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Apprentice Welder



Software Engineering
Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2024


Apprentice Welder



Reports To:

Welding Supervisor


The Apprentice Welder is responsible for the fabrication of custom prototypes from supplied drawings, fabrication of custom jigs and fixtures to produce production parts that meet customer specifications, as well as the fabrication of metal structures using jigs and fixtures in a high paced production environment. This position will work with Supervisors and Lead Hands to ensure continuous improvements in work cells, hitting quotas, and welding according to pre-set parameters using MIG, ARC and TIG welding processes.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Read, interpret, and review blueprints or welding process specifications; ensure drawings and specifications will function as designed in environment intended for use.
  • Operate manual or semi-automatic welding equipment to fuse metal segments using processes such as gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux-cored arc welding (FCAW), plasma arc welding (PAW), shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), oxy-acetylene welding (OAW), resistance welding, and submerged arc welding (SAW).
  • Operate brazing, soldering, and manual or semi-automatic flame-cutting equipment.
  • Operate metal shaping machines such as brakes, shears, and other metal straightening and bending machines.
  • Repair parts of metal products by welding on extra layers.
  • Conduct technical inspections, repairs, modifications, and retrofits.
  • Monitor parts usage and report on any material issues.
  • Ensure accuracy and completion of assigned tasks and projects.
  • Keep detailed and accurate reports and documentation.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of changes in technology, compliance, and repair techniques.
  • Performs all duties in accordance with Silent-Aire Limited Partnership safety program standards and Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulations, and Code.
  • Other duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Registered as an apprentice welder in Alberta and enrolled in a recognized trade school.
  • Working towards Interprovincial Red Seal or CWB tickets.
  • Valid welding certification, Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), certified in all positions.
  • Ability to work under the supervision of journeyman electricians, as part of a team, and independently in a busy environment.
  • Experience with routine maintenance operations.
  • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Able to work well under pressure.
  • Strong attention to detail.

Working Conditions

  • 24/7 availability may be required.
  • Physical ability to lift up to 50lb.
  • Travel to off-site locations may be required.
  • Always adhere to safety policies (wear protective equipment).
  • Overtime as required.
  • Hazards associated with the trade.
  • Work both indoors and outdoors, occasionally at heights. May be exposed to construction sites.


  • Communication is primarily internal to the assigned work team, Journeyman Welder, and the Welding Supervisor.

Johnson Controls’ Canadian subsidiaries are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants, candidates and employees with disabilities, in accordance with applicable human rights legislation, and in Ontario, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA”). When requested, accommodation will be provided throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. To request accommodation, please contact us. Any information you provide related to accommodation measures will be treated as confidential. A copy of Johnson Controls’ applicable AODA policies are available on our website at www.johnsoncontrols.com for your reference, and can be made available in accessible formats upon request.