Located at 3099 Barrington Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3K 5M7, and 35 Micmac Boulevard, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3A 4Y8, Irving Shipbuilding has a proud history as Canada’s shipbuilder. A proud member of the J.D. Irving, Limited group of companies, we have been building quality vessels and fabricated modules for more than 50 years, and our Halifax Shipyard has been at the forefront of Canadian shipbuilding for 130 years.

Since 2012, we have invested more than $400 million in facilities, people, processes, and technology, making Halifax Shipyard one of the most modern and capable shipyards in North America. Over the next 30 years our shipbuilders will construct 20+ modern patrol ships and surface combatants for the Royal Canadian Navy as part of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy, the largest defence procurement in Canadian history. This year we delivered the second lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship, the largest Navy ship built in Canada in 50 years and we’re just getting started. The third ship will be delivered in 2022.

We’re growing our team with career-defining opportunities that will revitalize Canada’s shipbuilding industry and provide Canada’s sailors with the ships they need to protect Canada’s interests at home and abroad. Our workforce of over 2,000 will grow to more than 2,800 at peak construction of the Canadian Surface Combatants. We have built more than 80% of Canada’s current combatant fleet and continue to perform maintenance and modernization work on the ships, including the Halifax-class frigates.

Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is seeking a Service Reliability Technician.

The Service Reliability Technician works within the Tooling and Equipment Group of the Facilities Department and reports to the Tooling and Equipment Team Lead. The Service Reliability Technician serves as the primary support in performing trouble shooting, general maintenance repairs, and developing analytics pertaining to all welding equipment assets.

This is a permanent full-time role based in Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia. The primary language of work is English.

We encourage applications from qualified African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women (applying for non-traditional positions), persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons and persons of the LGBTQ+ community. ISI encourages applicants to self-identify in the cover letter/resume portion of your application. Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment where all employees feel supported and valued.

Electrical or Mechanical Technologist

Able to obtain manufacture warranty qualifications.

Experience in Service Technician work with a focus on welding and burning equipment considered an asset

Proficient in computers including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) and Outlook.

Previous experience compiling and analyzing data.

Strong communication skills.

Experience in analyzing circuits and wiring diagrams to calibrate service, repair or install electronic devices.

All successful applicants must meet requirements for Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP), Canadian Government Security clearance, and U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

Key Responsibilities:
Ensures operation of welding and burning equipment and components by completing preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance, and calibration requirements.

Follow diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer’s instructions, and engineering specifications to troubleshoot malfunctions.

Work with Inventory Control Team to ensure availability of critical equipment and forecast spare part requirements.

Collecting and analyzing data to monitor and trend operation KPI’s.

Liaison with production teams as required to ensure equipment is performing and operating to meet production requirements.

Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.

What We Offer:
Irving Shipbuilding is proud to offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including but not limited to:

A flexible medical, dental, and vision plan;

Employee & Family Assistance Programs;

RRSP matching program;

Health & Wellness reimbursements;

Opportunities to take part in job related training and development;

Growth and progression opportunities within Irving Shipbuilding and the larger network of the JD Irving group of companies.

Relocation costs (if applicable)

Please be advised that some positions within our business have been designated as ‘Safety Sensitive’ where the employee holding the position has a heightened responsibility for his/her own safety or the safety of others due to the nature of the job. If this is the case, you will be informed in the interview process.

For further details, please contact Recruitment at [email protected]

To Apply for this Career Opportunity:
Please complete the online application form. An up-to-date resume of past experience and education is required.

All applications will be reviewed by one of our recruiters. If the recruiter sees a potential opportunity (current or future) that matches your skills and experience, you will be contacted to discuss your qualifications for a position with Irving Shipbuilding.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.