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Location:  Lax Kw’alaams, BC                                                                                                       

Reporting to: Director of Infrastructure               

The Lax Kw’alaams Band has an opportunity for a full-time Plumber. The successful candidate will contribute to the success of the Lax Kw’alaams community by ensuring well-maintained capital assets for residents and the community through regular maintenance and upkeep of public buildings and community housing.

Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Perform all plumbing tasks in commercial and residential settings, including but not limited to installing new plumbing systems, pipes, valves, fittings, drainage systems, general home plumbing repairs, and maintenance of plumbing infrastructure on band homes as per the department and manager.
  • Collaborate with general contractors, electricians, and other construction professionals.
  • Follow building plans and blueprints.
  • Respond to, diagnose, and resolve plumbing emergencies.
  • Perform routine inspections of plumbing and drainage systems.
  • Light construction, carpentry, painting, plastering, flooring, ceiling, and electrical work as required.
  • Receive daily work orders and provide the manager with status updates of work progress as required and requested.
  • Adapt schedule to accommodate for unforeseen tasks.
  • Work with the department to ensure timely completion of projects as required.
  • Comply with plans and specifications according to the BC Provincial Building Codes and Federal Building Codes.
  • Participate in weekly work planning meetings to discuss completed and upcoming tasks for the week.
  • Ensure work is performed safely and according to established work standards and applicable safety regulations.
  • Perform other tasks within the scope of the position, as assigned.

Education, Experience and Knowledge:

  • Journeyman/Journeywoman Plumber / Technician or 4th year plumbing apprentice.
  • Grade 12 Education.
  • Skilled in using hand and power tools used in the plumbing trade.
  • Knowledge of building codes, safety regulations, and safety practices.
  • Ability to read and follow blueprints and rough drawings; familiarity with PVC, CPVC, PEX, cast iron, and copper.
  • Safety training, including First Aid Level 1, WHMIS, hazardous chemicals, confined space etc., is an asset.
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions and be physically able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Be on time for all assigned shifts or shifts you agreed to cover for another staff member.
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to embodying a personal addiction-free lifestyle.
  • The successful candidate will be asked to provide a current Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screening as a condition of employment.
  • The successful candidate must be fully COVID vaccinated and remain in full compliance with all public health orders and Band policies throughout their employment.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Wages will be $29.00 per hour.
  • This is a Bargaining Unit position and is open to all gender.

Submission Deadline:

  • January 17, 2022.
  • Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry.
  • We invite all interested parties to reply in the strictest confidence to the Human Resources Department: [email protected]
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