Shipping Foreman

Company: Ocean Steel & Construction Ltd.
Location: Saint John, NB


We are seeking an experienced Shipping Foreman for our steel fabrication plant in Saint John, New Brunswick.  Our 120, 000 square foot plant operates 18 hours a day and has a production capacity of approximately 25,000 tons per year, fabricating steel frames for industrial, commercial and mining projects as well as bridges and plate girders for customers.

Foremen are responsible for the overall supervision of machine operators, welders, fitters and general labourers.

We are looking for a professional, direct yet collaborative communicator to prepare, assign and oversee the work of 4 to 6 unionized employees whose experience varies from first year apprentices to Journeypersons as well as plan and coordinate with transportation subcontractors.  Faced with a variety of challenges everyday, a successful foreman is able to juggle all the conflicting issues and come to a quick and efficient solution to each one. 

OSCO places a high value on safety, and maintains a well-established Safety Management System.  Our Shop Foremen show through their actions that they play an important role in the management of this system.  Understanding and taking appropriate actions to educate inexperienced employees, as well as ensuring adherence to the policies and procedures is a key role for our Shop Foremen.

The successful candidate will be someone who is well rounded in the steel fabrication trade.  Experience tradesmen or engineering technology graduates with experience in fabrication would be ideal.  Previous supervisory experience in a structural steel fabrication plant or shipping related industry is considered and asset; however not necessary.

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