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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
Occupational Certification
  • To qualify for an Alberta Occupational Certificate based on a recognized credential a person must work 1,000 hours as an industrial construction crew supervisor within a 24-month period, the 24-month period must be within 5 years of the date of the online application, and complete the training identified in Section A OR Section B:
    • Section A Training - complete one of the following approved supervisor programs AND the approved leadership program below
      • ‘Better Supervision’ - Construction Labour Relations Association and the Building Trades of Alberta, or
      • ‘Supervisor Training Program - Christian Labour Association of Canada, or
      • ‘Supervisor Training’ - Merit Contractors Association, or
      • ‘First Level Supervisor Training’ - BuildForce Canada (formerly Construction Sector Council), or
      • 'Foreman Certification Training Program' - National Association of Union Schools and Colleges (NAUSC)
      • approved leadership training program:
        • ‘Alberta Construction Safety Association Leadership for Safety Excellence’ (LSE) Training Program
    • Section B Training - "Employer-delivered" approved supervisor program
      • complete the Worley Foreman Development Program (offered to Worley employees only) or
      • have completed the Jacobs Development Program (offered to Jacobs employees only).
  • To qualify for an Alberta Occupational Certificate based on work experience an applicant must work 1,000 hours as an industrial construction crew supervisor within a 24-month period. The 24-month period must be within 5 years of the date of the online application.

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Examinations Get exam counselling sheets for your upcoming apprenticeship, interprovincial or qualification exam.
Recognized Credentials A person who holds a valid recognized credential is permitted to work in Alberta, but some employers may require Alberta documentation as proof that the holder is allowed to work in the occupation or that the holder's credential is recognized.
Occupation Regulation For more information regarding tasks and activities, please review the Occupation Regulation.