• Nigeria, ,
  • Industry

  • Engineering and Construction
  • Posting date

  • March 20, 2023
  • Job application is closed.


WTS Energy

  • Permanent
  • Nigeria, ,
  • $6000 - $7000 per annum USD / Year
  • Applications have closed

Website WTS Energy

Fabrication Manager

March 20, 2023

Job Description

Service Description

  • To head, the fabrication workshop and provide qualitative leadership and operational expertise for the organized workforce to routinely achieve the fabrication objectives, thereby ensure that all steps in the fabrication process are completed correctly and on time, without compromise to quality standards, budget and time throughout the entire process. Oversee all aspects of the fabrication process, from design to delivery
  • Responsible for the organization and management of a workshop. This may include setting and maintaining workshop guidelines, scheduling and organizing participants, overseeing the execution of the workshop, and conferring with workshop participants as needed.
  • To oversee communicating with workshop participants, ensuring that the workshop is run on schedule, and making sure that everyone leaves the workshop with the skills and knowledge they need.
  • Making sure all participants are aware of the goals of the workshop and providing a positive learning environment. The workshop manager is also responsible for ensuring that all materials necessary for the workshop are available, that all participants are properly equipped, and that the workshop runs smoothly.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the workshop run smoothly and on time. This includes setting up and breaking down the workshop space, managing participants, and providing instruction and support. In addition, to be responsible for maintaining order and enforcing the rules of the workshop.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations of a workshop. This includes handling any financial matters, and keeping a record of the workshop’s proceedings.
  • Responsible for planning, organizing, and conducting workshops. To manage and motivate participants, keep track of materials and equipment, and keep participants informed of the progress of the workshop.

Skills, Knowledges and Proficiencies

  • Good leadership skill.
  • Good organizational skill.
  • Good problem-solving skill.
  • Good people relations skill.
  • Good time management skill.
  • Good negotiation skill.
  • Good presentation skill.
  • Good report writing skill.
  • Good interpersonal skill.

Duties and Responsibilities

The duty is to provide an environment for participants to exchange ideas and knowledge about a specific topic. Workshop facilitator’s job is to help participants to be successful in the workshop by helping them to identify their goals, keep a record of their progress, and provide feedback.

The duty is to make sure workshop is running smoothly and to keep everyone safe. He or she also makes sure that all materials are available and that all participants are following the safety guidelines. When possible, the workshop manager tries to get participants to share their ideas and work together as a team.

Manpower Planning 

  1. To ensure that suitable skilled, proficient and technically sound workforce are adequately employed to engage in the wide the range of professions needed for all fabrication projects.
  2. To retain competent workforce and ensure human capital development through continuous training and exposition to emerging trends and technology in the fabrication industry.
  3. Participating in any necessary training or certification programs to keep up with changes in technology within the industry will need to stay up-to-date on these developments to keep their skills relevant and maintain a competitive advantage in the workplace.
  4. Needs to stay up-to-date on industry and technology developments to keep their skills relevant and maintain a competitive advantage in the workplace.
  5. To always be on the lookout for more technical skills that ensures better fabrication and higher yields and be able to manage and oversee projects that require a high level of technical expertise.

Machinery and Equipment Planning 

  1. To ensure that the fabrication workshop is furnished and fitted with the necessary tools, equipment and machinery and all other resources like raw materials, needed to achieve the fabrication projects.
  2. To thereby ensure that these tools, equipment, machinery and assets are appropriately used, maintained and repaired promptly in order to always keep them in the state of operational readiness.

Synergy – To interface with all other disciplines, stakeholders and interested parties to achieve the objectives of the fabrication projects and ensure excellent service delivery for customer satisfaction.

  1. Work with clients and sales staff to determine project scope and specifications
  2. Handle customer complaints and concerns in a professional manner
  3. To be successful it is important to be able to understand and communicate with engineers and other professionals who have a background in technology.
  4. More Collaboration Between Engineering and Operations – The collaboration between engineering and operations teams is essential; because both teams play a critical role in the success of a business. And enables the creation of a more efficient and productive workplace for everyone involved.

Operations Management – To ensure the routine administration and management of all resources invested in the fabrication workshop and be fully accountable for the profitability of all fabrication projects.

  1. Monitor inventory levels and order supplies as needed
  2. Train and supervise employees, including setting work schedules and assigning tasks
  3. Inspect completed products and resolve any issues
  4. Maintain a safe and clean work environment
  5. Keep abreast of new developments in fabrication techniques and technology
  6. Stay within budget constraints
  7. Meet deadlines

Production Planning 

  1. To estimate cost of labor and materials needed for each project, then submitting this information to upper management for approval
  2. Overseeing work schedules and deadlines to ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget and the finished project to customer delight and satisfaction.
  3. Reviewing blueprints and other design documents to ensure that they are adequate for fabricating the product
  4. Coordinating with vendors to ensure that they have the materials needed for their portion of the project
  5. Creating designs for new products or processes that require fabrication
  6. Maintaining communication with clients during each phase of the project to ensure that they are satisfied with the progress

Health & Safety

  1. Experience with OSHA safety as well as employee safety.
  2. Operate facility in compliance with OSHA and Sapa standards.
  3. Display all workshop risk assessments and method statements and ensure they are being adhered to by all workforce.
  4. Notify management of any potential noncompliance and assist in carrying out any disciplinary measures.
  5. Ensure all operatives are using the correct PPE in general and work specific tasks.
  6. Carry out regular depot safety inspections, and weekly safety inspections of the workshop equipment in accordance with company procedures.
  7. Make arrangements to action any noncompliant items where required.
  8. Report accidents and near misses using the correct methods and ensure the team are also aware of their responsibilities to report accidents and near misses.
  9. Maintain an up to date Depot Safety and Environmental file.
  10. Maintain excellent levels of housekeeping, ensure areas are free from waste and trip hazards etc.
  11. Maintain all fire points in accordance with risk assessments.
  12. Ensure fire hydrants, fire extinguishers are always functional and fire wardens run drills.

Fabrication Manager Skills:

  • Fabrication technology: The knowledge of the tools and processes used to create a product. Therefore, a strong fabrication technology skill and orientation is important to help the team in the usage of the most efficient fabrication methods and tools
  • Project management: since the fabrication manager, oversees several projects at once. Project management skills help to manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously. Effective project managers can multitask, delegate and prioritize tasks to ensure their team meets deadlines and completes projects on time.
  • Welding and metalworking: a Fabrication manager must have extensive knowledge of welding and metalworking, which is a skill that can help them understand the production process and the materials used in fabrication. This skill can also help them identify the best fabrication methods for different types of materials.
  • Machining: Machining is the process of using tools to create a product. Fabrication manager must have extensive knowledge of machining and can use this skill to help their team complete projects. A Good Fabrication manager with machining skills can also help their team save money by suggesting the most cost-effective methods of production.
  • Problem-solving: A fabrication manager, is responsible for overseeing the production of a large project. This can include managing a team of employees and ensuring that the project is completed on time and within budget. It’s important to be able to identify and solve problems that may arise during the production process.

The Importance of Lean Manufacturing.

  • Lean manufacturing is an important trend that focuses on reducing waste and increasing efficiency by eliminating unnecessary steps in the production process.
  • To utilize lean manufacturing principles by focusing on streamlining operations and ensuring that all workers are using the most efficient methods possible
  • To improve communication between departments in order to eliminate any potential bottlenecks.


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