Workshop Supervisor - Structural Steel Fabrication

Job title : Workshop Supervisor - Structural Steel Fabrication
Location : Auckland
Job type : Permanent
Contact name : Sam Phillips
Job reference : SP72013

The company

D&H Steel are one of the leading structural steel fabricators in New Zealand and have been operating since 1972. The company provides structural steel for a wide variety of projects including high rise steel structures, commercial buildings, bridges and industrial plants. They work closely with main contractors and have provided steel for buildings such as Sylvia Park, Newmarket Westfield, the Viaduct Events Centre and the Ameti Bus and Rail station. The company has strong core values and fosters an inclusive, diverse, positive & supportive culture.

The position

The company is now looking to hire an experienced Workshop Supervisor. This is a senior position running a workshop staff of c.120 people and will act as a ‘right hand man’ to the Workshop Manager, supervising, training and advising other supervisors / foremen and the wider workshop team.

The Workshop Supervisor determines job specific manufacturing requirements and how to stage each job so that production flows efficiently and effectively. There can be 15 jobs at a time during busy periods, so attention to detail and strong organisation and follow through skills are imperative. Good relationships are critical in this role to ensure open communication across all areas of the workshop as well as cooperation, coordination and integration of production elements.

The position is based at their head office and production facility in Henderson, West Auckland. The salary will be dependent on experience but is in the range of $110-130k, plus profit share, company vehicle and medical insurance.

The ideal candidate

A strong background in structural steel fabrication is strongly preferred, along with the ability to review job drawings to determine requirements for manufacturing, how to accommodate, staff and sequence them.

Applicants will ideally come from the shop floor with a hands-on trade background but now with leadership skills and experience managing and directing staff. Alternatively it could be someone from any other engineering background, or someone that has workshop supervision experience from a related industry.

Qualifications, skills & experience required

  • 10-15 years+ of experience in supervisory roles from industries such as steel fabrication, machine shop or heavy construction

  • Fabrication and welding experience is essential

  • Knowledge of NDT (non-destructive testing) background preferred

  • Ability to read and understand technical drawings (engineering & isometric) to determine how to breakdown production and manufacturing into sequences and timelines

  • Must have knowledge of other industry or engineering testing standards such as AS/NZS1554.1, AS/NZS5131 and ISO 9606

  • Excellent communicator with strong people skills

  • High standard of accuracy and efficiency

  • Leads by example in working collaboratively with other team members to ensure safety, accuracy, efficiency and quality at all times

  • Able to take direction from the Workshop Manager and delegate/nominate work as appropriate

  • Comfortable challenging others when necessary

  • The ability to effectively train staff, new and existing

To apply, click on the link or send your CV to quoting reference SP72013. For more information or for a confidential conversation, call Sam on 09 951 5010.

Current NZ border restrictions are in place due to the global Covid-19 pandemic so we can not consider applicants based overseas. Applicants must have New Zealand experience and be here in New Zealand now, with the right to work (NZ Citizen, Permanent Resident or Resident visa). The only applicants who will be considered from overseas are returning New Zealanders.

D&H Steel are not accepting direct or other recruitment agency applications for this position, any such applications will be directed to RobLawMax Recruitment.