Shop Foreman - Weekend Shift

Sioux Falls, SD

For over 100 years, Maguire Iron has been an industry leader in the fabrication, construction, and maintenance of water storage tanks and elevated water towers. The Shop Foreman will be responsible for maintaining the safe and efficient fabrication and paint shop operations through planning, communication, and execution of processes and systems. This position will manager a weekend (Fri, Sat & Sun) crew. 

Management Duties

  • Ensure adequate staffing levels for production needs.
  • Ensure all production employees are meeting performance expectations. 
  • Perform all employee reviews and evaluations.                                                                                              
  • Provide training for all new-hires and for current employees moving into new roles. 
  • Document personnel issues and communicate them with Human Resources and Fabrication Manager. 


  • Prioritize and schedule material for all fabrication areas (paint & production) to ensure efficient and timely production and minimize downtime. 
  • Verify inventory is sufficient to complete jobs.
  • Prioritize and organize production flow to ensure timely delivery of materials to field crews so completion dates are met, and transportation department resources are used efficiently.  
  • Lead weekly or bi-weekly production meetings so all personnel are informed. 
  • Work closely with the Fabrication Manager to stay informed of new developments.                                        
  • Confirm shop drawings and paint submittals and distribute as needed.
  • Ensure proper use of all equipment.
  • Ensure parts are documented and tracking reports are completed.
  • Ensure all shop employees are using the ERP system and have proper documentation.
  • Work closely with Bay Leads to meet production standards and deadlines.


  • Create and facilitate a safe work environment.
  • Ensures shop safety standards are met by employees and visitors.
  • Coordinate with Human Resources/Safety to ensure proper training is conducted.
  • Resolve any safety inspection issues.
  • Complete incident reports.


  • High School or GED.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in production welding supervision.
  • Experience operating a forklift, heavy equipment, and overhead cranes.
  • Knowledge of fabrication process and techniques.
  • Knowledge of welding techniques and materials.
  • Proven experience in getting work done through others in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as ASME Code, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, blueprints, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees of organization.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; ability to read and interpret bar-graphs.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instruction furnished in written, oral, or diagram form; ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Utilize an ERP system and basic computer skills in MS Outlook, Excel and Word.

At Maguire Iron, we believe in protecting and storing quality water. We do this by being the best water tank company for our customers and employees.

Maguire Iron, Inc is an Equal Opportunity/AA Employer