Shop Supervisor

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba


Shop Supervisors have the responsibility and authority to oversee a group of workers within the fabrication shop. Shop supervisors are the primary communication source between shop personnel and management.  Supervisors direct and coordinate activities of workers.  They use technological, management, and human relations skills to ensure that workers, equipment, and materials are used effectively to maximize productivity.  Supervisors also serve as conduits of information between management and workers. It is critical for Capitol Steel to meet its goals that supervisors have excellent communication skills.



  • Meeting Production Targets
  • Maintaining discipline in the shop by enforcing Company Rules and Safety Rules
  • Communicating with their reports, their roles and responsibilities
  • Taking a leadership role in continuous improvement.
  • Taking a leadership role in supporting the Health and Safety Program
  • Taking necessary precautions to protect the safety and health of workers under their supervision
  • Ensuring that workers comply with safety and health procedures and use safety equipment, clothing, and devices
  • Advising workers of safety and health hazards in the work area
  • Cooperating with the workplace safety and health committee or representative
  • Cooperating with other people on workplace safety and health matters


  • Ability to motivate staff to work at maximum levels of productivity.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively employees, management, and customers.
  • Ability to read schematics and blueprints and/or technical manuals.
  • Technical knowledge of structural steel and fabrication.
  • Ability to provide technical guidance and/or supervision to welders, Iron Workers, and Labourers
  • Conflict Management skills
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to negotiate and manage contractual arrangements.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to perform site inspections and/or approve installations.


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