Trades

Blaster

Blasters prepare surfaces for painting, using solvents to remove grease, rust, scale, and dirt.

They must have a minimum of three years experience as a blaster, as well as the knowledge of mechanical cleaning tools, needle guns, power brushes, safe use of sandblasting equipment, sandblasting processes and proper use of personal safety equipment.

Blasting foreman

A blasting foreman is responsible for overseeing the blasting crew.

Control room operator

A control room operator operates the control panel.

Their duties include:

  • Coordinating process, cargo and utility operators
  • Advise the operations team leader of any abnormalities 
  • Encourage and support colleagues in skills diversification and cross-sharing of experience and knowledge 

Insulator

Insulators apply, remove, and repair insulation on industrial equipment - including pipes, ductwork, or other mechanical systems - to help control noise and maintain temperatures.

They install sheet metal around insulated pipes in order to protect the insulation from weather conditions or physical damage.

Outside machinist (first-class)

An outside machinist installs equipment, machines or wiring.

Their duties include:

  • Repairing and maintaining engines used to power equipment such as portable saws, generators, and compressors 
  • Dismantling engines and other equipment, using hand tools, and examining for defects 
  • Making sketches and drawings used for instruction of lower class machinists

Painter

Painters apply paint, stain, varnish, enamel, and other finishes to equipment, buildings or other structures, using brushes, spray guns or rollers.

Their duties include:

  • Reading work orders
  • Receiving instructions from supervisors to determine work requirements
  • Protecting surfaces with covers during painting
  • Cutting stencils to apply lettering and decorations on surfaces

Pipefitter

Pipefitters lay out, assemble, install, and maintain pipe systems, pipe supports, and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment for industrial production and processing systems.

Plasma table operator

Plasma table operators control plasma cutting tables for accrete cutting of metal.

They must also interpret the design drawings, following guidelines to produce accrete cut materials.

Plater

Platers setup and operate coating machines to coat metal to protect surfaces.

The role involves immersing objects into cleaning solutions, before spraying them with conductive solutions in preparation for plating.

Rigger

Riggers setup and repair rigging for construction projects, manufacture plants, ships and shipyards.

They use rigging lines, hoists, and pulling gear to move or support extremely heavy objects and equipment.

Rigging foreman

A rigging foreman supervises crews installing machinery and equipment according to layout plans and blueprints.

Scaffolder

Scaffolders erect and dismantle scaffolding to provide work platforms and handrails on buildings or industrial sites, as well as temporary structures such as stages, seating and catwalks.

Most work is outdoors in all weather conditions, other than rain.

Scaffolding foreman

The foreman oversees scaffold crews whilst erecting and dismantling scaffolding.

Stage three crane operator

Crane operators perform maintenance on vessel based cranes with a lift capacity of up to 400 tonnes.

They also carry out general deck work, along with securing deck cargo or equipment as directed by the rigging supervisor.

Pipe and structural welder

Welders decide what equipment is needed and use the most appropriate welding method.

They must have knowledge of metallurgy, geometry, and welding techniques.

Their duties include:

  • Welding components in 2G, 3G, 4G, and 6G 
  • Tack-welding or welding components and assemblies
  • Using electric, gas, arc, or other welding equipment 
  • Installing or repairing equipment connections, such as steel pipes, valves, tanks and structural members