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Mainland Machinery services complete custom steel fabrication products and services for the energy, mining, ports & terminals and industrial agricultural industries. Year round full time work offering benefits, apprenticeship programs, RRSP contributions, and a variety of interesting and challenging work. We are a growing and expanding company with career advancement prospects. Merit based pay system based on experience and drive.


  • Required to wear appropriate PPE while on company sites.
  • Required to follow all safety requirements as per safety policies
  • Physically capable of lifting up to 50 pounds and recognizing the need for assistance
  • Actively engage in work place safety and it’s open promotion

Duties & Responsibilities

  • CWB Supervisor for the facility, responsible for organization, coordination and certifications. Ensure the company maintains compliancy.
  • Provide technical support to fabricators/ welders
  • Administer weld tests to potential employees and evaluate the results
  • Ensure employees complete delegated tasks in a timely and efficient manor
  • Tracks tool inventory
  • Support and instruct employees when needed on day to day operations
  • Assist Foreman with laying out facility for large multi zone projects
  • Assist in managing work flow and work in progress to meet production time lines
  • QC/QA all in process fabrication pre and post welding.
  • Preform Quality spot checks (In the absence of QC personnel, perform all QC checks)
  • Oversees and directs the daily work in support of the Foreman
  • Keeps projects on schedule
  • Read and interpreted parts drawings
  • Keep organized shop mentoring program for new and or inexperienced fabricators/ Welders/ Helpers


  • CWB Welding supervisor accreditation.
  • Forklift certified and experience with overhead cranes.
  • Red seal fabricator with a minimum 5 years’ experience
  • Competent, mature, trainable, Willing to learn
  • Leadership or management experience an asset
  • Computer literate
  • Organized and able to multitask.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $35.00-$40.00 per hour

Additional pay:


  • Dental care
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • On-site parking
  • Vision care


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
No Restrictions

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Abbotsford, BC: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Metal fabrication: 5 years (required)