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Hiring Organization Victoria Shipyards
Post Name Welding Apprentice
Qualification High School Diploma
Industry Private
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary CAD 80000 To CAD 90000 Per Year 
Location Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V9A 2P1


A qualified welder operates welding equipment to weld ferrous and non-ferrous metals.  Welders are required to specialize in certain types of welding such as custom fabrication, shipbuilding, and repair, pressure vessel welding, pipeline construction welding, structural construction welding, or machinery and equipment repair welding.

As a Welding Apprentice, you will be expected to practice and build on your knowledge of basic welding principles while ensuring that you are compliant with the Seaspan’s health, safety, and environmental standards. Support and direction will be provided by Supervisors, Chargehands, Journeypersons, and Mentors.

The primary goal of this position is to achieve excellence in all facets of the trade which will allow you to succeed in your education and progress throughout the Welding Apprenticeship and achieve Red Seal Certification. Welding Apprentices who uphold Seaspan’s Core Values and demonstrate initiative, enthusiasm, and a willingness to learn will be successful in this role.


  • Read and interpret blueprints and relevant welding procedure specifications in a proficient manner. Complete & pass required practical and written examinations as per the ITA.
  • Operate manual or semi-automatic welding equipment using processes such as gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux-cored arc welding (FCAW), and plasma arc cutting, shielding metal arc welding (SMAW), and submerged arc welding (SAW).
  • Operate manual or semi-automatic flame-cutting & plasma cutting equipment, including hand tools (i.e. grinder/chipping gun).
  • Meet all requirements of Seaspan’s core values of Safety/Efficiency/Care/Accountability.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum Grade 12 Education
  • Successfully passed Welder Foundation (Level 1 & 2) Program in BC
  • Successfully passed Welder Level B (Level 3)
  • CWB certification SMAW & FCAW all positions considered an asset.

Skills, Knowledge, and Required Competencies:

  • Comprehend and follow written and spoken directions and work in a safe & efficient manner
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal in the English language
  • Ability to work in enclosed/confined spaces in awkward positions and at high elevations
  • Good judgment and reasoning skills
  • Perseverance and ambition
  • Demonstrated initiative, creativity, and integrity
  • Ability to work in a team environment or individually with a positive attitude.

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