General Maintenance Worker, Public Works (SASET)

Position Summary:
Under the direction of the Public Works Supervisor, the primary purpose of the Cheam Maintenance Worker is to conduct general grounds and building maintenance tasks for all Cheam public/common areas, community grounds, community buildings, water systems, wastewater systems, and Band Rental and Social Housing.

This is a SASET funded 52 Week position therefore applicants must be the following criteria:

  1. Must be First Nations/Inuit (not Metis), status/non-status, reside on or off reserve, within SASET catchment area.
  2. Post-secondary student who was a registered full-time student during previous academic year and intend to return to full-time studies in the following academic year.
  3. Must have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of the program.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Complete general maintenance tasks for all public/common areas, community grounds and community buildings.
  • Operate equipment and various small power/hand tools.
  • Maintain Cheam Band lawns and yards.
  • Mow, weed (weedwack), and treat all Band fields and grass, including cemetery.
  • Prune/trim trees, hedges and shrubs as required.
  • Clean external areas such as entranceways, sidewalks and parking lots using rakes, shovels and other equipment to remove dirt, leaves, snow and other refuse.
  • Shoveling, applying mulch, chipping and waste removal.
  • Perform repair and preventative maintenance for basic grounds/land-keeping equipment.
  • Perform repair and maintenance to grounds as needed.
  • Perform snow removal, salt and sand application, or other related tasks.
  • Operate tractor where applicable.
  • Complete refuse/garbage collection and recycling tasks.
  • Respond to emergency calls of the community when and where required.
  • Perform materials handling; this includes delivering materials from one site to another and loading and off-loading.
  • Perform basic labour work such as digging, raking, etc.
  • Assist with inventory tracking of tools, supplies and other materials.
  • Perform set-up and clean-up requirements at various job sites.
  • Load refuse, compost garbage and recycling, and distribute to transfer station or landfill.
  • Report any deficiencies in equipment and repairs required to the Public Works Supervisor and/or Manager. Notify the supervisor of any deficiencies that will require the use of contractors for repairs required.
  • Assist in completing Housing maintenance and repairs on reserve. Including drywall repair and installation; painting; minor plumbing (changing washers, seals, replacing toilets, etc.); flooring repair and/or replacement; cabinet and counter demo and installation; etc.
  • Operate equipment safely and efficiently at all times.
  • Comply with WSBC and WHMIS rules and regulations at all times.
  • Use appropriate safety equipment at all times.
  • Work in cooperation with other maintenance staff.
  • Collect tree limbs, animal carcasses and other miscellaneous debris and dispose of them when and where required.
  • Other duties or responsibilities as assigned by your Supervisor, Manager, and/or the Cheam Executive Director.

Required Qualifications / Education / Experience / Skills:

  • Previous experience working in a construction environment would be considered an asset.
  • High regard for safety and ability to comply with WorkSafeBC and WHMIS rules and regulations at all times.
  • Strong work ethic and a positive attitude.
  • Excellent attendance.
  • Ability to follow instructions.
  • Good physical strength, hand-eye coordination and endurance. Ability to lift, handle and move 50 lbs. Must be physically able to perform physically demanding work such as, but not limited to: lifting, pulling, digging, stooping, and climbing a ladder, etc.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment as well with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours. Hours of work may vary from early mornings to evenings and weekends. Ability to work varied shifts including evenings and weekends when required.
  • A valid BC Driver’s License, Class 5 is an asset.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check.

Application Process:

  • Please send your cover letter and resume to: [email protected]
  • We thank all applicants and advise that only those individuals short-listed will be contacted for interviews. While preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry, qualifications must be suitable to the position requirements.