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An exciting and engaging career awaits you at Davie!

Davie understands the importance of teamwork and that is why we place our employees first. We guarantee you an exciting career with unique challenges as we grow and continue to achieve high performance through creativity and the support of our team.

We offer our employees a collaborative way working with management through working together

We are always looking for qualified and energetic people to join our team. For more information on current openings at Davie please scroll down.

We believe that we will be successful and will position ourselves to be at the forefront of worldwide maritime construction with the right team and we are waiting for you!

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Quality Assurance Specialist

Job Description:

 

  • Developing implementing / maintaining of a Quality Management System processes from a site level perspective and serving as quality assurance liaison / interface to other departments and/or partners.
  • Plan, prepare, schedule and conduct internal audits and assessments as per approved Davie quality management system process / procedures, taking into account, safety, quality, reliability and business obligations.
  • Take charge of the organization to develop an appropriate range of performance measures and metrics for the organization, including analysis the KPI for trends
  • Support and review adequacy of corrective action plans in response to the audit findings to determine if the plan will address the findings and if it has a high probability of success.
  • Provide follow up to corrective actions and close if acceptable, if not acceptable review with manager for further action if necessary.
  • Provide guidance for the review, drafting, updating and distribution of management system documentation
  • Provide guidance in the implementation and maintaining of policies, processes and procedures regarding record control.
  • Ability to develop and monitor continuous improvement programs, aiming to reduce the number of defects and improve levels of quality  by identifying the root cause of problem, and creatively problem solve to gain resolution.

Required Skills and Knowledge for this role include but are not limited to the following:

  • Must have (3) years of relevant experience in quality management and / or integrated management systems based on ISO or equivalent, or a combination of education training and experience.
  • Experience in ISO 9001 / ISO 14001 systems with internal auditor certification is a must
  • Experience and working knowledge of quality management systems and project management support processes such as production, engineering, risk based management thinking is essential.
  • Must have a strong quantitative, analytical and technical aptitudes.
  • Written French and English skills are essential.
  • Solid knowledge in audit, and technical report writing using Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook and Visio) is essential.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills, enjoy sharing feedback to help people improve. Must be a self-starter and be able to work well on their own and in a team environment
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Project Control Specialist

Job Description:

 

  • Provide financial reports related to the project, including weekly reports, budget development, monthly forecast and end-of-month reviews compared with budget;
  • Develop and keep management information reports such as progressive invoicing, contract direct cost analysis, net cash flow, currency impact analysis, critical supplier list;
  • Work in close cooperation with the project director in order to make sure that he is aware of progress related to the project in progress;
  • Develop performance indicators (cost analysis);
  • Complete a comprehensive budget analysis compared with real costs of the project;
  • Make sure that internal control systems exist and that they are implemented during various stages of the project according to the company’s standards;
  • Keep a control list and a key control file for an annual audit;
  • Make sure that the shipyard change orders are recorded and have the appropriate approval level;
  • Help to prepare, review and approve modifications made in the contract;
  • Identify cost reduction initiatives;
  • Provide general support to other departments, e.g.: Supply and Operations;
  • Ensure compliance with laws and all specific local requirements;
  • Perform any other related tasks.

Required Skills and Knowledge for this role include but are not limited to the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or in any other relevant field;
  • Possess one of the following titles: CPACA, CMA or CGA;
  • 0 to 3 years of experience in a similar job;
  • Bilingual (mandatory);
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team and resolve conflicts;
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel;
  • Good practical knowledge of financial systems, project management techniques (planning, budget control, etc.).
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Payroll Coordinator

Job Description:

 

