General Supervisor - Outfitting (Pipe)
Seaspan ULC
Vancouver Shipyards - North Vancouver, BC
4d ago

Duties / Accountabilities

  • Ensures work progression in accordance with safety, cost, quality and schedules.
  • Implements and enforces Seaspan Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality processes on the shop floor and strives to eliminate safety hazards at every opportunity.
  • Reports internally on work process and status.
  • Escalates technical trade issues with management and implements solutions as identified by management.
  • Responsible for interpreting work order specifications and manufacturing information, ensuring work orders are completed, keeping updated on standards and changes in plans, and provisioning materials in the case of unavailability.
  • Assists in determining work plans, sequences and schedules and may be required to assist in preparing estimates.
  • Responsible for delivering production in accordance with Company and customer quality standards.
  • Partners with management to ensure trade employees have the skills, equipment, training and certifications required to perform planned work activities.
  • Ensures work crews minimize waste expense and unnecessary delays in construction or repair work.
  • Works with Management to eliminate inefficient work practice and fully use their work crew experience and skills to progress the work.
  • Allocates trades employees in accordance with schedule and priorities, assigning work to trade employees with the skill and ability to efficiently complete scheduled work.
  • Responsible for performance and attendance management, termination of employment, as well as discipline and assigning or removing chargehand responsibilities to trades employees.
  • Follows and enforces the collective agreement and management practices to manage trades employees effectively.
  • Responsible for timekeeping administration and approval of direct and indirect reports.
  • Ensures all employees are provided with a work environment that is respectful and harassment free.
  • Works with closely Wellness and Abilities Management as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Education and Experience

  • College degree or trades certification is preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of related trades work experience; or advanced education in a related field with 2 years related trades work experience.
  • Previous supervisory experience is required.
  • Proficient knowledge of trade responsibilities specific to heavy manufacturing (welding, burning table, shipfitting, paint / sandblasting etc.).
  • Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies

  • Possess strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proficient with MS Office products and web-based applications.
  • Possess excellent management and leadership skills and the ability to motivate and work with and through others to achieve desired results.
  • Appreciates and understands the value of diversity within a team.
  • Conflict resolution and negotiations skills to resolve disagreements quickly and effectively, bring a problem-solving attitude to conflicting approaches and priorities involving others.
  • Experience in the application of behavioral-based safety.
  • Demonstrates ability to make mature and timely job site decision.
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