Operation Falcon Worker Q&A: Meet Joel McLaughlin

Operation Falcon relies on talented and dedicated workers to get the job done. We like to get to know those who come to Saint John to work with us. This week, we caught up with Joel McLaughlin.

Joel McLaughlin. 

Joel McLaughlin. 

Q. What is your Trade?

A. I’ve been a Boilermaker for 16 years. I am working the night shift with Lorneville Mechanical during Operation Falcon.

Q. What is your hometown?

A. I am from Tracadie-Sheila.

Q. Family?

A. I have a girlfriend, Mireille, two kids, Jeff and Alex, and a dog.

Q. What are your reasons for working safely?

A. I work safely so I can support my family and spend time with them.

Q. What brings you to Irving Oil?

A. I’ve worked on turnarounds at Irving Oil since the expansion in 1999. Irving Oil provides a lot of jobs for people in New Brunswick, not just for boilermakers, but all trades. It is a good job and good people to work for. It’s a great company with lots of future projects.