Payroll Processing

  • Master the automated payroll system (ADP) in place, input methods and tools for preparing reports;
  • Coordinate all the activities related to payment of the submitted documents, ensuring their compliance with the established policies and procedures;
  • Communicate, when needed, with the payroll provider for all questions, changes, additions, configurations and errors related to payroll processing;
  • Provide all system configuration requests with precision, including all the ins and outs of the related systems;
  • Have thorough knowledge of year-end processing;
  • Provide daily assistance to the main users of component systems of the payroll system;
  • Determine the fundamental cause of a problem or difficulty and ensure that it is resolved quickly and accurately;
  • Carry out checks on documents associated with payroll production, verify their accuracy and take the necessary actions to correct anomalies with precision and meticulousness within the required periods of time;
  • Have a comprehensive vision oriented toward creating solutions that allow for the resolution of problems/difficulties associated with each group in order to satisfy the parties involved;
  • Be able to investigate, analyze and resolve problems;
  • Respect weekly and annual schedules;
  • Make the weekly payments to the third party;
  • Work with the accounting department for all questions relating to payroll and balance the payroll, if needed, for accounting purposes;
  • Help your immediate superior with his/her tasks, research and labour cost analyses or any other file requiring your intervention;
  • Ensure the accuracy and confidentiality of the data;
  • Perform analyses and produce reports for the various people involved on time;
  • Have knowledge in fields related to payroll, taxation, employment insurance, group insurance, pension funds, CSST, parental insurance, work standards, etc.;
  • Ensure the monitoring of time banks and vacations to ensure their accuracy and precision;
  • Perform the necessary adjustments and feedback and follow up with employees;
  • Create procedures related to payroll and component systems, and keep them updated;
  • Ensure the application of rules and regulations that govern payroll in accordance with the rules of all levels of government;
  • Complete and answer all correspondence, enquiries or requests from the various levels of government of all ministries.

Electronic Punch

  • Maintain the electronic punch system (Kronos) in working order, ensure it runs smoothly within the rules of the company and the application of the collective agreements;
  • Support the electronic punch users in their daily use of the software by informing them of the proper way to use it;
  • Gather data on a daily basis and analyse their contents to check their compliance;
  • Respond to any ambiguities or questions concerning the working of the software and the application of the defined rules within it;
  • Ensure the accuracy of data in accordance with the peripheral devices supplying the electronic punch;
  • Close the pay cycle, ensuring that all people involved have completed their data input;
  • Do the input, adjustments and corrections inherent to payroll.

Human Relations

  • Optimize friendly communication and relationships with employees, union representatives or any other people involved;
  • Communicate all useful information to work colleagues and supervisors;
  • Maintain good interpersonal relationships at all times;
  • Be easily available and enjoy communications and client service;
  • Ensure that your interventions are understood by employees;
  • Use the necessary creative means to eliminate any ambiguities in difficult situations;
  • Always have a respectful and professional attitude.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Work closely with department staff by helping them and ensuring compliance with information relating to payroll, labour costs, accounting charges, insurance premiums and pension fund premiums according to received instructions.

REQUIRED SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE  for this role include but are not limited to the following:

  • College diploma (DEC) in accounting or finance and 3 to 5 years of relevant experience in a union environment, or equivalent;
  • Excellent knowledge of computerized payroll;
  • Experience in payroll processing (very high volume);
  • Good written and verbal communication abilities;
  • Demonstrate exactness, precision and discretion;
  • Good knowledge of computers, including Microsoft Office;
  • Approach centred on client service and good active listening abilities;
  • Ability to work in a team, respect tight deadlines and pay attention to detail;
  • Good stress management abilities;
  • Keep informed of federal and provincial budget readings that may affect payroll processing;
  • Excellent priority management for organization, time management, planning and monitoring;
  • Be known for your autonomy and methodology;
  • Excellent knowledge of English, an asset;
  • Ability to work efficiently with clients and/or other groups/departments.
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Estimator

Job Description:

 

