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Industrial Painter/Sandblaster

Calgary, AB
Full Time
11 days ago
45.710 to 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 $45.71-$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 Industrial Painters/Sandblasters, to work in North Vancouver, BC. These positions will support the shipbuilding programs. There are two shifts of days and afternoons:

  • Morning:     6:15am - 2:30pm Monday-Friday
  • Afternoon:  3:00pm - 11:00pm Monday-Friday

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

  • Applying coatings by operating conventional spray systems, airless spray systems, and plural spray systems
  • Operating various types of equipment and tools such as blast pots, spray guns, airless spray systems, sandblasting tools and equipment, and rust removal hand and pneumatic tools
  • Spraying with a consistent thickness, as well as applying paint with a brush and roll
  • Operating and maintaining spray equipment, fixing line and guns blockages, and general equipment troubleshooting
  • Applying masking materials to protect designated areas from paint, overspray, and abrasive blasting
  • Meeting environmental requirements and best shipyard practices in the acquisition, application, removal, and disposal of paint, paint waste, or residuals in accordance with all requirements and federal and province laws
About You

You are looking for a long-term career rather than the next job! To qualify, you will possess a high school diploma or equivalent vocational education, with a minimum of 2 years of coating-related experience in shipbuilding and/or the industrial construction industry. The following assets are preferred, but not required:

  • Knowledge/experience with industrial high-performance coatings 
  • Knowledge/experience of modern shipbuilding process and terminology 
  • Knowledge of (SSPC/NACE) coating standards 
  • Proficiency in the application and use of plural spray systems
  • Ability to read engineering/masking drawings, blueprints, and specifications 

As a valuable addition to our team, you must have demonstrated knowledge of various blast methods and processes (both wet and dry), along with the ability to mix paints and apply epoxy, polyurethane, and high-solid coatings. 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 for Red Seal candidates, and $45.71/hr for non-Red Seal. This is a union job, and you must become a member of Marine & Shipbuilders - Local 506 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 Marine & Shipbuilders - Local 506)
  • 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, Marine & Shipbuilders - Local 506.

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