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Red Seal Machinist/Mechanic/Millwright

Full Time
13 days ago
47.420 per hour
  • An exceptional company with a firm commitment to its people, culture, and environmental social responsibility
  • Enjoy a highly competitive wage of $47.42/hr (double for OT) plus comprehensive union benefits
  • Join a supportive, diverse team that is committed to your long-term success!
About Seaspan Shipyards

Seaspan Shipyards is proud to be Canada’s long-term, strategic shipbuilding partner for the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy. As a direct result of this work, Seaspan Shipyards is delivering on the promise of ships built in Canada, by Canadians, while creating jobs and rebuilding our domestic shipbuilding industry.

Vancouver Shipyards in North Vancouver, where these opportunities will be, has a very busy and exciting year ahead, as we continue to make progress on two 174m long Joint Support Ships (JSS) for the Royal Canadian Navy – the largest ships ever built in Canada! We are also constructing an Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel (OOSV) for the Canadian Coast Guard and have secured significant contracts to design and build a Polar Icebreaker and several Multi-Purpose Vessels. These projects will bring long-term job stability for many years to come. 

Join us and be part of the regeneration of the shipbuilding tradition and become a member of a talented, diverse team that is forging a bright future for Canadian shipbuilding at one of the most modern shipyards in North America.

For more information about us, please visit our website.

About the Opportunity

Currently, Seaspan Shipyards is seeking multiple full-time Red Seal Machinists, Mechanics or Millwrights, to work in North Vancouver, BC. These positions will support both the facility maintenance or the shipbuilding team (which are separate seniority lists). There are three shifts with the majority of employees on days and afternoons:

  • Morning:      6:15am - 2:30pm Monday-Friday
  • Afternoon:  3:00pm - 11:00pm Monday-Friday
  • Night:           9:30pm - 5:30am Sunday-Friday morning

With support from our collaborative team and state-of-the-art resources, your responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Assisting with shipbuilding in a new construction shipyard, in collaboration with various teams
  • Following directions while working in a safe & efficient manner
  • Working in a construction environment involving confined spaces, working at heights, physical labor, and in various weather conditions
  • Having the ability and qualifications to wear a respirator while working
  • Participating in up-to-date product knowledge training
  • Ensuring all work is performed in accordance with local codes and regulations
About You

You are looking for a long-term career rather than the next job! To qualify, you will possess a Red Seal Machinist/Mechanic/Millwright certification or a recognized equivalent International Trade Qualification, with a minimum of 2 years of industrial construction experience. 

As a valuable addition to our team, you must have demonstrated proficiency with alignment, rigging, layout, and a variety of hand tooling, along with the ability to read and interpret blueprints, and drawings. You have a passion for safety and environmental stewardship, with the ability to work and communicate collaboratively in a team environment and the willingness to help others. 

About the Benefits

As a valuable member of our team, you will be rewarded with a competitive hourly wage of $47.42 (double time OT) for Red Seal candidates. This is a union job, and you must become a member of IAM District 250 to be employed at Vancouver Shipyards. In addition, you will receive a great range of benefits, including: 

  • Overtime pay of double the hourly wage 
  • Extended health, dental, and vision benefits (provided by IAM District 250)
  • Job stability — with multi-billion dollar contracts and multiple ships to build, we will be building ships for decades to come
  • Training, mentorship, and broad opportunities for professional development
  • A progressive work environment that supports health, fitness, safety, and diversity
  • Support for families, including scholarships and summer job placements for children
  • Gym on site
  • Regular employee bonding events, celebrations, and opportunities to participate in company sports teams
  • And many more!

This is a unique opportunity to join the team of a thriving and growing company, at an exciting time. If you enjoy being part of a culture that promotes personal and professional growth in an atmosphere of trust, respect, and collaboration, apply now!

By applying, you agree that Seaspan may share your resume with our Union partner, IAM District 250.

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