Production Welder and Fabricator

  • 8160 Highland Rd, Vernon, BC V1B 3W6, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

KingFisher Boats, North America’s leading manufacturer of all welded heavy gauge aluminum fishing boats is growing and requires 3 Welders for our new fab shop at our Center of Excellence in Vernon, BC.

The successful candidate will fit, fabricate and weld aluminum boat hulls on a production line within a fast-paced, team oriented manufacturing environment.  This role involves shift work with expected availability for day and afternoons shifts.

  • Shift 1: Monday - Friday from 5:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Shift 2: Monday - Thursday from 1:00 PM - 11:30 PM.

Job Description

  • Production line welding/hull construction and fabrication; includes fitting of pre-formed parts.
  • Preparation of components for welding, maintenance, preparation and cleaning of work area and jigging.
  • Welding hulls to company quality standards.
  • Shop floor or yard clean up and organization tasks.
  • Work from shop copies, work orders, drawings, and other written instructions within tolerances. 

Qualifications

  • Proven track record of sustainable long-term employment.
  • Minimum 6 months education and/or manufacturing/production welding experience.
  • Previous experience in welding and fabricating of aluminum product.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and work orders.
  • Must be able to use drills, shears, grinders and saws.
  • Proficient in MIG (Push-Pull) welding.
  • Work well in a team environment.
  • Experience in TIG welding is considered an asset.
  • Previous experience in the boating industry considered an asset.
  • Ability to work independently in a busy environment.
  • Highly flexible, with solid interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse working environment.

Work Conditions

  • Afternoon, day and weekend shift availability is  required.
  • Physical ability to lift up to 80 lbs.
  • Safety equipment will be required to be worn, e.g. steel-toed safety boots, safety glasses/goggles, ear protection, respirator, face shield, welding helmet, gloves etc.
  • Overtime as required.
  • Hazards associated with the trade.

Additional Information

Kingfisher Boats recognizes and embraces the importance of values in our ever-changing workplace. To be successful, all applicants must demonstrate behaviours that are reflective of our values: 

  • Respect for People 
  • Financial Responsibility  
  • Being Accountable 
  • Improving Everyday
  • Community Enrichment 
  • Team Players

We offer a comprehensive compensation package including:  

  • stable long term employment,
  • afternoon shift premiums,
  • MSP and extended benefits coverage,
  • profit sharing,
  • retirement saving plans,
  • employee purchase plans, 
  • paid volunteer days,
  • and education and apprenticeship opportunities.

 We will review all application, however, only those selected for an interview will be called.  Please submit wage requirements with a resume.

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