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Fabrication General Manager





Job Title:  Fabrication General Manager

Immediate Supervisor:   Vice President Western Operations

Immediate Subordinates:  Fabrication Facilities Managers, Fabrication Estimating, Engineering, Sr. Project Managers, Project Controls

Location: Corvallis, Oregon or Vancouver, Washington


General Position Description


The role of the Fabrication Manager is to maintain the forward-looking plan for the companies’ fabrication operations. The Fabrication Manager will be the interface between fabrication, business development, and estimating with matters of workload and industries to focus resources on. The Fabrication Manager will have a focus on maintaining a forecasted workload to be used to make key estimating and project decisions. The Fabrication Manager will also keep a forward-looking eye on changing technologies and systems to keep the fabrication operations efficient and industry leading. The Fabrication Manager will oversee our in-house engineering services.


Performance Expectations


The Fabrication Manager will manage fabrication performance in all facilities with specific focus on:

#1 Priority is to make Safety our key objective with Quality following a close second

Leading and managing a $40 million + fabrication business; generate profitable work in fabrication industry

Responsible for financial results of revenue, profit and backlog

Experience running at least 100 craft employees on team

Multiple facility management experience a plus

Experience in procuring and implementing automation

Strong understanding of fabrication technology

Responsible for income statement

Experience with AISE fracture critical, ASME, and API work

Complete weekly status reviews for key projects and fabrication status report for submission to Company Executive Team

Managing and helping all facilities and project managers to be successful

Managing all engineering aspects of fabrication operations, including the engineering manager and staff

Maintain a current workload projection to be used for business development, estimating and resource loading

Actively participate in business development and lead estimating functions of fabrication

Manage our project controls staff and continue to push and refine the process to make it best of class



Even though this position represents management, it requires doing the tasks and identifying what it takes to make GBI a success.


Work with the Facilities Managers and GBI management to ensure that projects are planned, resourced, and executed properly.

Set goals for quality, safety and productivity

Understand client production requirements

Encourage creativity

Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills


Execute improvements to our cost control, safety, and quality control

Establish an implementation plan outlining the resource needs to ensure adherence to best practices.

Ensure project execution plans are in place and executed

Meet with GBI managers and estimators to discuss needs and objectives

Coordinate with the GBI manager and facilities managers to establish appropriate staffing for each job

Participate in-house, pre-job conferences for each project to see that all disciplines within GBI are properly coordinated to perform their appropriate function.


Provide estimating leadership

Help review proposals

Work with project management to see that continuous quality improvement measures are being implemented

Work with QA/QC personnel to see that appropriate procedures are in place for projects requiring code stamp compliance

Research and champion process improvements that can be made to increase production, efficiencies, or work flow in fabrication.


Keep track of personnel resources at the facilities manager and engineer levels

Keep track of project management processes and methods to insure desired results

Forecast project cost (WIP)



Bachelor of Science Engineering degree or Construction Engineering Management degree

10 years experience as a Fabrication Manager (including P &L experience, estimating experience, job costing and ERP Systems)







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