Chemco is Hiring: Class 1 Drivers – Nisku [Closed]

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

Job Description

We are seeking experienced, motivated Class 1 Drivers based out of Nisku to join our Chemco Logistics team.

Job Summary:

– In and out of town deliveries to job sites with Super B’s & Lowbeds

– Load and unload & Haul Equipment and Mats

– Responsiblities:

– Safety first attitude

– General up keep on trucks and trailers (greasing, housekeeping, etc.)

– Reliable, honest and willing to follow company rules and policies

Requirements:

– Class 1 Licencse

– Ability to load and unload equipment

– Ability to pull different trailer combinations

– Loader, excavator experience is an asset

– Winch experience is an asset

– Positive attitude, can work well with others

Chemco is Hiring: Equipment Operators [Closed]

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

Job Description

We are currently seeking experienced Equipment Operators for various equipment for several different project locations.

Chemco offers a fantastic opportunity to join a leading team and a growing range of services to the civil construction industry.

Chemco offers competitive wages and benefits, professional growth opportunities, along with a safe and enthusiastic work environment.

Responsibilities:

– Checking equipment and informing mechanics and supervisors of mechanical problems

– Identifying hazards on site

– Understanding general construction practices involving road construction and the issues involving ground disturbance

– Contributing to a safe work practices that maintain a safe work enviornment

Requirements:

– Willingness to learn and take direction

– Ability to work as part of a team and independently

– Self motivated

– Possession of a valid driver’s license

– Physical capability to perform all physical action pertinent to the equipment being operated

– Must have First Aid, Ground Disturbance, CSTS, and H2S Alive.

– Must comply with the company’s drug and alcohol testing requirements

 

Project based, Full time ( weekdays, evenings, and weekends) plus overtime if required.

LOA may be provided for out of area projects.

 

Chemco will contact qualified applicants for an interview.

Chemco is Hiring: Class 1 Drivers – Whitecourt [Closed]

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

Class 1 Driver

We are seeking experienced, motivated Class 1 Drivers based out of Whitecourt, AB to join our Chemco Access Matting Division.

Job Summary:

  • In and out of town deliveries to job sites with Super B’s & Lowbeds
  • Load, unload, and haul Equipment and Mats

Responsiblities:

  • Safety first attitude
  • General up keep on trucks and trailers (greasing, housekeeping, etc.)
  • Reliable, honest and willing to follow company rules and policies

Requirements:

  • Class 1 License
  • Ability to load and unload equipment
  • Ability to pull different trailer combinations
  • Loader, excavator experience is an asset
  • Winch experience is an asset
  • Positive attitude, can work well with others

An Innovation in Industrial Lighting

We are excited to announce the publication of Industrial Lighting – A Holistic Approach Using L.E.D. Technology in volume 24 of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Industry Applications Magazine. The contributors of this paper included Chemco Engineering & Field Services’ vice president Jeff Krukowski and lead engineer Cletus Mullin, among others. This paper won the award for Best Paper at the Industry Applications Society’s 63rd annual Petroleum and Chemical Industry Conference. The Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee (PCIC) operates within the IEEE and offers a way to share electrical technology that can be applied to the petroleum and chemical industry, promoting continuous development within the profession.

IEEE Magazine Coverpaper title page

As part of a team, Krukowski and Mullin were able to conceptualize and execute an innovation in industrial lighting. As outlined in their paper, their L.E.D. design philosophy reduced a 50,000 barrel per day oil refinery’s capital cost by $31.2M CAD, maintenance costs by $563,663.00, and achieved an annual CO2 emissions reduction of 1614 Tons (82).

The team aimed to analyze the financial and environmental impacts of implementing holistic L.E.D. lighting throughout an industrial petroleum producing facility. To design a system that was both cost-effective and environmentally friendly, the team decided to go against the industry norm of a High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lighting design. Even though “Light Emitting Diode (L.E.D.) technology was in its infancy” (77)1 at the time of design, the team decided to use this technology, trusting that L.E.D. lighting would be the industry preference by the time this project was in construction three years later. This innovation resulted in the refinery being one of the first to adopt L.E.D. technology site-wide.

In addition to environmental challenges, the team was challenged by six financial factors: fixture quantities, energy consumption, distribution requirements, emergency lighting requirements, construction lighting, and maintenance costs (78).

Fixture Quantities and Capital Costs

The team’s paper outlines their L.E.D design as being a cost-effective option as it allows for a reduction in the number of fixtures required, consequently lowering the refinery’s capital cost by 32%. When energy cost was factored in over five years of operation, the cost reduction increased to 38% when compared to HPS lighting. In addition, installation time is decreased as these L.E.D. fixtures arrive from the factory ready to install, saving time on site when it comes to installation. (78-79).

fixture quantities diagram

 

Energy Consumption

The paper states that there are also significant energy savings with L.E.D. lighting since the fixture quantity and fixture wattage are both decreased when this design is implemented. Further, this design reduces CO2 emissions when compared to the diesel-fueled towable light plants using HPS fixtures. Using the refinery’s electricity rate, the resulting reduction in energy cost was $250,288.00, not including CO2 credits. Without these light plants, noise is also reduced which results in less disturbance to the environment and the surrounding area’s wildlife. The lowered energy consumption reduces the overall carbon footprint of the plant, leading to a smaller environmental impact when this design is implemented (79-80).

