Job Opportunities


Serving Central & Northern Alberta

Our participating owners are based out of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta and Fort McMurray, Alberta.

ACTIMS goal is to ensure your employment at all of the participating owners projects is welcoming and rewarding.

Due to the high volume of applications submitted, only those individuals whose skills and experience meet the requirements, will be contacted.

Boilermaker Welders - Positions Available

Project: Suncor / Syncrude / Shell Scotford

Shift: 10 hour shift - Days/Nights

Fort McMurray Pay Rate: $42.91

Fort Saskatchewan Pay Rate: $42.91

Notes: Camp Accommodation - Fort McMurray

Preferred Skills:

  • Journeyman
  • 4th Year Apprentice
  • 3rd Year Apprentice
  • 2nd Year Apprentice
  • 1st Year Apprentice

Positions available in Fort McMurray and Fort Saskatchewan.

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Boilermakers - Positions Available

Duties

Boilermakers build, erect, repair, test and maintain all types of boilers, tanks and pressure vessels, and perform all types of structural and plate work on dust, air, gas, steam, oil, water and other liquid-tight containers.

Boilermakers also erect and install boilers, sometimes working on scaffolds, and repair and maintain existing boilers and related metal products.

To fabricate and repair boilers, tanks, heat exchangers, fired heaters, reactors and other pressure vessels, boilermakers: - Develop a layout and plan the sequence of work to be done - Lay out plate, sheet steel or other heavy metal, and locate and mark bending and cutting lines - Shape the metal using metalworking machines such as shears and drill presses - Cut metal plate and brackets using an oxy-fuel torch, and chip and grind parts to shape for fitting together - Fit and tack weld parts together using electric arc welding equipment

Working Conditions

Boilermakers generally work on construction sites. Working conditions are often cramped, dirty and involve exposure to chemical vapours, wetness or high noise levels. The normal work week is 40 hours, but some overtime may be required. Travelling may also be considered a necessary part of the job.

There is always some risk of injury involved in working with heavy equipment, especially when working at considerable heights.

Project: Suncor / Syncrude / Shell Scotford

Shift: 10 hour shift - Days/Nights

Fort McMurray Pay Rate: $42.91

Fort Saskatchewan Pay Rate: $42.91

Notes: Camp Accommodation - Fort McMurray

Preferred Skills:
- Journeyman
- 4th Year Apprentice
- 3rd Year Apprentice
- 2nd Year Apprentice
- 1st Year Apprentice

Positions available in Fort McMurray and Fort Saskatchewan.

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Bricklayers - No Positions Available

Duties

Bricklayers prepare and lay brick and other masonry units to construct and repair structures such as walls, partitions, patios, arches, fireplaces and chimneys. Bricklayers work with masonry materials such as brick, concrete block, stone, structural tile and precast panels. They also lay or install fire brick or castable materials in commercial and industrial furnaces and incinerators, and acid tile and acid brick in pulp mills.

In general, bricklayers:

  • Interpret drawings and blueprints, and calculate the materials required
  • Measure from an established starting point and construct corners first, using a plumb line and mason’s level to ensure each layer will be level from corner to corner
  • Spread mortar over the base or previous layer, spread more mortar on one end of each brick to be laid, and lay the bricks into position
  • Remove excess mortar after the brick (or other masonry material) is in position
  • Use a hammer and chisel or a masonry saw to cut bricks to fit, as required

Bricklayers must know the properties of various mortars and other bonding materials, and how to handle different types of masonry units.

Working Conditions

Bricklayers usually work outdoors, often on scaffolding. They sometimes use protective enclosures and portable heaters in adverse weather conditions. The work is physically demanding, and some travel may be required to get to various work sites. Bricklayers work a five-day, 40-hour week. Overtime is sometimes required to meet construction schedules.

Project: Suncor / Syncrude

Shift: 10 hour shift - Days/Nights

Fort McMurray Pay Rate: $48.01

Notes: Camp Accommodation - Fort McMurray

Preferred Skills:
- Journeyman
- 4th Year Apprentice
- 3rd Year Apprentice
- 2nd Year Apprentice
- 1st Year Apprentice

No positions available in Fort McMurray and Fort Saskatchewan.

