• Pipefitter General Foreman

    Job Locations CA-AB-Fort McMurray
    Posted Date 3 months ago(7/25/2018 10:45 AM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview




    Location:  Fort McMurray, Alberta

    Work Schedule:  4 on, 3 off, Fly-in/Fly-out

    Reporting to:  Site Superintendent


    Waiward is a steel fabrication and construction service provider based in Edmonton, Alberta. Our vision at Waiward is to be the leading provider of these services known for its unwavering commitment to safety, and quality, working with the best clients on the best projects. Waiward serves businesses internationally, and works all over Western Canada.


    At Waiward, it is our priority to get our employees home safely, every single day. We believe the best way to achieve an incident-free culture is to invest in each employee. Here, you won't just have a job; you'll have a career so you can grow with us. At Waiward... You Are Waiward, and Waiward Is You!


    Job Purpose

    The General Foreman provides leadership and is responsible for workface planning, coordinating, supervising and assisting in cost control while ensuring the safety and fair application of policies and procedure to crews installing and assembling industrial components. As a key participant in the relationship with the contractor, Waiward, and the client, the General Foreman is required to coordinate and be the client interface.


    • Displays a commitment to Waiward’s incident-free vision, values, and culture;
    • Provide leadership that results in a safe work culture. The GF is responsible and accountable for the safety of the crews under his direction and leadership;
    • Knowledge of the Waiward HSE Manual and requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act;
    • Knowing and understand the clients EH&S regulations and policies;
    • Identify the crews needs for safety equipment;
    • Participate in and monitor tool box talks, weekly safety meetings, and when requested by Superintendent, chair meetings;
    • Positively encourage and participate in Inspections, Near Miss Reporting, and Behavior Based Observations;
    • Efficiently organize crew and consistently apply Waiward’s and client policies and procedures;
    • Involvement in any day to day disciplinary decisions and those additional discipline actions deemed appropriate;
    • Assess competency and capability of foreman and tradespersons; evaluating crew capability, training, coaching to ensure that the crew meets required levels of quality;
    • Recognize, address and resolve issues and problems among/between crew(s);
    • Set and maintain work standards and outlining behavioral expectations to ensure crew moral and productivity;
    • Work with Site Superintendent to ensure equipment and vehicle maintenance and vehicle logs are up to date and maintained;
    • Follow project plans and schedules to ensure that crews under his direction perform daily and weekly activities to meet production goals;
    • Identify needs and deficiencies in the look ahead plan/schedule and communicate these to the appropriate persons;
    • Translate general work requirements into a prioritized work plan for each crew;
    • Review and adjust specific workface activities and tasks scheduled to meet established production schedules;
    • Champion a labour relations culture and adhere to labour relations policies and procedures by the crews under your direction. Support and provide information and leadership to the Foreman as it relates to them meeting their labour relations responsibilities;
    • Know and understand collective and/or PLA agreements for your site/s;
    • Promote, support and facilitate teamwork by promoting and fostering a positive, viable teamwork attitude among all projects and Waiward crews regardless of craft makeup;
    • Ensure the work done meets standards and codes and that the implementation of work processes improves productivity and product quality;
    • Preparation of reports and review of Foremen’s reports as required by Waiward;
    • May perform other related duties as assigned.


    • Recognized Pipefitter trade ticket;
    • Established working relationship with Local Union 488;
    • OSSA Basic Safety Orientation (BSO);
    • Leadership for Safety Excellence preferred;
    • 3 to 5 years experience as a qualified and competent tradesperson and is familiar with other construction trades and craft;
    • Knowledge of OH&S Legislation, WCB, Collective Agreements;
    • Ability to lead personnel in a productive, safe and quality manner;
    • Problem solving and conflict resolution skills;
    • Ability to organize and delegate work;
    • Ability to carry our administrative functions.

    Working Conditions

    The incumbent is required to work outdoors with moderate noise, extreme temperatures and numerous hazards including equipment.


    Physical Requirements

    The incumbent is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: viewing assembly specifications for extended periods of time; and extensive reading. The incumbent is also required to stand and sit for extended periods of time and will require good physical attributes for walking on uneven ground, climbing, confined space entry, limited lifting, and sitting.


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    *We would like to thank all applicants for their interest. Please note, due to high volumes of resumes received; only successful candidates will be contacted. Waiward is an equal opportunity employer.





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