Acosta Mfg. is a family-owned sheet metal manufacturer, primarily supporting projects in the residential and commercial sectors, focusing on HVAC, roofing metals, and architectural metals. We have a 50-year legacy in the Bay Area, and maintain our presence and service in the Greater Bay Area, and approximately 100-mile radius. We are affiliated with the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local No. 104, allowing us to work for projects in a variety of sectors.
Supervises and coordinates the daily activities of all personnel engaged in the fabrication of sheet metal products (production team members). Work is reviewed while in progress, and on completion, to ensure compliance with specifications and acceptable standards of workmanship. This includes activities such as laser cutting, water jet, metal forming, welding, machining, assembly and finishing, ensuring continual improvement in throughput, cost control, quality and safety. The Foreman must have knowledge of the physical properties in the sheet metal trade, and shop mathematics and principles. The Foreman is also proficient in the SMACNA Construction Standards.
The Foreman also leads all safety initiatives, and ensures compliance with outside entities (i.e. CAL OSHA, etc.) and as initiated by the Acosta Sheet Mfg. leadership team. The Foreman also works with other departments to assist in meeting environmental standards, initiatives, and compliance.
The Foreman at Acosta Mfg. supervises all production personnel. This includes Building Trades/”Yellow Label” and “Blue Label” production workers. The Foreman is knowledgeable of the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local No.104 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), and ensures our shop maintains compliance with items such as ratios, etc.
Supervise the work of pre-apprentices, apprentices, journeymen, and material handlers/laborers in the tasks to be performed.
Continue cross-training employees in the shop, including fabricators, machine operators and inputters, to maximize shop efficiency.
Work directly with the Local Union 104 representatives to request/layoff pre-apprentices, apprentices, journeymen, and to monitor their working progress.
Directs and coordinates the daily activities of production in the shop in the most efficient way.
Manage works/jobs in progress and maintain shop production schedule.
Review the daily production jobs, and assign inputting.
Supervise all production staff and coordinate operations/activities within and between departments.
Monitor employee performance and correct deficient behavior through the appropriate use of motivational techniques and disciplinary actions.
Organize and implement a shop mentoring program for new and inexperienced fabricators.
Ensure fabrication quality meets company and SMACNA standards on all jobs.
Initiate procedures and processes that minimize manufacturing costs through effective utilization of manpower, equipment, facilities, materials and capital, ensuring production schedules are achieved.
Plan and direct layout of equipment, workflow, and assembly methods.
Ensure that all jobs are completed efficiently and safely, and meet customer expectations and deadlines.
Evaluate efficiency of manufacturing process by comparing planned/estimated goals of performance levels/numbers, to actual performance levels/numbers.
Participate in staffing decisions to ensure production throughput, while maintaining budgetary constraints.
Consult with the sales department in resolving issues with customer-provided manufacturing drawings.
Assists Estimating Department with questions regarding labor hours, material specifications, and general fabrication specifications for any given job/RFQ.
Participate in future equipment planning and evaluation decisions, including Return on Investment tasks.
Keeps equipment operating by enforcing operating instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns, requiring preventive maintenance, and calling for repairs.
Work directly with the maintenance department to efficiently schedule equipment maintenance.
Continually improves safety records by addressing both physical safety issues and employee safety attitudes.
Manages injury reporting and follows all protocols for production team members. This includes collecting all required injury reporting information, meeting with injured team members post-injury, etc.
Ensures all production team members are using, and have available, the necessary PPE to perform job safely and in compliance with OSHA requirements.
Provide equipment operation and procedural training to fabricators, as needed such as for brakes, presses, forming rolls, etc., and maintain safety records/reports.
Ensure all finished goods are labeled and staged accordingly.
Maintain the shop to be organized and clean.
Ensure labor hours are correctly tracked and applied to jobs.
Process payroll reports weekly.
Fosters an open-communication environment.
Responds proactively to performance concerns.
Experience as a Foreman or Supervisor managing fabricating crews.
Leadership and relationship building.
Proficient knowledge of standard digital communication software, such as Microsoft Office and/or G-Suite, email, etc.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing and verbally.
Ability and desire to learn new software tools.
Proficient knowledge of HVAC ducts configurations and the airflow impact.
Ability to understand and effectively interpret complex verbal and written instruction.
Ability to understand and effectively interpret complex drawings, plans, and blueprints, whether on paper or in a digital format.
Thorough knowledge of SMACNA fabrication standards.
Thorough knowledge of the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local No. 104 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
Ability to estimate labor and material costs.
Skill in the use and care of equipment and tools of the sheet metal trade.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Time management skills, especially under tight deadlines.
Proven ability to direct and coordinate shop operations and subordinates.
Desire to perform beyond the mandatory job requirements.
Comprehension of equipment installation and operations manuals.
This is a full-time position. Hours of work are Monday through Friday, 6:00am-2:30pm, 40 hours per week. Compensated overtime may occur as job duties demand, and will not exceed overtime as outlined in the SMW Union Local #104 Collective Bargaining Agreement.
This positions supervises a team of production/shop workers, in compliance with the SMW Union Local #104 Collective Bargaining Agreement.
This job description identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for Shop Foreman. This document does not encompass all job tasks that an employee may be required to perform during his or her workday. Employees are required to follow additional instructions and duties that may be assigned by his or her supervisor.