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Welder (Contract)

City:  Hamilton

Requisition ID:  23663 


Do you want to work at one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers? We’re looking for people who are driven by excellence to work with innovative technology to create the material tomorrow’s world will be made of.
At ArcelorMittal Dofasco, we play a key role in North America’s advanced manufacturing supply chain working with the top automotive, energy, packaging, and construction brands to develop lighter, stronger and more sustainable steel products – from cans to cars.
ArcelorMittal Dofasco is Hamilton's largest private sector employer with more than 4,500 employees, shipping 4.5 million net tons of high quality flat carbon steel annually. Our iconic tagline "Our Product is Steel. Our Strength is People. is a true expression of our belief that our people are our competitive advantage.


The Role: 


To perform all types of welding, cutting and trade assist tasks to fabricate, install, maintain and repair all equipment. Assesses, recommend, and creates methods to improve welding procedures and equipment service life.


  • Interprets pipeline schematics, complex structural and fabrication drawings and sketches, plan details or working procedure, tools and material requirements, as to perform job assignments and instruct others.
  • Selects and uses correct welding; burning and trade assist protective equipment.
  • Perform calculations necessary for fabrications and uses measuring, checking and layout tools of various kinds. Fabricate jigs and fixtures when necessary.
  • Select, set up and operate various hand and power tools and all types of welding, cutting, gouging and beveling equipment.
  • Fabricate and install structural, plate and pipe sections as per drawings and field measurements.
  • Select joint design and welding process to suit a specific task for maximum efficiency and quality.
  • Identify materials that can be cut or gouged either by AAC, plasma arc and oxy-fuel equipment.
  • Identify weldable stainless/alloy steel materials and select consumables for use with various welding processes.
  • Perform manual stress relieving, pre-heating and post-heating. Set up and perform heat re-aligning of deformed parts. Control distortion during welding.
  • Set up and perform manual or thermite welds on rail joints.
  • Perform welding to meet CWB and TSSA standards.
  • Inspects weld visually and use mag-particle and die-penetrant for non-destructive testing methods.
  • Possess a working knowledge of pressure vessel and steel construction welding codes and specifications.
  • Identifies pipe schedules and fittings prior to fabrication or repair.
  • Perform rigging tasks using all necessary equipment and accessories, as required.


About You:


  • Minimum high school diploma/GED
  • 456A Welder or 437A Metal Fabricator (Fitter) Certificate of Qualification or Interprovincial Red Seal is required
  • TSSA or CWB tickets are considered an asset
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to follow directions and work in a team environment with minimal supervision


Work Environment:


  • Heavy industrial shop environment
  • Required to wear personal protective equipment
  • The use of respirators, fresh air breathing apparatus and standard plant safety equipment may also be required
  • Required to climb, crouch, lift, etc.  heavy objects, on a repetitive basis
  • Exposure to noise, heights, confined spaces, lighting conditions, materials, products and by-products associated with the manufacture of steel, temperature and weather extremes that require the use of specialized protective devices or equipment


Hours of Work:


  • 8-hour day schedule or continuous 12-hour rotating shifts with extended hours as required due to period of peak workloads
  • Occasional overtime may be required 


*This is a contract position for 12-months. The successful incumbent will be considered for permanent opportunities if available.

Total Rewards at ArcelorMittal Dofasco


  • We provide employees with a market competitive total compensation package. Our promise is to provide superior pay for superior performance, accompanied by comprehensive health and wellness, pension, vacation and related programs.
  • Competitive hourly rates and shift premiums
  • Vacation pay in lieu of paid time off 


  • Other immediate benefits include:
  • PPE and workwear provided at no cost (if required)     
  • Wellness and Employee Assistance Programs
  • Free access to three onsite fitness centers and our 70-acre recreation park with multiple arenas, fields and organized sports for you and your family

We would like to thank all those who apply in advance since only applicants selected to complete an online assessment will be contacted.  

ArcelorMittal Dofasco is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply and we are committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities to support their participation in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.  If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

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