Irving Shipbuilding Inc.

Marine, Industrial Manufacturing and Services

Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is one of Eastern Canada’s leading industrial groups. The integrated team of companies operates in the Marine, Industrial Manufacturing and Services sectors to provide world class shipbuilding and repair, drill rig construction and conversion, offshore fabrication, industrial manufacturing, engineering, supply chain management and quality and technical services.

Industrial market segments serviced include oil and gas, petrochemical, power generation, pulp and paper, transportation, mining and related heavy industries.

Irving Shipbuilding Inc. has its primary office at the Halifax Shipyard with other locations in the Maritime Provinces. The Company has been building quality vessels and fabricated modules for almost 50 years.

Halifax Shipyard is growing its workforce to meet requirements for several major projects, including the mid-life modernization of seven HALIFAX-class frigates for the Canadian Navy known as the FELEX Program. The yard is currently in the process of hiring management and technical positions. By the end of this year, the yard plans to more than double its staff levels, and trade positions are expected to almost triple by this time next year.

Management & Technical Positions
  • Accounting
  • Administration
  • Completions
  • Data Management
  • Drafting - All Disciplines
  • Engineering - Electrical, Industrial, Marine, Mechanical and Naval Architecture
  • Estimating
  • Health, Safety & Environment
  • Human Resources
  • IT
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Planning - All Disciplines
  • Process Improvement
  • Production Management - All Disciplines / Trades
  • Production Supervision - All Disciplines / Trades
  • Project Management
  • Quality Assurance / Quality Control Scheduling
  • Supply Chain
Trade Positions
  • Burner
  • Crane Operator
  • Electrician
  • Engine Fitter
  • Ironworker
  • Joiner / Stager / Carpenter / Scaffolder
  • Labourer
  • Loftsman
  • Machinist
  • Pipe Fitter
  • Maintenance
  • Painter / Blaster
  • Rigger
  • Sheet Metal
  • Warehouse
  • Welder

For more specific details regarding our openings please see 'Current Opportunities' listings below. However we are accepting resumes for all of our positions listed above at any time. If you are interested in a career with Irving Shipbuilding Inc. Please visit our Careers Site and apply today.

