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Field Heat Treatment Technician

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A primary role of the field heat treatment technician is to set up and perform controlled heat treating to offset the high-temperature effects of welding.

Specific tasks encompassed in the field heat treatment technician occupation include the following:

  • safe work practices and training (Industrial First Aid, H2S, Confined Space, CSTS, WHIMIS, Working at Heights, Fall Protection, etc.),
  • the loading, assembly, disassembly, and maintenance of heat-treating equipment,
  • fastening, securing or welding thermocouples (using capacitor discharge units) to work piece,
  • installing and removing thermal heating pads, electrical resistance heaters, induction coils, and insulation,
  • utilizing hand tools and some light power tools,
  • lifting up to 25 kg,
  • distributing and connecting secondary power cables to heating elements and thermocouples,
  • controlling and monitoring measurement equipment, instruments, digital process controllers and computer operating systems,
  • operating portable and/or mobile control systems, including generators, and
  • identifying, analyzing, and interpreting codes and quality control programs for heat treatment applications.

Those authorized to perform the restricted activities of this designated trade include:

  • Sponsored Apprentices,
  • Certified Journeypersons
  • Individuals deemed qualified by their employer, and
  • Self-Employed individuals.

For complete information, see Restricted Activities and Classes of Individuals.

Program Information

Program Information & Requirements
Trades Qualifier

You can earn a Journeyperson Certificate based on:

Work Experience

The requirements for a Field Heat Treatment Technician are:

Recognized Training

The requirements for a Field Heat Treatment Technician are:

  • A minimum of 48 months AND 7,200 hours of work experience.
  • Successful completion and verification of ONE of the below:
    • a recognized credential similar to the Field Heat Treatment Technician trade issued from another jurisdiction, OR
    • a Letter from Quality Control Council of Canada (Prairie Heat Treatment Training Fund).
  • A successful theory exam.

Program Credit

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Supporting Resources

Description / Resources
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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