Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Atlantica provides contracting services for multi-disciplinary construction projects and is partnered with some of Canada’s top engineering companies to deliver mechanical and electrical design services to all clients. We have opportunities for Journeyperson Plumbers and Pipefitters to work with us on exciting construction projects, primarily in the Halifax Regional Municipality. 

Position Details

About Us:  For more than fifty years, Atlantica has been a leading provider of mechanical construction for the industrial, commercial, and institutional sectors in Atlantic Canada. With a highly skilled team equipped with the latest tools and leading-edge technologies, Atlantica controls the most crucial aspects of mechanical and electrical construction, from design and fabrication to fire protection, to maintenance services throughout the building’s life cycle. A Cahill Group company, Atlantica’s distinction as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies proves its team is as sound as the structures it builds.

About the Opportunity: We are looking for plumbers and pipefitters to support on our exciting projects, mostly within the Halifax Regional Municipality.

  • Exciting landmark projects
  • The opportunity to learn and grow with one of the most skilled workforces in Atlantic Canada
  • Membership with The United Association of Journeypersons and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada (Local 56)

Work Site Environment:

  • Safety is priority #1 for Atlantica and it’s workers
  • Large scale commercial jobsites within mainland Nova Scotia
  • New build (Greenfield) and retrofits/upgrades

Transportation/Travel Information:

  • Required travel to job sites - most job sites within the HRM, however there are opportunities in other communities in Nova Scotia as well


  • Assemble pipe sections, tubing and fittings, using couplings, clamps, screws, bolts, cement, plastic solvent, caulking, or soldering, brazing and welding equipment.
  • Fill pipes or plumbing fixtures with water or air and observe pressure gauges to detect and locate leaks.
  • Review blueprints and specifications to determine work details and procedures.
  • Locate and mark the position of pipe installations, connections, passage holes, and fixtures in structures, using measuring instruments such as rulers and levels.
  • Cut openings in structures to accommodate pipes and pipe fittings, using hand and power tools.
  • Read and interpret drawings, blueprints and specifications to determine layout requirements
  • Lay out, assemble, fabricate, maintain and repair piping systems which carry water, steam, chemicals or fuel used in heating, cooling, lubricating and other processes
  • Lay out, assemble, fabricate, maintain and repair pressurized piping systems
  • Measure, cut, thread and bend pipe to required shape using hand and power tools
  • Hydro-test and install fabricated pipe spools within structural steel modular assemblies, adding designed supports as required
  • Maintain all tools, work area and equipment in a clean and orderly fashion
  • Read and interpret client and company supplied construction fabrication drawings and specifications
  • Perform pipe welding on carbon steel and stainless steel as required

Is this role right for you?

About You:


  • Journeyperson Plumber/Pipe Fitter or Trade Qualifier certification (3rd and 4th period apprentices will be considered based on experience)
  • Experience: 4+ years in the pipefitting or plumbing trade Multiple trade tickets would be considered an asset
  • Gas Ticket or Medgas Ticket would be considered an asset
  • Experience working on a large commercial job sites Carbon steel and stainless steel pipe welding training and experience would be considered an asset

Safety Certification Requirements:

  • Valid Workplace NS Fall Protection Certification
  • Valid WHMIS 2015 Certification Valid
  • First Aid is an asset
  • Commitment to and champion for safety conscious work environment *

Please note that successful applicants must work under the respective NS CLRA union agreement.

Atlantica is an equal opportunity organization—we believe that a diverse and inclusive culture creates a work environment that is supportive, engaging, challenging, innovative and enables all employees to be positive, collaborative, and creative in order to reach our full potential. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Location Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
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