Acadian Contractors

  • Structure Shop Superintendent

    Job Locations US-LA-Abbeville
    Posted Date 7 days ago(3/13/2019 12:19 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Structure Shop
  • Overview

    The Structure Shop Superintendent position requires the person to demonstrate the ability to coordinate pipe, vessel, and skid package scopes of work, ensure adherence to specification and code requirements, effectively assign and monitor tasks given to personnel, monitor productivity and efficiency of operations, ensure Acadian’s quality standards and procedures are maintained and that shop and equipment under direction is maintained.


    • Participate in all daily JSEA meetings and JSEA development for daily tasks.
    • Direct pipe, vessel, and package assembly/fabrication in shop and in yard when required.
    • Responsible for ensuring Quality Control tasks (dimensional checks, welding appearance, heat #’s & welder stencils, etc.…) on all pipe, vessel, and packaging jobs are completed and followed by Foreman & shop personnel. Work with Quality Control Manager on all pipe, vessel, and package jobs in shop.
    • Approve daily time (ADP) for personnel by 7:30AM each morning as reported by shop foreman for previous days’ time.
    • Ensure all personnel assigned to Division are accounted for on daily time sheets.
    • Continually work with Facility Manager to develop efficiency and quality improvements during fabrication sequence based on (but not limited to):
      • Fitter and Welder production metrics (weld counts)
      • Repair Rates
      • CAR/NCR Feedback
      • Shop Workflow dynamics and overall shop physical set-up
    • Coordinate hydro testing schedules with Facility Manager to avoid conflict in schedule needs. All hydro test documentation is to be collected by Shop QA/QC. Shop superintendent to ensure that hydrotest completion (by Hydro-foreman), date of completion, and scope completed is logged and tracked for reference.
    • Supervision of all Pipe shop foreman’s and Hydro foreman job duties.
    • Collect completed fitter and foreman drawings and submit to QA/QC within 24 hours of fabrication completion. Drawings to include the following fitter information:
      • Heat Numbers for materials utilized
      • Pre-weldout dimensional confirmation
    • Shop Superintendent is to be main point of contact for all updates, clarifications, or other daily project business with the Project Management and Project Coordinator. Project Director is to be kept informed and copied in on all correspondence pertaining to project execution/Project Management.
    • Advise Project Managers of material needs to maintain job continuity based on material requirements lists developed by Shop Foreman (or designated representative)
    • Keep equipment in shop area maintained. Advise Facility Manager of equipment failures or purchases required.
    • Obtain Fab drawings from QA/QC Department and Assign/Issue to Shop Foreman and communicate any specific fabrication requirements and needs. During draw review with Foreman, highlight any special fabrication requirements for Fitter reference.
    • In the event of a priority or scheduling conflict of project workloads, consult with Facility Manager on situation so a solution can be made by all involved.
    • Communicate NDE scheduling and requirements with Shop QA/QC representative.
    • Coordinate any repair work required after completion of NDE based on NDE reports/information turned in to QA/QC by NDE vendor.
    • Maintain communication with Project Manager, Project Coordinator, and QA/QC indicating when project WILL BE (advanced notification) completed and/or is scheduled for completion in order for Project Manager to issue transfer to hydro and/or Paint Yard.
    • Monitor that project material is not removed and/or returned to project’s assigned material storage area without completed Material Transfer sheet signed by Material Expeditor.
    • Coordinate with assigned Foreman & Facility Manager on all out of shop equipment needs.
    • Coordinate and ensure efficient completion of Vessel Fabrication Sequence.
    • Monitor daily housekeeping needs/requirements.
    • Monitor personnel departure/return from lunch and break time.
    • Monitor/address personnel daily and on-time attendance for work.
    • Monitor package assembly tasks being completed by Shop Foreman and personnel including the following:
      • Return of materials to shop after testing/painting to complete assembly of packages
      • Complete assembly of packages including all valves, instruments, pumps, motors, access landings, ladders, handrails, etc…
      • Spot and install I&E support clips (when required) under guidance of selected I&E vendor and customer representative.
      • Ensure protective blinds/plugs are installed per project requirements as indicated by responsible Project Manager and Shop Superintendent at completion of assembly.
    • Ensure shop personnel execute weekend commitments of shop to Project Managers and work scope needs.
    • Participate in all Daily Company Production meetings as well as daily Division Safety Meetings.
    • Participate in bid work scope reviews and project kick-offs when required.
    • Maintain/Monitor consumable inventory for shop operations (supplies & gases)
    • Ensure Safe Work Practices and Acadian Safety Policies are observed and followed.
    • Enforce disciplinary action as required with regards to personnel required job duties, attendance, quality of work, and adherence to company policies.
    • Complete NCR/CAR investigation and documentation with responsible Foreman. Turn in documents to QA/QC Manager within 24 hours of occurrence. Provide feedback on closure of NCR/CAR to QA/QC Manager for CAR closeout.
    • Monitor all repetitive and/or substantial personnel quality, accuracy, workmanship, or reliability issues to the Facility Manager and HR Department for follow up and mitigating actions to be taken through progressive discipline.
    • Always have a positive attitude towards customers being serviced, as well as ACI as a company.


    10 years’ experience in Pipe & Vessel Fabrication, Automated welding and cutting equipment and Management of Shop Foreman’s and shop personnel.





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