Position Summary:

Heddle Shipyards is looking for an experienced pipe welder/fitter to join our team.


  • Installing and repairing piping systems onboard ships and submarines such as steam, heat, power, hydraulics, compressed air, sea water, freshwater and chilled water system
  • Assemble and install metal pipes and pipe fittings for stainless and carbon steel projects
  • Read and interpret pipe and pressure vessel drawings, as well as structural steel drawings
  • Layout and develop pipe and pressure vessel fabrications
  • Repair and maintain pipe systems and components; breaks, leaks, obstructions, cracks, holes
  • Cuts, threads and bends pipe
  • Secures pipes to structure with brackets, clamps and hangers
  • Measure and fabricate pipe routings to match existing in-line piping systems
  • Maintain and develop working knowledge of various welding techniques and materials

Qualifications & Experience:


  • The ideal candidate will have Metal Fabricator (trade code 437A) or Welder (trade code 456A) Certificate of Qualification, or equivalent
  • CWB “all position” SMAW certification (carbon steel)
  • CWB 3 position (min.) FCAW certification (carbon steel)
  • Other CWB or TSSA welding certifications with carbon or stainless alloys considered an asset


  • 3+ years experience in TIG welding process including at least 1 year of experience in pipe fitting of stainless steel equipment/layout
  • Knowledge of specific welding hazards to protect self and others
  • Ability to correctly and safely work with hand and power tools, steel/stainless steel, pipes, and other related materials;
  • FCAW, MCAW, or SMAW welding in all position, overhead and vertical
  • Welding and fitting stainless steel

    • Welding and fitting aluminum
    • Experience working at heights and in confined spaces
    • Experience mobilizing, inspecting, assembling, and de-mobolizing work area

Heddle Shipyards is an equal opportunity employer. All applicable provincial and federal laws will be followed to ensure consideration without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, age, disability or other classification protected by law. Heddle Shipyards will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities in accordance with applicable law. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection will be made on job related factors.
If you require any accommodation in the application process, please contact the HR department.

We want to thank everyone for applying, however only applicants that possess the required knowledge will be considered for the position.

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