Manager, Welding Engineering

Marine People

Contract type
Vancouver, Canada
$121,500 – $148,500 CAD

Marine People is a specialist UK and international maritime recruitment consultancy dedicated to finding the perfect match between talented professionals and leading companies in the industry. The below role is not employed directly by Marine People, but by one of their clients. To apply, you'll be redirected to the Marine People website where you can submit your application.

  • Lead the Welding Engineering team in lockstep support of operational performance needs in the shipyard
  • Support the Welding Centre of Excellence (COE) activities to improve productivity and quality
  • Directly report to the Senior Manager, Welding Engineering and Welding Quality for the Shipyards
Qualifications & Experience
  • A degree in Welding Engineering, or Metallurgy (or equivalent)
  • Post-secondary experience in welding engineering in a large manufacturing environment, preferably in the shipbuilding industry
  • Experience in the supervision of subordinates
  • Must have demonstrable experience in working for trade-based Operation functions
  • Must have demonstrable experience in Continuous Improvement functions
  • Must have demonstrable experience in leading change outside of direct reporting lines
  • Applicable knowledge of shipbuilding welding processes including at a minimum shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), flux cored arc welding (FCAW), metal cored arc welding (MCAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), submerged arc welding (SAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), and stud welding
  • Knowledge of non-destructive weld test processes and procedures including, but not limited to, visual, radiographic, ultrasonic, and magnetic particle inspection
  • Demonstrate strong ethical standards and promote a culture of integrity within the welding engineering team
  • Be flexible and adaptable in a dynamic and changing work environment
  • Respond effectively to unforeseen challenges or shifts in project requirements and encourage the team to embrace change and adapt
  • Benchmarking standard methodologies and ensuring that desired weld procedures are certified, and the most productive processes and technologies are employed in production to meet quality requirements and labour hours targets
  • Strong technical writing skills including the ability to produce and present clear, detailed written technical specifications, procedures, and reports
  • Ability to read and interpret specifications, drawings, and 3D models