Shop Foreman
in Fredericton, NB

Fredericton, NB
Full-time - Permanent
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Competition Number: 3016
About Ocean Steel and Construction Limited
Incorporated in 1955, Ocean Steel has grown to become one of the largest steel fabricators in Eastern Canada and one of the most respected steel suppliers on the Eastern Seaboard. It services several markets, including all of Canada and the Eastern United States. Ocean designs, fabricates and erects structural steel for buildings and bridges. It also manufactures and installs platework, such as breechings, stacks, ducts, penstocks, process & storage tanks and custom process-equipment. Ocean Steel has two, modern New Brunswick-based plants in Saint John and in Fredericton. We currently have sales offices in Saint John, New Brunswick, Brampton, Ontario and Burlington, Massachusetts.
Job Summary
The duties of this job require a high degree of specialized expertise and skill in maintaining established standards of quality and accuracy. The Shop Foreman must exhibit drive, determination, and a self-disciplined approach to achieving results. While the pace of the work is faster than average, quality is never compromised. To be successful as the Shop Foreman you must have excellent leadership skills and experience delegating tasks to ensure that deadlines are met, and safety standards are adhered to.
  • Supervision of employees in a unionized environment including machine operators, fitters and welders
  • Ensure all products are fabricated in an efficient and safe manner while maintaining a high level of quality standards
  • Exercise the necessary authority to assure policies and procedures are followed
  • Coaching and training support for achieving effective delegation
  • Shift work is inherent of this position
  • Observe schedules and blueprints
  • Ensure all orders are filled completely
  • Solve various issues within the shop

Technical Requirements
  • Experienced tradesperson or engineering technology graduate with experience in fabrication
  • Previous supervisor training/experience would be considered an asset
  • Welding/Steel Fabrication Trade Certification is considered a definite asset
  • CWB Weld Supervisor Certification is considered a definite asset
  • Class 5 Drivers license

Business Requirements
  • Must be proficient with MS software programs
  • WHMIS and Dangerous goods certification
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills

Cultural Requirements
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to motivate others

As a member of the OSCO Construction Group, Ocean Steel offers a comprehensive compensation package including health and dental coverage, life insurance, RRSP and tax-free savings account options. Additionally, we offer educational bursaries to children of employees, health & wellness programming, and team celebratory events.
About OSCO
The origins of the OSCO Construction Group go back to 1955 when Ocean Steel & Construction Ltd. was founded in Saint John, New Brunswick. Since that time, the OSCO Construction Group has grown to encompass four main operating sectors: Steel, Concrete, Construction and Corporate. Within these sectors lie an ever-expanding number of construction-related companies and divisions, serving a growing market area and employing over twelve hundred employees.
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