Plumber (3rd Year Apprentice)

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada
Full Time
Mid Level

Plumber (3rd Year Apprentice)

Capital Projects Department



The Fort McKay First Nation (FMFN) is composed of over 800 band members, including those of Cree and Dene heritage, with approximately 400 members residing in the hamlet of Fort McKay — a community located approximately 65 km north of Fort McMurray. Fort McKay offers the best of both worlds: remote northern life for the nature lover and proximity to a large city of about 70,000 people with all the amenities you need.


We are seeking a motivated and multitask-oriented individual who is flexible and works well in a team environment to fill the position of a 3rd year Plumbing Apprentice. The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring the plumbing and HVAC work required in the residential, commercial, and community facilities is managed and completed in a timely and professional manner. Under the supervision of the Journeyman Plumber, you will complete duties associated with installation, operation, and repair of heating, air flow, and air conditioning systems. This individual must be able to interact with staff at all levels in a fast-paced environment, while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful, and efficient. This is a full-time position based on eighty (80) hours bi-weekly, located in Fort McKay, AB. 


Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Aid with HVAC system installation in homes and offices
  • Installing, servicing, and fixing roof units for residential and business buildings’ heating and air conditioning systems
  • Use a range of hand tools and equipment for HVAC installation
  • Repair and replace air ducts
  • Ensure that all tools, materials, and gear are in good operating order
  • Perform preventative maintenance on HVAC systems and associated equipment
  • Ensure that all HVAC systems adhere to industry standards and regulations

  • Installing, maintaining, and repairing plumbing fixtures, pipes, and other systems
  • Install supports before the installation of pipes, equipment, and fixtures
  • Identify and locate leaks
  • Performing cutting, welding, and assembling of pipes, tubes, fittings, and fixtures
  • A thorough inspection and testing of plumbing systems for safety, functionality, and code compliance
  • Collaboration with contractors, construction workers, and electricians to meet plumbing requirements
  • Provide a daily report of site conditions including work scope, force levels, and safety issues
  • Oversee completion of punch-lists, close-out documentation, and demobilize the job site at the completion of a project
  • Complete other duties and projects as assigned



  • Grade 12 Diploma or GED Required
  • Completed Year 2 of Plumbing Apprenticeship
  • Knowledge and strong understanding of HVAC and plumbing codes
  • Must be able to provide a clean driver’s abstract and Pass Criminal Reference check
  • CSTS and WHMIS; H2S Alive, Fall Arrest, Elevated Work Platform, Other Trade Tickets
  • Good physical fitness to move with ease throughout - sitting, standing, walking intervals.
  • Experience in a First Nations community is a definite asset



At Fort McKay, we value the dedication of our employees, which is why we give so much in return. In addition to Competitive Pay, we also offer the following;  

  • Comprehensive Health benefits package with Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
  • An employer matched Pension Plan
  • A healthy work-life balance with an on-site fitness centre
  • Transportation to and from work
  • The opportunity to work with a community that is committed to protecting its traditional lands - to learn more about the Moose Lake Plan visit:




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Closing Date: May 25, 2022

Please ensure you indicate the Competition #038-2022

*Preference will be given to qualified applicants of Indigenous ancestry in any hiring decision, please declare your Indigenous status in your application.



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