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Welder

Canada / Code: 1959

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Job description

Description:

Basic Purpose

To ensure all assigned welding, ironwork, or mechanical related tasks are completed in a timely and cost effective manner with a high level of quality, using safe work practices.

Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities/Competencies

  • Utilizes safe work practices and promote safety policies to others. Must maintain a clean and safe work area.
  • Responsible for safe and conscientious use of equipment including forklift, skidsteer loader, scissor lifts, and power tools.
  • Proficient in safe methods of hoisting, rigging, and scaffold erection.
  • Proficient in material take offs.
  • Reads and understands construction drawings, including providing accurate layout of the work and building to drawings and specifications.
  • Assemble and commission mechanical systems.
  • Install, examine, diagnose and adjust various types of industrial and mechanical equipment.
  • Understanding of multi hp industrial drives, shafts, bearings, and lubrication is an asset.
  • Accurately and effectively uses various types of welding and cutting equipment.
  • Supervises labourers and resources as required for a specific task.
  • Teaches and trains junior workers to develop trade related skills.
  • Based on a thorough knowledge of iron sizing and dimensioning, will carry out the work using appropriate materials.
  • Owns and maintains trade tools as required.

Qualifications

  • Pleasant demeanour with an ability to handle multiple time-sensitive tasks while working within a team environment.
  • Appropriate level of experience as welder/ironworker or industrial mechanic.
  • Journeyman status is preferred, enrolled in a Welder Apprenticeship Program is an asset.
  • Possesses current first aid certificate.
  • Valid driver’s license is required.
  • Understands welding principles, including rod selection and pre/post heat theory.
  • CWB certificate – flat minimum, overhead preferred.
  • Knowledge of winter construction techniques and ability to work in cold weather.
  • Knowledge of the proper handling, use, and maintenance of oxy-acetylene.
 
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