Kiewit hiring 70 welders for Marystown

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Company has ‘every intention’ of using local hires for Hebron work

Kiewit Offshore Services Cow Head facility in Marystown. — Telegram file photo

Hebron project work at Bull Arm is requiring more and more skilled trades workers, but construction work in Marystown is also progressing.

The drilling support module for the $14-billion Hebron platform — a section of the platform’s topsides — is being built by Kiewit Offshore Services in Marystown. That contract work has led to a recent call for welders, 70 welders, by the company.

“We are committed to working with our local partners, including our union partners and subcontractors, to hire skilled welders from Newfoundland and Labrador,” stated spokeswoman Nicole Noren, in an emailed response to questions this week.

The company is looking to connect with apprentice and journeyperson welders who have an interest in the project work, according to public advertisements.

Kiewit staff were asked whether or not the company expects to bring in temporary foreign workers.

As previously reported by The Telegram, Vale Newfoundland and Labrador has brought in about 30 specialized welders from Ireland for construction of its new processing plant at Long Harbour. Those welders hold different skill sets and certifications.

“We have every intention of hiring locally from the province,” Noren stated of Kiewit’s needs.

“We have recently set up a training school to offer local people with limited industry experience or formal training the chance to train and further develop their welding skills.”

The company, she stated, is set on bringing the job in on schedule, “while maximizing employment opportunities for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.”

First steel for the module was cut at the Kiewit Cow Head fabrication facility on May 14.

At that time, a rep for the company told TC Media work in Marystown on the drilling support module was expected to last about two years and provide about 350 construction jobs at peak.

The drilling support module is one of two key modules of the Hebron project being built in Newfoundland and Labrador. The other is the living quarters module, to be built at Nalcor Energy’s Bull Arm Fabrication Site.

A Kiewit-Kvaerner Contractors (KKC) joint venture is completing what will be the base of the Hebron offshore structure, also at Bull Arm.

Organizations: Kiewit Offshore Services

Geographic location: Hebron, Marystown, Newfoundland and Labrador Ireland Long Harbour

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  • BEN STACEY
    September 08, 2014 - 06:02

    what a crock of bullshit kiewit has in this article is--there's lot's of nl tradespeople ,including myself who cannot get a lookin in marystown shipyard...journeymen pipefitters who are also qualified to to do plating, have there applications ignored---i am leaving this week to go to alta on a 20 day to shutdownto at least qualify for ei- while 350 out of province workers are working 40 minutes away...ben stacey

  • pat drake
    June 29, 2014 - 18:22

    i am very intrested in becoming a part of your company i have been a certified welder for 37 years

  • Welder
    January 26, 2014 - 12:30

    Applied for a welding job before christmas. Got a call from a recruiter. Then it was cancelled because of availability of flights etc before christmas. Was told I would be called again after Christmas. I didnt get a call into January so I called the recruiter back. She didnt remember me ormy name ??? Been calling everyday since. Noone will answer or return my calls. What knid of management team is running the show there. I dont get it.

  • Jacob Power
    October 03, 2013 - 08:32

    Do you have any contact info or fax numbers for resumes?

  • dane ducey
    September 16, 2013 - 19:35

    when I contacted wayne butler in 2003 when I graduated with distinction from welding, I could not get a look in for my work term ?

  • mary strang
    August 30, 2013 - 09:50

    im wondering how do i contact someone about this offer thanks

  • Bradley fitzpatrick
    August 29, 2013 - 21:56

    Are they looking for any labourers or operators

  • brad andrews
    August 23, 2013 - 19:03

    I RETIREDN FROM KIEWIT 1 YEAR AGO ;NOW I.M READY TO GO BACK TO WORK AGAIN CALLED SEVERAL TIMES BUT CNT GET ANYONE; I HAVE 42 YEARS EXP.MAYBE THEY SHOULD GET THEIR OWN WORKERS WORKING BEFORE GOING TO IRELAND.42 YRSIN STELL SHOULD QUALIFIE