Heavy Welding Supervisor

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Heavy Welding Supervisor Competition #: AL-2021-182

Acden Lemax Machining and Welding Incorporated is currently accepting applications for a Heavy Welding Supervisor. This position will consist of 8-hour day shifts, Monday to Friday rotation. However, hours, schedules and locations may change from time to time due to operational and training requirements. This is a local position to Fort McMurray; candidates must have their own accommodations within the region. Under the direction of the General Manager, the Heavy Welding Supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day supervision of the operations of the shop.

Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all employees and contractors working on the assigned client worksite are fit for duty
  • Coordinate the completion of orientation, safety and/or other training deemed necessary upon completion of hire
  • Export training reports and proactively schedule corporate training, safety training and or other training deemed necessary
  • Enforce and cultivate safe work practices, guidelines and policies at all times
  • Responsible for responding and addressing urgent and non-urgent situations involving employees and/or contractors
  • Conduct worksite observations on a regular basis and/or as instructed by the General Manager or designate
  • Review job description with all new hires upon start and when deemed necessary with existing employees
  • Uphold and communicate standards of conduct and operational expectations to direct reports
  • Collaborate and work with other leaders and employees of the team as needed. Collaborate with leadership with special projects, business opportunities and or other prospects
  • Communicate efficiently with the Shop Supervisor and other senior leadership regarding operational matters and other matters as required
  • Assist employees with requests in a timely fashion, direct employees to the necessary resources in areas of uncertainty
  • Complete projects and meet deadlines set forth by the General Manager, Acden corporate and/or the client as required
  • Initiate and deliver corrective action when needed in response to policy or procedure violations
  • Complete other duties as assigned by the General Manager or designate, in order to fulfill full service to the smooth operations of Acden Lemax and/or the client


  • Ensure all personnel are issued and are utilizing correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required
  • Cultivate and encourage Acden’s safety culture through daily interactions and observations
  • Complete all administration duties related to safety reporting as required
  • Participate, attend and lead daily toolbox talks
  • Report all incidents immediately to the appropriate corporate HSEQ representative, management team and/or other personnel as required
  • Assist with all incident investigations; conduct Loss Control Reports (LCRs)
  • Complete all LCR’s ensuring accuracy and submit to HSEQ representative

Performance Standards:

  • Meets all deadlines as requested by the supervisor
  • Professional and respectful conduct held at all times with the client, contractors, Acden business units and employees of Acden Lemax
  • Abide and comply with Acden’s Code of Conduct policy and act in a respectful manner towards management, peers, employees, vendors and clients
  • Proactively search for efficiencies on day-to-day operations and for the benefit of client contracts


  • Five (5) years of supervisory experience in a Welding or Machine shop environment,
  • Minimum Class 5 driver’s license with a clean abstract
  • Five (5) years Oil Sands site exposure
  • Five (5) years Heavy welding experience
  • Five (5) years CWB welding experience, CWB supervisor designation is an asset
  • Knowledge of Alberta Boilers Safety Association (ABSA) procedures
  • Experience with managing other trade, such as; welders, millwrights, and machinists
  • Maintain access to all Oil Sands client sites and other worksites and locations which Acden conducts business
  • Ability to positively motivate group of employees
  • Coach, mentor and lead employees
  • Ability to analyze reporting to spot trends and proactively manage areas of concern
  • Ability to analyze necessary data based on the information, service requirements and policies
  • Clear and precise verbal and written communication skills
  • Competent with utilizing Microsoft Office Suite and or other software as required
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to details

Working environment:

  • Position is based in the Shop. Some field work may be required
  • Environment can be dusty, muddy or icy at times
  • Frequent communication (mainly office and cell phone) with client and employees
  • Stressors may include occasional ‘incidents’ to be managed quickly and effectively, employee issues and client concerns
  • Fast paced with multiple tasks that require immediate attention
  • The hours worked are dependent on-site specific needs and demands as well as contractual needs.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • Comprehensive Drug, Alcohol and Audiometric pre-employment testing.
  • CSTS and OSSA certificates or OSSA BSO certificate or OSSA CSO
  • Class 5 Driver’s License with clean 5-year history driver’s abstract obtained within 30 days.
  • You must submit at the time of application, a 5-year Driver’s Abstract that is not more than 30 days old. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of your application. The Driver’s Abstract must be for a 5-year period and have been obtained within the last 30 days.
  • Must be able to provide credentials of trade prior to or at the interview stage.
  • Must be eligible to work on all Oil Sands sites within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

Additional Incentives:

  • Competitive industry wage.
  • Comprehensive Group Benefits Plan.
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program.
  • Optional RRSP Matching Program.
  • Acden Wellness and Employee Perks Program.

Interested candidates are invited to complete an online application in confidence, along with the competition number(AL-2021-182) to:

Acden Holdings LP.
Apply Online: www.acden.com/careers

We would like to thank all who apply; however, only candidates that are being considered will be contacted

Employment Equity is a factor in selection. Applicants are requested to indicate in their covering letter or résumé if they are from any of the following groups: Aboriginal people (including ACFN, MCFN, FMFN, and Métis), women, visible minorities and persons with a disability.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Dental care
  • Employee assistance program
  • Life insurance
  • Vision care


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Heavy welding: 5 years (required)
  • Welding Supervisory: 5 years (required)
  • Oil Sands site exposure: 5 years (required)
  • CWB welding: 5 years (required)