  • Study drawings, specifications, work packages, classification standards and regulations and take note of important elements in order to have better knowledge of the nature of equipment and of work details indicated in specifications.
  • Analyse assigned work packages and determine their labour and material costs to implement in the most cost effective way as possible.
  • Contact selected suppliers by phone, e-mail or mail and provide them with equipment specifications in order to obtain quotations.
  • Analyse suppliers’ quotations by comparing different equipment coming from them taking into account the technical aspect according to specifications, method of payment and delivery time, in order to choose the best product.
  • Determine the cost of each work package including the chosen equipment and services by calculating the price of each element and/or part included in the final product in order to obtain a total price for the work package.
  • Establish the necessary time to complete the work packages by taking into account the manpower data compiled for previous and similar work packages , the acquired knowledge from previous projects, the specific elements of projects in progress and by asking for supervisor  or colleague assistance, if necessary, in order to calculate a total number of hours for assigned work packages.
  • List equipment and its cost, as well as all data related to labour, sub-contracts and other involved elements in order to assess the full cost of the work package.
  • Assess the level of confidence, risk and cost contingency required to apply to each estimated work package.
  • Attend Management Review Meetings as required at the request of the Director of Production.

Project Management

  • Develop and maintain procedures for planning, organizing and completing all Estimation Operations within CDCI.
  • Ensure compliance with the agreed upon procedures for planning, organizing and completing all Estimation Operations within CDCI.
  • Ensure that all relevant Estimation procedures and work instructions are available, understood, implemented and updated as per standard operating procedures.
  • Develop and cultivate a communication strategy between the Estimation team, Operations Management and the Client as required.
  • Ensure a smooth flow of operations though the Estimation department.

REQUIREMENTS:

 

Required Skills and Knowledge for this role include but are not limited to the following:

  • A technical degree in in the appropriate discipline as related to the position.
  • Five (5) or more years of experience in a similar position or as estimator in the marine, ship building or ship repair  sector.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Autonomy; Ability to manage priorities.
  • Ability to negotiate.
  • Integrity
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Expeditor

Job Description:

 

  • Ensure all purchase orders are tracked from issue to receipt from our Distribution Centre;
  • Lead communications to inform key stakeholders in the organization on all purchase order status updates;
  • Ensure all inbound freight is scheduled in the Distribution Center in order to facilitate timely and efficient  workflow;
  • Ensure all receiving packages are reconciled including customs package verification;
  • Ensure accurate and timely input of all Supply Chain master data and ensure Supply Chain master data integrity and maintenance;
  • Prepare, validate and reconcile all freight invoices for inbound and outbound shipments;
  • Contribute to the development of systems and procedures within the department;
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of reports applicable to the Supply Chain operation;
  • Support Supply Chain team objectives by providing coverage as required of other clerical functions and positions within the Supply Chain business unit;
  • Assist in preparation of Year End reports and reconciliations;
  • Assist with special projects within Supply Chain as required;
  • Explain tasks to other employees and assist in the effective training of employees within the business unit as required;
  • Build and maintain professional contacts with transportation companies, the vendor community and other internal and external customers as required;
  • Keep abreast of policies, procedures and legislation affecting transportation;
  • Maintain comprehensive knowledge of Supply Chain operating systems & procedures & maintain up-to-date knowledge of applicable software applications;
  • Make recommendations regarding the efficiency and effectiveness of team procedures;
  • Demonstrate commitment to workplace health and safety;
  • Perform other related duties as required;

REQUIREMENTS:

 

Required Skills and Knowledge for this role include but are not limited to the following:

  • Strong computer literacy in standard MS Office and web-based applications; very strong MS Excel skills
  • Post secondary degree or diploma in business
  • Minimum 5 years experience in related logistics functions/operations
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office programs, particularly Excel
  • Experience working in an SAP environment (asset)
  • Experience working in a retail organization
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Marine Planning and Scheduling Specialist

Job Description:

 

Operations Management

  • Read and interpret drawings and all information provided by Engineering and Supply Chain.
  • Have an understanding of basic Planning Techniques from the Work Breakdown Structure down to the activity level on the schedule including the predecessor and successor of activities.
  • Ability to organize the information and material requirements into a Work Order that is easily understood by the Production Department in a timely manner.
  • Estimate the resource requirements and duration of activities on the schedule.
  • Ability to understand the production facilities and resources capacities such as: space constrains, equipment, qualified operators, and verifies their availability in order to satisfy the Project requirements.
  • Responsibility of assigning Work Order budgets while staying within your overall budget.
  • Provide reports and spreadsheets as required on work status.
  • Participate in resource planning for the Projects.
  • Assist other planners as required to meet the schedule.