Carpenters/Scaffolders - Positions Available

Duties

Carpenters construct, erect and repair buildings and other structures made of wood, wood substitutes, steel and other materials.

Duties vary according to the type of job: - In commercial or industrial jobs, they build concrete forms, scaffolding, bridges, trestles, tunnels, shelters, towers and other structures. - In maintenance jobs, they repair and remodel existing structures of all kinds. - Some carpenters specialize in one type of work such as framing, bench work or finishing work.

Most carpentry tasks involve: - Reading blueprints and/or getting instructions from a supervisor - Doing the layout including selecting materials, planning sequences and methods of work, and measuring and marking materials to avoid costly mistakes or omissions - Cutting and shaping materials and joining them with nails, screws, bolts or glue - Checking completed units to be sure they are level, square, plumb and the right size, shape and location - The primary function will be the safe, efficient erection and dismantling of scaffolding associated with the construction project

Carpenters must work accurately and economically, and follow national and local building codes.

Working Conditions

Carpenters may work alone, in teams or with helpers. Working conditions vary from one job to another. On some jobs carpenters work primarily indoors, are permanently employed and work a regular 40-week. On other jobs, they work primarily outdoors, are subject to seasonal unemployment, and routinely work overtime in peak periods.

There is some risk of injury from slips and falls, falling objects, and sharp hand and power tools.

Project: Suncor / Syncrude / Shell Albian / Shell Scotford

Shift: Days/Nights

Fort McMurray Pay Rate: $41.18

Fort Saskatchewan Pay Rate: $41.18

Notes: Camp Accommodation - Fort McMurray

Preferred Skills:
• Journeyman
• 4th Year Apprentice
• 3rd Year Apprentice
• 2nd Year Apprentice
• 1st Year Apprentice

Positions available in Fort McMurray and Fort Saskatchewan.

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Cement Masons - No Positions Available

Duties

Concrete finishers place and finish concrete floors, driveways, sidewalks, curbs, bridge decks and other concrete structures.

Concrete finishers apply architectural, exposed, patterned or stamped, broomed and smooth finishes on concrete surfaces. They are skilled at repairing, waterproofing and restoring concrete surfaces.

They have the knowledge to properly use dry pack grouting and epoxy materials, and understand how to cure concrete perfectly.

In general, concrete finishers: - Place wet concrete into the forms and spread it to a specified depth - Level and smooth the surface, round the edges, and make joints or grooves to help control cracking on the surface

Although machines are used to trowel large areas such as warehouses and arena floors, hand trowelling is still required for hard to reach spots in corners, edges, and around pipes. The surface may be:

  • Trowelled to a smooth finish
  • Brushed to create a coarse, non-skid finish
  • Embedded with gravel chips for an exposed aggregate finish
  • Patterned or stamped to apply decorative surface
  • Trowelled with a dye to create a coloured surface

Working Conditions

Concrete finishers work both outdoors and indoors, at tasks that are fast-paced and strenuous. Travel may be required to get to construction sites.

Outdoor work can be affected by adverse weather conditions. There is less work available in the winter, and summer hours are often longer than the standard 40-hour week. Overtime is sometimes required because concrete finishers cannot leave a project in the middle and return to it the next day.

There is some risk of injury from working on uneven footing and from other construction-site hazards, and the work involves considerable bending, stooping and kneeling.

No positions available in Fort McMurray and Fort Saskatchewan.

Construction and General Workers - No Positions Available

Duties

Construction craft labourers prepare and clean up construction sites, move materials and equipment, and perform demolition, excavation and compaction activities.

They work on a wide variety of buildings, structures and premises including municipal sewer and water mains, roads, dams and bridges, tunnels, railways and canals.

Duties and responsibilities vary from one job to another but, in general, construction craft labourers: - Handle and distribute construction materials (e.g., load and unload vehicles with supplies, equipment and construction materials; move tools, equipment and construction materials to and from work areas; remove rubble and other debris) - Excavate, backfill and compact subgrade (e.g., move and level earth using shovels and rakes; operate tampers) - Place, consolidate and protect cast-in-place concrete or masonry structures (e.g., shovel concrete and other materials into concrete mixers; mix, pour and spread concrete; use concrete vibrators) - Install municipal sewer and water mains (e.g., dig trenches using shovels and other hand tools; align pipes and perform related activities) - Assemble and dismantle scaffolding, ramps, catwalks, shoring and barricades at construction sites - Drill and blast rock at construction sites - Demolish buildings - Sort, clean and pile salvaged materials from demolished buildings - Operate jackhammers and drills to break up concrete or pavement

Working Conditions

Construction craft labourers work primarily outdoors, in all weather conditions. Overtime is routinely required during peak construction periods.

