Pipe Fabricator – Supervisor/Chargehand

Job Description

Alternative Heat specialises in the design, supply and installation of a wide range of Off-site Prefabricated solutions for the commercial M&E sectors throughout Ireland and UK. Through continuous investment within our teams, and our facilities, we have grown strongly over the years and established ourselves as a leader within the offsite pre-fabrication industry throughout Ireland and the UK.

Due to continued growth we are looking to integrate a Pipe Fabricator - Supervisor/Chargehand to support our growing fabrication team in our fabulous new Fabrication Yard in Banbridge. This post is permanent contract. It is an amazing opportunity for a candidate that wants to gain experience with a progressive and dynamic company to further your career.

Job Summary

We are currently seeking a self-motivated and experienced Pipe fabricator to fabricate pipe arrangements to support our team of welders, who can manage, develop, delegate work accordingly and support the Fabrication Manager/Co-ordinator. As part of the role as Pipe fabricator – Supervisor/Chargehand, the successful candidate will be required to be on site each day, fabricating pipe arrangements from our shop drawings, overseeing weld procedures and increasing production within the fabrication/welding facility, ensuring projects are progressing in line with priority sequence & programme.

Core Responsibilities of role:

  • Liaise with Fabrication Manager/Co-Ordinator to establish each projects requirements.
  • Read and fully understand the pipe fabrication drawings for each project
  • Fabricate pipe sets for various pipe diameters (typically carbon steel & stainless steel pipe ranging from 65mm – 500mm) from shop drawings.
  • Review all fabrication drawings prior to entering the production line for correct measurements and specification
  • Provide a constant supply of pipe assemblies to support welders.
  • Ensure company welding procedures are adhere to.
  • Liaise regularly with line managers in relation to labour resources, training, machinery and any non-conformances.
  • Ensuring the project progresses in a timely manner and in accordance with project programs and specifications.
  • Manage and schedule workload accordingly in the fabrication facilities.
  • Set a personal example to all personnel when on site.
  • Any other duties deemed necessary by management.

Essential Criteria:

  • Established experienced pipe fabricator, experienced working with various pipe diameters and arrangements.
  • Previous experience as a senior pipe fabricator, able to lead a team with a minimum of 3 years’ experience operating at this level.
  • Previous experience and familiar with pipe/structural welding procedures.
  • Confident in understanding off shop fabrication drawings with ability to relay this information through the wider fabrication teams.
  • Organize a structured approach to your work.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage workload.
  • Good attendance and timekeeping record.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic with the ability to motivate colleagues, whilst maintaining a high level of productivity.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Previous experience as a lead pipe fabricator, producing a wide range of pipe arrangements.
  • Previous experience as a pipe fabrication chargehand/foreman.
  • Experienced operating any of the following machines, Pipe Beveller, Plasma Cutter, Press Brake, Orbital Pipe Welder)


Fabrication Facilities, Banbridge


07:00-17:00, Mon – Thu; 07:00-16:00, Fri


Competitive depending on experience

Responsible to:

Fabrication Manager

About Us

The opportunity has arisen to join an industry leader in UK's Building Services providers. We design, develop and deliver a wide range of offsite-prefabricated, innovative and sustainable building service solutions throughout the UK & Ireland.

Alternative Heat specialises in the design, supply and installation of a wide range of prefabricated energy solutions, typically built in NI and shipped throughout the UK and Ireland. We also offer turnkey design, build and operate solutions for commercial energy centers and large-scale district heating solutions and have experience with successfully procuring and delivering many similiar packages to a wide range of public body's throughout Ireland and UK.

Employee Benefits:

  • Competitive Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Annual Health Check
  • 30 days Annual Leave
To apply for this role, send your CV and covering letter to hradmin@alternativeheat.co.uk Alternative Heat is an equal opportunities employer.
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