Welding Superintendent
Seaspan ULC
Victoria Shipyards - Victoria,BC
4d ago

Duties / Accountabilities

  • Works in collaboration with the VSL Welding Engineer to develop efficient and affective welding procedures and processes that meet customer requirements.
  • Manages cost, schedule, quality and safety for all Welding Department operations by monitoring budgets, providing skilled and efficient resources, aligning workmanship with quality standards and ensuring compliance with VSL safety procedures
  • Manages the hiring, training and deployment of qualified welders
  • Allocates manpower to projects in accordance project schedules and priorities, ensuring workers have the required skill for assigned tasks
  • Monitors work progress with the Welding Supervisors to assess job status. Provides guidance, direction and corrective action where required to ensure Company and Customer expectations are met
  • Leads process improvement and safety initiatives for the Welding Department
  • Ensures that a strong safety culture is instilled within the Welding Department
  • Provides input in new projects by actively participating in build & repair strategy development, project schedules and cost estimates
  • Analyzes tools, equipment, jigs and fixtures for application to VSL operations. Provides recommendations to the Steel Manager
  • Supports the Purchasing Department in procuring consumable materials for fabrication and welding processes by providing insight and assistance in material specifications
  • Maintains department records including certifications and training records
  • Conducts regular maintenance and safety inspections of equipment, facilities and work sites ensuring deficiencies are quickly rectified
  • Maintains and develops ISO procedures for welding operations
  • Ensures compliance with union collective agreements and WCB regulations
  • Improves department skill and productivity by liaising with Supervisors to assess employee skill and performance. Initiates training as required
  • Maintains positive relationships with customers by communicating scope of work, progress, material and workmanship
  • Works with disability and rehabilitation consultants in assisting injured employees return-to-work by selecting appropriate accommodations
  • Education and Experience

  • Completion of Grade 12
  • Trade certification in Welding, Fabrication or Ship fitting
  • 5-7 years supervisory experience in Marine Structural Welding
  • Experience managing a large multi-discipline project-driven workforce
  • Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies

  • Detailed knowledge of welding procedures and fitting techniques
  • Ability to read and interpret complex technical specifications and drawings
  • Knowledge of shipbuilding terminology, methods and procedures
  • Demonstrated competency in development and qualification of weld procedures
  • Excellent technical, analytical, problem solving, communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to conduct business in a professional and ethical manner
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Competent in use of Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of certification process under the CSA Standards W47.1 / W47.2M
  • Knowledge of regulatory body and the application of regulation for repair and new construction projects
  • Ability to conduct inspections to ensure projects to meet SMC S.O.P. standards
  • Knowledge of welding equipment as defined by CSA standards
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