4th Class Power Engineering Jobs For Steam Time Diagram

4th Class Power Engineering Jobs For Steam Time

Here is a summary of various industries providing 4th Class Power Engineering Jobs. Some of these opportunities will provide you with the required firing time (steam time) to complete your 4th Class certification.

When you join Power Engineering 101, the following Monday I’ll send you an email asking:

What is the one thing you are struggling with right now in your Power Engineering career?

To join Power Engineering 101, simply enter your email in the blue box to your right.

The overwhelming response to this question has been a variation of the following: I’m currently trying, or at some point in my career, have struggled with obtaining steam time to complete my certification.

Here are just a few of the replies I’ve received from members who joined last week.

I am currently working on my 4th class on evenings and weekends, however I find it difficult to “volunteer time” to get firing time.”

Hardest part right now is finding steam time!”

Finding an affordable way to get my steam time is kind of worrying me!”

With all these responses, I realize there is a large number of Power Engineers who would like to get on site experience instead of waiting over a year for a spot in a Steam Lab.

I find this admirable as this is the route I took to complete each level of certification. I completed the schooling through distance learning at NAIT and SAIT to reduce my required firing time. While obtaining the required steam time with onsite experience.

I started my operating career in a camp setting at a small gas plant 180km down the Chin road. The plant had a small Heat Tech boiler around 1300kW using oil as the heat medium.

The oil provided process heat to processes such as bottoms heat for our facilities fractionation towers, suction scrubbers on our refrigeration compressors, and many other processes.

Most importantly though, the kilowatt rating on the Heat Tech boiler was great enough for me to obtain the required steam time for my 4th and 3rd class certification.

Given my personal experience here is a summary of all the different industries providing 4th Class Power Engineering Jobs that might enable you to complete your 4th Class steam time requirement.

Industries With 4th Class Power Engineering Jobs To Obtain Firing Time!

Universities Or Colleges – University Of Alberta or Fairview College

Hospitals – Alberta Health Services

Breweries – Labatt

Gas Plants – Canadian Natural Resources Ltd

Power Generation Facilities – TransAlta

Chemical Industrial Facility – Air Products

Oilsands or SAGD – Cenovus Energy 

Pulp & Paper – Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd.

Steel Production Facilities – U.S. Steel

Food Processing Facilities – Maple Leaf Foods

Food Production Facilities – SunRype Products LTD

Arena Operator – Canlan Ice Sports

Fertilizer Generation Facilities – Agrium

Marine Engineering – Royal Canadian Navy

Boiler Repair Facility – Zwickers Boiler Services

Strand Board Facility – Tolko

Greenhouses –

Commercial/Industrial Laundry –

Building Operators –

Service/Drilling Rig Boiler Operators –

Some Ideas For Keywords To Enter When Searching For 4th Class Power Engineering Jobs!

  • Power Engineer
  • Power Engineering
  • Process Operator
  • Production Operator
  • Building Operator
  • Plant Operator
  • Field Operator
  • Stationary Engineer
  • Thermal Operator
  • Boiler Operator
  • Control Room Operator
  • Lead Operator
  • Chief Engineer
  • Assistant Chief Engineer
  • Production Technician
  • Process Technician

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8 thoughts on “4th Class Power Engineering Jobs For Steam Time”

  1. Ankurkumar Patel

    Hello sir
    I am Ankurkumar Patel and I have completed power engineering technician from Durham college and currently I am working as maintenance technician. I am looking for 4th class power engineering job and I have passed 4A and 4B stationery exam can you please help me to find a 4th class stationery engineer job.
    Thanks & regards
    Ankurkumar Patel

  2. I’ve held my special oil well boiler ticket for over 10 years and have 100s of hours firing portable 80 and 100hp boilers on service rigs. I want to start my 4th class right away but I am wondering if all the time and experience I have running theses boilers will be accepted on the declaration of PE experience form and how that form will need to be filled out. Any help or information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

    1. Power Engineering 101

      Hi Matt,

      I’m not sure if that will count towards your steam time for your 4th Class power engineer certification. I’d recommend checking with your provincial boiler branch and see what they say as they ultimately make the final decision if you’re approved to write.

  3. Sameer Abboobakar

    Good day, I will have completed my 4th class power engineering program at Durham college in April and I have been looking around to get my 3 months of steam time placement. I would like to seek some assistance because due to covid it has been very hard. I wish to have it completed as soon as possible. Thank you!

  4. Hello Sirs,
    I am a production technician with 8 years oil and gas experience outside of Canada.I have completed my fourth class power engineering training with NAIT and passed the provincial exams. i need 200 hours of steam time to enable me acquire my competency certificate.Please can anyone help or assist me in getting a Job to acquire this steam time.Your response will be highly appreciated.
    Thanks in anticipation.
    Looking forward to hearing from you guys.
    Festus Orugboh.

  5. Hello

    I have completed 4th class power engineering from BCIT, and have completed the provincial exams for both A&B. I have 10 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, however no firing time ( steam time) . I am looking for help to get some firing to complete my 4th class ticket. Is there any way through Power 101 to assist with a placement term??


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