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Steel Supervisor (LTE)

Victoria, BC
Full Time
6 days ago
The Steel Supervisor is accountable for the safe, productive and efficient execution of steel work at Victoria Shipyards. Responsibilities include providing direction to charge-hands and the steel fitting workforce for all projects carried out within the shipyard, ensuring they are appropriately manned and supervised to meet schedule and customer requirements, and that all work is carried out in accordance with shipyard safety, quality and classification standards and procedures. The incumbent provides support for departmental leadership as well as direction and motivation to ensure that acceptable productivity and quality levels are consistently maintained. The Steel Supervisor is also responsible for assistance in the initiative and direction for continued process improvement within the welding department.
  • Oversees steel projects by maintaining manpower loading as dictated by work schedules, providing information, planning and direction for charge-hands, monitoring projects through the various stages to ensure workmanship meets SMC Quality Policy, applicable codes, VSL Standard Operating Procedures, customer requirements and that work is completed within the allocated budget and schedule
  • Work in conjunction with Welding and Steel Superintendents, Technical Services and Procurement Services to ensure that technical information and materials meet welding and schedule requirements
  • Work in conjunction with Welding and Steel Superintendents to ensure that Steel Fitter Charge-Hands and workers comply with VSL safety and quality standards
  • Provides leadership to Charge-Hands and workers by providing guidance and training where needed to maintain appropriate standards, taking disciplinary action when required, and ensuring compliance with WorkSafeBC regulations
  • Improve departmental skill and productivity by liaising with Welding and Steel Superintendents, as well as department Charge-Hands in assessing skill and work habits of employees
  • Ensures regular maintenance and safety inspections of shop equipment & facilities, ensuring deficiencies are quickly rectified
  • Allocates manpower to projects in accordance schedule and priorities, assigning workers with the skill and ability to complete tasks efficiently
  • Monitors work progress with Steel Fitter Charge-Hands and manage project status
  • Work in conjunction with all staff to improve worker safety and reduce incidents
  • Ensure EDC (Electronic Data Capture) time recording is efficient
  • Work in conjunction with Facility Manager to ensure shop equipment is maintained and procured in a cost effective manner
Education and Experience
  • Red Seal certification as a Metal Fabricator
  • Current CSA W47.1 Steel Welding Supervisor certification
  • 5 - 7 years' experience managing ship repair/construction projects
  • Minimum 2 years supervisory experience in a unionized environment
Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies
  • Demonstrates a high standard of business conduct and ethics; handles all situations and issues with integrity and honesty
  • Extensive knowledge of DND, Lloyds, DMV-GL, and ABS regulatory standards as they pertain to ship repair
  • Excellent communication skills in the English language, both verbal and written, including knowledge of current marine terminology
  • Ability to communicate effectively with customers, management and workforce
  • Excellent technical, analytical, problem solving, communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings

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