Welder Helper - Military veterans preferred

AECOM (www.aecom.com)


  full-time   employee

Fort Mcmurray

Canada - Alberta, Fort McMurray

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Welder Helper to join our CNRL Horizon project team on site near Fort McMurray, Alberta. This is a full-time position on a 7/7 shift rotation.

Welders join or sever metals in beams, girders, vessels, piping and other metal components, make metal parts used in construction and manufacturing plants, and weld parts, tools, machines and equipment. Welders develop patterns for projects or follow directions given in layouts, blueprints and work orders, clean, check for defects and shape component parts, sometimes using a cutting torch and welding parts together.


  • Apply safe work practices according to Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS) legislation and WHMIS in relation to welding trade.

  • Select, describe the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and safe practices for climbing, lifting, rigging and hoisting in this trade.

  • Describe the safety practices for hazardous materials and fire protection.

  • Understand the role of the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board and the network of industry committees that represent the trades and occupations in Alberta.

  • Safely use hand tools and power tools.

  • Safely assemble and use oxyfuel equipment.

  • Cut and gouge using the plasma arc and carbon arc cutting processes.

  • Read and interpret drawings, locate and record heat numbers.

  • Understand electrical concepts, types of metals and their characteristics, joints and weld types.

  • Interpret welding symbols, distortion and methods of control.

  • Identify weld faults.

  • Interpret and apply Welder Instruction Sheets/ Weld procedures; select the correct welding rod and preheat temperatures based on the WIS/WP supplied to them.

  • Comprehend and utilize trade math such as solving problems involving fractions and decimals, ratios, and geometric formulas.

  • Utilize both metric and imperial measures.

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

  • Current Registered Trade Apprentice.

  • CSTS-09 (Construction Safety Training Systems) or PST (Petroleum Safety Training).

  • CSE (Confined Space Entry).

  • Fall Arrest and/or Fall Protection (OSSA issued ticket is the general requirement).

Preferred Qualifications

May include some or all dependent on site:

  • H2S Alive.

  • First Aid – Standard Level C.

  • AWP (Aerial Work Platform).

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 Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 236045BR

Clearance Required 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.