Assistant Shop Superintendent

Looking for an exciting career in the structural steel, bridge and above ground storage tank industry? Tampa Tank/Florida Structural Steel is looking for you. We currently have an open position for an assistant shop superintendent. The ideal candidate must posses the following experience and skill level.

The primary function of the assistant Shop Superintendent is to direct all fabrication and production in the area or on the project assigned, with a focus on safety and quality, by following the directives given by Superintendent. Lead assigned shop personnel and manage productivity and shortfalls by communicating needs to Superintendent.

This position reports directly to the Shop Superintendent and will work closely with all other Shop Foreman and Leadmen to meet safety, quality and production expectations.

Essential Functions: 

  • Support all TTI/FSS Company Safety Policies to ensure they are followed.
  • Manage and direct all personnel assigned with a focus on Safety, Quality and production. 
  • Communicate equipment and personnel needs to meet production levels to the Superintendent
  • Review all drawings on the jobs assigned and know and understand what work  will be in fabrication on the floor and follow the plan directed by the Superintendent for how and what to fabricate.
  • Know all shop personnel and their attributes to plan for most productive placement of shop personnel. 
  • Ensure the assigned area or job is adequately staffed for all shifts to meet production needs by communicating needs to the Superintendent.
  • Coordinate with Facility Maintenance Manager for area/job maintenance needs to ensure equipment down time has a limited effect on production and inform Superintendent of any concerns.
  • Understand and follow all QC hold points and inspection requirements.
  • Ensure shop employees follow all shop procedures and company policies while meeting production goals. 
  • Inform Superintendent of any issues that will affect production, quality or safety.
  • Coach and develop all shop personnel and determine what training they require and what position they can fill that will benefit the shop the most and relay information to Superintendent.
  • Take responsibility for all shop tools and equipment assigned.
  • Share shop resources with all Foreman based on project urgency. 

Quality Standards 

Must be able to read and understand drawings and cultists. Will ensure all established fabrication procedures are followed.


Team work is essential in this position and Shop Foreman must have a positive attitude and be able to work effectively with all staff.

Actively participate in Safety meetings and promote company safety culture while working closely with safety department. 


An individual must be able to perform each essential duty above average and always represent the company in a professional manner.  The requirements listed are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

The Shop Foreman must have a background in supervision, fabrication, production planning and possess strong interpersonal skills.

Education and/or Experience 

High School education and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in fabrication or other Supervisory roles. 

Language Skills

The Shop Foreman must communicate in a professional manner and show respect both orally or in written form effectively with co-workers, other departments and managers. Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred.