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 – Marine Fabricators is Journeyperson – Welders.
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 2SLGBTQ+ 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.
The rate of pay for these positions is $39.30 per hour, as per our current Collective Agreement.
Education Required: Completion of college/CEGEP/vocational and Welder Trade Certification (4 Positions SMAW [current ticket], 4 Positions FCAW [current ticket], WHMIS Certificate)
Years of Experience Required: 5-8+ or more years
You must be eligible to work in Canada to apply for this job
A pre-employment physical is required
A background check will be completed by the Employer
Full trade flexibility is required
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).
Read and interpret blueprints or welding process specifications
Work in a construction, maintenance/repair, new fabrication environment
Perform Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) in all positions
Perform Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) in all positions
Select the proper weld filler material
Operate manual or semi-automatic welding equipment and semi-automatic flame-cutting equipment
Operate air arc cutting equipment (carbon arc cutting)
Set-up Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) equipment for welding
Lift, move, or position equipment at work sites
Work in a shipbuilding and repair, steel industry environment
Physical effort and work conditions:
Candidates will be required to work at heights from ladders, scaffolding, and platforms
Stand, stoop, bend, kneel, climb
Work in confined spaces, inclement weather
Support extended hours and overtime as business needs dictate
Work may be performed indoors and outdoors
You will frequently handle, lift, carry, and set up parts and equipment that weigh up to fifty (50lbs) pounds
Occasionally, you may be required to lift and carry items that weigh over fifty (50lbs) pounds
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.
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: [email protected]
To Apply for this Career Opportunity:
Please complete the online application form. An up-to-date resume of past experience and education are required. If you require accommodation to complete the application process, or at any time during our recruitment steps, please contact us.
All applications will be reviewed by one of our qualified ISI Talent Acquisition Specialists. If they see 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.
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Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.
We do not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, and we are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.