Valve Shop Lead Job in Edmonton for Powell Industries |

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Valve Shop Lead

February 3 2021
Industries Industrial products (Others)
Categories Trades, Technicians, Construction
Edmonton, AB

Based in the Edmonton Valve facility, the Lead Person will report to the Operations Manager . A Lead Person will be responsible for overseeing activities associated with manufacturing and production of products to meet production and customer requirements. The Lead Person will assist the Manager in planning, organizing, controlling and directing daily and weekly operations to ensure scheduled works for completion is executed in a timely manner and meets all safety and quality standards.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Sets the example for team members on expectations, accountability and attitude.
  • Balances workload and assigns work to team members on a day-to-day basis to support work team and departmental objectives.
  • Balances and assigns work team priorities to best achieve production and customer satisfaction objectives.
  • Organizes, prioritizes, and monitors day-to-day tasks.
  • Schedules on-the-job training for work team members.
  • Leads and participates in process improvement initiatives as required for work team.
  • Monitors work activities to ensure safety practices, policies and procedures are followed.
  • Participate in safety program activities (e.g. safety committee, safety meetings).
  • Actively participate in employee meetings, as required (e.g. tool box meetings, etc.).
  • Ensure all products are meeting quality expectations.
  • Write Hold for Dispositions (HFDs).
  • Work closely with employees and/other departments to resolve production problems.
  • Communicate with the Engineering department regarding drawings and blueprints.
  • Oversee the training plan for new hires and communicate progress to Manufacturing Supervisor.
  • Provide performance feedback as required.
  • Complete daily time data entry accurately and on time.
  • Lead special projects (i.e. - communicate, assign tasks; monitor progress, provide status updates).
  • Manage department supplies.
  • Other duties as required.

Core Competencies

  • Establish priorities and balance multiple objectives.
  • Effectively create, maintain and work in a team environment.
  • Follow company operating procedures, safety rules and ISO requirements.
  • Develop creative and alternate ideas to solve work-related problems.
  • Effective problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Ability to take on responsibility and challenges.
  • Competent and proficient with the use of overhead cranes, forklifts and aerial platforms.
  • Comprehension and understanding of shop drawings.
  • Command of the English language, both written and verbal.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Familiarity with MES (Manufacturing and Execution System).
  • Accountable for personal actions and results.
  • Demonstrated reliability.


  • Minimum of High School Diploma or GED.
  • Previous experience leading a team is preferred.
  • Basic to intermediate Microsoft Office applications skills (Word, Excel).
  • Ability to effectively work in a team environment.
  • Journeyman Ticket is preferred.
  • Due to the safety sensitive nature of this position successful candidates will undergo pre-employment substance abuse and medical testing upon hire.

Working Conditions

  • Temperature controlled working environment. Some outside activities may be required.
  • Must wear personnel protective equipment at all times (i.e., hard hats, safety glasses, safety footwear, safety harnesses as required) and respirators when required.
  • Must be able to work from all types of ladders. (Step ladders, "A" frame ladders, and all-size extension ladders), elevated work platforms, scissor lifts, zoom booms etc.
  • Job requires working in a manufacturing setting.
  • Working in front of a shop floor computer for part of shift.

Physical Requirements

  • Maintaining body equilibrium and agility to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching, ascending or descending stairs.
  • Bending the body at the waist, the legs at the knees, and extending arms and hands in any direction in a repetitive manner.
  • Standing, walking, and speaking for long periods of time.
  • Using upper extremities to apply or exert a force up to 40 lbs.
  • Typing, punching or applying pressure to an object with fingers and palm.
  • Perceiving size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with the fingertips.