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Irving Shipbuilding Inc Employer Reviews

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For Nova Scotia its a well paying job. were in the process of rebuilding so things were not well organized
Apprentice Pipefitter (Former Employee), Halifax, NSFebruary 11, 2014
it was a good job and I enjoyed my time there however the whole shipyard was being rebuilt which sometimes resulted in missing parts which made completing jobs difficult at times.

I learned alot about the trade in my time there manly just the practical application of the things you learn at school such as reading blueprints,spool sheets, how to use – more... tools properly and safley

My co-workers were great people and would lend a hand when they could weather they were pipe-fitters or not.

The hardest part of the job was the confined spaces which pipes had to be installed and the low margin for error. this also made it very rewarding when you did get the job done

The best part was the knowledgeable people I got to meet and learn from in my time there – less
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Great people, poor workplace.
Electrician (Former Employee), Halifax Shipyard LtdSeptember 8, 2013
Pros: wages
Cons: poor planning and management.
Shipbuilding is a very different creature. I found that there was never any sense of accomplishment. The wages were great. That's what keeps everyone there. The company always harked on safety, but never followed through. The set unrealistic goals for bonuses. I wouldn't want an electrical apprentice to start their career here because they will never – more... become a real electrician. Unless they plan to do nothing but marine/naval construction for the rest of their days. – less
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fast pace,high stress
Buyer (Current Employee), Halifax nsJune 20, 2013
Pros: good pay
Cons: unorganized
Typical day at work is flipping reqs to PO's, going out for quote,getting crictical items on order. Working with planners/production to resolve and material/delivery issues.
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learn out of position and cope with challenging tight places
welder (Current Employee), halifaxOctober 2, 2012
Pros: na
Cons: some rules in collective agreement between union and company
ive learned how to properly steady myself in tight spots also welding with mirrors and have got practice with welding different styles of stainless steels. The management could use more communication amongst eachother and concentrate on co ordination and more respect to employees to a certain degree. The co-workers are a mix of different types of personalities, – more... i really enjoy working with everyone ive had the opportunity to meet. The hardest part of the day varies depending location of job and job task. – less
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long-term employment
ELECTRICIAN (Current Employee), Halifax, NSSeptember 5, 2012
consistant workplace learned commissioning and QC. Learned industrial applications in the electrical field. Would recommend for someone looking for long-term work in Nova Scotia.