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Fitter Welder

Date: Nov 17, 2022

Location: Owen Sound, ON, CA

Company: BWX Technologies

BWXT Canada Ltd. is a world leader in design, engineering, manufacture, construction and service of nuclear power generation equipment.  As a supplier of innovative, high-quality nuclear components and services we cater to a worldwide customer base.  We take great pride in supplying highly engineered solutions that allow our customers to compete within the complex nuclear power generation industry.


Fitter Welder

Hourly rate of pay:  $37.10 (fully-qualified)


We have opportunities for Fitter Welders to join our production team at our facility in Owen Sound, ON.  Each member of our team plays a critical role in BWXT Canada’s success and in ensuring we meet our customers’ quality, cost and delivery expectations.  Our tradespeople are considered the best in the industry and we are proud of the high level of technical skills they demonstrate every day.




  • Performs all types of fitting and all position manual welding on company products as required (welds not subject to RT/UT inspection) to quality standards.
  • Positions, fits and assembles materials according to drawings, prints, jigs and/or layouts; cuts and fits templates and gaskets as necessary.  Completes necessary layout for fitting attachments.
  • Performs pressure testing procedures.
  • Reads and interprets Production Orders, Drawings, Shop Instruction Sheets (SIS), Weld Procedure Specifications (WPS); plans and organizes details of working procedure for tool and material requirements.
  • Slings and/or transports, and/or positions material and equipment to and from work area manually by hooking for overhead crane or by using floor operated overhead crane or forklift; sets up jigs and holding devices in work area as required.  Performs Class 2 lifts to maintain their own production requirements.




  • Proven commitment to workplace safety.
  • Commitment to quality and the ability to work as a positive, effective team member, willing to go the extra mile to ensure we meet our customer expectations.
  • Successful completion of an intermediate welder program and/or test.
  • Advanced understanding of blueprint reading.
  • Must be available to work any of the following shifts:
    • Days: 6:00 am to 4:00 pm. (Mon – Thurs) OR;
    • Afternoons: 4:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. (Mon – Thurs) OR;
    • Weekend days: 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Fri, Sat, Sun; paid for 40 hours).


Candidates selected for interviews will need to undergo the following:

  • Written test relating to welding and fitting theory, blueprint reading and weld symbols.
  • Two weld tests (performed on mild steel plate):
    • 3G Vertical 3/8” plate test. Process (GTAW)
    • 2G Horizontal 3/8” plate test. Process (GMAW).  (Short Circuit).



  • Competitive wages
  • Employer-paid pension plan
  • Excellent Health, Dental & Vision benefits
  • Paramedical benefits
  • Life insurance… and so much more!


Want to work in the growing and exciting nuclear industry?  Come join us… we’ve been waiting for you.


We thank you for your interest; however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.


BWXT Canada Ltd. embraces diversity of thought, values individuality, encourages new perspectives and provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability, or any other category protected by provincial law.

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