Lead Hand, Welding Shop- Fort McMurray, AB

Location: Ft. McMurray AB Posted Date: June 27, 2020
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Employer Job Id: 19468 Careermine Job Id: 1845113

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the construction, mining, industrial and forestry industries that maximizes value for customers through innovative solutions. With a full line of products supported by our advanced IoT technologies, regional distribution channels and a global service network, we help customers safely and sustainably optimize their operations. Our Komatsu, P&H, Joy, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC and Gigaphoton equipment and services are used to extract fundamental minerals and develop modern infrastructure.

We are currently looking to add a Lead Hand, Welding Shop position to our Fort McMurray location. This is a working leadership role (the selected individual will be on the tools)

Reports to: Foreman, Welding Shop
Shift: 7 on x 7 off, 12 hours per shift, rotational between days and nights
Location: Fort McMurray, AB
Relocation: This position does not offer relocation.


  • Provide safety and production supervision and instruction to employees for troubleshooting, repair, maintenance of the equipment in the Welding shop
  • Assign and supervise work tasks to all welders
  • Manpower planning to ensure job priorities are managed efficiently
  • Maintain all aspects of Komatsu standards, including but not limited to; Safety, Human Resources, Global quality standards and process
  • Daily Kronos checks to ensure work is being charged correctly
  • Maintain the Shop area to be a clean and organized environment
  • Complete the appropriate paperwork, forms and reports
  • Mentoring and training of apprentices and Journeymen
  • Maintain or exceed an OEM level of Quality on all work utilizing your available Q/A Team
  • Sign off on quality control sheets included in the job package
  • Interpret blueprints
  • Track daily hours to stay ahead of the cost/issues on all jobs ongoing in the shop
  • Help to find new ways or processes to complete the jobs in a more efficient manner
  • Provide high quality service to internal and external customers
  • Effectively deal with disciplinary issues if required
  • Ability to work in the absence of direct supervision and make recommendations based upon past experience and Joy Global practices
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills & Qualifications

  • Journeyman certification with Red Seal welding ticket
  • Understanding of a wide range of welding processes
  • Experience in a shop environment with an understanding of operation
  • Basic computer knowledge and ability to complete reports as required
  • Must have previous leadership experience with drive for change, managing issues and growing the business
  • 2-5 years' experience of leading a team
  • 4 + years' experience rebuilding P&H shovel components and other equipment
  • 4 years minimum welding experience in the mining industry
  • Ability to interact with the customer and assist in whatever capacity required
  • Must be a self-motivator, and able to make good decisions based upon the best and most relevant information at hand
  • Results-oriented team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multi-task and meet objectives/deliverables
  • Ability to mentor and lead a team of trades personnel
  • Heat Treatment is an asset
  • Experience welding with 3/32" welding wire is an asset
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings with ease
  • NDT or CWB certification or experience is an asset
  • Must have no restrictions for access for any mine site
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety Regulations--Health and Safety focus
  • LSE Training is an asset
  • Valid Driver's License

Komatsu Mining offers an excellent benefit package. We are an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

No agency or candidate phone calls please.

Komatsu Mining Corporation welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.