ADF International in Great Falls, Montana, announces an immediate opening for a Structural Welding Foreman for their steel fabrication plant.

ADF International is a North American leader in the fabrication, design and engineering of connections, fabrications and installations of complex steel structures. As an international leader in a growing industry, we seek a disciplined specialist with the technical and command skills necessary to help us order and sustain the increasing workloads we face in our fabrication plant.
Do you have management experience in a structural steel fabrication plant? Are you familiar with the fabrication of large beams and columns or metal core .052 process? ADF International in Great Falls, MT is looking for a Night Shift Welding Foreman to lead Welders and Fabricators on some of the most complex structures produced. If you have strong leadership skills and a vast knowledge of structural steel fabrication, we are looking for you!

A qualified candidate for the position of ADF International’s Structural Welding Foreman will be able to document 10 or more years in leadership or management with heavy industrial fabrication plant experience or will be able to confirm 10 or more years of supervision and planning experience from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been accumulated. A qualified candidate will also be able to confirm knowledge of codes of standards for AISC, AWS, and CWB. A preferred candidate will, in addition, possess or be immediately eligible for AWS (American Welding Society) Certification and CWB (Canadian Welding Bureau) Certification. Our ideal candidate will have, as well, an impeccable training background and an unblemished work record and will be able to provide detailed performance evaluations or compelling references that attest to work-related expertise and a well-tested set of leadership qualities.

If you are confident and friendly and formal in bearing, if you can communicate clearly with superiors, peers, and subordinates, if you can inspire and motivate team members to improve productivity by establishing for them a clear set of expectations, by offering them appropriate praise and advice, and by imposing reasonable sanctions without showing either favoritism or malice, we want to talk with you. If you have a talent for delegating responsibility and distributing tasks among subordinates in ways that insure maximum productivity for the team and for the company, we want to talk with you. If you can establish and maintain a positive work environment with a steady flow of communication among all stakeholders, if you can identify and provide useful information to superiors and appropriate feedback and training to subordinates, we want to talk with you. If you can act with honesty and integrity in relations with superiors, peers, and subordinates, if you can accept and effectively analyze unexpected problems, if you can take appropriate initiative to solve these problems creatively, if you can accept with equanimity both credit for success and blame for failure, we want to talk with you. If you can, in good faith, make a personal commitment to the success of the production team and to the continued success of ADF International, we really, really want to talk with you.

The successful candidate will enjoy not only a rewarding career with ADF International but also will enjoy the many benefits of life in historic Great Falls, Montana—its great schools, safe streets, interesting museums and attractions, its many family-friendly community activities and above all its congenial small town atmosphere like none other in America. And Great Falls is a gateway to Big Sky Country’s great outdoors—to hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, horse sports and all outdoor winter recreation.

If you think you are a good fit for this company and this Treasure State community, send your letter of interest and your resume now and take the first steps toward the next phase of your career with a move to ADF International.

Key Technical Skills/Abilities Summary:
o Demonstrates leadership (Lead by Example)
o Demonstrates competency in planning, organizing and supervising a large group
o Demonstrates strong work ethic and sense of responsibility
o Demonstrates excellent communication skills
o Demonstrates knowledge of welding/fabrication means and methods
o Demonstrates self-discipline and a willingness to adhere to ADF policies and ethics

Duties Summary:
o Reports to Production Manager
o Responsible overall for production of seven or more fabrication stations
o Responsible for planning, and on a daily basis coordinating and monitoring the section’s work activities, fabrication progress and resources to meet the production schedule and timescale for the completion of the work.
o Responsible for the quality of work produced by the section.
o Responsible for regular inspections of the work (practices/methods) to check for any deviations from ADF-established quality standards.
o Responsible for new-employee orientation and training to promote safe work methods and environment.
o Responsible for ensuring that safety rules and regulations are respected.
o Responsible for regular meetings with the production team and other interactions as required to provide the team with guidance, updates, changes in schedule or methods, etc.
o Responsible for investigations of all incidents which may occur in the section
o Responsible for appropriate reports.
o Responsible for executing disciplinary sanctions when appropriate.
o Responsible for scheduled performance appraisals.
o Responsible for time keeping of group.
o Responsible for direct flow of materials; responsible for log locations and completions.
o Responsible for reporting and coordinating equipment repairs and inspections
o Responsible for any other related duties, as required and/or special projects as needed.

Physical Requirements:
The successful candidate will have the ability to perform the following activities and sustain them for varying lengths of time: stand, walk, drag, pull, push, lift, lower, climb stairs or ladders, balance, bend, twist, squat, kneel and stoop on a constant basis, and work in an elevated location occasionally. Must be able to repetitively articulate hands, wrists etc. to operate standard office equipment; and perform those similar activities while seated as well as perform computer work for various lengths of time.  Use hands to reach outside of power zone constantly.  Frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Ability to perform work in variable climate conditions such as but not limited to, hot, cold, dusty, noisy etc.

Company Profile
Founded in 1956, ADF GROUP INC. is a North American leader in the design and engineering of connections, fabrication, including industrial coating, and installation of complex steel structures, heavy steel built-ups, as well as miscellaneous and architectural metalwork for the non-residential construction Industry.
ADF Group Inc. operates two steel structure fabrication plants; one of 630,000 ft2 (58,530 m2) in the province of Quebec, Canada and one of 100,000 ft2 (9,290 m2) in Montana, USA through its US subsidiary "ADF International Inc.", where ADF Group Inc. also operates a 48,000 ft2 (4,460 m2) industrial coating plant through “ADF Industrial Coating Inc.”.
ADF International/Industrial Coating Inc.

benefits and perquisites
o ADF provides relocation assistance.
o ADF’s full-time employees, working at least 30 hours per week, are eligible for ADF benefits on the 1st day of the month following 30 days of employment. 
o ADF offers medical and dental (employer pays 100% of premium for employee and 75% of premium for dependents) and voluntary vision insurance. 
o ADF provides Long Term Disability and Basic Life Insurance. 
o ADF makes Supplemental Life Insurance available to employees and their spouses and children. 
o ADF offers Flexible Spending Accounts (tax-advantaged medical and dependent care savings plans). 
o ADF’s regular full-time employees are eligible to accrue Paid Time Off (PTO). 
o ADF’s new employees start accruing PTO immediately upon hire and are eligible to use PTO following completion of 30 days of employment. 
o ADF International recognizes and is closed for 8 paid holidays during the year. 
o ADF has established a 401 (k) plan to provide employees the potential for future financial security for retirement and provides matching funds after 6 months of employment. 
o ADF will match 50% of the employee’s contribution up to a max of 5%. 
Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.