Chemco Access Matting in the Northwest Territories

 

Access Road

 

All the way up in the Northwest Territories, our access matting team has successfully provided 212 truck loads carrying 17,500 access mats to Fort Simpson in the span of just 21 days. The mats are required for an 11 kilometer remote access, along with 2 drilling pads and an area to set up a remote camp. The objective of the project is to replace an aging section of pipe under the river. The remote access provides a solid surface for equipment to travel on with zero disturbance to the natural environment. For this project, all materials and equipment required had to be delivered in the winter utilizing local ice bridges/roads. Once the River was flowing in the spring, a portion of the matting had to be barged up river to reach the remote site. The project started March of this year with an anticipated completion this October.

 

Access RoadBarge with Access Mats

 

Starting with an access matting inventory of only 15,000 mats in January 2017, our matting division has now grown to have over 65,000 mats, allowing us to handle high volume projects like this one. For more information on our access mats, check out our access matting page or just watch one of our videos:

 

Chemco is Hiring: Material Handler/Forklift Operator [Closed]

 

This posting has been closed, thank you for all who applied. Qualified individuals are being contacted.

Material Handler/ Forklift Operator

Chemco is seeking a Material Handler/Forklift Operator for the Turner Valley and Black Diamond area.

Primary Roles:

  • Receive materials, tools, and equipment
  • Maintain yard, tools, equipment, and materials
  • Fuel and maintain equipment

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Forklift ticket and experience
  • CSTS 09
  • Experience loading, unloading, and tracking materials is an asset
  • Ability to work alone
  • Good written and spoken communication skills

Working Conditions:

  • Based in Turner Valley and Black Diamond Area
  • Seasonal part-time employment
  • 44 hours/week
  • Monday to Friday day shift, though some overtime may be required
  • Pay is based on experience
  • Must be local to Turner Valley, Black Diamond or Okotoks area

Chemco will contact qualified applicants for an interview.

 

About Working for Chemco

Chemco has been supplying construction and maintenance services to the energy industry for over 50 years. From engineering through to commissioning, we provide our clients with the construction disciplines needed to build and maintain their facilities. All of which is supported by an award-winning infrastructure that is focused on delivering predictability by managing timelines and costs. Employee owned and operated and with thousands of skilled tradespeople our strength is our ability to provide an experienced project leadership team, augmented by highly skilled tradespeople who understand what is needed to execute a successful project safety and with the highest level of quality.

Chemco is Hiring: Senior Scheduler [Closed]

 

This posting has been closed, thank you for all who applied. Qualified individuals are being contacted.

Senior Scheduler

Chemco is seeking a Multi-Discipline Senior Scheduler responsible for preparing, monitoring and updating schedules, manage and mentor our existing project schedulers, and provide planning and risk management support to the construction group and project teams.

Knowledge of multi-discipline industrial and heavy construction is a requirement.

Primary roles of Senior Scheduler

  • Create and/or review master schedules detailing the sequence of all work and events to be performed to ensure schedule is realistic and competitive
  • Participate in bid preparation and execution planning
  • Create project work breakdown structure and work packages (WBS)
  • Generate schedules on long and short-term resource requirements for projects, operations, owners, estimators, and subcontractors
  • Maintain and/or update master schedule for multiple projects and identify and record the impact of work performed
  • Manage, dispatch, and review an existing, established team of project specific schedulers
  • Incorporate resource and cost loading data into schedules as required
  • Proactively identify problems or conflicts in project schedules
  • Work closely with the Project teams to align project baseline schedules with baseline budget and estimate
  • Perform ongoing productivity analysis of construction operations
  • Provide Managers with up-to-date project schedule information
  • Establish client driven project specific requirements for project reporting
  • Accept, review, and integrate third party schedules into master schedules
  • Define third party deliverables and acceptance criteria for schedules
  • Monitor and report critical path and schedule performance to Project Team
  • Perform productivity analysis for controlled scopes of work

 

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Construction related degree/diploma
  • Minimum ten years experience creating, monitoring and managing complex schedules for multi disciplined industrial and heavy construction
  • Trained and proficient in scheduling programs including Primavera
  • Strong understanding of complex multidiscipline construction sequences is a must with an ability to analyze detailed schedules and make recommendations for changes and improvements
  • Good understanding of cost/schedule integration
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Class 5 drivers licence
  • Project Controls and Cost Control experience
  • Ability to perform while working under stress and being able to handle ambiguity
  • References required

Working conditions

  • Based in Nisku, Alberta
  • Competitive base salary
  • 6-month probationary period
  • Travel to and from projects for short durations but willing to work out of town when required
  • Salary is based on experience
  • Competitive benefit package

Chemco will contact qualified applicants for interview.

