Industrial Construction Crew Supervisor(ICCS)
What is an Industrial Construction Crew Supervisor?
The Industrial Construction Crew Supervisor is the immediate supervisor of a crew of skilled construction workers on heavy industrial sites. Commonly used titles for this occupation include foreman, forewoman, foreperson, first line supervisor, front line supervisor, crew leader etc. Heavy industrial construction projects are large construction projects for industrial plants, including the fabrication and assembly of components or modules, plant maintenance and upgrading existing facilities. In Alberta, industrial construction sites include petrochemical processing plants, pulp and paper plants, power generating plants, pipelines, refineries, oil sands plants, and performing “shut downs” or on-going contracted maintenance or upgrading to any existing plants. The scope of industrial construction extends to include fabrication of components for industrial sites, fabrication shops, modular fabrication shops (mod yards) or sites.
The crew supervisor is chosen by the employer to lead small crews of workers who perform a specialized task on a construction site. The crew supervisor is generally picked from the ranks of the skilled workers they will supervise. The industrial construction crew supervisor may be certified in a designated trade, a designated occupation, or be a practitioner of a skilled industrial construction occupation that is not designated under the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act.
The construction trades crew supervisor leads, schedules, coordinates, supervises safety and productivity of crews at the workplace who install/assemble and maintain components of industrial products and structures. As a key participant in the relationship with the contractor, work crew, other contractors, and clients, the crew supervisor is the first level or front line manager of the work crew.
The crew supervisor is responsible for:
- safety leadership, responsible and accountable for a safe workplace;
- acting as the employer’s representative on the job, and the leader of the crew they have been assigned;
- following project plans and schedules and supervising the crew’s daily and weekly activities;
- ensuring the work done meets industry standards for quality and crew productivity;
- Preparation of reports and documentation as required by the employer.
Why should I get it?
In the current collective bargaining Agreement of Local 720 and 725 under article 2.09 it states “Workers hired as Foreman will, at the employer’s discretion, have completed the Better Supervision training program and, if preferred by the contractor’s client, have acquired the Industrial Construction Crew Supervisor qualification.”
Do I get paid more?
Article 28.02 in the collective agreement states “Effective October 2, 2011, Foreman and General Foreman who are Industrial Construction Crew Supervisor (ICCS) designated will be paid additional premiums of $1.00 per hour on industrial construction sites.
How do I get it?
- Complete an approved supervisor/leadership program
- Complete the approved leadership training program
- Complete the required work experience
- Complete the online application and pay the no refundable application fee
- Applicants can file the application through the "Access Online Services" tab on the home page
- Click on the "Apply for AIT programs and services"
- you can then select "Industrial Construction Crew Supervisor" from the drop down menu
Who can apply?
Journeyman members of Local 720 and 725 can apply. The Alberta Ironworkers Apprenticeship and Training Plan will reimburse those who successfully complete the application and are awarded the certification.
Need More Info?
Visit http://www.fuelyourcareer.ca/ for more info on ICCS , the application process and the partnership with NWR.