Foremost Equipment has an immediate opening for a Weld Automation Operator in our Stettler facility. Primarily responsible for overseeing operation of the Weld Automation Cell (as workload dictates), and general welding as required. Duties include, but are not limited to; material handling and production monitoring of automated weld parts, inspection and finishing work, manual production welding, equipment maintenance and troubleshooting, supporting Weld Automation Program initiatives, other duties as assigned. This position will work with the Lead Hands, Quality Staff and Foremen to ensure continuous improvements using MCAW, GMAW, FCAW, semi-automatic and fully-automatic welding processes, and in accordance with all regulatory and safety requirements and procedures.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Read and interpret blueprints or welding process specifications
  • Operate/oversee automatic welding station including: loading, production monitoring and troubleshooting, unloading, quality inspection, finish welding and touch up of automated parts.
  • Assist in the development of additional weld automation programs and support Weld Automation Lead as required.
  • Perform manual production welding utilizing metal cored arc welding (MCAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), and flux-cored arc welding (FCAW) processes as specified.
  • Perform routine housekeeping, maintenance, and inspection activities on facility and equipment in accordance with procedure.
  • Maintain/monitor replacement part and consumable part inventory for automation cell
  • Assist in training, directing & supervision of junior employees and apprentices, inspecting and certifying their work
  • Maintain a working knowledge of changes in technology, compliance and industry best practice, and participate in Continuous Improvement programs and initiatives.
  • Ensure accuracy and completion of assigned tasks and projects
  • Ensure compliance with Industry, Legislative, and corporate Safety policies and procedures
  • Other duties within the welding department as assigned.


  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Registered Welding Apprentice (Minimum: 2nd Year), Journeyman or Interprovincial Red Seal
  • CWB tickets considered an asset
  • Safety training an asset but willing to train as required
  • Highly flexible and innovative with solid interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a diverse, fast-paced environment
  • Technologically inclined (knowledge of Computer Coding and 3D Design Software an asset but not required).

About Foremost

Foremost is a large and diverse industrial manufacturer. We specialize in equipment for oil & gas, mining, construction and water well markets and have grown to be one of the largest vacuum truck manufacturers in Canada. In early 2019, Foremost acquired the operating assets of Steel Craft Inc. and JTL Industries, leading to the addition of ULC Fuel Tanks and Agriculture Grain Bins to Foremost’s product line. With multiple locations in Alberta, a solid reputation dating back to 1940, over 400 employees and a unique depth of expertise Foremost is a company with great people, great products and a great future. We have adapted, invented, and evolved all of our products with a view to make them more useful and profitable for our customers. For more information about Foremost, visit www.foremost.ca/about.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent, Apprenticeship


  • Dental care
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • RRSP match
  • Tuition reimbursement

Flexible Language Requirement:


Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Stettler, AB: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Welding: 1 year (preferred)

Work Location: One location