Ely R

Journeyman (Red Seal) Plumber;Journeyman (Red Seal) B Class Gasfitter;
Calgary, AB — Canada


Watertech Plumbing

Apr 2017 - Present

Project manage subtrades as prime mechanical contractor

Oversee a variety of commericlal and residential jobs


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Rector Plumbing

Sep 2016 - Mar 2017

Residential Plumbing in the Bay area of California

  • High End homes
  • Wineries
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Bonanza Drilling Inc.

Oct 2011 - Mar 2012

Experience saw the construction and commission of a state of the art top-drive powered single drilling rig.

  • 12 hour shifts 2-4 weeks at a time
  • Directional drilling up to 4000 meters
  • -40 temps

Roughneck included:

  • Pipe connections
  • Mud samples
  • Operating a hydraulic spinner and catwalk skate
  • Helping derrickhand with his mud tanks
  • Cleaning, scrubbing, general housekeeping

Motorhand duties included:

  • Loader operator
  • Moving and organizing pipe and casing
  • Emptying out drill cuttings into containers and mixing with sawdust to ensure mud containment
  • Oil changes of light plants and engines powering the rig
  • Maintaining electrical systems
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Motor Yacht Indiscretion

Jan 2006 - Mar 2007

Maritime Experience:

Motor yacht Indiscretion is '118 Broward.

Duties included:

  • Deck maintenance:
    • detailing, wash downs, line handling, varnish, painting, Sikkens and teak decks, A/C upkeep, supplies
  • Engine room maintenance:
    • wipe downs, sea strainers, changing air filters and bilge pumps
  • Boat handling experience:
    • 18’ Novarania tender,
    • 30’ Fino
    • 35’ Cigarette
  • Varnish work included:
    • stripping 236’ of Epifanes varnish (cap-rail) back to bare wood
    • replacing with an AWL-Spar varnish system
    • completed with AWL-Brite clear coat
  • Attending owners:
    • bar provisioning
    • bartending
    • serving

Winter Season:

  • South Florida boating with smaller vessels on the Intercoastal from Ft. Lauderdale to Miami
  • Bahamas, British & American Virgin Islands, Carribbean, West Indies

Summer Season:

  • New England, Port Washington, Sag Harbor, Nantucket, Newport, Boston
  • Cigarette boating on the Hudson around NYC and the Harlem River
  • Attending owners: bar provisioning, bartending, serving food
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Himalayan Institute

May 2015 - Jul 2015

Volunteer Work in West Africa

  • Spearheaded research on empowering local plumbers by working with 11 individuals encompassing a range of villages and communities
  • Water Catchment repairs, home renovations, new construction
  • Learned local techniques
  • Put together a training program focused on:
    • Health education targeting clean water and sanitation
    • Upgrading trade skills with relevant western code and application, new tools, practical know-how
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Gladiator Plumbing & Heating

Red Seal Journeyman Plumber
Sep 2013 - Aug 2015


Experience: Commercial & Residential

  • Light commerical, residential, service
  • Project managment:  includes inventory, reading blueprints, ordering material, hazard assessments, directing apprentices, sitting through meetings, and quality control
  • New builds, repairs, renovations
  • Extensive use with copper, plastic, black iron, and cast iron
  • Hot water tanks, furnaces, boilers, baseboard heating
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Mariner Mechanical

Journeyman Technician
Sep 2015 - Apr 2016

Commerical + Residential Service:  

  • Project Manage:
    • Streamline procedures better for office
    • Ensure communications channels are well
    • Push contractor and trades to meet our workflow
    • Source parts, equipment, and material
    • Do price comparisons between suppliers
    • Organize and receive deliveries
    • Keep things stocked, orderly, and organized
    • Plan and stay ahead of schedule
    • Provide billing information as soon as it’s available
    • Quality control
  • Train apprentices
  • Utilize industry contacts to source answers
  • Repairs and Installs
  • Do weekly 24/7 on calls
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Polar Bear Mechanical Ltd.

1st-2nd Year Apprentice Plumber
Jun 2009 - Apr 2011

1st and 2nd year plumbing/gasfitting apprentice

Commercial experience:

  • New construction
  • High rises, apartment buildings, firehall
  • Working under skilled Journeymen
  • Taking directions
  • Screwing up
  • Fixing mistakes
  • Learning
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