Boilermakers Lodge 146
a) How long have you been in business? How long have the Boilermakers been in Alberta?
The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers where amalgamated in 1880. Boilermakers Lodge 146 chartered in Alberta June 1948 – 71 years ago.
b) How many locations do you have in Calgary and nationally/internationally? What locations are hiring locally in Calgary and area?
Boilermakers have two Lodge 146 Halls in Alberta, one of our training facilities is in Calgary and the other State of the Art facility in Edmonton. Throughout Canada, the Boilermakers have 8 Locals from the East to the West with several facilities in each Province. Internationally we have 43 Locals.
c) How many people does your organization employ? How many locally?
Lodge 146 in Alberta has roughly 5000 members, many of which are retiring. We are looking to hire many Apprentices that are eager to become Skilled in their Welding or Boilermaker Trade with the Boilermakers Lodge 146.
d) What type of positions do you offer? (ex. Full time, part time, seasonal, contract etc.)
We offer seasonal contract work for our skilled trades force. The Boilermakers go to work during the Spring and Fall shut downs and periodically through the rest of the year for maintenance jobs in the Oil and Gas sector, Power Plants (Nuclear or coal) and refineries.
e) What are the benefits of working for your company? Staff discounts, incentive programs, scholarships etc.
The Boilermakers offer exceptional training in Welding, Rigging and Fitting so our members can be the best in the trade. We offer safe work environments, good wage and working conditions Strong National Pension Plan and an Excellent Health and welfare plan. We have a multitude of discounts ranging from Marks Work Warehouse to car insurance.
f) Describe opportunities for advancement.
The Boilermakers hire and train new Apprentices and work with them as they achieve their Journeyman credential. We continue to work with our members and provide many education courses such as: Weld test upgrading, CWB, and B Pressure courses. We also offer Industry business courses such as Job Steward classes, Field Supervisor Leadership classes, First Aid, as well as trades skills upgrading which includes Master Rigger, Bundlepuller, Torque & Tensioning and others as industry needs arise. These courses enable our members to become a Job Steward or a Foreman on one of our many industrial projects.
g) List any corporate responsibility initiatives that your organization is currently involved in.
The Boilermakers support and are involved with several amazing organizations such as:
Welding Summer Camps- We sponsor summer Welding Camps around the City of Calgary
Climate Change Solutions-Boilermakers track and analyze global developments in technology, industry and government policy that impact climate change mitigation.
Helmets to Hardhats- Supporting Military and Veterans to work in the Skilled trades
Kick Ass Careers- Inspiring and educating youth about the opportunities in the trades as well as integrating women in to the construction Work Force
Welding Rodeo- Boilermakers host the Annual Welding Rodeo put on the Shop Teachers from Local High Schools around Calgary
Boilermakers donate to Charities throughout Alberta – From Food drives to donating gifts for families during the Holiday Season
h) How would someone find out about opportunities at your company? How can a candidate apply?
Interested individuals can register with our Calgary office at 403-253-6976 to book a seat for our Apprentice Recruitment Information Seminar that is held monthly at our Training Hall. This is where we will inform our audience who the Boilermakers are, what kind of work we do, what it takes to be an Apprentice with us and how to have a successful and prosperous career within our organization.