 

About Working for Chemco

Providing our clients with a wide range of construction and maintenance service for over 50 years, we have built our reputation on our ability to get things done. Whether your job is $1 million or $1 billion, we have the tradespeople, the on-site management, the equipment, and the experience to get it done to specifications and expectations- Safely, on time, and on budget. Our core values of People First, Safety and Accountability are at the cornerstone of everything we do.

Chemco is Hiring: Class 1 Driver [Closed]

 

This posting has been closed, thank you for all who applied. Qualified individuals are being contacted.

Class 1 Driver

Chemco is hiring full-time experienced, motivated, and safety conscience Class 1 drivers for in and out of town deliveries/pickups.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliveries and pick ups in a timely and professional manner
  • Adhere to all safety policies, guidelines, and procedures
  • Ensure all documentation is accurate and complete
  • Perform periodic maintenance on trucks and trailers
  • Basic knowledge of construction equipment and safe driving procedures
  • Ability to legally maintain log/pre-trip books
  • Yard duties and shop work as required

Qualifications:

  • Must have valid Class 1 License
  • Ability to pull multiple trailer combinations
  • Forklift, skid steer, loader, and winch experience is an asset
  • Team Player – has respect for self and co-workers
  • Proven ability to adapt to a variety of environmental factors and extreme weather conditions while performing operational requirements
  • Understand relevant emergency procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment

Please submit a resume complete with a current 5 year commercial abstract and copy of driver’s license. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Chemco has been supplying construction and maintenance services to the energy industry for over 50 years. From engineering through to commissioning we provide our clients with the construction disciplines needed to build and maintain their facilities. All of which is supported by an award-winning infrastructure that is focused on delivering predictability by managing timelines and costs. Employee owned and operated and with thousands of skilled tradespeople our strength is our ability to provide an experienced project leadership team, augmented by highly skilled tradespeople who understand what is needed to execute a successful project safety and with the highest level of quality.

Chemco is Hiring: Civil Estimator Lead [Closed]

 

This posting has been closed, thank you for all who applied. Qualified individuals are being contacted.

Civil Estimator Lead

Chemco is hiring a Civil Estimator Lead to assist in the development of proposal submissions. Applications should have at least 15 years of heavy civil construction experience and salary will be based on experience.

Primary Roles

  • Review potential RFP’s on published networks and discuss with the Director or Chief Estimator;
  • Attend post-bid meeting when required;
  • Attend site visits when required;
  • Develop P6 schedules for Civil;
  • Develop Organizational Charts;
  • Assist in the development of the proposal submission, this includes the following work;
    • Reading and understanding the RFP documents;
    • Confirming all parties are aware of their deliverables;
    • Engaging subcontractors for pricing and clarifications;
    • Working with the Director of Estimating, Chief Estimator of Civil and Vice President of Estimating to maintain a proposal strategy;
    • Assist in the development and organization of the technical and commercial submission;
    • Collect and submit bid clarifications;
    • Perform takeoff under the Chief Estimators direction;
    • Develop bid clarifications;
    • Assist in populating the bid summary with applicable equipment and in-directs if required;
    • Attend closeout meetings if deemed necessary;
    • Coordinate proposal review meeting with supervisor;
    • Assign the WBS codes for the takeoff;
  • Estimating the changes for existing projects if required;
  • Assist in IFC reviews if required;

Secondary Roles

  • Continued engagement with estimating ideas with all disciplines;
  • Continued involvement with Accubid structures and assemblies;
  • Engage all Chemco departments for RFP documentation and assistance when required;
  • Fill out time sheets (IPDS) for his/herself and/or estimating sub-team;

Requirements

  • 15 years of heavy civil construction experience;
  • 5 years estimating knowledge;
  • Ability to communicate clearly to clients, subcontractors and suppliers in a professional manner;
  • Trained and proficient in P6, Accubid and/or equivalent estimating software, Microsoft Office Word and Excel;
  • Class 5 driver’s license;
  • Willing to work out of town;

About Working for Chemco

Chemco is a place where talent meets possibility.

Construction projects by nature are complex and require the skill and knowledge of a diverse group of individuals.  No matter what part of the business you work in, you will have the opportunity to make an impact. Live up to your full potential, in a way that expresses who you really are.

Employees are Chemco

Chemco is an employee owned company. Our level of employee engagement that can only be achieved through ownership. Our culture is based on People First:

Relationships with our internal and external partners are the cornerstone of our organization.  We foster open communication in an environment where high performance matters and potential is realized.

Chemco empowers people to be successful.

