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Date:  Jan 9, 2023

Cambridge, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Industrial

Position Title:  General Foreperson - Pipe Fabrication

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Aecon is proud to build some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of this generation. From the roads and transit systems that connect our communities, to the communication networks that link us from coast-to-coast, and the water infrastructure that supplies our businesses and homes. Our integral work includes constructing the pipelines that join provinces with the energy that fuels the nation, and the airports and ports that connect us all. Aecon is there, safely and sustainably building the future.  


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our employees. We are always searching the globe for exceptional candidates to join the Aecon family and be a part of our forward-thinking, innovative, best-in-class organization!  


This position involves the responsibility of the on floor activities in the Cambridge Pipe Fabrication Facility at 150 Sheldon Drive Cambridge. Aecon is looking for a respected member from local 527 to fill this role who can attract skilled tradesmen. We are willing to train the right candidate to grow them into this role. This role involves a permanent position as a Piping Supervisor with responsibilities overseeing a team at our Facility at 150 Sheldon Drive Cambridge. This roll would include the following responsibilities and competencies:


Key Responsibilities

  • Involvement in bid review process for verification of estimated production and quantities
  • Work with EHS representatives to create and uphold project/site specific EHS programs and policies
  • Maintain a positive project culture, keeping morale high, through frequent check-ins on progress and career development
  • Collaboration with PMO, Quality, Design, and all other shop function leads for detailed project handover and setup
  • Regularly work with site Client Representative, in a professional manner, on routine work updates
  • Must develop in-depth understanding of applicable scope, with knowledge of the work that is contracted and agreed upon between the shop and client
  • Identify risks to PMO, assist in creation of mitigation strategies and implement if necessary
  • Identify requests outside of contracted scope, raise change management issues to PMO and implement as necessary, including schedule, materials and subcontractor updates.
  • Maintain detailed look-ahead schedule (look ahead window as determined by project), ensuring proper staffing and materials are available when required
  • Liaise with necessary subcontractors, union representatives and regulatory bodies to ensure work can proceed as planned


Required Knowledge and Experience

  • An understanding of Fabrication methodologies and practices gained through a minimum of 5 years of in shop experience leading projects and teams
  • Applicable technical training obtained through trade certification or post-secondary education
  • Well-developed leadership skills gained through managing trade and/or non-trade teams in a Fabrication shop.
  • Ability to organize own work and work of others in a complex environment
  • High level of professionalism when dealing with all internal and external stakeholders


Necessary Competencies

  • Hire Pipefitters, Welders Apprentices and Metal trades as required from local 527
  • Balance manpower as required based on the volume of work on the shop floor to meet project targets.
  • Order tools, equipment, and consumables to meet project needs.
  • Ensure the project quality requirements are known by the work force at the start of each project as per the project profile and are upheld.
  • Ensure standard operating procedures that overarch all projects are followed.
  • Own the implementation and execution of productivity targets (FDI) for pipe work.
  • Ensure the work force is aware of the FDI targets and meets the daily goals.
  • Report on productivity targets daily during the productivity meeting.
  • Contribute to the development of production layouts and ensure they are implemented for each new project.
  • Assign Foreman as required.
  • Enforce proper shop organization and housekeeping.
  • Promote and lead the 5S program.
  • Review shop floor drawings, highlight and organize packages appropriately.
  • Coordinate with Project Coordinator for all issues that impact production, extra work and spool status.
  • Understand all project specific/regulatory codes and standards.
  • Attend various meetings and provide input from a production point of view.
  • Investigation of process improvements and the testing of said improvements.
  • Responsible for the security and maintenance of the facility.
  • Ensure personnel meet minimum training requirements.


Aecon fosters diversity, inclusion and belonging within and across our organization. We welcome all to apply including, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


We are committed to adhering to the objectives and requirements outlined in the Accessible Canada Act (ACA), and to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner, through the implementation of the requirements of the ACA and its applicable regulations. If you require accommodation under the ACA Act during any step of the application process please click here.