Arborist

An Arborist transplants, maintains and removes trees and woody plants using ropes, climbing systems, pruning tools, diagnostic tools and mechanized equipment. Arborists have knowledge in the science of arboriculture, the cultivation, management and study of individual trees, shrubs, vines, and woody plants. An Arborist carries out treatments for optimal tree health, managing pests, diseases, wounds and defects that impact trees and woody plants. Specifically, an Arborist:

  • transplants, prunes, maintains and removes trees and woody plants
  • climbs trees and works at heights
  • identifies and treats diseases and pests on trees and woody plants
  • improves the health and integrity of damaged trees and woody plants
  • enhances soils by fertilizing, irrigating, mulching and aerating
  • provides advice on trees and woody plants with others including residential, commercial and government representatives

Concrete Pump Operator

A Concrete Pump Operator inspects, prepares, operates, controls, and cleans various concrete pumps including those found in vechicles and their various related attachments/ components. Concrete pumps may be truck mounted, stationary, trailer-mounted as well as tower concrete placing booms. Specifically, a Concrete Pump Operator:

  • co-ordinates the placement of concrete through a pump at the work site
  • operates the vehicle and loads and unloads concrete pumps and attachments
  • sets up the concrete pumps and components and concrete delivery system, operates high pressure pumps and separate placing booms
  • performs pre-operational inspections, safety and operational checks and preventative maintenance
  • operates concrete pumps and related components
  • monitors equipment performance and the movement of the concrete to the pour location
  • resolves issues related to the movement of pumpable concrete
  • maintains the equipment, cleans concrete pumps and components
  • reads and interprets government legislation, site plans and manufacturers’ manuals (i.e. survey indicators)
  • communicates through various techniques including hand signals

Elevating Devices Mechanic

An Elevating Devices Mechanic constructs, installs, services and maintains elevating devices including elevators, lifts and escalators. Specifically, an Elevating Devices Mechanic:

  • inspects, services and maintains existing elevating devices
  • installs new elevating devices
  • rigs and hoists elevating devices
  • installs and maintains control equipment
  • installs and maintains protective devices

Horse Harness Maker

A Horse Harness Maker:

  • Stitches leather by hand
  • Cuts heavy leather by hand
  • Assembles and constructs material by hand
  • Diagnoses and repairs broken or defective components and replaces worn parts
  • Trims, slicks, rubs, creases, punches holes, bevels edges and dyes or burnishes edges
  • Reads and interprets job specifications technical drawings

Machine Tool Builder and Integrator

Machine Tool Builder and Integrator:

  • Reads and interprets complex engineering drawings, schematics, bills of materials and machine-tool build assembly documentation
  • Builds precision in-process tooling, machine-tool parts and components using conventional and numerically controlled metal cutting machines and equipment, including saws, drills, grinders, lathes and mills
  • Designs, devises and details assembly plans for the machine tool building and integrating process
  • Builds, assembles and integrates pneumatics, hydraulics, electrical components, power transmission systems, conveyor systems and feeder systems
  • Assembles and integrates subassemblies into the main assembly of stand-alone machine tools and multistation automated machine tool systems.

Pattern Maker

A Pattern Maker:

  • Reads and interprets complex engineering drawings, pattern drawings and work process documentation
  • Designs and creates foundry patterns and core boxes from metal, wood, plastic and polystyrene for parts and components cast from metal
  • Builds precision pattern tooling using wood and metal cutting machines and equipment, including saws, drills, grinders, lathes, mills and electrical discharge machines
  • Performs work-in-process measuring and checking using specialized and precision tools and equipment

Retail Meat Cutter

A Retail Meat Cutter prepares meat and poultry for the retail market by:

  • Demonstrating safe working practices and techniques
  • Applying general work practices and merchandising
  • Setting up and operating machinery
  • Performing business practices / customer relations
  • Preparing beef cuts
  • Preparing pork cuts
  • Preparing lamb cuts
  • Preparing veal cuts
  • Preparing poultry cuts
  • Preparing meat for sausage making

Utility Arborist

A Utility Arborist prunes, rigs or moves tree branches and woody vegetation that is in proximity or could contact any electrical apparatus. A Utility Arborist uses climbing techniques, climbing systems and mechanized equipment to work at heights in urban, rural and off-road locations. Specifically, a Utility Arborist:

  • removes dangerous trees using industry approved techniques
  • conducts condition assessments within the electrical system rights of ways to determine the work to be completed
  • secures authorization to peform work, including from the general public, utility customers, government agencies, first nations communities and landowner associations
  • uses different types of on- and off-road aerial devices to work at heights in urban, rural and off-road locations
  • operates on- and off-road equipment such as snow machines, all-terrain vehicles and large tracked aerial devices for work that is away from main highways
  • works with herbicides to control vegetation

Architectural Glass and Metal Technician

An Architectural Glass and Metal Technician handles, measures, cuts, prepares, fits, installs, replaces and repairs all types of glass and glass substitutes, typically in commercial, residential and transportation settings. An Architectural Glass and Metal Technician fabricates and installs curtain wall framing, aluminium storefront frames and entrances, doors and hardware, structural silicone glazing, skylights and sloped glazing. Specifically, an Architectural Glass and Metal Technician:

  • lays out, measures, prepares, fabricates and installs/replaces architectural glass and metal components and air/vapour barriers in systems such as entranceways, windows, skylights and curtain walls
  • works with and installs plastics, granite, aluminum panels and other similar materials used as glass substitutes, as well as films or laminates that improve the durability or safety of the glass
  • works from mobile equipment, scaffolds and swing stages, sometimes at great heights, to manoeuvre glass panels that are lifted by cranes and other lifting equipment.

Red Seal Badge Red Seal trade

Construction Boilermaker

A Construction Boilermaker builds, installs, erects, tests, maintains and repairs all types of boilers, tanks and pressure vessels, and performs all types of structural and plate work on dust, air, gas, steam, oil, water and other liquid-tight pressure vessels. Specifically, a Construction Boilermaker:

  • works from fabrication drawings (prints) to fabricate components from steel or other materials
  • uses various metal forming machines such as rotary shears, punch pressess and bending rolls
  • tests boiler systems for leaks, defects and other deficiencies to ensure they are operating safely and efficiently
  • attaches rigging and works with hoisting devices to lift components into place

Red Seal Badge Red Seal trade