Utilizing Rope Access at Shell Scotford

The Chemco Rope Access (RA) concept is simple in theory; provide a safe, innovative, and cost effective option for working at heights.

Chemco has partnered with Pacific Ropes, a like-minded company, who’s experienced team of IRATA certified employees have extensive experience in the Rope Access (RA) industry and provide training to Chemco employees and work closely to perform RA activities.

Using Chemco RA at Shell Scotford was a collaboration incited by supervision and management of both companies as part of the Continuous Improvement Plan. Our shared goal is to develop a culture of value improvement and become an active participant in identifying and realizing opportunities that proactively focusses on Shell business needs. Prioritizing and optimizing activities allow us to achieve desired safety and quality improvements.

Using rope access eliminates many hours required to isolate systems at height and reduces unproductive time by moving electricians in and out of the RA work scope as the schedule permits.  The result to Shell is increased efficiency along with major cost savings through the reduction of scaffold and labour costs.

With over a dozen employees on site already trained and IRATA L1 certified, and with more scheduled for upcoming training both Shell and Chemco are realizing the immediate benefit of this collaborative, innovative approach.

Platinum Infrastructure is Hiring: Crew Supervisor, FTTH

Job Summary:

FTTH Supervisor – Supervise assigned crew(s) and subcontractor(s) activities. Ensure crew(s) and subcontractors adhere to Municipal, Client and Company safety protocol. Ensure compliance with quality program. The FTTH Supervisor would be responsible for the safe, quality, productive underground construction activities in an assigned build area(s).


  • Ensuring crews adhere to safety procedures
  • Adhere to company and client quality standards
  • Understand and meet production targets
  • Conduct safety inspections
  • Lead daily toolbox meetings and crew stretching program
  • Ensure build area is always safe for public and crew members
  • Ensure materials and equipment are in good working order and well taken care of by crew(s)
  • Coordinate daily resource plan with Superintendent(s)
  • Report build issues and production status to Superintendent daily
  • Complete daily production reports via company reporting app
  • Ensure daily paperwork (Time sheets, TB talks etc.) is submitted to office
  • Work with homeowners to mitigate escalations
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • 2+ years of related experience
  • Experience with FTTH or applicable construction including underground and civil construction
  • Ability to safely lead and direct the work of others
  • Ability to plan and organize crew(s) and subcontractors daily work
  • Ability to read an interpret design blueprints and build specifications
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Basic smartphone skills (use of outlook email and production submission apps)

Work Conditions

  • 40-60 hours per week during build season depending on build requirements
  • Travel to various build locations in and around the Greater Toronto Area
  • Report to Superintendent(s)
  • Pay based on experience

Full Time – Seasonal

Candidates, please send your resume to careers@platinuminfra.ca

Platinum Infrastructure is Hiring: Shallow Utility Workers, FTTH

Job Summary:

Shallow utility workers are responsible for the installation of underground infrastructure for fibre optic and associated distribution components for connection of residential and business.


  • Adhering to company policies and ensuring safety is priority
  • Driving to and from work locations to perform daily tasks
  • Operating vehicles and equipment in a safe manner, always adhering to company policies
  • Utilizing hand tools and powered tools
  • Maintaining vehicles and equipment
  • Working around heavy equipment in congested neighbourhood settings
  • Abiding by local municipality, client and company polices for working on street in residential areas


  • Maintain a valid drivers license
  • Able to work with a group or independently
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Able to lift 50lbs
  • Able to travel to various build locations in and around the Greater Toronto Area

Required Experience:

  • FTTH or applicable utility installation experience and asset but not a requirement
  • Horizontal Directional Drilling experience is an asset but not a requirement

Details on Employment terms:

Full time seasonal. Weekend and night work could be required during build season. Pay based on experience

Candidates, please send your resume to careers@platinuminfra.ca