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Seaspan ULC: Welding Superintendent

Seaspan ULC

This is a Full-time position in Cedardale, BC posted January 23, 2021.

The Welding Superintendent is responsible for the management of all welding trade work at Victoria Shipyards (VSL) including budget, schedule, quality, and safety activities.

The Welding Superintendent ensures projects are appropriately staffed and supervised to meet timelines and customer requirements, and to ensure all work is carried out in accordance with shipyard safety, quality, and environmental standards.

The Welding Superintendent is also responsible to hire, train and provide qualified Welders as requested by Project and Program Managers.The Welding Superintendent works in conjunction with VSL Welding Engineers to develop and implement welding procedures and processes, as well as analyze and recommend tools, equipment, jigs, and fixtures for implementation.

The position provides leadership and direction for continuous process improvement in the Welding Department, and fosters an attitude of co-operation with other VSL departments.Duties/AccountabilitiesWorks in collaboration with the VSL Welding Engineer to develop efficient and affective welding procedures and processes that meet customer requirements.Manages cost, schedule, quality and safety for all Welding Department operations by monitoring budgets, providing skilled and efficient resources, aligning workmanship with quality standards and ensuring compliance with VSL safety proceduresManages the hiring, training and deployment of qualified weldersAllocates manpower to projects in accordance project schedules and priorities, ensuring workers have the required skill for assigned tasksMonitors work progress with the Welding Supervisors to assess job status.

Provides guidance, direction and corrective action where required to ensure Company and Customer expectations are metLeads process improvement and safety initiatives for the Welding Department Ensures that a strong safety culture is instilled within the Welding DepartmentProvides input in new projects by actively participating in build & repair strategy development, project schedules and cost estimatesAnalyzes tools, equipment, jigs and fixtures for application to VSL operations.

Provides recommendations to the Steel Manager Supports the Purchasing Department in procuring consumable materials for fabrication and welding processes by providing insight and assistance in material specificationsMaintains department records including certifications and training recordsConducts regular maintenance and safety inspections of equipment, facilities and work sites ensuring deficiencies are quickly rectified Maintains and develops ISO procedures for welding operations Ensures compliance with union collective agreements and WCB regulationsImproves department skill and productivity by liaising with Supervisors to assess employee skill and performance.

Initiates training as required Maintains positive relationships with customers by communicating scope of work, progress, material and workmanshipWorks with disability and rehabilitation consultants in assisting injured employees return-to-work by selecting appropriate accommodationsEducation and ExperienceCompletion of Grade 12Trade certification in Welding, Fabrication or Ship fitting5-7 years supervisory experience in Marine Structural WeldingExperience managing a large multi-discipline project-driven workforceSkills, Knowledge and Required CompetenciesDetailed knowledge of welding procedures and fitting techniquesAbility to read and interpret complex technical specifications and drawingsKnowledge of shipbuilding terminology, methods and proceduresDemonstrated competency in development and qualification of weld proceduresExcellent technical, analytical, problem solving, communication, leadership, and interpersonal skillsAbility to conduct business in a professional and ethical manner Strong verbal and written communication skillsCompetent in use of Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPointKnowledge of certification process under the CSA Standards W47.1/W47.2MKnowledge of regulatory body and the application of regulation for repair and new construction projects Ability to conduct inspections to ensure projects to meet SMC S.O.P.

standardsKnowledge of welding equipment as defined by CSA standards