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Welding Superintendent, Night Shift (Monaca, PA)

Requisition ID:  219972

  • Relocation Authorized:  National - Family
  • Project No.:  25873
  • Grade:  25-26
  • Position to be Panel Interviewed?  Yes 

Project Overview:


Pennsylvania Chemicals is a world-scale facility that will use ethane to produce 1.6 million tonnes of polyethylene per year. The project will involve up to 6,000 workers during its construction and is expected to employ 600 permanent employees when completed. The ethylene / polyethylene complex will be located in the Ohio River Valley north of Pittsburgh. It comprises an ethane cracker and three polyethylene units, plus OSBL including a gas-fired combined cycle cogeneration unit and a large storage-in-transit rail yard.

This position may be required to work a schedule of rotating shifts including nights, weekends, or holidays. All employees are subject to and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of continued employment for the duration of their assignment. The ability to obtain/maintain access to the facility is required.


This role will be night shift.


Role Overview:


The Welding Superintendent is responsible for supervising and directing craft resources within the Welding discipline. Supervises and directs General Foremen, Foremen, craft and others, as assigned. Ensures assigned construction operations performance are in compliance with specifications and within schedules and budgets. Primarily reports to Area Managers for daily scheduled work priorities, coordination between other disciplines and assigned building specific tasks. Also, reports functionally to the Lead Welding Superintendent for coordination of technical and site specific prioritization of work activities and craft crew distribution. Coordinates with Field Engineering for questions with design documents, materials, and other work control documents. This position may be assigned to night shift and will require working overtime.



  • Provides leadership for environmental, safety, health, injury/accident and fire prevention on the project. This includes safety orientation, preparation of safety procedures and leading direct hire safety meetings.
  • Inspect building and area for unsafe conditions, behaviors and practices and take appropriate corrective action to mitigate and eliminate.
  • Coordinate safety training and enforce safe work behaviors and practices at all times in conjunction with the Environmental Safety and Health Supervisor.
  • Be the Champion for the ZERO Accident Program. Ensure that Bechtel Core processes and local/national safety codes, requirements and standards are being complied with within assigned area of responsibility.
  • Ensure the applicable design documents and welding procedures are provided to direct hire craft personnel to complete work, and that all design changes are approved prior to implementation.
  • Responsible for the cost, schedule and optimization of craft labor and maintaining the four week look ahead schedule for labor and equipment.
  • Interface with Labor/Industrial Relations for craft recruitment and training programs. Approve workforce job requirements and review work accomplished by each craft.
  • Review craft time records using established automated tools.
  • Review and approve major equipment mobilization and demobilization.
  • Responsible for implementing corporate project policies, procedures and instructions within assigned work activities or applicable project specific policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate with the General Foreman and Foreman to hire craft labor to execute work.
  • Coordinate with other discipline superintendents with established building or area construction work activities and plans.
  • Lead the preparation and implementation of the 3-week look-ahead and four-week rolling schedule and budget control with support from Field Engineering and Project Controls.
  • Provide input to Field Engineering for quantity tracking application and report weekly installed quantities.
  • Prepare material requisitions for tools and consumables and coordinate through Procurement to obtain these materials.
  • Prepare reports and forecasts, including summary of construction progress, craft personnel forecasts, and expenditures forecasts.
  • Plan the manpower and equipment required to execute the job.
  • Perform employee reviews and identify training and development opportunities for subordinate personnel.
  • Perform other duties as required by Bechtel management.


 Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or other relevant technical discipline from an accredited university as well as a minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience, or 12 years of relevant experience in the absence of a degree.
  • Must possess legal right to work in US without sponsorship
  • Must be physically capable to conduct field inspections and participate in project walk downs which require the following activities: extensive walking in and around a construction site, climbing ladders, climbing scaffolding, walking on elevated platforms, walking on uneven surfaces, climbing in very small and/or confined spaces, and lifting up to 60 lbs.
  • Must be able to pass nuclear security screening requirements and be able to obtain and maintain unescorted access to a nuclear power facility.


 Minimum Qualifications:

  • Basic to intermediate knowledge of EPC and EPCM construction programs, technologies, means and methods.
  • Basic to intermediate knowledge of supervisory functions relating to construction field activities.
  • Working knowledge with ASME NQA-1 1994, 2008 and Addendum 2009, ASME B31 series, AWS D1.1, 1.4 and 1.8 and NDE/NDA processes.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) and commitment to a Zero Accident safety program.
  • Basic to Intermediate experience in construction management of nuclear power and non-reactor nuclear facility EPC projects.


 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Intermediate knowledge of EPC and EPCM construction programs, technologies, means and methods.
  • Intermediate knowledge of supervisory functions relating to construction field activities.
  • Intermediate knowledge with ASME NQA-1 1994, 2008 and Addendum 2009, ASME B31 series, AWS D1.1, 1.4 and 1.8 and NDE/NDA processes.



Additional Information

Work includes field inspections and the physical ability to conduct field inspections which require the following activities: extensive walking in and around a construction site, climbing ladders, climbing scaffolding, working on elevated platforms, working on uneven surfaces and working in small or confined spaces. Some lifting may be required. Must have the ability to walk into and out of the project (enter/egress). Must be able to use appropriate standard issued Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) required for each assigned task (i.e. harness, life vest, lift buckets, etc.).

Bechtel’s internal staffing policy includes the minimum time that you need to be in your current position before applying to a new position.  Please refer to the applicable policy manual and ensure you meet the minimum requirements.