a valid state-issued driver s license and be eligible to drive Company vehicle including ability to meet requirements of Company s Vehicle Use Agreement and Driving Policy
  • Bilingual English and Spanish
  • Technical training or advanced education in a relevant vocational field
  • Pneumatic and hydraulic service background
  • Welding Inspection background
  • Knowledge and experience fabricating multiple types of structures, tanks, and other oilfield equipment
  • Knowledge and familiarity with industry and quality standards (ISO, API, OSHA, AWS, ASQ, ASME)
  • Knowledge of Welding Procedure Specifications (WPS)
  • Ability to read and follow Welding Procedures
  • Strong computer skills within MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to effectively lead, manage, and develop fabricators and other staff to drive individual performance goals and ensure overall performance aligns with Company standards
  • 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 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
  • Ability to conduct and lead Daily Pre-Tour Meetings in English and Spanish
  • Lift and carry 50 pounds independently while walking on uneven surfaces
  • Ability to bend, stoop, kneel, twist, and crawl occasionally during manufacturing in the shop and operational work areas
  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all designated times
  • Stay alert and remain focused even during occasional extended work periods
  • Demonstrate clear communication skills and ability to promptly give, and follow directions
  • 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

Doris Breaux
Senior Recruiter

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