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ASME Pressure Vessel Production / Fabrication Shop Manager

Smithville, TX

Posted: 03/08/2019 Employment Type: Direct Hire Function: Engineering Job Number: 17946 Pay Rate: $80,000-$120,000

ASME Pressure Vessel Production / Fabrication Shop Manager

Position Type: Direct Hire

Position Location: Smithville, TX 

Position Pay: $80,000 - $120,000 (Depending on Experience) + Bonus + Relocation Assistance


  • Supervise all production, quality, inventory, shipping, and receiving personnel in an ASME manufacturing / fabrication shop.
  • Anticipates, plan, and schedule personnel and material to meet production requirements.
  • Participates and contribute to production meeting to assure prompt delivery of products required to both internal and external customers.
  • Anticipates production load demand to make recommendations for adjustments to work force.
  • Maintains daily production schedule for all aspects of production including fabrication, quality, and coatings.  Uses production schedule to optimize work force, reduce overtime, and improve efficiency. 
  • Develops and implements procedures to improve production efficiency and quality.
  • Develops in-house training for new employees including skilled labor such as Code welders and vessel fitters.  Ensures current employees receive cross-training to additional support.
  • Interprets production package from office including drawings and project specifications to ensure all requirements of projects are satisfied.
  • Assist quality department in developing inspection requirements consistent with project specifications.
  • Coordinate production and quality personnel to ensure inspections are completed as required to eliminate impacts on production time.
  • Ensures the performance of in-process quality by utilizing and applying acceptable and proper manufacturing procedures and practices.
  • Maintains a safe work environment; ensures appropriate procedures are followed; complies with all legal regulations. 
  • Assures that work is set-up and performed in a safe manner, adhering to all safety rules and methods, and avoiding all unsafe practices.
  • Audits workflow verifying operating instructions are used for equipment; assists with troubleshooting equipment breakdowns; ensures appropriate preventative maintenance techniques are used on equipment; communicates with maintenance regarding equipment repairs; responsible to provide shop personnel with appropriate materials to complete work.
  • Handles personnel issues as necessary and takes corrective action within company policies.
  • Appraises subordinate performance and knowledge providing constructive feedback and guidance on an informal, day-to-day basis.
  • Performs formal evaluations as scheduled. Leads and directs employees by ensuring adherence to performance standards, recognizing accomplishments, addressing performance issues, implementing performance improvement plans, and coaching/counseling as appropriate.
  • Responsible for all documentation related to managing subordinates. Including, but not limited to, recommendations for promotion or pay increases, disciplinary action, and safety compliance.


  • High School Diploma / GED a minimum; Higher Education preferred
  • 10+ years’ experience working in a manufacturing or fabrication shop related to the oil and gas industry or closely related industry that would directly lend itself to the individual being successful in the custom fabrication environment
  • Experience in pressure vessel, heat exchanger, or flare stack manufacturing
  • At least 3+ years’ experience in a leadership/management or supervisory role
  • Must have strong background experience working with ASME & API codes/standards; Background in NDE and quality is a plus
  • Must be familiar with ASME IX welding requirements and ASME VIII-1 and VIII-2 requirements as related to fabrication and production.
  • Must be able to read and interpret ASME welding procedures and welder qualification documents.
  • Must have technical experience necessary to comprehend customer’s project specifications and ensure all requirements are satisfied during production. 
  • Strong customer service and relationship skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Computer skills, specifically the ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Demonstrated technical and analytical problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to recognize hazardous situations and recommend corrective action and preventable measures.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision offered
  • PTO
  • Relocation Assistance (applicable if needed)
  • Bonus Potential

Due to the high volume of applications we typically receive, we regret that we are not able to personally respond to all applications. However, if you are invited to take the next step in the process, you will typically be contacted within 3 weeks of submitting your application

Daniel Heidrick
Recruiter - Murray Technical

Specializing in placing talent in Engineering, Manufacturing, and Operations roles.

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