Welding Supervisor


Plan, execute and control all welding related activities and documentation in the fabrication and construction of plate and pipe components on Boiler Pressure and Non Pressure Parts on the Kusile Power Station Project.

Minimum Requirements…


  • Must be able to do fault finding when unacceptable welding indications repeats itself (machine, gas or operator).
  • The appointed candidate must have at least 5 years in a supervisory role in all types of welding. Another advantage would be to have previous experience in this type of position on a similar project.
  • The appointed candidate must have at least 10 years’ experience as a welder in similar project.


  • Must have at least 10 years welding experience
  • Must be conversant with welding code
  • Must be able to understand and interpret a WPS
  • Must be able to read and interpret welding symbol as depicted on drawings
  • Must be able to read and interpret piping ISO drawings


  • Welder trade qualification (must) and Boilermaker trade (wish). Inspection qualification will be an advantage.
  • Matric or equivalent.
  • Must be a current qualified welder

Job Specification…

key responsibilities

Planning and Organising:

  • Setting priorities Monthly/weekly/daily for the Foremen based on the outputs transmitted by Production Managers.
  • Communicating set priorities and sequencing according to base plan.
  • Overseeing and approving the foremen’s weekly and daily planning to ensure they align with the production base plan as communicated by the Welding Manager.
  • Overall planning of resources, plant, equipment and material for your work area(s).
  • Identifying and where possible, removing or resolving any hurdles that may impact on your team’s ability to complete the tasks set for the day/week.
  • Ensuring the necessary drawings and documentation for the monthly/weekly and daily tasks are obtained and understood and communicated to your foremen.
  • Having a daily and weekly plan in place for all the tasks allocated to you.
  • Ensuring your crews understanding of the task and task sequence to follow.
  • Planning your tasks and crews activities in such a way that it minimises time and material wastage and maximises productivity
  • Attending to all necessary planning /production meetings as required of you.
  • Identifying training needs of employees and plan the necessary corrective activities for employee in question.
  • Communicating all you’re planning to your line supervision and provide continuous updates as necessary.
  • Ensure that welding foremen adhere to all welding procedures, standards and controls
  • Ensure all weld sequences are provided for all jobs.
  • Ensure all welders have been coded to specifications.
  • Update history files and qualification status of all welding.
  • Report on outstanding or sub-standard performance in relation to welding.
  • Ensure that weld maps and reports are according to standard.


    • Coordinate, and finalise all the necessary plant and equipment such as machinery, tools that are required to ensure that the daily weekly plan is achieved successfully.
    • Creation and coordination of required team work inputs for each of your crews.
    • Setting specific areas of responsibility, targets, time lines and task deadlines with your crew/s to ensure full understanding of what is required of them.

Your control responsibilities are:

    • Managing and controlling foremen in relation to the sequence, method and productivity required for the task to be completed on time and according to specification.
    • Ensuring that the foremen concentrate on the operational tasks as opposed to coordination which is a SUPERVISORY task.
    • Ensuring all work is conducted in accordance with all safety specification, requirements and rules.
    • Managing the time and attendance of your crew.
    • Managing all performance issues as they relate to your crews and completing the necessary documentation.
    • Managing general discipline issues of your crew.
    • Custodian of all information and documentation as it relates to operational requirements in your area of responsibility.( Including “as built DRC”s, weld map and matrix)
    • Monitoring training progress and success of training initiatives.
    • Supervisors are accountable for the Foremen’s outputs


  • Courteous
  • Output driven
  • People orientated
  • Service driven
  • Attention to detail
  • Emotionally matured

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