There is some risk of injury involved in working on construction sites. Construction craft labourers must wear personal protective equipment - P.P.E. - (i.e., hardhats, gloves and steel-toed boots) and follow safety programs and legislation.

No positions available in Fort McMurray and Fort Saskatchewan.

Electricians - No Positions Available

Duties

Electricians install, alter, repair and maintain electrical systems designed to provide heat, light, power, control, signal or fire alarms for all types of buildings, structures and premises. In general, electricians: - Read and interpret electrical, mechanical and architectural drawings and electrical code specifications to determine wiring layouts - Cut, thread, bend, assemble and install conduits and other types of electrical conductor enclosures and fittings - Pull wire through conduits and holes in walls and floors - Position, maintain and install distribution and control equipment such as switches, relays, circuit breaker panels and fuse enclosures - Install, replace, maintain and repair electrical systems and related electrical equipment - Install data cabling - Splice, join and connect wire to form circuits - Test circuits to ensure integrity and safety - Install and maintain fibre optic systems

Some electricians specialize in specific types of installations:

  • Residential (housing developments)
  • Commercial (office buildings)
  • Institutional (hospitals)
  • Industrial (plants, factories)

Working Conditions

Electricians may be involved in construction or maintenance, or do a variety of electrical work. Electricians usually work a 40-hour, five-day week plus overtime when required. Especially in construction, there may be no guarantee of permanent work.

Working conditions can change dramatically from one job to another, varying from indoors in clean conditions to outdoors on scaffolding, to indoors in cramped conditions.

There is some risk of injury from accidental electric shock.

No positions available in Fort McMurray and Fort Saskatchewan.

Insulators - Positions Available

Duties

Heat and frost insulators fabricate, assemble and apply insulation materials to plumbing, heating, cooling and refrigeration systems, as well as piping equipment and pressure vessels, to reduce the passage of heat, cold, sound, smoke or fire. Their role is essential to Canada's economy and environment. Nearly every large industrial, institutional and commercial construction project requires a heat and frost insulator. And their work helps save energy, reducing pollutants and preserving valuable natural resources.

Some of the main duties of a heat and frost insulator include:

  • Applying and securing insulation
  • Measuring and cutting insulating material using hand and power tools
  • Installing vapour, fire and smoke barriers
  • Applying waterproofing cement over insulating materials to finish surfaces, and
  • Reading and interpreting specifications to select the type of insulation required

Working Conditions

  • Heat and frost insulators enjoy an exciting, challenging and rewarding lifestyle. They work indoors and outdoors on a range of projects, including industrial plants, oil refineries, hospitals, office towers, schools and naval ships.
  • Their work can take them across Canada and around the world, as they help build some of construction's most impressive projects. To name just a few high-profile projects, heat and frost insulators played a crucial role in building the Alberta Oil Sands Projects in Fort McMurray, the off-shore Hibernia Oil Platform in Newfoundland, the Ultramar refinery in Montreal, and the Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. They are also fundamental to the continued success of construction projects at the Halifax Shipyard, Vancouver Shipyards, and Point Hope Maritime Shipyard in Victoria.
  • Heat and frost insulators can be employed by construction companies and insulation contractors, or they can be self-employed. Because the industry is project-based, heat and frost insulators can create schedules to suit their lifestyles. They can pursue steady, full-time work, or they can arrange to book several months off each year to pursue other interests or spend time with family.
  • On any given project, the standard work week for heat and frost insulators is 40 hours (eight hours a day, five days a week). However, many heat and frost insulators work overtime, particularly during peak construction periods. Because they are paid by the hour, longer days mean bringing home even bigger paycheques during the busier months. With experience and overtime, heat and frost insulators can earn up to a six-figure salary.
  • A career as a heat and frost insulator isn't for the faint-hearted. The work can be physically demanding. Heat and frost insulators regularly work with machinery and power tools, sometimes on ladders or scaffolding, and in confined areas. As with all construction jobs, safety is the top priority. Heat and frost insulators are trained to work safely, using equipment such as respirators, coveralls and safety goggles to protect themselves from dust and fiberglass.

