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Ironworker Foreman

Company: SW Funk Industrial
Location: Chester
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

To plan, organize, supervise and perform per the Ironworker job description below. Regularly supervise a crew of 4-6 ironworkers and helpers in industrial environments.

Supervision Tasks:

  • Reviews project plans and blueprints and plans jobs with individuals requesting work.
  • Performs layout as needed
  • Estimates time, material, equipment and supplies needed.
  • Develops work schedules and crew assignments.
  • Inspects work areas to insure job is being completed as agreed.
  • Evaluates staff performance.
  • Completes time sheets, accident reports, work orders and other company and client paperwork as required.
  • Trains staff in related work assignments.
  • Maintains records of operation.
  • Monitors inventories and requests supplies and equipment.
  • Insures work areas are properly maintained.


  • Accurately interpret and apply information from drawings, specifications, or other documents and recognize basic blueprint terms and symbols for job application.
  • Identify, recognize and demonstrate safe usage of power tools and hand tools appropriate for the job.
  • Recognize various materials used in piping systems and demonstrate a working knowledge of appropriate material handling techniques.
  • Select and safely use appropriate equipment which may include (but not limited to) manlifts, fork lifts, and company trucks.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills in safe rigging practices.
  • Identify, explain and perform crane hand signals.
  • Identify and recognize components of structural systems.
  • Demonstrate ability to accurately layout and fabricate structural iron.
  • Demonstrate ability to locate and mark reference points for structural components on foundation using master straightedge, square, transit, builder's levels and measuring tape.
  • Alight structure or plates to be assembled on boiler frames, tanks, or structures, using plumb bobs, wedges, dogs or turnbuckles.
  • Demonstrate appropriate techniques in handling sections or structural parts in order to facilitate fitting edges together.
  • Bolt or weld equipment sections using approved materials and procedures such as stacks, chutes, ladders, catwalks, etc.

Required Experience:

  • Should have at least 2 - 3 years as an apprentice/helper in one of the mechanical areas such as Ironworker, Boilermaker, Pipefitter-Bolt Up, Pipefitter Fabricator or Welding
  • Should have at least 1 - 2 years as a journeyman as an Ironworker
  • Must possess an NCCER certification card or successfully pass an in-house craft assessment.
  • Must be able to work in team environment
  • Must have a minimum of 1 year experience working in an industrial environment


  • Excellent Pay
  • 401K with discretionary match
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Educational Assistance
  • Short Term/ Long Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Flexible Spending Accounts Supplemental Insurance

Keywords: SW Funk Industrial, Richmond , Ironworker Foreman, Other , Chester, Virginia

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