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Welder/Fabricator


Welder / Fabricator Position

CWS is a fast-growing waterfront construction company based in Hillsdale, ON with much of our work being seen across the shores of Georgian Bay. We offer comprehensive waterfront construction services from floating dock systems, boathouses, steel shore work, and landscaping to full concept construction. We are certified installers for Almita Helical Screw Piles and the exclusive NyDock Floating Docks dealer for Georgian Bay and surrounding inland lakes. We pride ourselves on a team focused work environment, quality of work and strong client relationships. 

Responsibilities:

  • Utilize plasma, gas or electric arc in welding metallic and composite materials together
  • Heat and dissolve metal parts to obtain molten substance used in welding or extrusion
  • Operate manual and semi-automatic welding equipment in vertical, horizontal, or overhead positions
  • Use power saws, chipping knife and hand shears in cutting, bevelling, and contouring metal workpieces
  • Repair structures by dismantling, reshaping, and reassembling metal components using cutting torches and hand tools
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of local and international steel working codes/legal requirements
  • Monitor work equipment to ensure usage is within optimum temperature to avoid overheating or expansion
  • Prepare metal surfaces by cleaning with chemical solutions and wire brushes to remove impurities such as scale, rust, grease, and moisture
  • Design patterns and models for welding projects using specifications contained in shop drawings
  • Direct electrodes on or across metal workpieces to melt, bend or straighten them
  • Mount and secure workpieces for projects using cranes, hoists, clamps, cables or additional forms of rigging
  • Conduct, monitor and create material estimates prior to and during jobs to determine on site material requirements
  • Mix and apply protective or decorative coat on finished steel products
  • Assist carpenters and construction crew with help performing on-site duties when required

Skills and Abilities:

  • Operation of all traditional welding equipment in a safe and reliable manor 
  • Proficient in mig and stick welding procedures around waterfront environments
  • Experience with mig aluminum welding an *asset
  • Experience with forms of *Thermal lancing and cutting an *asset
  • Proficient with setup and use of oxy-acetylene torches
  • Experience working in and around a water/lake environment
  • CWB certification preferred
  • Capable of lifting up to 50lbs repeatedly
  • Able to interpret construction drawings for onsite fabrication processes
  • Boat license and knowledge of Georgian Bay an *asset
  • Capable of operating various heavy equipment an *asset

Job Type: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Salary: $20.00-$30.00 Pr/Hr (based on experience) 

Benefits:

  • Casual dress
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work remotely:

  • Sometimes required to work off site
  • Sometimes required to work remotely on water access islands