Ukpeagvik Iñupiat Corporation/Bowhead Family of Companies Steel Fabrication Shop Foreman in Anchorage, Alaska

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Rockford Corporation

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Steel Fabrication Shop Foreman

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Full Time / Part-Time

Full Time






Fabrication Shop Foreman

The Shop Foreman is responsible to direct all shop activities related to shop fabrication, production, scheduling, quality, product shipping and maintenance.

Essential Functions:

• Manage work in progress and maintain shop production schedule.

• Ensure all tasks are completed efficiently and safely, meeting customer delivery expectations.

• Ensure that all company and industry regulated quality standards are maintained on all fabricated equipment.

• Establishes priorities, controls processes, and resolves issues to maintain efficiency.

• Plan and direct layout of equipment, workflow, and assembly methods, in conjunction with Shop Lead Hands.

• Effectively plan the use of personnel, production machinery and other resources.

• Ensure compliance with ASME and CWB regulations according to Quality Manual Standards and Blueprints through the use of documentation, maintenance and development.

• Ensure welding quality meets company standards on all jobs.

• Responsible to ensure hours are logged to proper job and report weekly for payroll.

• Work extended hours as per job requirements.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Strong leadership, supervisory skills, organizational, problem solving, and project management skills.

• Ability to meet challenging deadlines in an efficient safe manner.

• Some basic computer knowledge – MS Outlook email and MS Excel

• Ability to read Blueprints and engineering fabrication drawings

• Knowledge of ASME quality control procedures as per shop manual.

• Strong welding knowledge and application, Mig, Tig, and Stick fluxcore.

• Ability to recommend proper procedures for specific jobs and provide guidance to the men.

• Flexibility to travel and work on site when required.

Required Experience:

• 10+ years experience as Shop Foreman, or similar positions.

• Experience in managerial or supervisory position.

• Knowledge of the following is preferred: AWS structural and seismic codes, ACSE, and AISC standards and codes; applicable federal and state building codes and ordinances; production/material specifications related to the fabrication and erection of structural


• OSHA 10 hour card required

• Must be proactive, self-disciplined and able to work independently with minimal supervision or as part of an awesome team.

• Must have Structural & Misc Steel experience

• Must have a clear understanding of architectural and structural drawings.

Physical Demands:

• Ability to lift a minimum of 50-60 pounds

• Ability to stand for extended periods of time, and safely maneuver around the nearby presence of various construction equipment and vehicles, on an active construction site

• Prepared to regularly encounter moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, and a variety of outside weather conditions

• Able to climb temporary or permanent stairs, and ladders

• Able to bend, squat, kneel, crawl, crouch, balance and stoop, reach on a regular basis

• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus

Environmental Conditions:

• Work will be indoors and outdoors.

• Exposure to heat, cold, dust, noise, chemicals may occur.

• Environment is that of a working Steel Fabrication Shop

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP


  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access

to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure

is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41

CFR 60-1.35(c)