PARC in Saskatchewan has two Locals; 1021 Millwrights and 1985 Carpenters. Both Locals cover the entire province and many different work sites.
The Saskatchewan offices and Training Centers are located in Regina and Saskatoon.
Millwright Local 1021
"Industrial mechanic (Millwright)" is this trade's official Red Seal occupational title approved by the CCDA.
Industrial Mechanics (millwrights) work on industrial machinery and mechanical equipment. This equipment may include mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, fuel, lubrication, cooling and exhaust systems and equipment. Some of the components they work on include pumps, fans, tanks, conveyors, presses, generators, and pneumatic and hydraulic controls.
Industrial Mechanics (millwrights) are responsible for assembling, installing, aligning, maintaining, troubleshooting, inspecting, dismantling and moving this machinery and equipment. In addition, they diagnose irregularities and malfunctions, make adjustments and repair or replace parts. Cleaning, adjusting and lubricating machinery are also important maintenance tasks of the trade.
Other tasks that are performed in this trade may include: welding, cutting and machining, or preparing bases for equipment as required. Blueprints, diagrams, schematic drawings and manuals assist industrial mechanics (millwrights) in determining work procedures.
Industrial mechanics (millwrights) work with a wide variety of tools including both hand and power tools. Larger machine tools such as lathes, drill presses and grinders may be used in fabrication of machine parts. Hoisting and lifting equipment such as cranes, jacks and forklifts is commonly used to position large machines or machine parts.
Millwrights employed in the construction industry are generally engaged in the initial installation of machinery and equipment. Those working in the industrial sector are employed in manufacturing or processing plants, utilities or other industrial establishments and are involved with the installation, maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment. Industrial mechanics can also be employed in light industry sectors such as grain/wheat handling.
The work environment for industrial mechanics (millwrights) is varied and may involve working in extreme or adverse conditions. They may work in confined spaces, at heights, with heavy equipment and around moving machinery. The work often requires considerable standing, kneeling and lifting of heavy materials.
Key skills for people in this trade are mechanical aptitude, problem-solving, communication, job planning and organizing and the ability to use trade-related calculations. They must have the ability to detect malfunctions through sensory tests which are often confirmed by technical tests. Other important attributes include good coordination, manual dexterity and the ability to visualize a layout in 3 dimensions.
Industrial mechanics (millwrights) often possess overlapping skills with other trades such as steamfitter/pipefitter, industrial instrument mechanic, welder, machinist or industrial electrician. Industrial mechanics (millwrights) may also work in specialized areas of the trade such as fluid analysis, vibration analysis and laser alignment.
Carpenters Local 1985
Local 1985 covers the Jurisdiction of Carpentry, Scaffolding, and Interior Finish (Drywall). We have approximately 1100 members with a variety of skills, and some that are dual-ticketed.
The local was established in 1985 (hence the name) by blending all of Saskatchewan's existing United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) Locals. This move was made to strengthen and unify the UBC in Saskatchewan.
You can find our members working at various locations from across the province; potash mines, coal plants, oil refineries, water treatment facilities, and various city locations.
Our Carpenters achieve concrete form work, framing, shoring, and some finish carpentry. Currently, the majority of our Carpentry work is in the Industrial sector. We also have market share in the Commercial sector, and are very interested in improving our market share in Residential. We have all levels of carpenters and encourage our Apprentices to progress through their trade to reach Red Seal status.
Our Scaffolders primarily work on Industrial sites across the province. We erect, modify, and dismantle Industrial scaffolding for work to be performed safely on. We work closely with the Training Provider that holds the contract to teach Scaffold Apprenticeship in Saskatchewan.
Interior Finish (Drywall)
We have some interior finish work, but are eager to get more. Some of our smaller Saskatchewan owned and operated companies do Interior Finishing.