Entry Senior


About This Career

Carpenters are needed in the oil and gas industry for just about everything structural: constructing and erecting facilities and plants and assisting ongoing and turnaround maintenance activities by building construction supports such as scaffolds or braces.

Carpenters build, shape and cut materials to specified measurements, assemble and fasten components, or install windows, frames and flooring. They can choose to specialize as well. For example, cribbing and framing appeals to those who can handle the heavy lifting associated with oil and gas and other industrial construction.

Education: A high school diploma (or equivalent) is typically required.

Employment: This occupation is found in onshore environments and is typically employed in the oil and gas services sector of the oil and gas industry.

Example titles: Carpenter Apprentice, Assembler, Construction Carpenter, Carpenter Foreman, Concrete Carpenter, Journeyman/woman Carpenter

Work Activities
Applying Health and Safety Principles 
Following established safety rules and regulations, and maintaining a safe and clean environment.
Documenting and Recording Information 
Maintaining records, documenting actions and presenting written progress reports.
Handling and Moving Objects 
Applying shock-absorbing, sound-deadening or decorative panelling to ceilings and walls.
Assembling and fastening materials to make frameworks and props using hand tools, wood screws, nails, dowel pins and glue.
Building and repairing cabinets, doors, frameworks, floors and other wooden fixtures using woodworking machines, carpenter's hand tools and power tools.
Covering subfloors with building paper to keep out moisture and lay hardwood, parquet or wood-strip-block floors by nailing floors to subfloor or cementing them to mastic or asphalt base.
Erecting scaffolding or ladders for assembling structures above ground level.
Filling cracks and other defects in plaster or plasterboard using patching plaster, trowel and sanding tool.
Finishing surfaces of woodwork and wallboard using paint, hand tools and panelling.
Installing structures and fixtures such as windows, frames, floorings, trim and hardware using carpenter's hand or power tools.
Measuring and marking cutting lines on materials using a ruler, pencil, chalk and marking gauge.
Performing minor plumbing, welding or concrete mixing work.
Removing, repairing or replacing damaged/defective parts or sections of structures using hand tools.
Shaping and cutting materials to specified measurements using hand tools, machines and power saws.
Inspecting Equipment, Structures or Material
Inspecting ceiling or floor tile, wall coverings, siding, glass and woodwork to detect broken or damaged structures.
Verifying trueness of structure using a plumb bob and level.
Monitoring and Controlling Resources 
Selecting and ordering lumber and other required material.
Organizing, Planning and Prioritizing Work
Studying specifications in blueprints, sketches and building plans to prepare a project layout and determine dimensions and the materials required.
Performing Quality Assurance 
Preparing layouts in conformance with buildings codes using measuring tools.
Attention to Detail
Public Safety and Security
Active Listening
Career Path
  • Supervisory positions
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How Can I Work in LNG?

As Canada prepares for the launch of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector, this occupation will play a key role in:

  • Off-site fabrication
  • LNG export facility construction and operations
  • Natural gas pipeline construction
  • Turnaround maintenance

When the LNG industry takes off, you can be a part of the action!

Working Conditions
  • Road
    Remote Locations
  • Industrial excavator
    Active Machinery
  • Arrow
    Shift Work
  • Physical
    Physically Demanding
  • Heights
    Working from Heights
  • Overtime
    Some Overtime Required
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Careers also exist in the following industries:
  • Construction of buildings (residential and non-residential)
  • Heavy and civil engineering construction
  • Mining and quarrying
  • Paper manufacturing
Job Details

Job Category



Oil and gas services



Qualifications + Experience


  • High School Diploma (or equivalent)


  • Completion of a three- to five-year apprenticeship program is required to become a certified tradesperson. Another route to apprenticeship training is a pre-apprenticeship foundation program.
  • The Red Seal endorsement is the interprovincial standard of excellence, and is available to tradespersons upon successful completion of the Red Seal examination.
  • Standard and emergency first aid
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Construction Safety Training System (CSTS)
  • Pipeline Construction Safety Training (PCST)
  • H2S Alive
  • Confined space entry
  • Fall protection


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