Job Position: Plumber/Steamfitter

Company: Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Expected salary:

Location: Chalk River, ON

Plumber/Steamfitter Job Details:


The Plumber/Steamfitter is responsible for performing construction, repair, installation and maintenance work on all piping systems and associated mechanical equipment, including testing, commissioning, decommissioning and troubleshooting in support of Research Decommissioning and Operations at CNL Chalk River Sites.

What you will be doing:

· Perform preventive maintenance and corrective work, commissioning on piping systems and associated equipment in order to maintain the site infrastructure and productive facilities and the R & D program.
· Construct, fabricate and install piping systems and associated equipment including the removal of piping, equipment and hazards in a controlled manner.
· Perform decommissioning on piping systems and associated equipment including the removal of piping, equipment and hazards in a controlled manner.
· Read and interpret drawings, work packages and reference materials to ensure that the scope of a given job is fully understood and that all aspects of the job have been considered and comply with CNL regulations and all applicable codes.
· Interpret and follow maintenance records and route sheets and sign the appropriate sign off sections to comply without quality control manuals.

Maintain good housekeeping practices of all work areas, tools and equipment, adhering to provincial, federal and CNL regulations in order to provide a safe and efficient working environment. Attend monthly safety meetings and immediately report any safety concerns and/or infractions. Apply CNL’s Event Free Tools procedure throughout the execution of assigned work and model this behaviour and knowledge to others.

Assist in the training, coaching and mentoring of trainees in safe workshop practices and procedures including work planning, assisting and development of skills by demonstrating techniques, describing suitable methods. Monitor, assess and correct work performance, discuss problems and improvements and report progress

What we are looking for:


Secondary school graduation diploma and qualification as a Plumber/Steamfitter typically acquired through the completion of the required 9000-hour apprenticeship or equivalent.

Abilities and Skills

  • Knowledge of all applicable codes and standards including Canadian Standards Act B51.1, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, National Fire Protection Association in order to provide a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Demonstrated use and endorsement of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
  • Written and verbal communication skills to be able to work in multi-trade groups and communicate with CNL staff across a broad range of disciplines in order to ensure proper co-ordination and prioritization of work.
  • Ability to read blueprints and technical drawings in order to determine cut sizes and piping runs with the ability to cross-reference between the technical drawings and parts list with a thorough understanding of the scope of the job in question.
  • Ability to operate standard shop/hand and portable power tools, fittings/calibration equipment and standard machine tools in order to perform duties in a controlled and safe manner.


Security clearance eligibility required: Reliability Status with Site Access Security Clearance (SASC), which has a minimum requirement of 3 years of verifiable history in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United States and/or the United Kingdom. CNL implements security screening in accordance with the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat “Standard on Security Screening” and the “Policy on Government Security”.

Why CNL?

Does working with a team across Canada to advance nuclear science and technology for a clean and secure world speak to you? We’re reinventing ourselves to be the pace setters, so we can lead the charge in solving the problems that matter, like building the next generation of clean nuclear and hydrogen energy solutions, developing new and better-targeted cancer treatments, and continuing to lead the world in environmental remediation.

We offer a complete total rewards package:
· paid time off (vacation, sick, floater & personal);
· benefits effective day one, that’s right no waiting period;
· tuition support
· and a pension!

Do Our Priorities Resonate with You?
· Clean energy for today and tomorrow.
· Restore and protect the Environment.
· Contribute to the health of Canadians.


CNL’s Chalk River laboratory is nestled in the Ottawa Valley and affords our employees an area that is environmentally pristine with extensive forests, hills and numerous small lakes, all of which support a variety of wildlife typical to the southern edge of the Canadian Shield. Many surrounding towns, such as Pembroke, Petawawa and Deep River provide you with unparalleled outdoor adventures at your doorstep! In fact, Deep River was named as the fourth best place to live in Canada in a recent ranking by

CNL is committed to providing an atmosphere free from barriers that promotes equity, diversity and inclusion in achieving our mission. CNL welcomes and celebrates employees, stakeholders and partners of all racial, cultural, and ethnic identities.

CNL also supports a workplace environment and a corporate culture that is built on our Core Values: Respect, Teamwork, Accountability, Safety, Integrity and Excellence which encourage equitable employment practices and career prospects inclusive of accommodations for all employees.

CNL is committed to being an equal-opportunity employer. If you require accommodation measures during any phase of the hiring process, please indicate via our ATS when applying. All information received in relation to accommodation requests will be kept confidential.

The Chalk River Laboratories site is located on the unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe people. As an organization, CNL recognizes and appreciates their historic connection to this place. CNL also recognizes the contributions that First Nations, Métis, Inuit and other Indigenous Peoples have made, both in shaping and strengthening this community in particular, and this province and country as a whole.

How to Apply?

If you believe you’re a great fit for the role of Plumber/Steamfitter Apply Now!

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