Project Management

  • Develop and maintain procedures for planning, organizing and completing all Engineering Operations within Davie.
  • Ensure compliance with the agreed upon procedures for planning, organizing and completing all Planning Operations within Davie.
  • Ensure that all relevant Planning procedures and work instructions are available, understood, implemented and updated as per standard operating procedures.
  • Develop and cultivate a communication strategy between the Planning team, Operations Management and the Client as required.
  • Ensure a smooth flow of operations though the Planning department.

REQUIREMENTS

 

Required Skills and Knowledge for this role include but are not limited to the following:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering in your respective discipline.
  • A minimum of 3 years in shipbuilding (obligatory).
  • College degree in related field of study.
  • Experience in planning.
  • Good knowledge of the activities network systems.
  • Understanding of AVEVA ERM or Primavera scheduling system (asset).
  • Comfortable to speak with different departments.
  • Ability to work in team.
  • Organizational skills.

 

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ELECTRICAL PLANNER

Job Description:

 

Under the responsibility of the Planning Director, the electrical Planner will covering the planning, scheduling, and tracking of workflow from the engineering department and through the production department.

  • Read and interpret drawings and all information provided by Engineering and Supply Chain;
  • Have an understanding of basic Planning Techniques from the Work Breakdown Structure down to the activity level on the schedule including the predecessor and successor of activities;
  • Ability to organize the information and material requirements into a Work Order that is easily understood by the Production Department in a timely manner;
  • Estimate the resource requirements and duration of activities on the schedule;
  • Ability to understand the production facilities and resources capacities such as: space constrains, equipment, qualified operators, and verifies their availability in order to satisfy the Project requirements;
  • Responsibility of assigning Work Order budgets while staying within your overall budget;
  • Provide reports and spreadsheets as required on work status;
  • Participate in resource planning for the Projects;
  • Assist other planners as required to meet the schedule. 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • A minimum of 3 years in shipbuilding (obligatory);
  • College degree in related field of study;
  • Experience in planning;
  • Good knowledge of the activities network systems;
  • Understanding of AVEVA ERM or Primavera scheduling system (asset);
  • Comfortable to speak with different departments;
  • Ability to work in team;
  • Organizational skills.
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SHIP MANAGER

Job Description:

 

Under the responsibility of the Director, Production, the Ship Manager is responsible to coordinate all aspects of jobs being accomplished in the launching berth and/or on the vessel when it is at quay (or in the dry dock) in order to meet the deadlines and budgets targeted on the contract assigned.projects.

  • Ensure the follow-up on technical aspects, upkeep and services related to vessels, including dry docks and investigations.
  • Establish vessel operation budget in cooperation with the onboard manager and perform a follow-up on real costs;
  • Communicate with Human Resources concerning vessel personnel.
  • Offer support related to questions concerning technical operations, when required.
  • Be involved in purchasing spare parts for vessels.
  • Visit the vessels at regular intervals for inspection purposes.
  • Correspond with and report to the owner of the vessel(s).
  • Follow up on insurance cases in cooperation with the insurance claim manager.
  • Ensure that OHS rules and norms are respected and that the prevention mechanisms are applied.
  • Ensure that the respected results are reached for each group of work in construction berths and finishing wharves for the project assigned to them.
  • Develop and promote management tools which would allow for anticipating technical information and material needs so as to respect construction costs and schedules.
  • Respect schedules of different projects.
  • Issue instructions and control their implementation, prepare reports.
  • Validate manpower levels required according to material, information and production equipment availabilities, as well as according to physical locations and infrastructure arrangements.
  • Compare real costs with budgets concerning assembly berth and finishing wharf.
  • Ensure sub-contracting work integration.
  • Verify the quality control is performed and documented according to test and inspection plan and to test schedule;
  • Participate in meetings when required.
  • Perform other tasks compatible with your functions upon your supervisor’s request.
  • Lead the team of Zone Managers and other employees as required in such a manner that they are motivated, satisfied, loyal and effective team members who are committed to the achieving the standards and the goals of the department and of the corporation as a whole.
  • In conjunction with the production management, complete all probationary and other performance reviews for Zone Managers.
  • Ensure that all Zone Managers receive a development plan for action to ensure that they have the required skills to effective and efficient completion of their roles and responsibilities, work in a safe and cooperative manner while following agreed upon standard operating procedures.
  • Respond appropriately to any violations of the HSE policy and notify the HSE team of the issue immediately.
  • React appropriately to actions that require disciplinary action by working in conjunction with Production Management, Human Resources and HSE as required.

