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Welders - Vancouver Shipyards - job post

Vancouver Shipyards
3.2 out of 5
Vancouver, BC
$47.42 an hour - Full-time

Location

Vancouver, BC

Full job description

Welders - Vancouver Shipyards

Seaspan Shipyards is proud to be Canada’s long-term, strategic shipbuilding partner for the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy. As a direct result of this work, while creating jobs and rebuilding our domestic shipbuilding industry, Seaspan Shipyards is delivering on the promise of ships built in Canada, by Canadians.

Vancouver Shipyards, based in North Vancouver, has a very busy and exciting year ahead, as we continue to make progress on two 174m long Joint Support Ships (JSS) for the Royal Canadian Navy – the largest ships ever built in Canada! We are also constructing an Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel (OOSV) for the Canadian Coast Guard, and have secured significant contracts to design and build a Polar Icebreaker and several Multi-Purpose Vessels. These projects will bring long-term job stability for many years to come.

Welders have a major role in the shipbuilding industry. Ships of this size and complexity require the deposition of large amounts of high-quality weld to ensure the structural integrity of the ship while at sea and to ensure the integrity of the many different systems required to make the ship operate at its maximum output. Welders utilize FCAW, SMAW, GTAW, and SAW processes as well as some automated GMAW/MCAW equipment to complete these high-quality welds. To satisfy this demand, Seaspan is seeking Red Seal Qualified Welders and/or Welders with multiple years of welding experience in heavy manufacturing and/or pressure welding. Now is the best time to be part of Canada’s shipbuilding industry! Join us and be part of the regeneration of the shipbuilding tradition and become a member of a talented, diverse team that is forging a bright future for Canadian shipbuilding at one of the most modern shipbuilding at in North America.

Required Skills & Qualifications

Production Welders:

All candidates are required to complete a weld test prior to being offered employment. Testing will be held either in the Shipyard or elsewhere; remote testing will be available in various provinces, such as interior BC, Alberta, and Saskatchewan.

  • Red Seal Qualifications as a Welder or a minimum of 4 years of welding experience.
  • Current CWB All Position FCAW Qualification with a minimum of 6 Months Validity remaining or equivalent (AWS, Lloyds, DNV-GL, etc).
  • Current CWB All Position SMAW Qualification with a minimum of 6 Months Validity remaining or equivalent (AWS, Lloyds, DNV-GL, etc).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in manual burning using oxy/fuel cutting equipment
  • Demonstrated proficiency in air-arc gouging in all positions
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment FCAW test before being eligible for dispatch

And Pipe Welders:

  • Red Seal Qualifications as a Welder or a minimum of 4 years of welding experience
  • CWB All Position FCAW Qualification with a minimum of 6 Months Validity remaining or equivalent (AWS, Lloyds, DNV-GL, etc).
  • CWB All Position SMAW Qualification with a minimum of 6 Months Validity remaining or equivalent (AWS, Lloyds, DNV-GL, etc).
  • Documented Pipe/Pressure Welding experience including Provincial, International, or Class Society pipe welding certifications with proof of prolongation of process within the last 6 months
  • Must be able to pass additional qualification tests required by the Company or the Classification Society governing the build of the ship or project.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment FCAW test before being eligible for dispatch

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Good communication skills both written and verbal in the English language
  • Demonstrated passion for safety and environmental stewardship
  • Ability to work positively in a team environment
  • Demonstrated proficiency in reading and interpreting welding procedures, blueprints, and drawings
  • Must be able to work in a construction environment involving confined spaces, working at heights, physical labour, and various weather conditions
  • Must be flexible and able to work all shifts

These are Union roles with Marine & Shipbuilders - Local 506 and offers an excellent health, welfare & pension package after the completion of 480 hours. The full Red Seal Journeyperson will earn $47.42 p/hr (overtime is double time).

Business Location: Vancouver Shipyards, 50 Pemberton Avenue, North Vancouver, B.C.

Language Requirements: English

NOC: 72106

Terms of Employment: Permanent, Full-Time

If you are interested in future opportunities, please apply online today or send your resume to tradesrecruitment@seaspan.com


Disclaimers:

By applying, you agree that Seaspan may share your resume with our Union partner, Marine and Shipbuilders Union Local 506.

Note: Unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Seaspan is committed to Employment Equity, supports diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including, women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities. Furthermore, we are committed to providing an inclusive and accessible environment. If you require reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know, and we will work with you to support your request.

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