Welding Shop


Status: The Welding Shop is open for scheduled testing. A mask is no longer required, though may be worn voluntarily. If you are feeling unwell, we ask that you refrain from visiting the Welding Shop in-person for the health and safety of our staff and other members.

Welders are required to bring their own PPE including a hard hat, welding shield, safety glasses, safety boots, gloves, and respirator (when necessary). Items may not be shared.

UA Local 740’s welding shop is one of few authorized weld testing facilities within the province.

Our members have access to 15 welding booths where they practice high-pressure welding techniques and test for various welding procedures, such as stainless steel and titanium.

The welding shop is directed by Bob O’Neill, UA 740 Welding Coordinator. Bob has 30 years of experience as an Interprovincial Red Seal Welder.

Welding Shop

Weld Testing Schedule

Walk-ins are not permitted.

Government testing usually takes place every second Thursday.

CWB testing usually takes place once a month. CWB test dates are available on your myUA740 account.

To schedule a weld test, send the welding shop a message (below) or contact Bob O’Neill for more information.


Welding Procedures

Here’s a quick clip of UA 740 welder, Todd Smith, in action in one of our booths.

Bob O'Neill

Welding Coordinator, UA Local 740