Welding Apprentice
Vancouver Shipyards - North Vancouver, BC
1d ago

Duties / Accountabilities

  • Read and interpret blueprints and relevant welding procedure specifications in a proficient manner. Complete & pass required practical and written examinations as per the ITA.
  • Operate manual or semi-automatic welding equipment using processes such as gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux-cored arc welding (FCAW), plasma arc cutting, shielding metal arc welding (SMAW) and submerged arc welding (SAW).
  • Operate manual or semi-automatic flame-cutting & plasma cutting equipment, including hand tools (i.e. grinder / chipping gun).
  • Meet all requirements of Seaspan’s core values of Safety / Efficiency / Care / Accountability.
  • Education and Experience :

  • Knowledge, skill and ability to use basic hand tools
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings and weld procedures
  • Ability to set-up and troubleshoot welding / burning equipment
  • Minimum Grade 12 Education
  • Successfully passed Welder Foundation Program in B.C.
  • CWB FCAW All Position valid ticket required
  • CWB SMAW All Position valid ticket required
  • Marine Construction Welder Level 1 is considered an asset
  • If hired, any pre-registered schooling may be re-scheduled at the discretion of the Steel Trades Manager
  • Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies :

  • Comprehend and follow written and spoken directions and work in a safe & efficient manner
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal in the English language
  • Ability to work in enclosed / confined spaces in awkward positions and at high elevations
  • Good judgment and reasoning skills
  • Perseverance and ambition
  • Demonstrated initiative, creativity and integrity
  • Ability to work in a team environment or individually with a positive attitude.
  • Please note, NO follow up CALLS PERMITTED. Due to the high volume of applications received, we will not be responding to direct inquiries regarding apprentice positions.

    We ask for your patience during the recruitment process. You will be contacted by Seaspan directly if you are successfully shortlisted for a position.

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