Careers at Seaspan Victoria Shipyards

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Seaspan is looking for talented employees to apply for rewarding work in ship repair and modernization industry in Victoria, BC. Whether you’re a welder, metal fabricator or any other type of tradesperson, you’ll find a fulfilling career at Victoria Shipyards.

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Welder (Red Seal)

Welders have a major role in the ship repair industry, and particularly so at Victoria Shipyards where we work on submarines for the Royal Canadian Navy – providing some of the most challenging but professionally-rewarding welding in Canada. These, and the other ships we work on, require the deposition of large amounts of high-quality weld to ensure the structural integrity of the ship while at sea and to ensure the integrity of the many different systems required to make the ship operate. Welders utilize FCAW, SMAW, GTAW, and SAW processes as well as some automated GMAW/MCAW equipment to complete these high-quality welds. To satisfy this demand, Seaspan Victoria Shipyards is seeking Red Seal Qualified Welders and/or Welders with multiple years of welding experience in heavy manufacturing and/or pressure welding.

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Shipfitter/Metal Fabricator (Red Seal)

Shipfitters are the backbone of all shipyard operations. Shipfitters build in-place interior structures such as ships hulls, submarine pressure hulls, decks, bulkheads, hatches, ladders, stairs, doors, tanks, and assist other trades with the installation of structures that hold in place the systems equipment that brings the ship to life. Becoming a member of Seaspan Victoria Shipyards’ Shipfitter team will enhance your skills and abilities as a metal fabricator and will introduce you to best in the market manufacturing equipment, various types of welding and burning and synchronized jacking and rigging equipment. Shipfitting at Seaspan has never been more advanced! To satisfy this demand, Seaspan is currently seeking Red Seal Journeyperson Metal Fabricators, Shipfitters and/or individuals with multiple years experience in these trades. 

Ship Repair and Modernization at Seaspan

Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards provide repair, refit, and conversion work for a range of government and commercial clients. We are currently engaged with the Canadian Government on two long-term refit and modernization projects; the Victoria In-Service Support Contract (VISSC) to modernize the Royal Canadian Navy’s current fleet of submarines, and the Halifax-Class Work Period (HCWP) to maintain and modernize Canada’s West Coast-based Halifax-class frigates. In addition to these long-term contracts Victoria Shipyards also completed the first large-vessel LNG conversion, and regularly completes short-term maintenance and repair projects on large cruise ships and fishing vessels. 

Ready to work at Seaspan Victoria Shipyards?

Fill out the form above or apply by e-mailing your resume to buildvictalent@seaspan.com.