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Weldco Shop Foreman/Planner in Fort MacKay, Alberta

Weldco Heavy Industries is a steel repair and fabrication facility located in the heart of Alberta’s oil sands. We are currently recruiting a Shop Scheduler located at our facility in Fort MacKay, AB. This position will report to the General Manager. This role will be Monday- Friday, 8 hours/day, and will appeal to an individual with a background in scheduling and planning within the mining industry, combined with a mechanical and technical aptitude.

Our Culture

WHI prides itself on maintaining a strong culture of safety, hard work, and pleasing our customers with high quality customer service and products. We have an all-hands-on deck attitude where everyone has a genuine interest in the company’s success. We all know if the company does well, we all do well.

What you will do:

  • Develop, schedule and document time estimates for each job to optimize resources.

  • Develop and document a master shop schedule

  • Working with Sales to develop scope of work per job as required.

  • Collaborate with Supply Chain personnel to ensure the required parts are ordered, kitted, and staged as per planned completion date.

  • Prepare work plans for daily and weekly schedules to ensure targets are achieved

  • Have a strong technical and welding background to allocate appropriate resources, parts, finances, costs and reliability information for each project.

  • Analyze and communicate the impact to project schedule when delays are brought forth by other functions (e.g. material delay, manpower delay, weather, etc)

  • React to urgent situations by assisting in the reassignment of available resources effectively to meet deadlines

  • Attend and contribute information during team meetings with regards to current/outstanding and/or weekly process

    Your qualifications:


  • Journeyperson Certificate or equivalent work experience


  • A minimum of 3-5 years of HANDS-ON experience, particularly with, 797 Truck Boxes, 930 Truck Boxes, P&H 4100 Dipper Buckets, BU 7495 Dipper Buckets, EX8000 clam/backwall, PC8000 clam/backwall

  • A minimum of 3 years experience scheduling jobs in the mining industry


  • Understanding of planning and scheduling concepts as they relate to heavy mining equipment.

  • Knowledge of heavy-duty attachment products is an asset

  • Good knowledge with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and use of Microsoft Project.


  • Strong interpersonal skills to relate to all customers and co-workers at all levels

  • Strong analytical skills to diagnose problems quickly, strong problem-solving skills to resolve technical and non-technical problems methodically and logically.

  • Detailed oriented with a strong administrative background

  • Proficient computer skills to utilize and maximize the capability of various software applications to enhance productivity.

    The successful candidate will:

  • Demonstrate a collaborative communication style

  • Be an assertive self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Have a strong understanding of the welding process, and mechanical principles

  • Continuously strive for quality/process improvement

  • Provide successful project delivery

  • Demonstrate a commitment to safe work practices

  • Hold a valid Class 5 Driver’s License

  • Hold a valid fall protection and elevated work platform certification

    If you feel you fit the overall profile, please clearly demonstrate this in your cover letter and resume when applying.

    Please note that the successful candidate will undergo drug and alcohol screening, a criminal record check, and must provide a clean driver’s abstract.

    What we bring:

  • Competitive pay

  • Health, dental, insurances, Employee Assistance Program,

  • Company Pension Plan with 3% company matching

  • Company Service Rewards

  • Personal growth, career advancement opportunities

  • Educational supports

  • A workplace the prides itself on safety, respect, and results.

  • No accommodations or transportation are provide

    Weldco Companies is a subsidiary of IDC (Inuvialuit Development Corporation) and is 100% Inuvialuit owned. Weldco provides Employment and Career Development opportunities for its beneficiaries and employees.

    Applications for this position may be kept on file for twelve months and may be considered for future positions within Weldco or IDC. Your interest in Weldco is appreciated. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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