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Date:  Jun 14, 2024

Kincardine, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Nuclear

Position Title:  Welding Specialist

Come Build Your Career at Aecon!

As a Canadian leader in infrastructure development, Aecon is safely and sustainably building what matters for future generations to thrive! We lead some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of our generation, at the forefront of transformational change in transportation and energy, and partnering every day to build, connect, power, and strengthen our communities.


At Aecon, you can count on:

  • Safety First. Our number one core value. If we can’t do it safely, we don’t do it at all.
  • Integrity. We lead by example, with humility and courage.
  • Accountability. We’re passionate about delivering on our commitments.
  • Inclusion. We provide equitable opportunities for everyone.


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. So, we invest in our people, just like they invest in us! 


At Aecon we:

  • Ensure you and your family receive the services needed to support your mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
  • Believe in helping you build your career through our Aecon University and Leadership Programs.
  • Are committed to supporting and investing in inclusive work environments, through initiatives like Equity, Diversity & Inclusion training, our Aecon Women in Trades and Aecon Diversity in Trades programs, and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to ensure we are building inclusion into every aspect of our culture at Aecon.
  • Are a leader in sustainable construction. With a strong commitment to operating responsibly by minimizing our impact on the environment and surrounding communities.


Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our people. We’re always searching the globe for innovative, collaborative minds to join our best-in-class Aecon community!


About Us 

The Shoreline Power Group is a fully integrated Joint Venture of Aecon, United and AtkinsRéalis located in Kincardine, Ontario. Shoreline Power Group is the centerpiece of the Major Component Replacement (MCR) program which replaces the main components of 6 reactors at the Bruce Power Nuclear Generating Station. The scope of work includes the removal and replacement of calandria tubes, pressure tubes, and feeders as well as construction management and trade labor. This project is part of Bruce Power’s Life Extension Program, which will allow Bruce Power’s CANDU units to continue to operate safely through to 2064


Reporting functionally to the Welding Manager, the Welding Specialist is responsible for supporting the Welding activities associated with MCR Feeder and Fuel Channel Replacement.


What You'll Do Here 

•    Develop Welding techniques, procedures, and application of Welding equipment, using knowledge of applicable codes and standards, properties and characteristics of metals and metal alloys, and Weld engineering principles.
•    Develop and lead weld development for new scopes of work and improving current processes based on field conditions and ongoing continuous improvement initiatives
•    Provide expertise and work closely with Welders, supervisors and Welding Engineers to determine optimal Welding parameters for the equipment type, process, joint configuration, and consumable selection 
•    Ensuring that site conditions are suitable for the planned Welding activities prior to mobilization of Welding Operators and performing corrections as applicable with the support of the Execution Construction Team
•    Maintain a regular job-site presence to continuously monitor and oversee in-process Welding activities
•    Ensuring that Welding Operators are using the correct Welding procedures for the applicable Welding process
•    Verifying that Welding Operators are adhering to issued Welding procedures
•    Ensuring that Welding Tooling and Equipment is correctly configured for the applicable Welding process
•    Review and verification of Weld data and results following Weld completion
•    Lead Welding and Welding Tooling related troubleshooting activities at site
•    Report Welding related issues, including Tooling and Human Performance issues, to Supervision
•    Support emergent Weld Procedure Development activities
•    Supervise the Training and Qualification of new Welding Operators
•    Preparation of Aecon Technical Specifications and requisitions for Weld consumables, including Special Purchasing Instructions
•    Ability to interpret Aecon and customer drawings, codes, standards, and procedures and communicate review findings with applicable project personnel
•    Ensure process control is maintained throughout critical Welding activities
•    Training of welders on weld procedures, processes and welding equipment, and the maintenance of same
•    Review detailed drawings and determine joint configurations and Weld symbols 


What You Bring To The Team

•    Minimum 3 years of manufacturing/fabrication or related industry knowledge
•    Graduate of Welding Technology Program or equivalent, or equivalent practical experience
•    Certification as a CWB Welding Supervisor would be an asset
•    Strong working knowledge of arc welding processes and equipment is essential
•    Knowledge of ASME Code Section IX, CWB W47.1 and CSA W59, AWS D1.1/D1.6 considered an asset
•    Certification as a CWB Welding Supervisor would be an asset
•    Good working knowledge of NDE methods for VT/MT/PT/RT and UT
•    Significant experience operating and supporting Orbital Welding Tooling is an asset
•    General knowledge of Manufacturing methods and procedures
•    Working knowledge with MS based computer applications
•    Work well in a team environment
•    Strong written, verbal communication and problem-solving skills


Aecon fosters diversity, inclusion and belonging within and across our organization. We welcome all to apply including, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


We are committed to adhering to the objectives and requirements outlined in the Accessible Canada Act (ACA), and to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner, through the implementation of the requirements of the ACA and its applicable regulations. If you require accommodation under the ACA during any step of the application process please click here.

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