Apprentice Scaffolder

Brand Energy Solutions - Calgary, AB (14 months ago)

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Job Purpose

This position assists in the fabrication, building and/or erection of scaffold structures made of wood and metal by handling various tools, equipment and materials while working in conjunction with other crafts on the job site. Scaffolders erect, modify and dismantle temporary work support platforms or structures that hold workers, tools, equipment, and construction components. Scaffolders provide other trades with safe, secure access to areas both indoors and outdoors.

Description of Essential Duties

  • Support the Scaffold Journeyman in the design and construction of temporary work support platforms and structures.
  • May be required to assist in tracking of on-site scaffolding materials.
  • Follow all company and client policies and procedures
  • Assist and mentor lower skill level apprentices with planning and execution of proper scaffold activities with the work scope.

Supervisor Responsibilities

  • None

Qualification Requirements

(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. These may be varied based on specific requirements of a branch or project)

  • Strong Commitment to safety. Individuals will be expected to adhere to safe work practices and Brand's Safety Philosophy.
  • Valid SAIA or Alberta Carpenter's Scaffolder trade level certificate
  • Minimum of 1600 hours of field experience per trade skill level
  • Previous experience working and erecting scaffolding in a live plant (brownfield setting)
  • Requires basic math skills and the ability to follow instructions.
  • OSSA Regional Orientation and CSTS, or, OSSA Basic Safety Orientation
  • OSSA Fall Protection
  • OSSA Confined Space
  • H2S Alive
  • Successful Completion of pre-access alcohol and drug screen

Physical Demands

(The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.)

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk and/or hear, and/or use hands and fingers to handle or touch objects, tools, or controls. The employee is frequently required to stand, and/or walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move and/or pull up to 50 pounds (up to 100 pounds with assistance) of scaffolding equipment, which may include lifting 50 pounds (up to 100 pounds with assistance) of scaffolding above shoulders (6-7 feet) to erect and dismantle scaffolding and to load onto trucks or racks. The employee must also be capable of continuously carrying/wearing harness and work belt weighing 25-50 pounds while erecting and dismantling scaffolding. Must also be capable of climbing onto trailers or trucks and onto racks to secure and move equipment as well as climbing ladders to access scaffolding up to high, precarious places. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • The employee regularly works in high, precarious places, is potentially exposed to fumes, airborne particles, dust, non-weather heat, and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is also regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions and may work in varying degrees of confined space. The noise level is usually moderate, but may be loud at certain times while working at construction job sites. There may be work related travel.


Job Type: Full-time