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Welder (Year Round) (Miller Lake)



Competition # : 35481 

Department: Public Works


Type of Employment: Year Round 

Union Status: CUPE - NSPG 

Closing Date: 5/26/2022 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)


Under Article 13 of the Collective Agreement between the Nova Scotia Department of Public Works and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 1867, the following opportunity is being posted.


Please quote the competition number and the Zone you are applying for as noted above on your application.

About Us


The Fleet Services Division of the Department of Public Works is recruiting for a Welder to join the Fleet Services team in Miller Lake.


This is your opportunity to become part of the team who are pivotal in ensuring the Public Works Fleet is running smoothly and safely.  Without our Welder proactive measures; equipment issues or failures could lead to an interruption of services provided. As the Welder you are one of our key team players who supports the overall safety and efficiency of our provincial road network.


About Our Opportunity


Under the general supervision of the Fleet Service Coordinator or Welding Shop Supervisor (Miller Lake), the Welder may do one or a combination of the following or other related duties required to ensure the efficient fabrication/repair of road maintenance equipment and ferries. District operating policies and procedures and geographic differences across the Province may dictate the nature and methods of the work performed.


Primary Accountabilities


Under the general direction of the Fleet Service Coordinator, the Welder will be assigned repair/fabrication work on highway maintenance and snow removal equipment by dismantling, straightening, reshaping and reassembling parts such as snow plows and wings, truck bodies and frames employing appropriate welding techniques.  This may also include repair assignments to provincial ferry operations throughout the Province.  Fabricates and welds replacement parts.  Troubleshoots and repairs welding equipment as required and ensures materials are properly rigged for lifting and all welding is performed according to department safety standards.  Candidates will be expected to respond to winter emergency repair needs at night, weekends and holidays.


Qualifications and Experience


Grade 12 plus a red seal certification in Welding issued by the Department of Labour and Advanced Education and four (4) years of related experience.


Knowledge of auto body and sheet metal work and the ability to read and interpret blueprints and hydraulic schematics is also required.


Basic skill requirements should consist of training and experience with torch work, knowledge of welding codes, working in an industrial environment, design ability and a mechanical aptitude.


A strong customer service focus, effective problem solving skills, the ability to learn new tasks and will be well versed in Department and Industry Occupational Health and Safety rules and regulations.


A valid driver’s license is required.




Based on the employment status and union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offerings and eligibility criteria.


Working Conditions


Work is performed in a mechanical repair environment occasioned by noise, smoke and gas fumes and, at times, adverse weather conditions while operating in a field environment. Considerable standing, lifting, carrying and moving about is a requirement of this position.


Additional Information


This opportunity is for a 52-week Year-Round position – the duties of which are full time and continuous in nature.


Most of your work will be located at Miller Lake, but you will be required to travel and work in other mechanic shops throughout the province as required.


What We Offer


  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
  • Engaging workplace. Our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
  • Countless Career Paths.



Pay Grade:  WELDER  

Salary Range:  $26.20 Hourly


Employment Equity Statement: 

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current CUPE local 1867 employees with a date of seniority.  The successful candidate(s) will be expected to perform duties as necessary within their zone. Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued.  PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. 


Current employees may apply to this position through the following link:



Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to