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  • A.F. Theriault & Son Ltd.


Updated: Mar 8

Full Time, Permanent

As a Shipyard Electrician, your primary objective is to contribute to the construction, maintenance, and repair of electrical systems within vessels during their assembly, renovation, or repair within the shipyard. Your expertise in electrical installations, diagnostics, and adherence to safety standards will be essential in ensuring the reliability, functionality, and safety of electrical systems onboard vessels.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Complete installation of electrical components where required such as switchboards, distribution panels, control panels, and electrical cable;

  • Install conduits or cable trays to bulkheads with brackets and screws, using hand tools, and threads wires through conduit to terminals; for example, connection boxes, circuit breakers, voltage regulators, and switch panels;

  • Strip insulation from wire ends and solders ends to terminals, using stripping pliers and soldering iron. Connects power-supply circuits to radio, radar, sonar, fire control, and other electronic equipment;

  • Test electrical characteristics such as, voltage, resistance, and phase angle, in circuits, using voltmeters, ohmmeters, and phase rotation indicators;

  • May also construct instrument panels, using hand tools, rulers, dividers, and power drills, following specifications;

  • Troubleshoot electrical equipment and circuits using appropriate test equipment to detect and effect required maintenance, repairs, or replacement requirements;

  • Perform maintenance and repair of generators, switchboards, controllers, circuit breakers, electrical motors, distribution panels, alarm and lighting circuits;

  • Conduct insulation resistance measurements of electrical cables to determine condition and effects repairs or replacements as required;

  • Set-up, monitor and maintain shore power connections for vessels;

  • Maintain adequate inventories of electrical spare parts and requisitions replacements as required;

  • Work in multiple environments from an indoor facility, elevated heights, which may include tasks performed on scaffolding, ladders, or other elevated structures, confined spaces within vessels, outside spaces with exposure to all elements;

  • Keep the shop/work site as a safe and clean environment to work in;

  • Comply with A.F Theriault & Son Ltd. Policies and procedures and Nova Scotia Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.  Follow safety protocols and maintain, use and wear all personal protective equipment (PPE) applicable to the area you will be in or the operation or task you are about to conduct to prevent accidents.  Ensure potential health and safety hazards are corrected or brought to the attention of Management and/or Health and Safety Committee in order to prevent accidents in the workplace;

  • Perform other duties as required;

  • Ensure that materials on jobs in hand are being correctly charged to the proper job numbers, activity codes and/or others;

  • Willing to work overtime and weekends as needed to complete project deadlines;

  • Willing to go to apprenticeship training if applicable; and

  • Participate in continuous improvement efforts.


  • Proven experience as an electrician required.

  • Diploma/Certificate from accredited post-secondary institution is considered an asset.

  • Must be trustworthy, dependable and confident, have a positive attitude, have good judgement and be a role model for others.

  • Must be able to work in a team environment.

  • Must be able to read/understand blueprints and/or drawings.

  • Be conscientious in their work (attention to detail).

  • Must be able to communicate in either English or French.

  • Must be able to effectively manage his/her time and prioritize work as required.

  • Must be available to work overtime hours as required.


Company Pension Matching

Through our pension matching program, we assist our employees in building a stronger foundation for their retirement.

Dental and Vision Care

Keep your teeth healthy and your eyes sharp with comprehensive vision and dental coverage.

Disability Insurance

Life is unpredictable, and we recognize that unexpected events can impact your ability to work.

Extended Health Care

We offer access to Health insurance to keep you feeling great.

Life Insurance

We understand that life is a journey filled with uncertainties, and it's essential to plan for the well-being of your loved ones.

On-Site Parking

With ample and secure on-site parking, you can say goodbye to the time-consuming search for a    parking spot and the worry of finding a safe place for your vehicle.

Store Discount

Our most famous benefit, every Employee gets a 15% exclusive in-store discount.


Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm

Supplemental pay types:

• Overtime pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

• Meteghan River, NS: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Address 1 D’Entremont Road, P. O. Box 10, Meteghan River, Nova Scotia, B0W 2L0

About Us A. F. Theriault & Son Ltd. is a Canadian boatyard based in Meteghan, Nova Scotia. One of the largest private boatyards in Atlantic Canada, our modern and well-equipped facility can produce monohull or catamaran vessels in fiberglass, steel, aluminum or advanced composites. A.F. Theriault places a strong emphasis on construction quality, safety and stability of all boats, builds and repairs. We pride ourselves not only on our expertise in crafting state-of-the-art vessels but also on our commitment to excellence in shipyard repairs, ensuring the longevity and seaworthiness of both our new builds and existing maritime assets.

How To Apply:

You can drop off your resume directly at the shipyard or email

Speak with the employer

+1 902 645-2327

We thank everyone for their submission. Selected candidate(s) will be contacted for an interview.


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