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Industrial Construction Crew Supervisor

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The industrial construction crew supervisor is the immediate supervisor of a crew of skilled construction workers employed at heavy industrial sites.  Commonly used titles for this occupation include foreman, forewoman, foreperson, first line supervisor, front-line supervisor, crew leader etc.  Heavy industrial construction projects are large construction projects for industrial plants, including the fabrication and assembly of components or modules, plant maintenance and upgrading existing facilities.  In Alberta, industrial construction sites include petrochemical processing plants, pulp and paper plants, power generating plants, pipelines, refineries, oil sands plants, and performing “shut downs” or on-going contracted maintenance or upgrading to any existing plants.  The scope of industrial construction extends to include fabrication of components for industrial sites, fabrication shops, modular fabrication shops (mod yards) or sites.

The industrial construction crew supervisor is responsible for:

  • safety leadership, responsible and accountable for a safe workplace,
  • acting as the employer’s representative on the job, and the leader of the crew they have been assigned,
  • following project plans and schedules and supervising the crew’s daily and weekly activities,
  • ensuring the work done meets industry standards for quality and crew productivity, and
  • preparation of reports and documentation required by the employer.

Program Information

Program Information & Requirements
Trades Qualifier

You can earn a Journeyperson Certificate based on:

Work Experience

The requirements for an Industrial Construction Crew Supervisor are:

  • A minimum of 1,000 hours of work experience within a 24 month period.
    • Work experience must have been accumulated within 5 years of this application. 
  • An Employer Assessment of Competency Form.
  • A successful theory exam.

Recognized Training

The requirements for an Industrial Construction Crew Supervisor are:

  • A minimum of 1,000 hours of work experience within a 24 month period.  Work experience must have been accumulated within 5 years of this application.
  • A successful theory exam.
  • Successful completion and verification of ONE of the below:
    • Jacobs Foreman Development Program,
    • Worley Leadership Development Program, OR
    • Worley Leadership Foreman Development Program.

OR

  • A minimum of 1,000 hours of work experience within a 24 month period.  Work experience must have been accumulated within 5 years of this application.
  • A successful theory exam.
  • Successful completion and verification of Leadership for Safety Excellence (Alberta Construction Safety Association), AND
  • Successful completion and verification of ONE of the below:
    • Better Supervision (Construction Labour Relations & Building Trades of Alberta),
    • Supervision Training Program (Christian Labour Association of Canada),
    • Supervisor Training (Merit Contractors Association),
    • First Level Supervision Training (BuildForce Canada – formerly known as Construction Sector Council), OR
    • Foreman Certification Training (NAUSC).

Program Credit

Category Information

Supporting Resources

 
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Trade Information Get important information about the duties, working conditions, and skills and abilities needed to work in this trade. (You will be re-directed to the alis website.)
Job Information View job postings in this trade, and learn about the current job market, average wage and resources for finding a job. (You will be re-directed to the alis website.)
Competency Outline Get information on all of the program requirements and what you will learn.
Examinations Get exam counselling sheets for your upcoming apprenticeship, interprovincial or qualification exam.
Legislation For more information regarding undertakings, activities, and certification requirements, please review the Designated Trades and Restricted Activities Regulation and the Designated Trades’ Activities and Certification Requirements Order.

 

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