Answer: In demand soft skills as a Pipefitter

Here is the answer to yesterday’s question we posted. The three most in demand soft skills for this position are:
-Attention to detail
-Team player
-Effective interpersonal skills
 
Attention to detail is of the utmost importance in a position like this. A step being missed, even if it appears to be small, could cause equipment failure or harm to workers.
 
Team player is important since almost all types of pipe fitting work is done in close communication with other workers. Using a crane to raise/lower piping, bolt up configurations, proper installations, all require an effective and well communicating team to do the job safely and efficiently.
 
Effective interpersonal skills. Which is again effective communication with your coworkers and getting along well on a team. In this line of work, it’s needed on a daily basis for nearly every type of work you encounter on the job.
 
If you are interested in this type of work or even just trying it out, we offer a demo of this career through our VR program at Regina Work Prep Centre. Check out this fly by video for a sneak peak of what you will see in the headset!
 

Answer: Largest employers of Process Operators in Saskatchewan.

These are the three largest employers who hire many of the provinces Process Operators.
 
1) Nutrien. Located in 15 countries and currently employing 20,000 employees. Many of them Process Operators for the plants being run in Saskatchewan.
 
2) Co-op Refinery Complex. The oil refinery on the edge of Regina employees 1100 people during normal operations. Oil and gas in general hires a large percentage of Process Operators due to the nature of the type of work that goes into refining.
 
3) The Mosaic Company. With multiple pot ash mines through out the province. Also a very large employer of Process Operators through out Saskatchewan.
 
With so many companies that employee Process Operators right here in the province, it should be no surprise that we have 1800 existing positions through out Saskatchewan.
Here’s a fly by video of being a Process Operator in VR. Doing the day to day work tasks for a plant that processes mined ore. Just another exciting career option that can be experienced at Regina Work Prep Centre!
 
 

Question: Largest employers of Process Operators in Saskatchewan.

Let’s talk about being a Process Operator in Saskatchewan.
 
In a nut shell, Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators monitor and operate petroleum, petrochemical and chemical plants and monitor, adjust and maintain processing units and equipment in these plants. They are employed by petroleum and natural gas processing, pipeline and petrochemical companies and industrial, agricultural and specialty chemical and pharmaceutical companies.
 
So given this information, who would you guess are Saskatchewan’s largest employers/companies who hire Process Operators?
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Answer: Mining Engineer in Saskatchewan

The answer to last Friday’s question: Mining engineers plan, design, organize and supervise the development of mines, mine facilities, systems and equipment; and prepare and supervise the extraction of metallic or non-metallic minerals and ores from underground or surface mines.
 
Further details of duties include:
-Surveys and studies of ore, mineral or coal deposits
-Advise on appropriate drilling and blasting methods
-Determine safe and efficient mining of deposits
-Plan and design or select mining equipment
-Plan, organize and supervise the development of mines
 
Plus many more varied job duties! Keeping this career fast paced and ever changing.
 
Did you know that Saskatchewan has over 25 operating mines? Our mines produce potash, uranium, coal, gold, salt, meta-kaolin, silica sand, sodium sulfate, clay and bentonite. Saskatchewan also has a wealth of developing mineral resources including diamonds, platinum & palladium, rare earth elements, copper, zinc, and nickel.
 
Here’s a fly by video of being a Mining Engineer in VR at Work Prep Centre. Speaking of fly by, you can fly a drone inside of the VR. Pretty cool stuff!
 
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Question: Mining Engineer

Another career we offer for our clients to try in VR is what it would be like to perform the various duties of a Mining Engineer. This particular simulation would have you working in an open solution mine. You might even get to set explosives!
 
So the question is: What are some of the job duties or types of work that a Mining Engineer would have to perform through out their career?
 
Hint: There are quite a few of them.
 
Leave your guesses on the Facebook post about this career!

Answer: Residential Electricians in Saskatchewan

The answers to the yesterday’s question. There are 3,930 existing positions as a Residential Electrician in Saskatchewan and another 250 new positions to open in the next three years!
 
That doesn’t even include the already existing 1,650 positioning for Industrial Electricians in the province. With another 230 to increase that job pool in the next three years as well.
 
Here’s the fly by video to see a sample of what it would be like to try out being an Electrician in the VR at Regina Work Prep Centre.
 
Learn even more about this career on our website:
http://workprep.ca/labour-market-information/
 
Don’t forget to like and share our original post “Introducing VR to Sask Job Seekers” to be entered into our contest for a $50 gift card.
 

Answer: Robotics Technician

Here is the answer to yesterday’s question we posted. Time in college it would take to earn a degree to be hired in this field:
Short answer is one to three years.
 
  • Completion of a two or three year college program in mechanical engineering technology is usually required for mechanical engineering technologists.
  • Completion of a one or two year college program in mechanical engineering technology is usually required for mechanical engineering technicians
That makes a career like this much more attainable than a person would first guess. Not to mention the education in this particular field has transferable skills to other exciting and fulfilling career choices.
 
Don’t forget to check our Facebook tomorrow for the next career question. Every guess is entered in for a $50 gift card!
 
Here’s the fly by video to see a sample of what it would be like to try out being an Robotics Technician. This is what job seekers coming to Work Prep Centre could expect to see inside of the VR!
 
 
Learn even more about this career on our website:
http://workprep.ca/labour-market-information/
 
Don’t forget to like and share our original post “Introducing VR to Sask Job Seekers” to be entered into our contest for a $50 gift card.
 

Question: Robotics Technician

The role of a Robotics Technician is varied and quite fascinating. Better known as it’s technical job title, Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians.
 
This job role usually involves: design, development, maintenance and testing of machines, components, tools, heating and ventilating systems, power generation and power conversion plants, manufacturing plants and equipment
 
This brings us to the question! Employment requirements. What is you best guess on the time in college it would take to earn a degree to be hired in this field?
 
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Answer: HVAC Technician in Saskatchewan

Here is the answer to yesterday’s question we posted. The three most in demand soft skills for this position are:
-Reliability
-Attention to detail
-Team Player
 
Employers seek out reliable individuals for this type of job working with expensive equipment and sometimes sensitive parts involved. Especially when a worker is on their own and has to make important decisions on the fly.
 
Attention to detail is also very important. With so many different parts and systems, every little detail could be a sign of what the issue is with a particular buildings setup.
 
Team player is a big one. Some bigger jobs will take multiple employees all working together to finish the job in an efficient and safe manner.
 
Here’s the fly by video to see a sample of what it would be like to try out being an HVAC Technician. This is what job seekers coming to Work Prep Centre could expect to see trying one of our simulations!
 
Learn even more about this career on our website:
http://workprep.ca/labour-market-information/
 
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Question: HVAC Technician

Let’s talk about being an HVAC Technician in Saskatchewan. Also known as a Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic.

In a nut shell, Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics install, maintain, repair and overhaul residential central air conditioning systems, commercial and industrial refrigeration and air conditioning systems and combined heating, ventilation and cooling systems.

Given your current knowledge, what is your guess on the 3 most desired soft skills for this petition? This are skills that aren’t normally trained for. Typically built into a persons personality and can really determine if a person will excel in certain work settings. And how they handle certain situations under pressure. Leave your comments under the this Facebook post!

So go ahead! Give us your three best guesses on soft skills. Don’t forget there’s a $50 gift card on the line!