Project: Suncor / Syncrude

Shift: 10 hour shift - Days/Nights - 40 hours/week

Fort McMurray Pay Rate: $41.93

Fort Saskatchewan Pay Rate: $41.93

Notes: Camp Accommodation - Fort McMurray

Preferred Skills:

  • Journeyman
  • 4th Year Apprentice
  • 3rd Year Apprentice
  • 2nd Year Apprentice
  • 1st Year Apprentice

Positions available in Fort McMurray and Fort Saskatchewan.

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Ironworker Welders - No Positions Available

No positions available in Fort McMurray and Fort Saskatchewan.

Ironworkers - No Positions Available

Duties

Ironworkers fabricate, construct and join scaffolding, structural steel buildings, bridges, ornamental ironwork and pre-cast structures. They erect structural steel components, reinforce steel, post tension tendons, install conveyors and robotic equipment, and sometimes perform reconstructive work on existing structures.

In general, ironworkers:

  • Read blueprints and specifications to lay out the work
  • Unload and stack steel units so each piece can be hoisted as needed
  • Erect and install scaffolding, construction cranes, derricks and other hoisting equipment
  • Assemble rigging (cables, pulleys, hooks) to move heavy equipment and materials
  • Attach cables from a crane or derrick and direct crane operators with hand signals or radios
  • Position steel units, align holes and insert temporary bolts
  • Check the alignments and join steel parts by bolting or tack welding them with an electric arc process
  • Assemble and erect pre-fabricated metal structures
  • Select, cut, bend, position, and secure steel bars or wire mesh in concrete forms to reinforce the concrete
  • Install ornamental and other structural metalwork such as curtain walls, metal stairways, railings and power doors
  • Unload and install pre-cast components

Working Conditions

Ironworkers generally work outdoors in teams or crews in remote locations as well as urban areas. Their work is physically strenuous and often dangerous. They often work at great heights and must rely on one another to use good judgment as well as safety equipment and procedures to reduce the risk of injury from falling or from falling objects. Adverse weather conditions such as rain, snow or high winds can shut down projects for days at a time.

Project: Suncor / Syncrude / Shell Scotford

Shift: 10 hour shift - Days/Nights

Fort McMurray Pay Rate: $42.85
Fort Saskatchewan Pay Rate: $42.10

Notes: Camp Accommodation - Fort McMurray

Preferred Skills:
- Journeyman
- 4th Year Apprentice
- 3rd Year Apprentice
- 2nd Year Apprentice
- 1st Year Apprentice

No positions available in Fort McMurray and Fort Saskatchewan.

Millwrights - Positions Available

Duties

Millwrights install, maintain, repair and troubleshoot stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment in sites such as factories, production plants and recreational facilities.

On a typical job, millwrights: - Read diagrams and schematic drawings and service manuals to determine work procedures - Operate rigging equipment and dollies to place heavy machinery and parts - Fit bearings, align gears and shafts, attach motors, and connect couplings and belts to precise tolerances - Align and test equipment, and make any necessary adjustments - Perform predictive and operational maintenance using procedures such as vibration analysis, and repair or replace defective parts - when necessary - Service and repair hydraulic, pneumatic and programmable logic controls - May do some tack welding and fabrication as well as maintain an inventory of replacement parts - May do some tack welding (a weld that is adequate in size to temporarily hold components in place until it can be completely welded by a registered apprentice welder or a journeyman welder) and fabrication as well as maintain an inventory of replacement parts

Working Conditions

Millwrights may do primarily construction work, plant maintenance work, or a combination of both. They often work in close association with other trades people such as machinists, instrument mechanics, welders, electricians and pipefitters. Working conditions for millwrights vary from one job to another. On construction job sites, they are exposed to a variety of weather conditions. In plant maintenance, they may work indoors and outdoors. Hours of work vary: shift work and some overtime may be required. The work environment may be noisy, and there is a strong emphasis on safety while working with machinery.

