Position: Welder Apprentice 1st or 2nd Years

Project Type: Construction

Project Location: Conklin

Shift: Day

Schedule: 8/6 or 21/7

Accommodations: Camp

Travel Details: Drive-In/Drive-Out

GC: Graham

Allied Partner: Integrated Constructors Ltd.

Reference Number: 21947

Located in the Southern Athabasca region, MEG’s Christina Lake Project is a multi-phased project approximately 150 kilometers South of Fort McMurray in Northeast Alberta. Comprised of approximately 200 square kilometers of leases, this SAGD operation currently has regulatory approvals in place to produce approximately 210,000 bpd. All workers will be staying at the state-of-the-art Poplar Ridge Lodge, which boasts a gym, rec area, commissary, laundry facility, Wi-Fi, cable, custom sandwiches, as well as full breakfasts and dinners. We have an amazing, experienced site team at MEG Energy who have safety and efficient work practices at the top of mind.

Jardeg is recruiting Welder Apprentices (1st and 2nd Years) for Future Opportunities with the MEG Energy Pipeline Projects team on site near Conklin, Alberta. These are full-time/long term positions on either a 8/6 or 21/7 rotation. This is a drive in/drive out site only.

Effective October 3rd, 2022 – Welder Apprentices at MEG Energy will receive a $3/hr incentive on top of the base hourly wage paid on all hours worked (regular and overtime).

Welders join or sever metals in beams, girders, vessels, piping and other metal components, make metal parts used in construction and manufacturing plants, and weld parts, tools, machines and equipment. Welders develop patterns for projects or follow directions given in layouts, blueprints and work orders, clean, check for defects and shape component parts, sometimes using a cutting torch and weld parts together.

Apply safe work practices according to Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS) legislation, and WHMIS in relation to welding trade.

Select, describe the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and safe practices for climbing, lifting, rigging and hoisting in this trade

Describe the safety practices for hazardous materials and fire protection

Understand the role of the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board and the network of industry committees that represent the trades and occupations in Alberta

Safely use hand tools, power tools

Safely assemble and use oxyfuel equipment

Cut and gouge using the plasma arc and carbon arc cutting processes.

Read and interpret drawings, locate and record heat numbers, understand electrical concepts, types of metals and their characteristics; joints and weld types; interpret welding symbols, distortion and methods of control; identify weld faults.

Interpret and apply Welder Instruction Sheets/ Weld procedures. Selecting the correct welding rod and preheat temperatures based on the WIS/WP supplied to them

Comprehend and utilize trade math such as solving problems involving fractions and decimals, ratios, and geometric formulas; utilize both metric and imperial measures

Must be registered in AIT’s (Alberta Industry Training) Welding Apprenticeship Program or equivalent from another provincial trades governing body.

Construction Safety Training Systems – 09 (CSTS-09) Certification required.

H2S Alive Certification required.

Fall Protection

Confined Space

Mask Fit Test


With a significant presence in the construction, industrial maintenance, and turnaround sectors, Jardeg is the largest recruiter of skilled trades in Canada. In 2022 alone, we’ll be supporting over 10 million manhours of work and a peak headcount over 10,000.

If you’re a tradesperson working in Canada, our position across commercial, infrastructure, and industrial construction, plus maintenance and turnarounds means we have more than just a job for you. We have a lifetime of work.