Advantage Steel
  • Corporate
  • Saxonburg, PA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Paid Time Off


  • We are a steel fabrication facility located in Saxonburg, PA. We have an opening for an experienced Fabrication Shop Foreman.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work in conjunction, and under the direction of the General Manager and Quality Control;
  • Manage work in progress and maintain shop production schedule;
  • Ensure compliance with AISC, ASTM and AWS standards and according to standards of the Advantage Steel and Construction Fabrication Shop Quality Manual;
  • Ensure all tasks are completed efficiently and safely, meeting customer delivery expectations;
  • Ensure that all company and industry quality standards are maintained on all projects;
  • Assist general manager in the determination of equipment layout, workflow and assembly methods and procurement of project materials;
  • Foster a culture of safety, quality and continuous improvement;
  • Ascertain training needs of employees and organize/assist trainer in the development and execution of training solutions;
  • Ensure welding quality meets company standards for all jobs;
  • Ensure that labor hours are properly logged and recorded each day/week/period;
  • Ensure good housekeeping of fabrication shop and related facilities;
  • Ensure and document that equipment maintenance is being completed on a regular basis;
  • Work extended hours as per job requirements. 


  • At least 10 years of work experience in an AISC, ASME, API fabrication environment preferred;
  • At least 3 years of work experience of supervisory experience preferred;
  • HS Diploma or equivalent required; 2-year post-secondary in a trade-related discipline a plus;
  • Required exceptional knowledge of AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code - Steel, and knowledge of AWS D1.5 Bridge Welding Code a plus;
  • Exceptional welding ability using processes of: SMAW, FCAW, GMAW and GTAW.
  • Exceptional knowledge of fitting, fixturing and fabrication processes;
  • Advanced knowledge of set-up and operation of fabrication equipment (i.e.: press brakes, shears, ironworkers, drill presses/magnetic drills, OFC & PAC burning equipment, etc.);
  • Ability to interpret, understand and provide instruction to employees regarding the use of welding procedure specifications (WPS);
  • Strong ability to read blueprints and engineering fabrication drawings;
  • Strong leadership, communication and supervisory skills, organization, problem solving and project management skills;
  • Strong knowledge of computer word-processing, spreadsheet, data entry and electronic messaging software;
  • Ability to meet challenging deadlines in an efficient and profitable manner;
  • Enforce company policies and procedures.

 Physical Demands:

  • Lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Stands frequently and walks about the work areas;
  • Occasionally stretches up and across when completing daily tasks;
  • Squatting, crouching or kneeling may be required occasionally;
  • Twisting the body or neck may be required occasionally;
  • Bending is occasionally required to facilitate the lifting of items used daily;
  • Contact with skin irritants or water may occur during certain processes;
  • Repetitive hand and arm movements are required when operating machinery;
  • The employee must be able to perform the physical demands of of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Educational Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Technical or Trade School preferred

 Special Note:

This job description is presented as guidance only, other reasonable tasks or responsibilities as management sees necessary may be added to this job description in order to achieve satisfactory job performance by the team member.

EEO Statement:  Our company, in accordance with state and federal laws, does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship status (unless such discrimination is required by law) or conviction record, except where sex, physical ability, age or conviction record is a bona fide occupational qualification. Our company also is required by law, by virtue of its contracts with the federal government, to take affirmative action to employ women, minorities, otherwise qualified handicapped individuals, and Vietnam-era, disabled, and other eligible veterans.


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