Apprentice Pipefitter/Steamfitter - Nanaimo, BC

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North America Construction (1993) Ltd., - NAC Constructors Ltd. (NAC) is Canada’s leading multi-trade builder and provides true Master Builder services to the civil, municipal and energy biofuel marketplaces. The depth of our resources is evident in the variety of projects we construct. From water filtration to wastewater treatment; dams to ethanol; we build it all…and more! The contagious energy and excitement within NAC creates a variety of rewarding and challenging opportunities for individuals to achieve their goals.

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Apprentice Pipefitter/Steamfitter - Nanaimo, BC

NAC is currently seeking registered Apprentice Pipefitters/Steamfitters to join our team at our Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Center project in Nanaimo, BC. Local candidates are preferred. 50+ hours per week. These are not rotational positions.
Location: 
4600 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC.

Summary

Under the direction of the Mechanical Superintendent you will be responsible to assist with the laying out, assembling, fabricating, maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing of piping systems. This position requires knowledge of the heavy construction industry.  Specifically the practices, procedures, techniques, tools and equipment, materials, specifications, quality control and safety associated with this industry. 

Job Description

  • Demonstrate knowledge of functional operation of various piping system components by measuring, cutting, threading, grooving and bending of pipes, valves and fitting using tools such as saws, cutting torches, and pipe threaders and benders.
  • Assist with installation and rigging of spools and materials
  • Read and interpret client and company supplied construction fabrication drawings and specifications.
  • Inspect, examine, and test installed systems and pipe lines, using pressure gauge, hydrostatic testing, observation, or other methods.
  • Measure and mark pipes for cutting and threading.
  • Select pipe sizes and types and related materials, such as supports, hangers, and hydraulic cylinders, according to specifications.
  • Maintain all tools, work area and equipment in a clean and orderly fashion.
  • Identify and report hazards or unsafe work practices
  • Perform duties while complying to company and client safety requirements at all times

Requirements

  • Must be a registered Pipefitter/Steamfitter apprentice
  • Experience working on large scale projects such as WTP/WWTP is advantageous
  • Experience with equipment installation
  • Hoisting & Rigging skills
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Knowledge of workplace safety and safe lifting and handling procedures
  • Proactive in ensuring job knowledge is current
  • Current WHMIS, Health and Safety Awareness Training for Workers Certificate and Working at Heights training is required.
  • Ability to travel with NAC in Ontario 

NAC Offers:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Opportunities for career growth, development and advancement, including financial assistance
  • Comprehensive benefit plan (dental, vision, health, etc.)
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • Excellent company matched pension plan
  • Registered Retirement Savings Plans
  • Additional time off between Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • Community involvement opportunities
  • Friendly working environment
  • Numerous team activities and various company events