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Meet Nick Crews, EIT and New Grad Development Program Participant

In celebration of National Engineering Month, we are recognizing some of the 200+ engineers working across Irving Shipbuilding Inc (ISI) and highlighting their contributions building and maintaining Ships for Canada.

Nick Crews is part of the New Grad Development Program, a two-year program providing newly-graduated students experience in different areas of ISI. Program participants work four six-month rotations across the business to gain experience, grow organizational awareness, and explore different interests as they start their careers at ISI.

Having graduated in April 2022 from Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) with a degree in Ocean & Naval Architectural Engineering, Nick is currently working in Fabrication & Assembly as a Junior Engineer. His team works to support production with the resources they need to build the ships and deliver to the customer's needs. 

“We help the production team resolve any issues that may impede their ability to complete work, as well as constantly searching for ways to continuously improve the quality of the product.”

Nick wasn’t always sure about a career in engineering. He applied for the engineering program at MUN while in high school, but admits he had no idea what he wanted to do in the future. 

“I thought engineering would be a good challenge for me. Once I started at MUN I realized that I liked it and could see myself doing this for the rest of my life.”

Nick also attributes his career path to his hometown surroundings.

“I chose to major in Naval Architecture because growing up by the water in Newfoundland I was always intrigued by boats and had a passion for being on the water, so it was the obvious option that interested me the most.”

Nick has taken advantage of every opportunity the New Graduate Development Program has provided him. 

“My favorite part about being an engineer working at ISI is the fast paced, constantly changing environment where every day is different. I also like how many options there are at ISI to mold your career into any number of different areas and roles to suit your interests and passions.”

Are you an engineer interested in a career building Canada’s future fleet? Visit our careers page to learn more about opportunities at Irving Shipbuilding.


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