Website Stanley Black & Decker

Welding/Fabrication Lead Job Highlights

Title Welding/Fabrication Lead
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Manufacturing
Location Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Company Stanley Black & Decker

Company Profile

Stanley Black & Decker is a diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools, and related accessories, mechanical access and electronic security solutions, healthcare solutions, engineered fastening systems, and more.

Stanley Infrastructure, a division of Stanley Black & Decker, is a global manufacturer of hydraulic tools and attachments with world-class brands and a rich history focusing on bringing innovative solutions to the market.

Job Profile

The company is looking for a Welding/Fabrication Lead who will be responsible for leading the team to successfully manufacture product and ensure on-time delivery of the product.

The successful candidate must be able to build solid internal relationships with the Group Lead and production associates.

Educational Qualification

  • The applicants may be required a High School Diploma or GED

Work Experience

  • The candidates should have at least 3 to 5 years of experience in a manufacturing metal fabrication environment
  • A red seal/journeyman ticket or equivalent experience (fabrication preferred or welding)
  • Strong leadership capabilities, together with at least 2 years of supervisory experience, preferably in a similar manufacturing environment


  • Anticipate and eliminate problems that may affect the team’s ability to perform
  • Cultivate and foster a culture of continuous improvement within the assigned team
  • Drive and lead continuous improvement initiatives within designated teams
  • Ensure standard work and work sequences are being followed and hold operators accountable to meet quality standards and achieve allotted time for operations
  • Identify capacity constraints and flex workforce to ensure customer requirements are met
  • Lead a start-of-shift 10-minute meeting to discuss the previous day’s safety, quality, delivery, and cost performance, current day’s plans, and lead morning stretch
  • Lead assigned team while demonstrating a “Safety Always” mindset that holds all leaders and team members to a high standard where safety and integrity are concerned.
  • Manage and maintain team improvement level 1 daily layered accountability board and metrics. Reporting daily level 1 KPIs to level 2 daily layered accountability board.
  • Monitor workflow requirements and work to handle issues that may arise so that team members can continue working consistently on their job responsibilities
  • Participate and execute Kaizen events
  • Participate in creating and ensuring standardized processes are followed to reduce variation and improve the flow
  • Participate in the creation of standard work procedures for assigned department
  • Plan daily production for the team and communicate it visually and verbally i.e. dispatch reports
  • Propose solutions and work with appropriate stakeholders to eliminate identified issues
  • Responsible for all training and cross-training within the assigned Department
  • Responsible for daily/weekly audits including 5(6) S, product quality, system quality, process, 2nd level work cell, Behavior-Based Safety, Level 1 D.L.A., Kanban, etc.
  • Responsible to drive and maintain 5 (6)S, cell audits, behavior-based safety observations, and all other management tools
  • Understand and execute, as applicable, inventory, work order, audit, drawing, ERP/MRP paperwork, and computer transactions


  • An in-depth understanding and practice of lean manufacturing principles
  • An outstanding ability to be a critical thinker, with communication, collaborative problem solving, and interpersonal skills
  • Capabilities to work in a fast-paced environment dealing with ad-hoc issues when required
  • Excellent training, supervising, and giving performance feedback abilities
  • Innovative, having an eye for quality and detail-orientated skills
  • Knowledge of an ERP manufacturing software
  • Sound health and safety experience, and knowledge of H&S policies and practices
  • Superior interpersonal skills and experience in organizing and guiding production associates


  • A retirement account plan
  • An exceptional benefits plan which includes flexible spending account, medical, dental, vision, wellness program, life insurance, EAP, and disability
  • An extremely competitive compensation plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Exceptional discounts on Stanley Black & Decker tools and products and as well discount programs for many other vendors and partners
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and tuition reimbursement
  • Personal development and growth opportunities; through internal leadership programs and education assistance

Employer’s Statement

Stanley Black & Decker is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, or any other protected characteristic.

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