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Post Secondary education in the appropriate discipline as related to the position.
  • Experience in a shipbuilding / ship repair environment
  • Experience in unionized work environment.
  • Time management & delegation skills
  • Customer oriented.
  • Capacity to manage and motivate.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Good interpersonal skills in order to develop close relationships with shipyard staff and vessel owners.
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Marine Commissioning Engineer, Mechanical

Job Description:
  • Responsible to the Commissioning Manager during all aspects of the pre-commissioning and commissioning process of the vessel.
  • In conjunction with the Commissioning Manager, develop Commissioning Procedures, Plan and schedules in line with Project Plan in consultation with Production and Project Management Office (PMO);
  • Monitors all pre-commissioning and commissioning work, ensuring that it is carried out in accordance with Davie’s procedures, Contract specifications and statutory requirements.
  • Review of O&M manuals & drawings to ensure classification compliance.
  • Co-ordinate with commissioning team to perform pre-commissioning and commissioning according to the written procedures and to monitor progress.
  • Liaise with all trades and sub-contractors to carry out the commissioning and quality control inspections smoothly.
  • Familiarize vendors, manufacturing engineers and operators with commissioning requirements.
  • Ensures that all test and measuring equipment is accompanied by the appropriate calibration certificates and that they are current.
  • Monitor the commissioning activities performed by Service Engineers on OEM Supplied Equipment.
  • Ability to oversee several test projects simultaneously and provide scheduling support to planning.
  • Controlling, monitoring and closing of commissioning Punch lists and reporting of same.
  • Assist in investigating problems, diagnosing/repairing faults.
  • Prepare and document test results.
  • Liaise with ship-owner’s representative and class surveyors for inspection and testing.
  • Handle the complete mechanical commissioning aspects during both dock and sea trials.
  • Assume the duties of the Commissioning Chief Engineer during all dock and sea trials.
  • Ensure all documentations are signed off by relevant authorities after successful completion of pre-commissioning/commissioning, dock and sea trials.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A valid and current First Class Marine Engineer Certification (Motor or Combined) recognized by Transport Canada with experience in sailing as a Chief Engineer aboard ships or offshore vessels.
  • A minimum of three (3) years field experience in hands-on testing, validation and troubleshooting of large marine equipment and related electrical systems as an Electrical Engineer aboard ships or offshore vessels.
  • Experience of new marine system installations and the commissioning of same.
  • Fluent both verbally and in written English. Preference will be given to applicants with bilingual French/English language skills.
  • Experience in marine new construction, marine maintenance, marine repair and overall operations within the facility.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with customers and/or other bodies / departments.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills for internal and external purposes.
  • Proficient with computers including the use of Microsoft Office.
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Marine Commissioning Engineer, Electrical

