Welder (Burner)

R.J. MacIsaac Construction Ltd.

Job Description for Construction Welder (Welder):


Construction Welders (Welders) perform some and/or all of the following duties in shop and/or in the field during marine infrastructure repair projects;

  1. Read and Interpret blueprints or welding process specifications.
  2. Welders operate manual and/or semi-automatic welding equipment to weld ferrous and non-ferrous metals using processes such as gas tungsten welding (GTAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux-cored arc welding (FCAW), plasma arc welding (PAW), shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), oxy-acetylene welding (OAW), resistance welding and submerged arc welding (SAW).
  3. Operate manual and/or semi-automatic flame cutting equipment.
  4. Operate brazing and soldering equipment.
  5. Operate metal shaping machines such as brakes, shears and other metal straightening and bending machines.
  6. Repair worn parts of metal products by welding on extra layers.
  7. Adjust welding heads and tooling according to work specifications.
  8. Insure that there are adequate supplies on hand to complete the work in an efficient manner.
  9. Perform Pre-Operational inspections on all equipment.
  10. Perform routine maintenance work such as cleaning and lubricating equipment components and assemblies.

Daily Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a safe operating area for safety of self, co-workers, clients and general public.
  • Report any unsafe operating hazards to the project superintendent immediately.
  • Conduct daily hazard assessment of immediate work area noting all hazards. Adjusting work methodology accordingly and reporting all hazards to project superintendent.
  • Conduct pre-operational checks on equipment. Report any and all issues to the project superintendent for repair and/or replacement.
  • Ensure equipment has adequate fuel to perform daily assignments. Notify Project Superintendent immediately in the AM if not.
  • Maintain a clean cab, lubricate equipment and refill equipment fluids levels.
  • Take direction from Project Superintendent on daily and weekly work plan.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Project Superintendent.

Weekly Responsibilities:

  • Submit at the week’s end all Pre-Operational checks to Project Superintendent.
  • Attend and participate in Weekly Tool-Box Safety meetings. Report and contribute to all safety issues.
  • Inspect equipment, cables and hoses.

Monthly Responsibilities:

On-Going Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining a Safety Focused Operating Culture.
  • Maintains a Quality-Client Focused Operating Culture.
  • Maintains a Cost Reduction and Profitability Operating Culture.
  • Maintain and follow all company policies and procedures.

Personal Conduct Responsibilities:

  • Maintains a positive attitude.
  • Shows respect to coworkers and company structure.
  • Co-operates with other Co-Workers.
  • Performs position functions without supervision.
  • Displays initiative in performing work functions.
  • Exercises prudent judgement.
  • Meets goals when personal commitment is made.
  • Displays concern for Company cost control and profit contribution.

Terms of Employment:

  • As per Letter of Engagement.
  • Wages per Company Wage Scales.


  • Varies though out Atlantic Canada with Construction Projects. Willingness and availability to travel is a must.

Reports to:

  • Project Manager and/or Construction Site Superintendent

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • The position has no supervisory responsibilities for direct and/or indirect reports unless assigned by the Project Manager on a particular project.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Some High School, trade, vocational and/or technical training.


  • Welding Trade Certificate
  • Occupational Health and Safety Certificate.
  • WHMIS Training
  • First Aid & CPR Certificate
  • Drivers License.


  • 5 to 10 years preferred.
  • Cleaning and Maintaining Equipment.
  • Major & Minor Repairs, Structural, and Equipment.
  • Maintaining Log-Books.


Other Requirements:

  • Clean Driving Record and Abstract.
  • Clear Criminal Record Check and Abstract.
  • Ability to travel and Work Out-Doors in a Marine Environment.