Journeyman Offshore Rope Access (IRATA) Welder

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Journeyman Offshore Rope Access (IRATA) Welder
D.F. Barnes Fabrication Limited

The Journeyman Welder’s key responsibility is to operate welding and cutting equipment to weld/cut ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Accurate and timely completion of assigned tasks is an integral part of the work. Welders work in a variety of environments, most operations will be completed from Remote access methods (ropes), therefore the welder will need to be competent and experience in RAT operations. The worksite will be the Deep Panuke offshore installation, the key role of the welder is to preform cutting operations during the decommissioning activities. He or she may also perform duties within their capabilities in addition to those identified in this job description.


  • Be physically fit and possess good hand – eye coordination and manual dexterity
  • Pay attention to detail
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be able to work shift work and overtime when required

Qualifications and Competency Requirements:

  • 3-5 years relevant work experience
  • Completion of a 5400 hour Welding Program
  • Journeyman Welder Interprovincial Certification
  • CWB and/or ASME certification
  • Marine experience, BST and H2S certificates are assets
  • Respiratory fit testing
  • Alcohol and drug screen
  • CAPP compliant BST/BST R
  • CAPP compliant Fall Protection
  • CAPP Compliant Confined Space
  • H2S Alive
  • Emergency First aid
  • WHMIS 2015
  • Offshore Safety Regulations
  • Flight suit fitting
  • IRATA certification (Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3)

  • Read and interpret blueprints or welding process specifications
  • Layout patterns and make shop sketches
  • Operate manual or semi-automatic welding equipment to fuse metal segments using processes such as gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc, flux-core arc, plasma arc, shielded metal arc, oxy-acetylene, resistance welding and submerged arc welding
  • Operate manual or semi-automatic flame-cutting equipment
  • Operate brazing or soldering equipment
  • Select filler rods
  • Operate metal shaping machines such as shears, brakes, and other metal straightening or bending machines
  • Operate hoisting and lifting equipment
  • Fabricate metal parts and products
  • Repair worn parts of metal products by welding on extra layers
  • Assist with the maintenance and repair of welding, brazing, and soldering equipment
  • Record hours and materials on time cards to satisfy QA requirements
  • Encourage and instruct apprentices
  • Provide quality work in a timely and efficient manner
  • Other duties within the incumbent’s capabilities as required

HSEQ Responsibilities:

  • Carry out work in accordance with established procedures
  • Participate in the Act of Vigilance (AOV) program
  • Report failures to meet requirements (nonconformance’s) and identify opportunities to improve
  • All personnel are responsible for complying with regulatory and corporate HSE and Quality requirements, including those related to product and the protection of people and the environment