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Zoe - Technical Services Engineer

Zoe puts her tenacity and talent for building things to good use working as a Technical Services Engineer in the construction field. Find out what it means to be a technical services engineer and hear the practical advice Zoe has for anyone looking to accept a position in this innovative and professional industry.

Linden - Ready Mix Truck Operator

As a Ready Mix Truck Operator, Linden enjoys working in an environment that prioritizes safety and lends itself to career growth and development. To learn more about daily operations and the rewarding wage potential of a ready-mix truck operator, check out what Linden has to say in his Job Talk.

Khyati - Concrete Quality Assurance Specialist

Kyati learned the skills she needed to succeed as a Concrete Quality Assurance Specialist from her time in college. She acquired the practical skills for this career on-site where she learned from a dynamic group of peers and supervisors keen on helping her achieve her goals. Watch Kyati’s interview to discover where this calling can take you and what you can do to thrive in the construction industry.

Matt - Truck Mechanic

Matt is a Truck Mechanic who began his career while still attending high school. As a student, he was fortunate enough to have access to a variety of shop classes, and this gave him a leg up in completing his apprenticeship. Starting as a truck mechanic apprentice, you can expect to earn more than $20 an hour, plus benefits. 

Andrew - Ready Mix Truck Operator

A Ready Mix Truck Operator becomes operational at the start of the construction process and from there sees the project through to its finishing touches. Andrew has more than 10 years of experience and attributes his success to being patient and keeping an open mind. To learn more about this career in concrete, check out Andrew's full interview. 

Mark - Gravel Pit Lead Hand

Mark is a Gravel Pit Lead Hand who is responsible for the efficiency and safety of other employers on the construction site. He will tell you what makes his job interesting and what kind of salary to expect as you work your way up to site supervisor. Watch to find out more about what set of skills it takes to be successful in this construction career.

Julia - Site Supervisor

Julia studied environmental studies and civil engineering technology. She discovered her passion for a career as a Site Supervisor after a scholarship placed her at two job exciting sites.

Rohan - Ready Mix Driver

Rohan is a Ready Mix Driver who feels excited and proud of his career choice. He knows that working in the concrete industry means he is playing a crucial role in the growth of Ontario. To discover more about salary expectations, advancement opportunities, and daily expectations, watch Rohan’s Job Talk. 

Andy - Welder

Andy is a welder and says to be successful you need to adhere to safety, pay attention to detail, work hard and love what you do. He likes that not everyone can weld so his line of work is specialized. In his job talk, he discusses his daily activities and salary expectations.

Adam - Gravel Pit Loader Operator

Adam is a Gravel Pit Loader Operator who loves everything about his job – from the variety of hardworking people to his partnership with a piece of equipment he played with as a kid in the sandbox. Adam will tell you what to expect when it comes to salary as well as what type of education can further ensure your safety and success on the job. Watch to find out more about the daily tasks of a Loader Operator.

Aaron - Foundation Drill Rig Operator

Ever wonder how new buildings are built in tight spaces? Aaron is a Foundation Drill Rig Operator and his crew is usually the first one on a construction site. He installs shoring walls and foundation, which other construction professionals build on top of. Aaron finds his job exciting and very well compensated. 

Larissa - Bulldozer Operator

Larissa loves working outdoors in an environment that changes every day. She loved the knowledge she received in school and is now completing her apprecenticeship, learning even more on the job.

Brian - Concrete Form Setter

Brian works as a form setter. The form setter sets up the form before the concrete is poured. Brian took a year off from university and ended up working in construction. He liked it and the money was good so he never went back to school. Brian enjoys feeling satisfied with his work at the end of the day and is happy to make about $40/hour. 

Reno - Civil Technician

Reno is a Civil Technician. A civil technician works with a professional engineer and assists them with planning, designing, and construction of infrastructure projects such as highways, bridges, and roads, and more. They play a role within all stages of construction. In his talk, Reno explains the the career trajectory for this Skilled Trade and how he knew he’d enjoy it. 

Brandon - Excavator Operator

Brandon started his career in construction as a Labourer. He then became a Bulldozer Operator and was later promoted to an Excavator Operator. He got to be the "tip of the spear" by helping and learning from his co-workers.

Randy - Tunnel Boring Machine Operator

Randy trained as a Labourer and was later promoted to Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) Operator. Inside the TBM is a "brain" called a Human-Machine Interface that Randy programs to help him and his team create tunnels for subways, sewers, mines, and more.

Daniel - Civil Engineer

Daniel specializes in bridge building and helps design the infrastructure that people rely on every day. He’ll tell you that there is nothing like the feeling of pure job satisfaction. When a project is complete Daniel feels immense pride seeing the tangible results of several months of collaborative effort and dedicated teamwork. Civil engineers are resilient, humble, and hard working. 

Stefon - Tower Crane Operator

As a Tower Crane Operator, Stefon is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the crane. He moves various heavy materials throughout the job site with ease, making certain the process is efficient and precise. In Stefon’s talk, he walks you through how he starts his day and shares some of his tips for a successful career in this Skilled Trade.

Lorenzo - Project Manager

Lorenzo is a project manager in the construction industry. He is generally responsible for the planning, acquisition, and execution of the construction build for the firm he works for. In his talk he discusses how he became a project manager, why he loves his job, what his job involves, and the career trajectory. 

Joe - Concrete Finisher

Joe takes pride in his work. As a Concrete Finisher in the road sector, he emphasizes the importance of being good with your hands, having drive and passion, and being willing to step out of your comfort zone.

Nolan - Drilling Superintendent

Nolan started in studied civil engineering before working in construction sites around the world. Before turning 25, he has already worked across North and South America and West Africa.

A Drilling Superintendent, Nolan has a safety mindset at all times. 

Jamie - Hydrovac Operator

As a Hydrovac Operator, Jamie uses high pressure water and vacuum to locate and expose underground services. Because he's needed in different locations, Jamie sees many job sites and types of equipment. As he puts it, "It's like playing in a sandbox."

Ben - Mobile Crane Operator

Ben started out in the trades by learning from a neighbour how to operate small equipment for landscaping. After completing high school, he worked his way up to operating a mobile crane - doing all the heavy lifting for everyone else. 

Sean - Dump Truck Driver

Sean is a dump truck driver. His main job task is to operators a truck by hauling out excavation fill to the dumps and bringing in gravel from the pits. He enjoys that he gets to drive to different areas each day. 

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