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  • A.F. Theriault & Son Ltd.


Full Time, Permanent

As a Shipyard Plumber, your primary responsibility is to contribute to the installation, maintenance, and repair of plumbing systems within vessels during construction, renovation, and repair projects within the shipyard. Your expertise in plumbing, knowledge of marine-specific systems, and attention to detail will be critical in ensuring the functionality, safety, and reliability of plumbing infrastructure onboard vessels.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in installing and maintaining plumbing systems including assembling pipe sections, tubing or fittings, using couplings, clamps, screws, bolt cement, plastic, solvent, caulking or soldering, brazing or welding equipment;

  • Install supports and hangers for pipe, fixtures and equipment;

  • Assemble and install valves and fittings;

  • Measure, cut, thread, and bend pipe to required angle;

  • Observe pressure gauges to identify leaks;

  • Test pipe systems by filing pipes or plumbing fixtures with water or air and observe pressure gauges to detect and locate leaks and fix leaks;

  • Install thru-hull fitting and sea connections;

  • Rebuild and repair valves and sea connections;

  • 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;

  • Participate in continuous improvement efforts.


  • Red Seal Journeyperson Plumbing Certificate (Preferred)

  • Have proven experience in plumbing

  • Demonstrate knowledge in maintenance, repair and installation of all types of plumbing systems and equipment;

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

  • Be able to work in a team environment;

  • Be able to read/understand blueprints and/or drawings;

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

  • Be able to communicate in either English or French;

  • Be able to effectively manage his/her time and prioritize work as required; and

  • Be able to work overtime hours as required.

Required Tools:

  • Variety of different size pipe wrenches up to 2’

  • Combination wrenches up to at least 1.25”

  • Screwdrivers

  • Allen Keys

  • Hammer

  • Pliers, vice grips

  • Punches and chisels

  • Pipe/tubing cutter

  • Measuring Tape

  • Pry bar

  • Socket set

You are encouraged to upgrade tools whenever possible/needed.


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 is that 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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