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AECOM Insulator Foreman in Fort McMurray, Alberta

Canada - Alberta, Fort McMurray

Job Summary

AECOM is currently seeking an Insulator Foreman to join our SUNCOR Firebag Maintenance project team near Fort McMurray, Alberta. This is a Temporary position on a 14/14 shift rotation unless otherwise specified.

Additional details

  • Start Dates: Mid-April to End-May, 2021

  • Approximate duration: Temporary

  • Location: 120 km northeast of Fort McMurray, Alberta.

  • Travel: Charter flights provided from Calgary and Edmonton

  • Accommodation: Camp accommodation will be provided to all workers

  • CLAC Union agreement in place; with competitive rates

Insulators apply, remove and repair thermal and acoustical insulation (e.g., calcium silicate, glass foam, mineral wool, styrofoam, fibreglass) on all types of industrial equipment (e.g., duct piping, heat exchangers, tanks, vessels).

Insulator Foreman will be expected to do but are not limited to the following tasks:

  • Consistently display all the knowledge, skills and abilities directly related to the Insulator Journeyperson requirements.

  • Supervising the workers and may or may not actively perform trade specific site work; must know all the jobs on the site and be capable of filling in as necessary.

  • Lead a small group of employees in the same trade, playing an intermediate role between workers and supervisors and is responsible for the smooth and safe operation of the team, helping the workers to meet goals, and mediating concerns with upper management.

  • Coordinates the team and is responsible for applying policies and procedures.

  • Involved with, and supportive of, disciplinary actions brought about by supervisors.

  • Other duties may include arranging for extra workers, evaluating the quality of work of team members, organizing crew tasks, maintaining work standards, resolving issues between team members, and mentoring Apprentices.

  • Promotes a safe work environment and is responsible for the safety of the crew with a clear understanding of any related occupational and safety laws.

  • Ensure team members comply with safety regulations, identify a need for safety training, complete an initial safety and hazard assessment, participate in accident investigations, and see to timely resolution of safety concerns.

  • Accountable for team’s ability to meet production goals and may identify requirements for specific materials or tools and communicate these requests to the appropriate person to support team production.

  • Inform supervisor of any scheduling conflicts and assists in resolving them.

  • Understands the need to prioritize work schedules to meet goals.

  • Reports into Trade or General Foreman, depending on size of the project.

  • May report directly into Superintendent if smaller project.

  • Competent in reading blueprints and knowledge of building codes to ensure that the project is completed correctly.

  • Reports back to the clients and/or the Project Manager on the progress of the job, the estimated time to completion and employee evaluations.

  • Ensure efficient deployment and productivity of work crews.

  • Ensure and enforce compliance to all company, client and legislated Safety policies and procedures.

  • Conduct daily and weekly safety meetings and inspections and complete follow-up activities.

  • Assess and confirm, through documentation, crew competency.

  • Review safe work plans/ hazard assessment with crew prior to job commencement.

  • Ensure that all work permits are obtained and adhered to.

  • Take corrective action to mitigate immediate hazards, where safe to do so.

  • Ensure consistent application of the progressive discipline system.

  • Inspect work site before, during and at end of shift.

  • Identify surplus equipment and labour resources.

  • Operate in a safe and courteous manner at all times.

  • Ensure compliance to Corporate and client Alcohol & Drug Policies.

  • Ensure all new hires/transfers receive required orientations. Attend and participate in site specific orientations.

  • Ensure adequate and suitable safety equipment, including PPE, is supplied, readily accessible, properly used and maintained.

  • Promote and ensure the FLRA (Field Level Risk Assessment) process is conducted before every task.

  • Report and refuse unsafe work. Report unsafe conditions immediately.

  • Complete near miss cards/BBO cards.

  • Report all incidents and hazards to the Supervisor.

  • Conduct incident investigations and prepare associated support documentation immediately.

  • Report and respond to any harassment issues.

  • Identify testing requirements and ensure Subcontractors are available to support daily operations.

  • Complete termination/transfer reports and submit to Supervisor.

  • Adhere to project, company environmental considerations.

  • Identify quantity and scope changes to the Contract and communicate to Supervisor.

  • Ensure crews use and understand up to date project cost coding.

  • Monitor equipment utilization and report down equipment to Mechanics.

  • Review weekly servicing and preventative maintenance schedules.

  • Complete daily activity reports/daily logs and submit to Supervisor.

Conditions of Employment for this position are:

  1. For positions that fall into the list of required positions within the AECOM Oil & Gas Background Check policy, qualified applicants who are offered, and accept, the role must complete a satisfactory pre-employment Background Check. This may consist of all or a combination of the following: Canadian Criminal Record check, an Employment Verification and/or an Education and Accreditation Verification.

  2. For positions that fall into the list of required positions within the AECOM Oil & Gas Alcohol & Drug (A&D) policy, qualified applicants who are offered, and accept, a position must provide evidence of a satisfactory Alcohol & Drug test in accordance with the Company's Alcohol & Drug Policy. In order to be valid, the test must have been conducted at the direction of AECOM - O&G Business Unit.

Minimum Requirements

  • Journeyman Certification required

  • Previous experience supervising/leading crew(s)

  • Previous Maintenance Services experience required (e.g. Steady state, Turnaround, Shutdown, Outage, etc.)

  • Common Safety Orientation (CSO) or BSO.

  • CSTS 09/2021

  • H2S Alive

  • First Aid

  • AWP

  • Fall Arrest

  • Other safety ticket(s) and orientation(s) required, as per the project team

  • A valid Class 5 driver’s license and a clean driver’s abstract


Preferred Qualifications

  • Red Seal preferred or required by provincial regulations and standards

  • OSSA tickets preferred

  • SAP system experience is an asset

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Craft/Trade

Business Line Construction Services

Business Group Construction Services Group (CS)

Country Canada

Position Status Temporary

Requisition/Vacancy No. 247796BR

Clearance Required No

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.