Website Phillips Tank & Structure

Fabrication Shop Foreman Job Highlights

Title Fabrication Shop Foreman
Type Full Time
Experience Not Indicated
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Braddock, PA, United States
Company Phillips Tank & Structure

Company Profile

Phillips Tank & Structure (PTS) specializes in providing the design, fabrication, and construction of above-ground storage tanks and other related steel and aluminum structures. The company has decades of experience in estimating, planning, and executing projects involving the construction and repair of tanks meeting the requirements of API 650, API 653, AWWA D100, and API 12D tank specifications.

Job Profile

The company is seeking a Fabrication Shop Foreman who will be responsible for providing shop supervision and leadership.

Acts as the main point of contact on the status of shop jobs. Works to maintain safety, quality, and productivity. Serves as teacher and mentor to shop personnel.

Responsible for understanding the shop order scope of work, budgeted hours, and scheduling deadlines.

Educational Qualification

  • Applicants should have a High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Be at least 18 years old

Work Experience

  • Possess work-related experience (preferred, not required)


  • Responsible for developing and managing a team that performs fabrication, welding, and assembly for custom steel fabrication.
  • Plan, organize, and control production in the fabrication department to ensure that materials are produced efficiently, on time, within budget, and to standard.
  • Provides leadership regarding safety. Fosters a Safety Culture within the shop.
  • Provides leadership regarding quality. Eliminates reworks, rejected, or sloppy work.
  • Provides craft knowledge and experience to welders and laborers. Acts as teacher and mentor. Passes along expertise in shop fabrication means and methods.
  • Ensures that all welders and laborers have a thorough understanding of their individual roles and are cross-trained as needed in order to meet or exceed internal and external customer expectations.
  • Performs welding tasks as needed to help meet production goals or fill in for shortages.
  • Evaluates shop employees and identify those who are candidates for promotion. Provides guidance and training to assist in their development. Communicates the employee evaluation information to Operations Manager and HR.
  • Responsible for the care and maintenance of all tooling and equipment.
  • Utilizes experience and skills to identify opportunities for improvement of company practices and resources.
  • Represents the Company in a professional, positive light to customers and employees.
  • Provides a positive contribution to the pre-fabrication planning effort.
  • Communicates well with the project team.
  • Knows and understands the estimated manhours and scope of projects prior to job start. Works with Project Manager in tracking progress weekly.
  • Works with Operations Manager and HR to assure that employees assigned to upcoming or ongoing work have received the necessary training and certifications. This may include safety training, welder testing, and quality training.
  • Completes all necessary paperwork, e.g., daily time sheets, safety and quality audits, customer-required paperwork, equipment inspections, etc.
  • Advises Project Management of potential problems, work interferences, and schedule difficulties; assists in resolving such problems, as required.


  • Be able to pass welding tests for stick and flux core
  • Be eligible to work in the United States
  • Be self-motivated and eager to learn and improve
  • Be willing to authorize a background check
  • Be willing to submit to pre-hire, random, and post-incident drug and alcohol testing
  • Have an eye for quality and strong attention to detail
  • Have good attendance and show up to work on time every day
  • Have good communication skills
  • Have no criminal convictions for dishonesty, sexual misconduct, violence, or acts of terrorism. • Be willing to authorize motor vehicle driving record checks
  • Have strong basic math and measuring skills
  • Have a valid driver’s license and reliable, insured transportation

Employer’s Statement

Phillips Tank & Structure (PTS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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