COOLING TOWER TECHNICIAN 1/JOURNEYMAN A

Location: Edmonton, AB
Date Posted: 10/03/17

Overview

The CTT1 constructs, erects, installs, fabricates, and repairs all types of cooling towers. The CTT1 must always construct towers and adhere to blueprints, sketches, or building specifications as directed by ICT Foremen and Superintendents. The incumbent should exhibit leadership qualities while performing duties. The incumbent must work diligently to assure his/her tasks are completed, and do not prevent the project from being completed safely, efficiently, on time, and to ICT quality standards. This position may require extensive travel depending on project location.

Responsibilities

ACTIVITIES/TASKS/SCOPE
  • Installs mechanical equipment including: motors, fans, gear boxes and fan shafts with knowledge of proper alignment
  • Oversees and accounts for CTT2 and CTT3 tasks that are required to assist them
  • Reads blue prints, sketches, or building plans for information pertaining to type of material required, dimensions of the structure or fixture; liaises with Foremen to plan tasks
  • Selects lumber, hardware and other materials to be used on the assigned job
  • Prepares layout using rulers, tape measures, framing square and calipers
  • Marks, cuts and assembles lines on materials using pencil, chalk, and marking gauge
  • Shapes materials to prescribed measurements using saws, chisels, and chainsaws
  • Assembles cut and shaped materials
  • Performs piping installation
  • Erects framework
  • Fits and installs cooling tower material as needed
  • Performs additional tasks as assigned by Superintendent, Field and Area Managers and Foremen
  • Assists with daily and weekly Safety meetings

Requirements

  • Ability to work within precise limits and/or standards of accuracy
  • Ability to apply basic mathematics to solve problems
  • Ability to general problem solve including employee relations
  • Ability to plan work and select proper tools
  • Ability to compare and accurately determine differences in sizes, shapes and forms of objects
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 1-3 years in field cooling tower construction
  • 1 year (minimum) Cooling Tower Technician 2 in cooling tower construction

CERTIFICATION/OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Valid Drivers License
  • Knowledge and application of safety standards through
  • OSHA training and experience
  • Rigging, forklift, and man-lift certification
  • Ability to lead small crews to complete job tasks
  • Knowledge of structural, mechanical, and piping installation
  • Basic knowledge of the operation of construction tools and terminology
  • Knowledge of construction safety guidelines

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities or medical restrictions to perform the essential functions:
  • Occasionally lifting 50 to 100 pounds
  • Must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl
  • Must be able to climb and maintain balance at elevated heights using scaffold boards, ladders, and walk planks
  • Ability to handle a large volume of work and perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Outside or in a plant environment; may be exposed to bad weather and/or excessive heat and noise
  • Hazardous chemicals are typically produced or stored in locations close to Work area
  • Work in confined spaces and at an elevation above 6’ with 100% tie-off

OTHER PHYSICAL AND WORK REQUIREMENTS
Physical Demands:
  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Sitting
  • Handling / Fingering
  • Reaching Outward
  • Reaching Above Shoulders
  • Climbing
  • Crawling
  • Squatting and Kneeling
  • Bending

PERFORMANCE MEASURES
  • 100% Safety
  • Quality of Work
  • Productivity and Attendance

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