Position Description

Red Seal Steamfitter/Pipefitter - Vancouver Shipyards
Company - Location Vancouver Shipyards - North Vancouver, BC - 50 Pemberton Avenue
Employment Duration Union Hourly
Posting # 4426
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Red Seal Steamfitter/Pipefitter - Vancouver Shipyards

Seaspan Shipyards is proud to be Canada’s long-term, strategic shipbuilding partner for the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy. As a direct result of this work, while creating jobs and rebuilding our domestic shipbuilding industry, Seaspan Shipyards is delivering on the promise of ships built in Canada, by Canadians.

Vancouver Shipyards, based in North Vancouver, has a very busy and exciting year ahead, as we continue to make progress on two 174m long Joint Support Ships (JSS) for the Royal Canadian Navy – the largest ships ever built in Canada! We are also constructing an Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel (OOSV) for the Canadian Coast Guard, and have secured significant contracts to design and build a Polar Icebreaker and several Multi-Purpose Vessels. These projects will bring long-term job stability for many years to come.

The pipe trades have a significant role in the shipbuilding industry. Ships of this size and complexity rely on a variety of piping and mechanical systems to operate and function while navigating the open oceans. To satisfy this demand, Seaspan is currently seeking Red Seal Journeyperson Steamfitters with industrial construction experience. Now is the best time to be part of Canada’s shipbuilding industry! Join us and be part of the regeneration of the shipbuilding tradition and become a member of a talented, diverse team that is forging a bright future for Canadian shipbuilding at one of the most modern shipyards in North America.


  • Ability to comprehend isometric and P&ID drawings

  • Understand a variety of pipe systems and their function

  • Demonstrate a high level of accuracy in cutting, measuring and layout

  • Must be able to provide square and accurate cuts with a grinder

  • Experience in all types of rigging

  • Comfortable working in restricted and confined spaces

  • Able to climb ladders and work at heights

  • Ability to work together with a welder to produce quality fit up of pipe joints

  • Knowledge of ferrous and non-ferrous metals and applicable welding procedures

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Red Seal Steamfitter/Pipefitter/Plumber certification (or equivalent), with a minimum of 2 years industrial construction experience 
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal in the English language

  • Demonstrated passion for safety and environmental stewardship

  • Ability to work positively in a team environment

  • Demonstrated proficiency in reading and interpreting blueprints and drawings

  • Must be able to work in a construction environment involving confined spaces, working at heights, physical labour, and various weather conditions


These are Union roles with UA170 and offer excellent health, welfare & pension packages after the completion of 480 hours. The Red Seal Journeyperson will earn $47.42 p/hr (overtime is double time).


If you are interested in future opportunities, please apply online today or send your resume to tradesrecruitment@seaspan.com



By applying, you agree that Seaspan may share your resume with our Union partner, UA170.

Note: Unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Seaspan is committed to Employment Equity, supports diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including, women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities. Furthermore, we are committed to providing an inclusive and accessible environment. If you require reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know, and we will work with you to support your request.

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