Distribution

As outlined in their paper, the team was able to design a way that the “lighting system can be supplied and controlled with a single smart lighting control panel, fed from a single dedicated transformer” (80).1 Their distribution design replaces “lighting transformers and hazardous area rated panels located throughout the process unit” (80).1 This resulted in a cost reduction of $867,342.00 for the refinery when the team’s design was implemented (80).

Emergency Lighting

Emergency lighting is a major part of this team’s innovation as described in their paper. Instead of a separate lighting system dedicated to emergency lighting, the team outlines how the entire lighting system can be put on the standby generator without an increase in generator size. By doing this, in the event of an emergency all fixtures would remain on if a power failure were to take place. Consequently, dedicated emergency lighting elements could be removed from the design, resulting in a cost reduction of $1,136,270.00 for the refinery (80-81).

emergency lighting diagram

 

Construction Lighting

The team states that with the use of high mast lighting fixtures, the design allows for one of these fixtures to replace eight towable HPS fixtures and provide better lighting as a result. The high mast design outperforms the HPS light plants for area luminance and uniformity. This significantly reduces the construction costs, allowing for a $27.3M reduction over the two-year construction period (81-82).
light plant figure

 

Maintenance Costs

In their paper, the team also discusses maintenance costs associated with this design philosophy. The lifetime of the L.E.D. bulbs used in this design are four times that of HPS, therefore requiring less maintenance when it comes to bulb replacement. The L.E.D. design expects to reduce light fixture maintenance costs annually by $313,375.00 (82).

Environment

The team also outlines how the features of L.E.D. technology allow for better control of light distribution when compared to the HPS fixtures traditionally used. The team’s paper states that this design can provide “equivalent or better lighting with fewer fixtures than with [the traditional] HPS lighting (79). By using L.E.D. technology, the design is dark sky compliant and minimizes light trespass as to reduce disturbance to the plant’s surrounding neighbours and wildlife.

PCIC Award
The safety benefits of L.E.D. lighting over HPS are clearly demonstrated when this design is implemented. This design allows for more uniform lighting, which is stricter than the IES’ recommendations for normal lighting on industrial sites, as stated in the paper (77). Since visibility is key when ensuring safety on site, the importance of a well-lit workplace is undeniable. The L.E.D. lighting design creates brighter and more uniform lighting, increasing visibility on site and therefore creating a safer workplace.

With the reduced capital and maintenance costs, reduced environmental impact, and minimized disturbance to the surrounding area, it is undeniable that this team introduced an industry leading design when it comes to industrial lighting. This design is an innovation brought forward by this team at a very early stage in the development of L.E.D. technology, providing a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to the industry norm of HPS lighting. We are immensely proud of work put forth by Chemco Engineering’s engineers Jeff Krukowski and Cletus Mullin, as well as the rest of this team and commend the application possibilities of this innovation in industry lighting.

Read the full paper here.

  1. C. Mullin, R. Koltes, M. Walton and J. Krukowski, “Industrial Lighting: A Holistic Approach Using Light-Emitting Diode Technology,” in IEEE Industry Applications Magazine, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 31-38, July-Aug. 2018. doi: 10.1109/MIAS.2017.2740462

Chemco Matting: Chemco Crambo

This Komptech Crambo unit is a wood waste reducing ‘beast’. With a 600 HP C18 Caterpillar engine and 134 aggressive teeth, it can chew up the toughest material, reducing an access mat in about a minute. The reduced wood can then be used for things such as biofuels, absorbants, mulch, etc.

shredder pileshredder and excavator

An industry leader in its class, it can reduce material at a rate of 100 tons/hr under ideal conditions and can reduce bolted access mats at a rate of approximately 60 tons per hour. The Chemco Crambo unit is equipped with two ultra-strong magnets, making metal recovery a breeze. It even has optional screens that control for product sizing in the range of 2″ to 24″.

The Chemco Crambo is a big innovation in environmentally friendly wood disposal. In the past, access mats were hauled away for disposal in landfills. With this machine, we can successfully eliminate unnecessary trucking, massively reduce the amount of waste going to landfills, and ultimately reduce our carbon footprint. The CAT diesel engine is equipped with the latest emission controls, making its environmental impact minimal.

chemco crambo shredder

Safety is a cornerstone at Chemco. With the Chemco Crambo being driven remotely, it improves safety for the operator and everyone else on site. There is simply no better mobile shredder on the market.

remotely controlledsite overview shredder and equipment

 

The Chemco Crambo can handle railroad ties, building materials, telephone poles, access mats, etc. If you have a need for wood waste recycling, your solution is just one call away at 1 (587) 773-3541.

Want to see it in action? Check out our video here:

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.