Catalyst Changers- Vessel Entry Technicians

Job Location(s) CA-LA Sherwood Park, AB
# of Openings


Catalyst Changers Inc. a Stronghold Company is looking for Vessel Entry Technicians to join our family. We are an industry leader in catalyst handling services, with expertise in the refining and petrochemicals sector. With a strong safety culture and pioneering ethos, Catalyst Changers has a reputation of having the best catalyst craftsmen in Canada.

The Vessel Entry Technician will perform critical vessel and tower maintenance services to refineries and petrochemical facilities. Assignments are closely supervised and designed to further develop employee job knowledge and abilities. We want this to be more than just a job - we want to give you all the tools to have a successful career at Catalyst Changers Inc. This position is considered seasonal due to the project based nature of the job.

The position of the Vessel Entry Technician is responsible for day-to-day activities performed in client facilities; both inert and non-inert confined space entry atmosphere and to perform work toward its projects’ goal of Safety, Quality, Productivity and Service. The Vessel Entry Technician will conduct all Company business in accordance with Company policies and procedures and maintain professionalism throughout all business dealings, both internally and externally.


    • Ensuring that Health and Safety is the number one priority
    • Adhere to all applicable company, customer and legislative codes, regulations, practices, and procedures.
    • Promote a positive safety culture through company values.
    • Perform confined space entries and completing labour work under a specialized respirator and helmet within inert atmospheres
    • Entering vessels to complete catalyst change out services
    • Removing and repairing vessel internals such as trays and screen
    • Complete all required paperwork/documentation (inspection reports, timesheets, etc.) accurately and submit to appropriate personnel daily.
    • Actively participate in health and safety meetings, safety communication, planning, and hazard assessments.
    • Work as part of a team with Clients, Co-workers & Supervisors.



  • Minimum class 5 driver’s license with a clean driver’s abstract
  • Exceptional customer service and communication skills
  • Safety-focused attitude with experience working in an industrial setting
  • Possesses cleanliness and organizational skills
  • Must be in good health and physical condition to perform duties assigned
  • Must have the ability to enter confined spaces and wear a respirator and breathing air helmet
  • Must have the ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Willing and able to travel for extended periods and the ability to work 10-12-hour shifts (including nights, weekends and out of town)
  • Ability to access Client sites which may require clearance of a drug and alcohol screen


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