We have built a safety culture that states, Chemco’s highest value is centered on the belief that safety is everybody’s business. By building health and safety into our planning, training and supervision, we create an environment where people can do their best work. We believe safety is everybody’s business and that is why we make it a value at Chemco. See the Health and Safety page for further information.

Compensation Package – Beyond a Paycheque

At Chemco, we believe in rewarding employees for making us successful. Chemco believes in rewarding performance. We offer competitive wages, a comprehensive benefits and retirement savings plans.

Chemco is Hiring: Junior Electrical Estimator [Closed]

 

This posting has been closed, thank you for all who applied. Qualified individuals are being contacted.

Junior Electrical Estimator

Chemco is hiring a Junior Electrical Estimator to assist in the development of proposal submissions. Applicants (Journeymen Electrician or Electrical Technologists) should have at least 5 years of industrial electrical construction experience. Salary will be based on experience.

Primary Roles:

  • Review potential RFP’s on published networks and discuss with the Lead Estimator or Director;
  • Attend post-bid meeting when required;
  • Attend site visits when required;
  • Develop P6 schedules for Electrical;
  • Assist in the development of Organizational Charts;
  • Assist in the development of the proposal submission, this includes the following work;
    • Reading and understanding the RFP documents;
    • Confirming all parties are aware of their deliverable;
    • Engaging subcontractors for pricing and clarifications;
    • Working with the Lead Estimator and Director of Estimating to maintain a proposal strategy;
    • Assist in the development and organization of the technical and commercial submission;
    • Perform takeoff under the Lead Estimator’s direction;
    • Develop bid clarifications;
    • Attend closeout meetings if deemed necessary;
  • Estimating the changes for existing projects if required;
  • Assist in IFC reviews if required;

Secondary Roles:

  • Continued engagement with estimating ideas with all disciplines;
  • Continued involvement with Accubid structures and assemblies;
  • Engage all Chemco departments for RFP documentation and assistance when required;
  • Fill out time sheets (IPDS) for his/herself;

Requirements

  • Journeyman Electrician or Electrical Technologist
  • 5 years of Industrial Electrical construction experience;
  • Ability to communicate clearly to clients, subcontractors and suppliers in a professional manner;
  • Preferred – Training in P6, Accubid and/or equivalent estimating software
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Word and Excel;
  • Class 5 driver’s license;
  • Willing to work out of town;

Salary is based on experience;

Competitive benefit package after 3 months;

About Working for Chemco

Chemco is a place where talent meets possibility.

Construction projects by nature are complex and require the skill and knowledge of a diverse group of individuals.  No matter what part of the business you work in, you will have the opportunity to make an impact. Live up to your full potential, in a way that expresses who you really are.

Employees are Chemco

Chemco is an employee owned company. Our level of employee engagement that can only be achieved through ownership. Our culture is based on People First:

Relationships with our internal and external partners are the cornerstone of our organization.  We foster open communication in an environment where high performance matters and potential is realized.

Chemco empowers people to be successful.

We have built a safety culture that states, Chemco’s highest value is centered on the belief that safety is everybody’s business. By building health and safety into our planning, training and supervision, we create an environment where people can do their best work. We believe safety is everybody’s business and that is why we make it a value at Chemco. See the Health and Safety page for further information.

Compensation Package – Beyond a Paycheque

At Chemco, we believe in rewarding employees for making us successful. Chemco believes in rewarding performance. We offer competitive wages, a comprehensive benefits and retirement savings plans.

 

Chemco Receives 2017 Canadian Electrical Award

A couple months ago we had mentioned our major milestone at Shell Scotford, having successfully completed 1,000,000 man hours without a recordable incident since November of 2014. Well we are happy to report that the industry is taking notice. Thank you Shell Canada Products for the nomination!

The following was published in the November/December issue of Electrical Business Magazine:

PROJECT: SHELL SCOTFORD REFINERY TURNAROUND

CATEGORY: INDUSTRIAL (OVER $1 MILLION)

Some of the players: Chemco Electrical Contractors (contractor), Shell Canada Products (general)

Why it caught our attention…

The 2016 turnaround event included significant electrical direct field labour hours for work such as maintenance inspections, repairs, isolations and, most significantly, electrical installations and commissioning for a 20% de-bottleneck project for the Scotford Refinery in Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., near Edmonton.

The 20% de-bottleneck included the installation and commissioning of new 25kV and 5kV switchgear, 5kV and 600V motor control centres, 5kV motors and variable speed drives, and miscellaneous 600V (and below) loads, including motors, electrical heat trace, etc.

Chemco Electrical Contractors “was a key contributor and contractor for the event, and they delivered their scope safely, on time and on budget,” wrote the nominator, an electrical engineer with Shell Canada Products. The contractor achieved 1 million recordable man-hours injury-free at the Shell Scotford Complex, executing well over 100,000 man-hours of maintenance, installation and project work.

