1st Year Apprentice Structural Ironworker

MM Limited Partnership (MML), a Mikisew Group company, is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of 1st Year Apprentice Ironworker to join our operation at Syncrude Canada Site. MML provides comprehensive Client services in facility maintenance, road and grounds, projects, winterization services and industrial refrigeration services.

This posting will remain open until suitable candidates have been found. We would like to thank all applicants for your interest in working with our team. Preference will be given to Mikisew Cree First Nation (MCFN) Members and current Mikisew Group Employees. Competition #: MG-2022-004.

Education Requirements


English 30-2

Math 30-3

Physics 20 OR Chemistry 20 OR Science 20


English 10-2

Match 10-3

OR pass all five Canadian General Education Development Test (GED)

OR Entrance Exam


Fabricate, construct, and join scaffolding, structural steel buildings, bridges, ornamental ironwork, and pre-cast structures.

They erect structural steel components, install conveyors and robotic equipment, and sometimes perform reconstructive work on existing structures.

In general, ironworker (structural/ornamental) tradespeople:
read blueprints and specifications to lay out the work

unload and stack steel units so each piece can be hoisted as needed

erect and install scaffolding, construction cranes, derricks, and other hoisting equipment

assemble rigging (cables, pulleys, hooks) to move heavy equipment and materials

attach cables from a crane or derrick and direct crane operators with hand signals or radios

position steel units, align holes and insert temporary bolts

check the alignments and join steel parts by bolting or tack welding them with an electric arc process

assemble and erect pre-fabricated metal structures

install ornamental and other structural metalwork such as curtain walls, metal stairways, railings, and power doors

unload and install pre-cast components.

Apprenticeship Term

The term of apprenticeship is 3 years (three 12-month periods) including a minimum of 1620 hours of on-the-job training and 6 weeks of classroom instruction each period.

Apprentices are expected to demonstrate progress in their apprenticeship program within 18 months by engaging in an activity that will lead to the completion of a period of the program.

Apprentices may attempt the Interprovincial Exam in the final period of their apprenticeship training and, if successful, be granted a Red Seal.

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship program, the apprentice will receive a journeyperson certificate and an educational credential.

About Mikisew Group

Since 1991, Mikisew Group has been a leading oilsands partner specializing in site services, maintenance, logistics and construction. We foster the responsible development of our land’s resources while powering sustainable economic progress in our communities and beyond. Mikisew Group has been recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation. The 2021 Best Managed program award winners are among the best in class of Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues more than $25 million, demonstrating leadership in the areas of strategy, capabilities and innovation, culture and commitment, and financials to achieve sustainable growth.