Workshop Manager, Structural Steel Fabrication – Spartan, Gauteng 696241-94


Ref: 696241-94

Job Description:

We are currently sourcing a Workshop Manager with 10 years of experience in the fabrication of structural steel, well versed with Tekla/X steel and with a good understanding of drawings.

A large part of the job will be spending time on the shop floor managing productivity and motivating staff to ensure a high-quality product is completed on time and within budget. Very hands on position, leading by example.

Position details:
Type: Permanent

Primary purpose: Manage structural steel fabrication workshop.

Job description / core competencies:

Time Keeping/Attitude

  • Ensure the smooth efficient flow of work through the workshop and to optimize the resources available to always achieve a high level of productivity and output
  • Proactive behaviour toward production
  • Lead by example

 Planning / Controlling

  • Receive work orders and drawings
  • Plan the routing of product lots through the factory
  • Do machine loading and worker allocation
  • Issue steel and consumables to workers
  • Issue drawings to boilermakers once material is cut
  • Understand drawings and assist with making up of jigs
  • Check jigs before commencing with assemblies
  • When jobs are revised, pull old drawings out of the workshop, and replace with revisions
  • Monitor and review capacity utilisation relative to existing and projected work requirements
  • Propose changes in technologies, labour practices, and capacities to improve output
  • Establish and implement suitable maintenance programmes and records for all equipment and managing costs in this regard
  • Always manage material flow, including moving of materials at low peak hours to ensure that cranes are available during busy working hours
  • Utilise to do lists to make sure that you keep track of all work requirements
  • Meet deadlines and raise red flags early if you foresee problems arising
  • Set work levels and tasks for night shift workers and follow up in the morning to ensure that production levels are met
  • Set daily targets for the boilermakers
  • Create a man-hour schedule for the different disciplines of work

 Production / Productivity / Equipment Management

  • Managing all consumables and their costs and ensuring they are always available when required
  • Follow job lots through factory
  • Ensure that material is handled as little as possible, avoid double handling
  • Expedite priority jobs
  • Assist with layouts
  • Setting housekeeping standards for all production units
  • Make sure welding is done according to specifications


  • Embracing safety and always ensuring compliance
  • Arrange for regular crane and lifting gear inspections
  • Ensure that gas is stored and handled according to safety procedures

 Workforce Management

  • Appointing suitably skilled people to fill key positions
  • Training and development of all staff
  • Evaluating supervisor and worker performance, always motivating, and supporting the labour force

Location (country, city): Spartan, Gauteng

Job Qualification & Experience:

10 Years experience in fabrication of structural steel
Qualified Boilermaker within the structural steel fabrication industry who has moved from the floor into a management role
Well versed with Tekla/X steel and a good understanding of steel drawings
Manage entire workshop staff and meet production deadlines (lead by example)
People motivator
Good understanding of welding
Good communicator

Company Description:

Our client is specialising in the manufacture and erection of structural steel works


This advert is being advertised in collaboration with our recruitment partner MCHIR

Workshop Manager, Structural Steel Fabrication – Spartan, Gauteng 696241-94

Workshop Manager

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