Job Description:
  • Responsible to the Commissioning Manager during all aspects of the pre-commissioning and commissioning process of the vessel.
  • In conjunction with the Commissioning Manager, develop Commissioning Procedures, Plan and schedules in line with Project Plan in consultation with Production and Project Management Office (PMO);
  • Monitors all pre-commissioning and commissioning work, ensuring that it is carried out in accordance with Davie’s procedures, Contract specifications and statutory requirements.
  • Review of O&M manuals & drawings to ensure classification compliance.
  • Co-ordinate with commissioning team to perform pre-commissioning and commissioning according to the written procedures and to monitor progress.
  • Liaise with all trades and sub-contractors to carry out the commissioning and quality control inspections smoothly.
  • Familiarize vendors, manufacturing engineers and operators with commissioning requirements.
  • Ensures that all test and measuring equipment is accompanied by the appropriate calibration certificates and that they are current.
  • Monitor the commissioning activities performed by Service Engineers on OEM Supplied Equipment.
  • Ability to oversee several test projects simultaneously and provide scheduling support to planning.
  • Controlling, monitoring and closing of commissioning Punch lists and reporting of same.
  • Investigating problems, diagnosing/repairing faults.
  • Prepare and document test results.
  • Liaise with ship-owner’s representative and class surveyors for inspection and testing.
  • Handle the complete electrical commissioning aspects during both dock and sea trials.
  • Ensure all documentations are signed off by relevant authorities after successful completion of pre-commissioning / commissioning, dock and sea trials.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering, or a recognized Merchant Mariners’ Document endorsed as an Electrician.
  • A minimum of three (3) years field experience in hands-on testing, validation and troubleshooting of large marine equipment and related electrical systems as an Electrical Engineer aboard ships or offshore vessels;
  • Knowledge of ship board electrical systems.
  • Strong knowledge of motor controls and related systems.
  • Understanding of all types of electrical test equipment and meters.
  • Experience of new marine system installations and the commissioning of same.
  • Experience on the following fields is considered a benefit:
    serial communication,
    marine automation,
    power generation and
    electrical distribution networks
  • Experience of permit to work and lock out tag out systems for setting to work and commissioning of equipment and systems.
  • Fluent both verbally and in written English. Preference will be given to applicants with bilingual French/English language skills.
  • Experience in marine new construction, marine maintenance, marine repair and overall operations within the facility.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with customers and/or other bodies / departments.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills for internal and external purposes.
  • Proficient with computers including the use of Microsoft Office.
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HSE TRAINER

Job Description:

In this role, the incumbent is responsible for coordinating the training all around the yard.

Health, Safety & Environment

  • Ensure that every employee understands the importance of Davie’s workplace culture most particularly as it relates to HSE and provide the necessary leadership to foster that culture within your everyday activities.
  • Continually promote HSE awareness by leading by example and providing instruction, information, training and supervision to ensure the safe performance of the skilled trade employees and all other employees involved in your daily operations.
  • Organize and conduct meetings and maintain a log of any action items resulting from the meeting and addressing those action items in a timely manner as required.
  • Provide every employee with the knowledge to be able to recognize safe work practices, knowledge to know they only work under safe work practices and to empowerment to advise their colleagues when an unsafe work practice is happening.  Also, to provide guidance to employees when they are unsure if a work practice is safe or not and how to proceed.
  • Work with the HSE Team to resolve any HSE issues brought to your attention in a timely manner.
  • Respond appropriately to any violations of the HSE policy.
  • Ensure every employee is wearing and utilizing the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment at all times in accordance with the HSE rules and regulations.
  • Ensure the security of facilities and equipment and institute policies that will prevent or minimize loss, theft, vandalism or other damage.
  • Ensure that Davie’s environmental policies are respected in all construction and reparation projects.

Operations management

  • Arrange and facilitate training;
  • Plan and determine the training needs of the facility;
  • Source and schedule 3rd party training;
  • Set up and manage computer based training programs,
  • Develop and deliver site specific training programs; and,
  • Any other duties relevant to the position.

Required Skills and Knowledge for this role include but are not limited to the following:

  • 3 -5 years experience in basic adult education practices;
  • Versed in HSE training and requirements;
  • Ability to develop and deliver HSE Training;
  • Administrative functions for scheduling and arranging HSE training with 3rd party providers; and,
  • Able to deliver training in English and French.
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