Welding Shop


Status: The welding shop is open for scheduled testing. When entering the building, a mask is mandatory and it must be worn over the nose and mouth at all times. Welders are required to bring their own PPE including hard hat, welding shield, safety glasses, safety boots, gloves, and respirator where necessary. Items may not be shared. Physical distancing of 6 ft must be maintained from other welders, staff and/or the inspector. No roaming to other parts of the building except the bathrooms.

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

Due to COVID-19, walk-ins are not permitted.

Government testing usually takes place every second Tuesday.

CWB testing usually takes place once a month.

Send the welding shop a message (below) or contact Bob O’Neill for more information or to book in.


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