Teamsters are involved in the transportation of materials across a wide variety of industries. Transport truck drivers operate heavy trucks via urban, interurban, provincial and international routes. They are employed by transportation, manufacturing, distribution and moving companies, and trucking employment service agencies, or they may be self-employed.
Operate and drive straight or articulated trucks and lighter, special purpose trucks
Plan routes and meet delivery schedules
Navigate trucks into loading or unloading positions
Perform preventive maintenance, trip inspections and emergency roadside repairs
Record cargo information, service hours, distance travelled and fuel consumption
Comply with truck driving regulations (size, weight, route designations) and company policies and procedures
What You’ll Need
Completion of a 3-month accredited driver training course through a vocational school or community college, may be required.
Additional Specialized Certifications: ■ Class 3 or D licence (to drive straight-body trucks) ■ Class 1 or A licence (to drive long combination vehicles) ■ Air brake endorsement (Z) (to drive vehicles equipped with air brakes) ■ TDG Certification (to transport hazardous products or dangerous goods) ■ Additional licensing endorsements (to drive articulated trucks)
Key Skills & Attributes
(technical training and on the job)
Communication skills, reading and numeracy skills
Problem-solving and critical thinking skills
Experience using digital technology (tracking and online software)
Bricklayers work with masonry materials such as brick, concrete block, stone, structural tile and pre-cast panels to construct and repair structures like walls, partitions, patios, arches, fireplaces, chimneys and other elements. They often work on commercial, industrial and residential buildings.
Prepare and lay bricks, concrete blocks, structural tiles or other masonry units
Read sketches and blueprints to calculate materials required
Boilermakers build, repair, test and maintain all types of boilers, tanks and pressure vessels and related metal products for building manufacturing and industrial processes in heavy industry. They perform structural and plate work on dust, air, gas, steam, oil, water and other liquid-tight containers.
Lay out patterns and fit and weld parts together
Install, repair and maintain boilers and heavy-metal products
Steamfitters/pipefitters build, assemble, maintain and repair piping systems that carry water, steam, chemicals or fuel in heating, cooling, lubricating and other process piping systems. Because of this, much of their work is industrial. They work indoors or outdoors, and the job can be physically demanding.
Install supports, valves, piping and control systems
Measure, cut, thread, bend and install metal, plastic and fiberglass pipes, valves and fittings
Crane operators work on cranes or draglines to lift, move, position or place machinery, equipment and other large objects. They can work at construction or industrial sites, ports, railway yards, surface mines or other similar locations. There are three main types of cranes (boom trucks, mobile cranes and tower cranes) and various other types one can specialize in.
Operate cranes to lift, move, position or place equipment and materials
Inspect cranes and calculate capacities and weight