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Recruiter - Trades Workforce

Full Time
5 hours ago
The Recruiter - Trades Workforce works in partnership with the Operations department at Vancouver Shipyards, Human Resources and the Talent Acquisition team to develop and execute recruitment strategies that result in a robust talent pipeline of skilled trades candidates who exhibit and fit with Seaspan's Core Values. The Recruiter - Trades Workforce is responsible for sourcing candidates across Canada using a variety of techniques to attract candidate interest right through to supporting their onboarding to the Shipyard.

This newly-created position reports to the Director, Trades Workforce Development.


  • Demonstrate functional expertise and market knowledge to identify and deploy a variety of recruiting methods to source and attract the best available talent;

  • Works closely with various departments throughout the recruitment process, to develop accurate competency requirements, position specifications, and candidate profiles;

  • Ensure trades candidates possess the right skills, competencies, behaviours and cultural fit, to meet both short-term and long-term production and business objectives;

  • Act as primary interface with candidates ensuring an enhanced candidate experience through a professional approach, responsiveness and exceptional communication skills;

  • Maintain ongoing relationships with external service providers;

  • Maintain detailed records in recruitment files, as well as provide comprehensive written reviews of screened candidates as required;

  • Ensure all internal control, compliance and regulatory guidelines are met;

  • Promote and drive diversity;

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience and Education

  • A business degree and/or relevant HR professional certification is required.

  • Minimum of 3 years experience recruiting trades and/or junior technical roles.

  • Experience in sourcing, coordinating and participating in recruitment drives and career events.

  • A combination of search firm or recruitment agency experience and corporate recruitment experience preferred.

Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies

  • Proficient expertise in the following areas: candidate assessment techniques, screening a large volume of candidates, sourcing strategies and web-based media sourcing;

  • Outstanding relationship and interpersonal skills, with proven influencing skills at all levels of the organization;

  • Mature presentation and professional communication style, to win trust and credibility at all levels of the organization and with candidates;

  • Excellent time management and organization skills, with the proven ability to juggle and re-prioritize based on business demands and priorities;

  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently, as required;

  • Strong customer service focus;

  • Demonstrated initiative, creativity and integrity;

  • Intermediate-level computer skills including Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook;

  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritize and problem solve;

  • Solid judgment and reasoning skills.

Seaspan is committed to Employment Equity, supports diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including, women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities.

Note: Unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted

Construction, Mining and Trades