Acadian Contractors

  • Shop Foreman

    Job Locations US-LA-Abbeville
    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/17/2018 2:49 PM)
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    Shop Foreman
  • Overview

    Acadian Contractors, Inc. continues to grow!

    Acadian Contractors is located in Abbeville, Louisiana on the Vermillion River. We opened our doors in 1973 and have grown to become one of the busiest, most in-demand, accurate and stable companies in the industry. Even so – most people have still never heard of us. Why do we remain one of the best kept secrets in oilfield construction? That’s simple… If you don’t make mistakes… you don’t make headlines.

    We pride ourselves on treating all of our employees with respect, rewarding those who live up to expectations and providing the safest workplace and the highest standards when it comes to tools, technology and equipment. Our team works in over 100,000 square feet of fabrication shops located on 125 acres of yard on both sides of the Vermillion River with 2 water access slips, all just minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. This allows us to do big, long-term jobs with ease and accuracy.

    Health Insurance  – Established 401k – Cafeteria Plan – Paid Vacation – Sick Leave – Short & Long Term Disability – Safety Incentive Program

    Our commitment to safety is passionate and not just lip service to make a press release sound pretty…
    An example of Acadian’s safety record is the recent Chevron Safety Award for 455,000 straight work hours without an OSHA recordable incident.
    Safety is a Top Priority at Acadian Contractors, Inc.

    Promote from within policy. Average Acadian employee tenure: 18 years


        1. Involved in all daily JSEA meetings and JSEA development for daily tasks
        2. Coordinate crews for daily project tasks
        3. In the Absence of Shop Superintendent, coordinate daily project needs with Division Manager, associated Project Manager (s), and Project Coordinator to meet project and/or customer deliveries.
        4. Monitor accuracy of all dimensions on fabricated items (Spot check of fit-ups)
        5. Monitor all quality aspects on fabricated items (Spot check fabrication) including but not limited to:
          1. Weld quality
          2. Presence of buck-shot
          3. Completeness of work
        6. Collection of completed fitter and shop foreman drawings and turn in to Shop Superintendent for submittal to QA/QC. Drawings and/or cutsheets to include the following fitter information:
          1. Heat Numbers for materials utilized
          2. Pre-Weldout dimensional confirmation
        7. Formally report any repetitive and/or substantial personnel quality, accuracy, workmanship, or reliability issues to Shop Superintendent and Division Manager for follow up and mitigating actions to be taken through progressive discipline.
        8. Complete daily timesheet and turn in to Shop Superintendent at the end of each workday
        9. Ensure that daily percent completions required by project schedule as directed by Shop Superintendent are met (i.e., ensure required production quantities are met daily to meet project schedules).
        10. Complete material requisition forms (or Shop Material Coordinator) and submit to Material Expeditor. Confirm material availability based on requisition needs prior to fabrication and in the event of material shortages turn in additional required material list to Shop Superintendent for coordination with responsible Project Manager.
        11. Coordinate equipment operator needs through Yard Foreman for transportation of materials in and out of shop as well as through various project phases (i.e., NDE, Hydro, Paint, assembly, etc.…)
        12. Request NDE completion (when required) through Shop Superintendent and Shop QA/QC.
        13. Obtain Fab drawings from Superintendent and conduct review prior to issuing to floor personnel. Issue drawings to Fitters with expectations of daily production requirements.
        14. Provide sign-off on all fabricated items and equipment leaving shop going to Hydro or paint on Acadian Transfer Form.
        15. Coordinate and ensure efficient completion of Vessel Fabrication Sequence under guidance of Shop Superintendent and responsible Project Manager.
        16. Monitor and control daily housekeeping needs/requirements.
        17. Monitor personnel departure/return from lunch and break time.
          1. Typical Start Time 6:00 A.M.
          2. Morning Break 15 Minutes (9:00 A.M. to 9:15 A.M.)
          3. Lunch 30-Minutes (12:00 Noon to 12:30 P.M.)
          4. Afternoon Break 15 Minutes (3:15 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.)
          5. Typical End of Day Time 6:00 P.M.
        18. Coordinate package assembly tasks including the following:
          1. Return of materials to shop after testing/painting to complete assembly of packages
          2. Complete assembly of packages including all valves, instruments, pumps, motors, access landings, ladders, handrails, etc.…
          3. Spot and install I&E support clips (when required) under guidance of selected I&E vendor and customer representative.
          4. Ensure protective blinds/plugs are installed per project requirements as indicated by responsible Project Manager and Shop Superintendent at completion of assembly.
        19. Complete CAR/NCR Investigation with Shop Superintendent (See Shop Super)
        20. Communicate Welder requirements to assigned welders (WPS). Ensure Assigned welders are qualified.
        21. Monitor/ensure that assigned personnel utilizes the correct materials for project (grade, rating, Job #)
        22. Assist in verifying load out material and tagging if required or needed.
        23. Always have a positive attitude towards customers being serviced as well as ACI as a company.


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