The role of a Weld Shop Assistant is to assist with the fabrication of our products by performing basic yet important tasks that are essential in keeping production moving in the steel fabrication shop. Duties include operating basic hand tools and assisting machine operators, fitters/welders, shippers/receivers, etc. Housekeeping, grinding, and insulating are key components of this physically demanding job.


Position: Full time

Hours: Monday – Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Area: Shop Floor

Reports to: Plant Manager/Supervisor

Desire and ambition to start a career in welding is considered an asset.


Clean up debris, materials, and equipment around the worksite (e.g. washrooms, lunchroom, and yard when required, including sweeping floors, etc.)

Remove garbage

Move material to racks and Stores

Insulate and line units when required

Clean/prep material (e.g. grinding, acid washing)


Assist others as necessary

Be proactive and accountable for deadlines and job requirements

Follow all company and legislation policies and procedures

Occasional use of overhead cranes, forklift trucks and equipment (when trained)

Lift and carry heavy objects including materials, supplies, and equipment

Perform work safely and follow policies and procedures

Perform any other tasks that he/she or the Manager feels is required to better the company

May be required to pass a weld test

This role involves primarily work in the shop. The person in this role can spend time outdoors, as steel and other materials and equipment are stored in the yard. The employee can be exposed to all weather conditions. The work is sometimes in tight spaces and requires frequent standing, bending, kneeling and ladder climbing.

Tools Required (but not necessary to start):
Tools listed below are required to fulfill the position. Time will be allotted to obtain the full tool requirement.

Screw driver set

25′ measuring tape

Locking tool box


Socket set

Adjustable wrench

5” grinder (preferably Makita)

Side cutter


Welding helmet

Employees are entitled to company benefits beginning at four months of employment. This coverage includes basic life/accidental death and dismemberment, basic drugs, extended health benefits, safety boot allowance and prescription safety glasses. At seven months of employment employees are eligible for basic dental and vision care. And at one year employment, employees are eligible for major dental and RRSP contributions.