During the event, the owner and contractor worked together closely, holding daily toolbox talks to ensure questions were answered and both groups could get a safe start to the day. Turnaround and project goals were realized thanks to the safe execution Chemco delivered during the event.

For the complexity, immensity, and schedule of the event compared to industry, Chemco delivered the goods with a prominent safety record. In industry, it is recorded that an event of this magnitude has only a 10% chance of succeeding, writes the nominator, “[but it] did, in large part thanks to Chemco and their dedication to safety and Goal Zero”.

The Chemco team at the Shell Scotford facility have demonstrated once again their ability to complete work in a consistently safe manner.  An achievement like this happens when all of us are focused on understanding the risks, continuously looking to mitigate these risks and looking after each other.  Teamwork, collaboration and communication will continue to be the fundamentals to our success.

We would like to thank everyone on site and at Head Office for your contribution and the role you play in our team’s success.

See the original article online

Major Milestone Reached at Shell Scotford Facility

We have reached another major milestone in our journey to goal zero.  Since November of 2014 we have successfully completed 1,000,000 man hours without a recordable incident!

The Chemco team at the Shell Scotford facility have demonstrated once again their ability to complete work in a consistently safe manner.  An achievement like this happens when all of us are focused on understanding the risks, continuously looking to mitigate these risks and looking after each other.  Teamwork, collaboration and communication will continue to be the fundamentals to our success.

We would like to thank everyone on site and at Head Office for your contribution and the role you play in our team’s success.

Team Reaches Million Safe Hours at NWR

We’re pleased to announce that we have achieved  1,000,000 man hours with zero dropped items and zero lost time incidents on the NWR Sturgeon Refinery project.

In January 2017 NWR started a program to reduce the number of dropped objects on the NWR project.  Chemco Unit 20 has exceeded that vision by having zero dropped tools/objects since arriving on the site in September of 2015.

Our work on site ranges from heights of 40 to 250 feet and Chemco craft have embraced our Stop The Drop program by having all tools tied off daily.

The diligence and commitment of our workforce and management team is shown in all aspects of the Safety Program.  The safety culture created on the NWR project has allowed Chemco to achieve the 1,000,000 man hour mark without a lost time incident.  Congratulations to everyone for reaching this milestone!

Creation of Chemco Telecon Infrastructure Group Inc.

Official release published on Telecon.ca, found here

By creating a new reputable telecommunication infrastructure company in Alberta, Telecon and Chemco will strengthen their presence within the Western Canadian market and ensure adequate resources are available to meet predictable delivery models, in a context where clients are looking for increased speed, transparency and reliability in the deployment of their telecommunication network turnkey projects. Chemco Telecon Infrastructure will benefit from both companies’ extensive project management expertise and will be able to exert greater control and efficiencies in fiber deployment infrastructure activities.

“We are particularly proud of our new strategic partnership with Chemco. The creation of Chemco Telecon Infrastructure Group Inc. will provide us with a reliable, long-term and dedicated infrastructure capability to support our growing turnkey FTTH activities in Western Canada,” commented André Héroux, President and CEO of Telecon.

“Our organizational strengths such as large capacity infrastructure construction management and execution, combined with Telecon’s industry leading design and delivery model, have allowed us to create a new solution to support our clients existing, and future FTTH activities across Western Canada,” points out Brian Halina, President and CEO, Chemco Group of Companies.

The Industry Context

The demand for increased connectivity, greater bandwidth and faster internet speeds are poised to drive significant infrastructure investment in fiber network deployment.

Partnership History

Telecon and Chemco had signed a first agreement in 2015 and have successfully cooperated in a prime-sub relationship for the execution of fiber optic cable OSP network builds and civil construction in relation to the FTTH deployment activities.

About Telecon

With a 50-year history, 3,000 highly-skilled and engaged employees and 49 business locations from coast to coast, Telecon is one of Canada’s largest telecommunication network service providers. It delivers a large variety of industry-leading design, infrastructure and connectivity solutions to the country’s most notable telecommunication companies, with portfolios in wireline, wireless, cable television, data, internet, IPTV, information and communication technology.

About Chemco

Employee owned and operated, Chemco has been providing clients with a wide range of construction and maintenance services for over 50 years. With employment exceeding 2,800, Chemco has built a reputation on the ability to execute projects efficiently, with transparency and predictability. With extensive experience in Western Canada, Chemco has continued to deliver an execution model which exceeds client expectations. Core values of People First, Safety and Accountability have allowed Chemco to execute some of the most diverse projects in recent Western Canadian history.