Lead Hand Carpenter

City of Coquitlam

Lead Hand Carpenter

Strategic Initiatives
Regular Full-Time

The City of Coquitlam is the sixth largest city in BC, home to more than 150,000 residents. Our municipality continues to grow through innovative urban design, inspiring arts, culture and recreation programs, and state-of-the-art transportation systems. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre.

We are seeking a skilled Lead Hand Carpenter to join our Facilities Division as part of the Strategic Initiatives Department. Reporting to the Facility Management Coordinator, the successful incumbent will be responsible for skilled carpentry work as well as supervisory duties including providing direction of a small group of subordinates performing certified trades carpentry work.  An incumbent ensures for the efficient operation of the carpentry shop, assigns and inspects work and coordinates activities with that performed by contractors.  Considerable independence of judgement and action is exercised in the technical trade aspects of the work.  Assignments are discussed with a superior who reviews work performance in terms of effective services rendered.  As this position works coordinates with internal and external stakeholders, high levels of customer service and communication skills are required.

The successful incumbent to this position will have the following knowledge, abilities and skills: Thorough knowledge of the standard methods, practices, materials, tools and equipment used in the trade; Considerable knowledge of the hazards and necessary safety precautions involved in such work; Ability to independently perform a variety of certified trades carpentry work; Ability to work with minimal supervision and assign, supervise and check the work of a small group of subordinates; Ability to carry out oral and written assignments, and work from blueprints, diagrams, and sketches as required; Ability to prepare and maintain records and estimate time and material requirements; Skill in the use and care of tools and equipment used in the trade.

The ideal candidate will have completed grade 12 supplemented by completion of a recognized apprenticeship in the trade and sound related certified trades carpentry experience; OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.  A BC Certificate of Qualification (Carpenter) and a Driver’s License is required.

A CUPE hourly rate of $39.82 plus comprehensive benefits is offered.  Please attach a recent driver’s abstract (within 30 days) to your application.  You will also be responsible for conducting a Police Information Check.

Please apply online by 5:00 p.m. July 23, 2019 at www.coquitlam.ca/jobs

The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Organization: City of Coquitlam
Location: Coquitlam, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Carpentry
Posted: July 9, 2019, 1:34 pm
Expires: July 23, 2019, 5:00 pm

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