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  • Full Time
  • Hamilton
  • August 19, 2022
  • Hours: 45

Website Heddle Shipyards


Heddle Shipyards is the largest Canadian ship repair and construction company on the Great Lakes. The company is embarking on an unprecedented period of growth driven by the opportunities created by Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy. At the same time, the company is executing the Ontario Shipyard Modernization Project (OSMP) which is a multi-million-dollar initiative that is revolutionizing shipyard operations in Ontario and ultimately Canada.

Heddle Shipyards offers lots of opportunities for growth and advancement within the company and is committed to building a strong reputation in the shipbuilding and repair industry. Heddle strives to continually foster a positive work environment for all employees.

Position Summary:

Welder/Fitters conduct outdoor construction welding (FCAW or SMAW) that pass inspections according to established standards (e.g. quality, structural soundness, etc.). Projects include ship repairs, new builds, and custom refits.


Read and interpret drawings and specifications
Operate manual and semi-automatic Stick, Flux-Core, MIG and TIG welders to fuse metal segments
Operate manual and semi-automatic flame-cutting equipment
Repair existing equipment using multi-pass welding techniques
Operate or assist with the use of metal shaping machines such as shears, brakes, and other straightening or bending machines.
Set up, take down, and maintain welding equipment
Other duties as required

Qualifications & Experience:

Minimum 3-5 years welding experience (emphasis on stick welding & fitting), with ability to operate manual and semi-automatic Stick, Flux-Core, MIG and TIG welders
Successfully complete a weld test equivalent to a CWB all-position check test
Plate and structural experience a strong asset
CWB certification is preferred but not mandatory
Should possess basic welding tools and equipment
Ability to read and interpret drawings and specifications
Ability to work at heights using scaffolding, man lifts, ladders etc.
Ability to work in confined spaces
Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions year-round (cold, heat, wind, rain, snow, etc.)

How to apply:


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