Project: Suncor / Syncrude / Shell Scotford

Shift: 10 hour shift - Days/Nights

Fort McMurray Pay Rate: $44.75

Fort Saskatchewan Pay Rate: $44.75

Notes: Camp Accommodation - Fort McMurray

Preferred Skills:
- Journeyman
- 4th Year Apprentice
- 3rd Year Apprentice
- 2nd Year Apprentice
- 1st Year Apprentice

Positions available in Fort McMurray and Fort Saskatchewan.

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Operating Engineers - Positions Available

Duties

Crane and hoisting equipment operators service and operate the hoist and swing equipment used to move machinery, materials and other large objects. Conventional mobile crane operators service and operate booms that are mounted on crawlers or wheeled frames as well as travelling, fixed or climbing type hoisting equipment with a vertical mast or tower and a jib.

Operators manipulate a number of pedals and levers to rotate the crane, and raise and lower its boom and one or more load lines. Some or all of these operations may be performed simultaneously.

Certification is required when operating mobile cranes with a lifting capacity of fifteen tons (13.6 tonnes) and over. Mobile crane operator also may drive the crane to the job site, rig the machine up (pin the boom and pendant cables and pull the hoist cable in preparation for operation), and set up the machine for the lift (i.e., make it level and stable) using blocking and levelling materials.

Working Conditions

Crane and hoisting equipment operator – conventional mobile crane (conventional mobile crane operator) work outdoors, often in noisy, dusty conditions. A 40-hour, five-day week is normal, but overtime may be required to meet construction deadlines.

Occupational hazards include injuries resulting from power line contact, crane overload, falls, weather conditions or manual lifting.

Heavy Boom Truck

Crane and hoisting equipment operators service and operate the hoist and swing equipment used to move machinery, materials and other large objects. Heavy boom truck operators set up, service and operate hydraulic booms that are mounted on a turret that is affixed to a truck or a fifth wheel and are capable of moving heavy loads.

Operators manipulate a number of pedals and levers to rotate the crane and raise and lower loads. They often perform all or some of these operations simultaneously.

Certification is required when operating boom trucks with a lifting capacity of 20 tons (18 tonnes) or greater.

Working Conditions

Crane and hoisting equipment operator – heavy boom truck (heavy boom truck operator) work outdoors, often in noisy, dusty conditions. A 40-hour, five-day week is normal, but overtime may be required to meet construction deadlines.

Occupational hazards include injuries resulting from power line contact, crane overload, falls, weather conditions or manual lifting.

Project: Suncor / Syncrude / Shell Scotford

Shift: 10 hour shift - Days/Nights

Fort McMurray Pay Rate: $41.98

Fort Saskatchewan Pay Rate: $41.98

Notes: Camp Accommodation - Fort McMurray

Preferred Skills:
- Journeyman
- 4th Year Apprentice
- 3rd Year Apprentice
- 2nd Year Apprentice
- 1st Year Apprentice

Positions available in Fort McMurray and Fort Saskatchewan.

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Painters - No Positions Available

Duties

Painters apply paint, wallcoverings and other finishes to interior and exterior surfaces of buildings and other structures.

In general, painters: - Estimate the quantity of materials required by measuring surfaces or reviewing a work order - Remove the old coating by stripping it with solvents, heat, sanding, wire brushing, or water and sand blasting - Prepare the surface for covering by cleaning it, filling nail holes and cracks, and sanding rough spots - Apply an undercoat primer or sealer before painting - Match specified colours by using premixed paints, or mixing colour and pigment, oil, and thinning and drying additives - Use brushes, rollers or spray guns to apply liquid coatings such as paint, stain or varnish to surfaces of wood, metal, brick, concrete, plaster, stucco or stone - Sandblast and apply industrial coatings - Be aware of continual product changes

Working Conditions

Painters try to arrange their work so they will be outdoors in late spring, summer and early fall, and indoors in the late fall and winter. They must stand for long periods of time, often doing work with their arms raised over their heads. There is some risk of injury from falling off ladders, scaffolds or swing stages, and from working with hazardous chemicals such as paint thinners and removers.

No positions available in Fort McMurray and Fort Saskatchewan.

