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1st Class Flux-Core Welder (FCAW)

  • HKA Design & Craft
  • Vancouver
  • 2019-03-25

Job Snapshot

Base Pay - $40.00 /HourEmployee Type - Full-Time EmployeeExperience - 3 to 5 yearsIndustries - Skilled Labour - Trades, Energy, Oil & Gas


HKA Design & Craft Services, LLC

700- 401 West Georgia Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 5A1


HKA Design & Crafts Services, LLC is a multinational firm with more than 40 years of experience providing premier workforce solutions to blue-chip industry leaders.  Key services include contingent labor staffing, direct hire, funded payroll services and more for the shipbuilding industries.


HKA Design & Craft Services, LLC currently has positions available for the positions of 1st Class Ship Fitters and 1st Class Flux Core Welders to perform services for our client, Vancouver Shipyard Co. Ltd.



1st Class Flux-Core Welder (FCAW)


MAIN FUNCTIONS: (Job Description)

Welds together metal components of products as specified by layout, blueprints, diagram, work order, welding procedures, or oral instructions, using electric arc-welding equipment.  Welds in flat, horizontal, vertical, or overhead positions.  May clean or degrease weld joint or workpiece, using wire brush, portable grinder, or chemical bath.  May chip off excess weld, slag and spatter, by arc gouging.  May be designated according to type of equipment used as Flux-Cored Arc; Welder.

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50 Pemberton Avenue

North Vancouver, BC, Canada V7P 2R1



$40.00 per hour plus overtime

Overtime paid at double time rate after 40 hours of work

$120.00 per day per diem, if applicable

Travel Pay provided, if applicable

Vacation Pay (4% of Gross Wages)



Duration, 1 – 3 years

Job Type, Full time/40+ hours per week



Years of experience, 3 – 5 years new build Shipyard experience as a 1st Class Flux-Core Welder

Certification Required – Red Seal or equivalent Certification

Language, must possess ability to read, write and understand English Language

Ability to work as part of a team in an environment committed to safety & quality

Compliance with all safety policies and procedures

No education required.



FCAW, 4 Test

.045 Wire

Coupon Set Up;

3/8 Plate

Two 3/8th plates 3” wide x 6” long, one side of fit up with 30% bevel matched to square edge of second plate.

1-G, 3-G, 4-G with 13mm gap on root with steel backing.

2-G with 8mm gap on root with steel backing.

Backing strap to be removed. (Removal) method to be determined, mechanically by shop or air arc gouge by welder?)

Bend Test

Additional FCAW, 1 Test

Additional test will be administered on one plate set up as above with a fixed height restriction of 36”. This test will be ran in the 3-G and 4-G position on same plate with Vertical stop and start on square edge and Overhead stop and start on bevel edge.

Wire wheel cleaning only allowed.

Air arc gouging by welder to remove backing strap will be required on this plate.

Bend Test



Send Resume to:

Fax - (228) 762-3428

Kayci Rouse -         Contact # (228) 769-6397       [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]

Dahiana Binett        Contact # (228) 769-2084       [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]

Rick Allen                Contact # (228) 769-7482       [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]



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Kayci Rouse        [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]
Dahiana Binett    [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] or
Rick Allen            [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]