The Weir Group PLC

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Shop Supervisor
Posted Date 
Job Location 
US-TX-Corpus Christi
Shift Schedule 
Manages Others 
Close Date 

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Company Profiles

Weir has been in business since 1871 and our sustainability and success has been built on attracting, retaining, and developing exceptional people.


As a global company, employing around 15,000 people in over 70 countries, we reflect the diversity of our customers in the diversity of our people and ensure everyone is given the opportunity to flourish regardless of their gender, race, beliefs or background.


Weir is an inclusive and innovative organisation where you can be your authentic self. We continually develop our talent and diversity of thought to keep our business relevant, innovative and successful for the future.


Enabling our people to unleash their full potential is central to ‘We are Weir’, our vision, mission, and strategic priorities. We aim to be the most admired engineering business in our markets and we'll achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our markets.


We offer a wide range of career opportunities across a variety of technical and business roles in engineering, manufacturing and service locations worldwide.


Business Need / Purpose of Role

Responsible for managing all activities and personnel in the shop. Ensures quality and delivery requirements are met. Ensures compliance of safety rules as well as company policies and practices.

Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

Including but not limited to:

  • Manages all assembly department functions, activities and personnel. Oversees disassembly, inspection, assembly, troubleshooting and testing of equipment
  • Provides estimates of assembly and testing time requirements for costing information on quotations and proposals
  • Determine the acceptability of components for use as is or repair
  • Ensures and signs off as product being acceptable for final installation
  • Schedules workflow to ensure delivery requirements are met and resources are used efficiently
  • Schedules overtime as needed to meet delivery requirements
  • Responsible for managing budgets and costs within the fitting shop
  • Responsible for quality measures such as scrap, rework and returns costs
  • Approves material purchases needed to meet requirements
  • Selects, trains, motivates and handles performance matters for all department personnel
  • Ensure that all employees follow safety rules and receives proper training on use of shop equipment. Ensures shop equipment is functioning properly and have proper safety guards
  • Ensures that company policies and practices are being compiled with in the fitting area
  • Provides training to department personnel
  • Drives improvement of disassembly, inspection, assembly and testing processes within the department
  • Develops specialty tooling and sketches of product and tooling as required 
  • On-time delivery
  • Zero lost time accidents
  • Reduction in costs/wastage and scrap

Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications



High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Background and experience in a fitting shop environment including experience as a senior level fitter
  • Strong understanding of fitting processes
  • Strong product knowledge of rotating equipment
  • Basic understanding of planning, purchasing and inventory management concepts
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to develop relationship with others
  • Self-starter with ability to make technical and business decisions
  • Ability to train and motivate others
  • Financial understanding to make and track operational budgets
  • Ability to learn computer programs

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Mathematical Skills:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Reasoning Ability:
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


Computer Skills:


Certifications, Licenses, Registrations, Special Skills:


Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work outside for short periods of time and is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment can be significant, as expected in a heavy industry manufacturing facility. Personal protective equipment is required in certain areas of the facility. While performing duties this job may be exposed to extreme hot or cold temperatures.

Core Competencies

Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.


Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.


Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.


Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.


Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.


Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.


Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.


Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.