Pipefitter Welders - Positions Available

Project: Suncor / Syncrude / Shell Scotford

Shift: 10 hour shift - Days/Nights

Fort McMurray Pay Rate: $45.04

Fort Saskatchewan Pay Rate: $45.04

Notes: Camp Accommodation - Fort McMurray

Preferred Skills:
- Journeyman
- 4th Year Apprentice
- 3rd Year Apprentice
- 2nd Year Apprentice
- 1st Year Apprentice

Positions available in Fort McMurray and Fort Saskatchewan.

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Pipefitters/Steamfitters - Positions Available

Duties

Steamfitter – pipefitters lay out, assemble, fabricate, maintain and repair piping systems that carry water, steam, chemicals or fuel used in heating, cooling, lubricating and other processes.

To install a typical piping system in a commercial building or industrial plant, steamfitter – pipefitters:

  • Study blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine the type of pipe and tools to use, and lay out the sequence of tasks
  • Sometimes make detailed sketches for pipe and equipment fabrication and installation, as required
  • Measure, cut, thread, groove, bend, assemble and install metal, plastic and fibreglass pipes, valves and fittings
  • Join pipe sections, related equipment and secure in position
  • Use testing equipment to check systems for leaks

Steamfitter – pipefitters also remove and replace worn components, do general maintenance work and may work on plant shutdowns.

Working Conditions

Steamfitter – pipefitters work both indoors and outdoors at physically demanding tasks that often require climbing. They work approximately 40 hours per week, with overtime sometimes required to meet construction deadlines.

There is some risk of injury involved in working with power tools and heavy equipment.

Project: Suncor / Syncrude / Shell Scotford

Shift: 10 hour shift - Days/Nights

Fort McMurray Pay Rate: $45.04

Fort Saskatchewan Pay Rate: $45.04

Notes: Camp Accommodation - Fort McMurray

Preferred Skills:
- Journeyman
- 4th Year Apprentice
- 3rd Year Apprentice
- 2nd Year Apprentice
- 1st Year Apprentice

Positions available in Fort McMurray and Fort Saskatchewan.

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Sheet Metal Workers - No Positions Available

Duties

Sheet metal workers design, fabricate, assemble, install, and repair the sheet metal products required in a wide variety of industries and settings. Sheet metal workers use many types of metal including black and galvanized steel, copper, brass, nickel, stainless steel, aluminum and tin plate to make products such as:

  • Pollution control systems, dust collecting and control systems, air-slide, grain spouting, material blowing, air-veyor and other air systems
  • Heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems
  • Solar heating and cooling systems and all integral equipment
  • Metal showcases, display neon and metal sign equipment
  • Metal cabinets, custom built tables, counters and fixtures for hospitals, kitchen equipment and items for the food service and beverage industry
  • Electrical panels and related equipment
  • Dairy, brewery and laboratory equipment
  • Metal shelving, lockers, window frames, metal doors and frames, toilet partitions
  • Flashing, coping, troughing and roof drainage systems
  • Custom or small run fabrication of a variety of sheet metal items

On occasion, sheet metal workers substitute fibreglass or plastic for metals. In general, sheet metal workers:

  • Lay out, measure and mark dimensions and reference lines on sheet metal according to drawings or templates
  • Use laser or plasma cutting equipment, numerically-controlled or computerized equipment, hand and power shears and snips and light metal-working equipment to cut, drill or punch, bend and shape sheet metal
  • Fasten with bolts, screws, cement, rivets, adhesives, solder or by welding
  • Install and repair sheet metal products and ensure installations conform to specifications and building codes
  • Do metal cladding of insulated piping and equipment on industrial sites
  • Manufacture and install flashing, coping for roofing applications
  • Supply, install, service and repair air handling equipment, furnaces, fans and air terminal devices

Working Conditions

Sheet metal workers work from verbal instructions or blueprints, or design small jobs themselves. They make some products in a shop and install them at construction sites, but other products such as roofing and siding have to be measured and cut at the construction site. A 40-hour week is normal, but overtime may be required to meet construction deadlines. Sheet metal workers work indoors and outdoors in all types of weather. Considerable bending, reaching, working at heights or in cramped spaces may be required.

No positions available in Fort McMurray and Fort Saskatchewan.