Structural Welders/Red Seal Welders

Full Time

Seaspan Shipyards

An exceptional company with a firm commitment to its people, culture, and environmental social responsibilityEnjoy a highly competitive wage of $47.42/hr for Red Seal candidates (double for OT), plus comprehensive union benefitsJoin a supportive, diverse team that is committed to your long-term successAbout Seaspan ShipyardsSeaspan 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, Seaspan Shipyards is delivering on the promise of ships built in Canada, by Canadians, while creating jobs and rebuilding our domestic shipbuilding industry.Vancouver Shipyards in North Vancouver, where these opportunities will be, 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.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 shipyards in North America.For more information about us, please visit our website.About the OpportunityCurrently, Seaspan Shipyards is seeking multiple full-time Structural Welders or Red Seal Welders, to work in North Vancouver, BC. These positions will support the shipbuilding programs.

There are two shifts with the majority of employees on mornings:Morning: 6:15am – 2:30pm Monday-FridayAfternoon: 3:00pm – 11:00pm Monday-Friday ($2.75/hr on top of base)The successful candidates will utilize FCAW, SMAW, GTAW, and SAW processes as well as some automated GMAW/MCAW equipment to complete these high-quality welds for large and complex ships. You will work to enforce 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.About YouYou are looking for a long-term career rather than the next job To qualify, you must possess an Interprovincial Red Seal certification or 4 years of welding experience for non-Red Seal candidates.The following assets are preferred, but not required:Current CWB All Position FCAW Qualification with a minimum of 6 months validity remaining, or willingness to obtainCurrent CWB All Position SMAW Qualification with a minimum of 6 months validity remaining, or willingness to obtainDemonstrated proficiency in manual burning using oxy/fuel-cutting equipmentDemonstrated proficiency in air-arc gouging in all positionsMust be able to pass a pre-employment FCAW test before being eligible for dispatchDocumented Pipe/Pressure Welding experience including Provincial, International, or Class ASociety pipe welding certifications with proof of prolongation of process within the last 6 monthsSociety governing the build of the ship or projectMust be able to work in a construction environment involving confined spaces, working at heights, and various weather conditionsAs a valuable addition to our team, you have a passion for safety and environmental stewardship, with the ability to work and communicate collaboratively in a team environment and the willingness to help others.Please note: all candidates are required to complete a weld test prior to being offered employment. Testing will be held in the Shipyard or remote testing will be available in various provinces (interior BC, Alberta, and Saskatchewan). Successful candidates will also be required to obtain government security clearance.About the BenefitsAs a valuable member of our team, you will be rewarded with a competitive hourly wage of $47.42 for Red Seal candidates, and $40.31/hr for non-Red Seal.

Bargaining is currently underway, so a further pay increase will be coming soon. This is a union job, and you must become a member of Marine & Shipbuilders – Local 506 to be employed at Vancouver Shipyards. In addition, you will receive a great range of benefits, including:Overtime pay of double the hourly wageExtended health, dental, and vision benefits (provided by Marine & Shipbuilders – Local 506)Job stability — with multi-billion dollar contracts and multiple ships to build, we will be building ships for decades to comeTemporary living away from home allowance may be available for Red Seal candidatesTraining, mentorship, and broad opportunities for professional developmentA progressive work environment that supports health, fitness, safety, and diversitySupport for families, including scholarships and summer job placements for childrenGym on siteRegular employee bonding events, celebrations, and opportunities to participate in company sports teamsAnd many moreThis is a unique opportunity to join the team of a thriving and growing company, at an exciting time. If you enjoy being part of a culture that promotes personal and professional growth in an atmosphere of trust, respect, and collaboration, apply nowBy applying, you agree that Seaspan may share your resume with our Union partner, Marine & Shipbuilders – Local 506.

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