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Aecon is proud to build some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of this generation. From the roads and transit systems that connect our communities, to the communication networks that link us from coast-to-coast, and the water infrastructure that supplies our businesses and homes. Our integral work includes constructing the pipelines that join provinces with the energy that fuels the nation, and the airports and ports that connect us all. Aecon is there, safely and sustainably building the future.
We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our employees. We are always searching the globe for exceptional candidates to join the Aecon family and be a part of our forward-thinking, innovative, best-in-class organization!
The COE Welder Supervisor position will support the welding initiatives of the Aecon Nuclear Centre of Excellence (COE) department.
The department is responsible for three basic areas critical to welding within the company:
1. Developing, administering, and maintaining the welding program at a corporate level
2. Supporting new and in process project activities
3. Performing R&D, proposal work and supporting business development/proposals initiatives
Staying at the forefront of welding technology is key to ensuring that Aecon welding activities maintain the high level of quality that is required in the nuclear industry. Additionally, ensuring that Aecon leverages the latest available technologies to remain competitive in the marketplace will provide further confidence and opportunities for future business development. The welding center of excellence is a self-managed department which operates as a dedicated body within Aecon to be able to provide internal welding services to Aecon, as well as contract services to external customers.
What You'll Do Here
- Supervise all shop activities in the Aecon Centre of Excellence shop space.
- Assist welding Engineers in developing, troubleshooting, designing, testing and training with various types of welding processes and pieces of equipment.
- Be able to perform welding activities with manual, mechanized and automated solutions to develop welding processes and complete welding PQR efforts according to CWB and ASME code standards.
- Assist with the Aecon Nuclear welding school activities and classes (theoretical and hands on)
- Overseeing the day-to-day operations within the COE welding facility.
- Manage welding equipment, cranes, certifications, inspections, consumables stock, PPE, and other pertinent aspects required to operate day to day operations of the COE
The Welder Supervisor role is responsible to oversee all activities and personnel who are working within the COE facility. The relevant activities which take place within the COE include but are not limited to the following:
- Welder qualification testing
- Welder training
- Completion of PQR, WPS and other procedural welding activities
- Completion of process qualification and mockup welding activities
- Completion of R&D related welding and manufacturing activities
- Testing and analysis of welding coupons as required (cutting, bending, macro inspect etc.)
- Modifications, maintenance and minor construction of welding machinery
- Welding classes for both internal Aecon and external customers (welding theory and hands on activities)
Required Knowledge and Experience
- Certificate of Qualification for Arc Welding
- Ability to manually weld to high volumetric RT/UT standards with GTAW, SMAW and/or GMAW welding processes.
- Minimum 10 years of industry welding experience with manual and/or mechanized welding arc processes.
- Able to read and work off blueprints and fabrication drawings as well as understand Weld Symbols
- Must have experience with hand tools, grinders, etc.
- Upon request, Welding Applicants may be required to perform a preliminary weld test prior to employment to demonstrate their talent.
- Membership within a local trade union is an asset but not a requirement. (i.e., local trade union UA 527 or Boilermakers’ union.)
- Familiar with welding principles is preferred. (Basics of arc welding, types of welding etc.)
- Familiar with robotics or comparable semi-automated and mechanized machinery is an asset.
- Able to problem solve and have strong trouble shooting skills.
- Promote teamwork within the group
- Strong mechanical aptitude to be able to work on and maintain basic welding equipment
- Willingness to want to continuously learn, try new approaches, experiment with new technologies and push the envelope related to welding, manufacturing, machinery and tooling development.
- Able to develop weld related tooling and equipment would be considered an asset
- Able to operate mechanized and robotic equipment would be considered an asset
- Valid overhead crane and forklift certifications would be considered an asset
Aecon fosters diversity, inclusion and belonging within and across our organization. We welcome all to apply including, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.
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