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  • A.F. Theriault & Son Ltd.


Full Time, Permanent

As a Shipyard Propeller Welder Finisher, your primary goal is to contribute to the repair of ship propellers through proficient welding techniques and meticulous finishing processes. Your expertise in welding and finishing will be instrumental in ensuring the structural integrity, balance, and hydrodynamic efficiency of ship propellers, ultimately supporting the safe and efficient operation of maritime vessels.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Clean blade and weld based on requirements

  • Determine the appropriate welding equipment, material and method to be used based on requirements

  • Set up components (cutting, fitting, grinding, etc.) for welding blade based on requirements

  • Weld components using brazing method or wire feeder method

  • Finish and balance propeller blades

  • Using an electric grinder to remove blemishes or deficiencies

  • Continuous grinding and polishing of propeller surfaces to create desired finish product

  • Assist in black light testing or other methods of Quality Control Testing

  • Prepare propeller blades for straightening process by heating the blade surfaces with gas torches

  • 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.


  • Previous shipyard/marine experience is preferred.

  • Experiencer using electric grinder and other hand-held tools is required

  • Must be physically able to lift up to and including 50 lbs.

  • Applicants must be safety conscious

  • Possess the ability to work well both with a team or unsupervised

  • Applicant must provide steel toe boots, all other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required for the position is provided


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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