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Current Opportunities

  Career Title Location Date Posted Region

    Intermediate Procurement Specialist  Dartmouth 2021-04-18 Nova Scotia
    Zonal Engineer  Dartmouth 2021-04-18 Nova Scotia
    Senior Organizational Development Specialist   Halifax 2021-04-18 Nova Scotia
    Talent Management Coordinator  Halifax 2021-04-18 Nova Scotia
    Welder - Red Seal  Halifax 2021-04-18 Nova Scotia
    Operations Trainer, Safety  Halifax 2021-04-17 Nova Scotia
    Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) Spares Management Specialist  Halifax 2021-04-17 Nova Scotia
    Production Supervisor, Steel  Multiple Locations 2021-04-17
    Pipe Supervisor  Halifax 2021-04-17 Nova Scotia
    Command and Control Capability Manager  Dartmouth 2021-04-16 Nova Scotia
    Manager, Supportability   Halifax 2021-04-16 Nova Scotia
    Project Controls Specialist  Dartmouth 2021-04-16 Nova Scotia
    Assistant Project Manager, CSC  Dartmouth 2021-04-16 Nova Scotia
    Financial Analyst  Halifax 2021-04-16 Nova Scotia
    Intermediate Procurement Specialist - Unifor Local 28  Multiple Locations 2021-04-14
    Software Assurance Engineer   Dartmouth 2021-04-14 Nova Scotia
    Cost Analyst   Dartmouth 2021-04-14 Nova Scotia
    System Analyst  Multiple Locations 2021-04-14
    Project Manager, CSC  Halifax 2021-04-14 Nova Scotia
    Test & Trials Specialist - Propulsion; Electric Drive  Halifax 2021-04-14 Nova Scotia
    Team Lead, Parts Data Management  Multiple Locations 2021-04-14
    Senior Learning and Development Specialist   Halifax 2021-04-14 Nova Scotia
    Certification Engineer  Dartmouth 2021-04-14 Nova Scotia
    Engineering Student - Summer Term 2021 - Facilities and Maintenance - Irving Shipbuilding Inc.  Halifax 2021-04-14 Nova Scotia
    Technical Publications Specialist-12 Month term  Dartmouth 2021-04-13 Nova Scotia
    Junior Requirements Engineer  Dartmouth 2021-04-13 Nova Scotia
    Riggers  Shelburne 2021-04-13 Nova Scotia
    Production Supervisor, Welding  Shelburne 2021-04-13 Nova Scotia
    Welder - Red Seal - Woodside Industries (Local 73)  Dartmouth 2021-04-13 Nova Scotia
    Senior Procurement Specialist   Multiple Locations 2021-04-12
    Alternate Company Security Officer (ACSO)  Halifax 2021-04-12 Nova Scotia
    Talent Acquisition Business Partner  Dartmouth 2021-04-10 Nova Scotia
    Requirements Engineer  Dartmouth 2021-04-09 Nova Scotia
    Deputy Project Director  Multiple Locations 2021-04-08
    Senior Mechanical Systems Engineer  Halifax 2021-04-08 Nova Scotia
    Assistant Project Manager, AOPS  Halifax 2021-04-08 Nova Scotia
    Metal Fabricator - Red Seal  Halifax 2021-04-08 Nova Scotia
    Metal Fabricator - Apprentice  Halifax 2021-04-08 Nova Scotia
    Team Lead, Software Assurance   Multiple Locations 2021-04-08
    Certification Manager  Dartmouth 2021-04-07 Nova Scotia
    Mechanical Team Lead  Dartmouth 2021-04-07 Nova Scotia
    Industrial Mechanics/Millwrights  Shelburne 2021-04-06 Nova Scotia
    Electricians  Shelburne 2021-04-06 Nova Scotia
    Welders  Shelburne 2021-04-06 Nova Scotia
    Spray Painters / Labourers / Blasters   Shelburne 2021-04-06 Nova Scotia
    Crane Operators  Shelburne 2021-04-06 Nova Scotia
    Legal Specialist  Halifax 2021-04-06 Nova Scotia
    Team Lead, Scheduling   Multiple Locations 2021-04-06
    Crane Operator  Halifax 2021-04-06 Nova Scotia
    Combat Management System Software Engineer  Dartmouth 2021-04-05 Nova Scotia
    Contracts Specialist  Halifax 2021-04-05 Nova Scotia
    Senior Environmental Specialist   Halifax 2021-04-05 Nova Scotia
    Deputy Project Director  Halifax 2021-04-04 Nova Scotia
    CSC Program Security Advisor  Halifax 2021-04-04 Nova Scotia
    Senior Scheduler   Multiple Locations 2021-04-04
    Safety Advisor - Shelburne Ship Repair  Shelburne 2021-04-03 Nova Scotia
    Senior Production Engineer  Dartmouth 2021-04-02 Nova Scotia
    Designated Official & Export Classification Specialist   Dartmouth 2021-04-02 Nova Scotia
    Project Controls Specialist  Dartmouth 2021-04-02 Nova Scotia
    Chief Engineer  Multiple Locations 2021-03-31
    Senior Information System Specialist  Halifax 2021-03-31 Nova Scotia
    Document Control Administrator  Halifax 2021-03-31 Nova Scotia
    Vice President, Commercial  Halifax 2021-03-29 Nova Scotia
    Test & Trials Specialist - Flushing Lead & Auxiliary Systems  Halifax 2021-03-28 Nova Scotia
    Director, Master Planning   Multiple Locations 2021-03-27
    Learning and Development Coordinator  Halifax 2021-03-27 Nova Scotia
    Senior Procurement Specialist   Halifax 2021-03-26 Nova Scotia
    Spray Painters / Labourers  Halifax 2021-03-25 Nova Scotia
    Continuous Improvement Engineer  Halifax 2021-03-25 Nova Scotia
    Material Planner  Halifax 2021-03-25 Nova Scotia
    Supply Chain Solutions Specialist  Dartmouth 2021-03-24 Nova Scotia
    Production Director  Halifax 2021-03-24 Nova Scotia
    Validation and Acceptance, Team Lead  Dartmouth 2021-03-23 Nova Scotia
    Senior Electrical Engineer  Halifax 2021-03-23 Nova Scotia
    Manufacturing Engineer  Dartmouth 2021-03-23 Nova Scotia
    Junior Engineer, Combat Systems  Dartmouth 2021-03-23 Nova Scotia
    Planning System Integration, Team Lead  Halifax 2021-03-22 Nova Scotia
    Maintenance Planner  Halifax 2021-03-22 Nova Scotia
    Senior Manufacturing Engineer  Multiple Locations 2021-03-22
    Risk Management Specialist   Dartmouth 2021-03-22 Nova Scotia
    Assistant Project Manager, CSC  Dartmouth 2021-03-20 Nova Scotia