Plumber Apprentices - 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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Plumber Apprentices - Nanaimo, BC

NAC is currently seeking a registered Plumber Apprentice, to join our mechanical team at our Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Center project in Nanaimo, BC. Apprentices local to this project are encouraged to apply. 50+ hours per week.
4600 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC.


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. Applicants must be local (within 100km) of the project.

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.


  • Must be a registered Plumber apprentice 
  • Experience working in a heavy construction environment preferred
  • Experience reading mechanical blueprints
  • Some knowledge in layout of piping systems
  • Experience with threading and roll grooving
  • Hoisting & Rigging skills are an asset
  • Must be able to execute clear direction in a timely manner, work independently. as well as on a team
  • Practice workplace safety procedures as per NAC's policy, ensuring safe lifting and handling procedures
  • Proactive in ensuring job knowledge is current
  • Own basic hand tools
  • Current WHMIS, Fall Arrest and Elevated Work Platform (EWP) training is required.
  • Must have a reliable method of travel to and from work.  The ability to travel with NAC throughout Canada is preferred.

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