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APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINING

Apprenticeship and Trade Advancement Coordinator

Sat Chatta schatta@boilermakers359.org

Apprentice Progress Reports

Online forms and information in pdf format

General Foreman118%$57.94
Foreman113%55.48
Journeyman100%$49.10
APPRENTICE
Level 5 - 5th 1000 Hours90%$44.19
Level 4 - 4th 1000 Hours83%$40.75
Level 3 - 3rd 1000 Hours75%$36.83
Level 2 - 2nd 1000 Hours69%$33.88
Level 1 - 1st 1000 Hours63%$30.93
Pre Apprentice55%$27.01

WELCOME TO THE BOILERMAKERS LODGE 359

About the Boilermakers

The Boilermakers Lodge 359 provide highly skilled, safe, and reliable tradespeople for owners and contractors in the industrial construction sector. Our Union is forward thinking and committed to leadership development and skills training for its members. The Boilermakers Lodge 359 provide a true brotherhood environment through a well-founded, all embracing, and participative membership.

Boilermakers Lodge 359 can set you on your path to a great career in the steel trades. Our members work under the safest conditions with complete Union representation and protection. Join this world class brotherhood of highly skilled professional Rigger’s, Fitter’s and Welder’s who earn top wages and benefits through collective bargaining.

Scope of the Boilermaker Occupation

A Journeyperson Boilermaker is a tradesperson who must possess the full range of knowledge, abilities and skills required to fabricate, construct, install, assemble, erect, demolish, repair and maintain a wide variety of vessels, tanks towers, boilers, hoists and other structures, ancillary equipment and fixtures made of steel, other metals, fiberglass and other materials.

The broad scope of the boilermaker trade includes the construction and maintenance activities performed in the field and in industrial and commercial plants such as:

  • Cement Plants
  • Fertilizer plants
  • Water treatment facilities
  • Breweries
  • Sawmills
  • Iron and Steel production facilities
  • Steam Generation plants
  • Electric power generation (thermal, nuclear, hydro) plants
  • Gas turbines
  • Refineries (oil, chemical)
  • Shipbuilding and repair docks
  • Pulp and paper mills
  • Wind and fusion sites
Boilermaker Apprenticeship

Boilermaker work demands a high degree of technical skill, constant attention to safety, a dedication to excellence, a willingness to study and complete on-the-job training and an ability to travel from job site to job site to maintain employment.

Today’s field construction Boilermaker Apprentice is involved in more than just the construction of boilers. Apprentices are a vital part of construction project teams that erect pressure vessel assemblies and fabricate metal plate. You could be involved in the installation of a giant superheater section in a large utility boiler, the erection of a 200,000 barrel water storage tank, the replacement of a nuclear power plant reactor dome or construction of components at a hydroelectric power station.

What do Boilermaker Apprentices do on the Job?
  • Loading & unloading materials
  • Rigging materials for movement
  • Directing crane operations
  • Assembling and disassembling scaffolds and platforms
  • Changing crane booms
  • Inspecting and caring for rigging accessories and equipment
  • Burning, gouging and welding
  • Removing and replacing tubes
  • Interpreting blueprints
  • Laying out components
  • Erecting support steel beams and columns
  • Using various welding machines
  • Aligning and fitting components
Indentured Apprenticeship

The Boilermakers Lodge 359 Apprenticeship Program consists of 23 weeks in class full-time training culminating in the Boilermaker Entry Level Certificate with a minimum of 70% in both theory and practical.

The Boilermaker Apprentice must successfully complete 4 600 hours of field assignments monitored by the Coordinator under direction of the Boilermaker ATAC.

Upon successful completion of the field assignments and technical training, the Lodge 359 Boilermaker Apprentice will be scheduled to write the Inter-provincial Red Seal Examination and upon successful completion, they are eligible to change to a full Qualified Boilermaker status.

JOB READY DISPATCH IS FOR CONSTRUCTION MEMBERS ONLY.

REIMBURSEMENT IS FOR BOTH ACTIVE AND RETIRED FIELD CONSTRUCTION MEMBERS.

QUANTITATIVE FIT TESTS SHOULD BE COMPLETED ON BOTH THE NORTH AND 3M HALF AND FULL FACE MASKS.

THE NORTH MASKS ARE THE 7600 AND THE 7700. THE 3M MASKS ARE THE 6000 AND 6500.

OSSA CERTIFIED CONFINED SPACE
NAME OF COMPANYLOCATIONPHONE NUMBERWEBSITE
August Safety TrainingPort Moody604-469-3770www.augustsafety.ca
Pacific Rim SafetyKelowna/Surrey1-866-330-7233www.pacificrimsafety.ca
Irwin’s Industrial SafetyKelowna778-753-6540www.irwinsafety.com
Valhalla SafetyNelson1-877-220-4073www.valhallasafety.com
St. John AmbulancePrince George1-250-561-1696www.sja.ca
ORCA Health & SafetyNanaimo1-250-751-4295www.orcasafety.ca

OSSA CERTIFIED FALL PROTECTION
NAME OF COMPANYLOCATIONPHONE NUMBERWEBSITE
August Safety TrainingPort Moody604-469-3770www.augustsafety.ca
Pacific Rim SafetyKelowna/Surrey1-866-330-7233www.pacificrimsafety.ca
Irwin’s Industrial SafetyKelowna778-753-6540www.irwinsafety.com
Valhalla SafetyNelson1-877-220-4073www.valhallasafety.com
St. John AmbulancePrince George1-250-561-1696 www.sja.ca
ORCA Health & SafetyNanaimo1-250-751-4295www.orcasafety.ca

CSTS-09 OR CSTS 2020
NAME OF COMPANYLOCATIONPHONE NUMBERWEBSITE
BCCSAOnline Training604-636-3675www.bccsa.ca
ACSAOnline Training780-453-3311www.youracsa.ca

QUANTITATIVE FIT TEST - North Full Face & Half Mask + 3M Full Face & Half Mask. North Models 7600 & 7700. 3M Models 6000 & 6500.
NAME OF COMPANYLOCATIONPHONE NUMBERWEBSITE
Irwin’s Industrial SafetyKelowna778-753-6540www.irwinsafety.com
Pacific Rim SafetyKelowna/Surrey1-866-330-7233www.pacificrimsafety.ca
SUREHIREFt. St John1-866-944-4473www.surehire.ca
ORCA Health & SafetyNanaimo250-751-4295www.orcasafety.ca
Irwin’s Industrial SafetyPrince George250-624-8353www.irwinsafety.com
Connect Hearing Industrial DivisionVictoria250-413-2141www.connecthearing.ca
Trowelex Rentals and SalesCastlegar250-365-3315www.trowelex.com

TEMPORARY ONLINE TRAINING ONLY - CONFINED SPACE ENTRY & MONITOR
NAME OF COMPANYLOCATIONPHONE NUMBERWEBSITE
Energy Safety Canadawww.energysafetycanada.com

TEMPORARY ONLINE TRAINING ONLY - FALL PROTECTION CERTIFICATION
NAME OF COMPANYLOCATIONPHONE NUMBERWEBSITE
Worksite Safety Compliancewww.worksitesafety.ca