Oil & Gas

Oil & Gas Industry

UBC millwrights are solving the skilled labour shortage by attracting and retaining a highly skilled workforce.

Oil and Gas Needs

UBC Millwrights Meet the Call for Our Oil & Gas Needs

Oil and gas production is in high demand, including millwrights needed to install and maintain mechanical operations. We have hundreds of highly skilled, credentialed, professional UBC millwrights ready to deploy. Each learned from the same standardized training curriculum, which means that new hires are just as skilled as experienced local millwrights.

Oil and Gas Training

The Right Training to Get the Job Done

Our intensive training creates leaders who promote a productive and safe worksite with their work ethic and positive attitude. UBC millwrights are trained, tested, and credentialed for work in oil refineries, chemical plants, gas pipelines, natural gas processing units and more.

We have honed our technical skills for exploration, development, drilling, production, and decommissioning projects — and are prepared to expertly install, construct, repair and maintain multimillion-dollar production and refinery equipment, such as stationary and industrial engines, compressors, and pumps.

Our reputation for excellence includes rigging and signaling, welding, alignment, and fabrications.

Attracting and Retaining a Skilled Workforce

By working with UBC Millwright Local 2309, you can rely on our programs. There’s no need to create your own training program, vet the qualifications of tech school programs or wait for other training programs to produce graduates. You won’t need to spend resources for out-of-province or out-of-region workers, or fund a menu of perks and incentives to keep existing employees. And you will never wonder whether your crew will be productive and safe.

UBC Millwright Local 2309 Commitment

On Every Work Site, Every Day, UBC millwrights and Contractors Bring:

Constant attention to safety is ingrained in our membership, from our leadership to our apprentices. Safety is designed into every UBC training program and we work with our partners to proactively ensure safety and resolve individual safety issues as they occur.

We come to work every day with a positive attitude, a professional appearance, and a determination to finish the job correctly on time, the first time.

UBC Millwright Local 2309 enables our contractors to be fully staffed at all times, which allows for quick response to emergencies and other challenges.

Meeting the schedule is key, and our disciplined, reliable crews know that fast, accurate installations are essential.

We keep projects on time and on budget using strategies fine-tuned to customer needs to get the job done safety, on time, every time.

We finish projects according to the customer’s satisfaction — and we follow through with training, maintenance and customer service. One call puts the best-trained maintenance crews at the worksite to get the system up and running as fast as possible.

Training Spotlight: Compressors

At the International Training Center in Las Vegas, their Train the Trainer program prepares our instructors to teach the compressors curriculum back in our local area where needed. This guarantees the same curriculum and practices are consistent across the country.

Our Excellence Is Grounded in Training and Partnerships

Led by an international Labour-Management Committee, the UBC millwright program seeks out industry partnerships with the goal of delivering exactly what is needed on every job.

Our partners include Siemens Generation Service, General Electric (APM), First Energy, Exelon and others, all of which assist in our training by providing equipment, expert consultation, guest instructors, and more.

For example, when a demand for turbine experts surfaced, UBC Millwrights worked with industry leaders Atlantic Plant Maintenance and Siemens to develop gas and steam turbine qualification programs to train our Millwrights in the newest power plant technology.

The UBC’s International Training Center in Las Vegas now hosts a turbine training facility with equipment from these partners for hands-on instruction.

Oil Refinery


UBC millwrights are held to the highest standards. Read our guiding principles for the oil & gas industry to learn more.


UBC Millwrights

UBC Certified Rigger and Signaler Program Accredited

Our Certified Rigger and Signaler Program is now accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agency. The certification exceeds all requirements for riggers and signalers in Canada and USA.


Safety: Our Top-Priority Business Deliverable

UBC Millwright Local 2309 believes a safe worksite is achieved only through comprehensive training for every millwright on every project. Our members must complete and achieve mastery of the following health and safety training programs.

  • Working at Heights
  • Ministry of Labour Workplace health and safety awareness
  • Working in a Respectful and Inclusive Workplace
  • Confined Space Hazard Awareness
  • Lockout and Tag Safety
  • Elevating Work Platforms
  • Forklift (on slab)
  • Forklift (rough terrain)
  • HACCP (Hazard analysis critical control points)
  • First Aid CPR – A and AED
  • Silica awareness
  • Working at Heights Refresher
  • GHW WHMIS annual updates
  • JHSC Certified Member
  • MOL Workplace health and safety awareness
  • Supervisor Health & Safety Awareness
  • Millwright Health & Safety 16-Hour Course
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Basics of Carbon Monoxide Safety
  • Confined Space Hazard Awareness
  • COVID 19 Awareness
  • Hazards of Distracted Driving
  • Health and Safety Representatives
  • Hearing Protection
  • Job Safety Analysis Tips
  • Heat Stress in Construction
  • Occupational Health & Safety Administration update
  • PPE Selection
  • Preventing Workplace-related Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Silica Hazard Awareness
  • Skin Care in Construction
  • Basic Construction Safety, consisting of:
    • Introduction to Construction
    • Legislation (Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations for Construction Projects)
    • Common health and safety hazards
    • PPE
    • Manual material handling and back care
    • Elements of housekeeping
    • Access equipment
    • Basic electrical safety
Oil and Gas


By using UBC millwrights, you are assured quality, productive work, from pre-planning to maintenance.

Our promise is simple:

  • We will work safely, accurately, and dependably.
  • We will respond to all requests promptly and will deliver the service that we promised.
  • We will communicate early and often and will involve the customer every step of the way.
  • We will complete projects according to specified schedules with pride and integrity.

Get in Touch Before Your Next Oil & Gas Project Starts

Contact the UBC Millwright Local 2309 now to get more details on hiring the most dedicated and highly trained skilled labor. A representative will respond to your inquiry directly.