Journeyman Trades - Carpenter

School District No. 34 (Abbotsford)

School District No. 34 (Abbotsford)

Journeyman Trades - Carpenter

Competition NO. S 19 MTE 003 REG


Under the general direction of the Carpentry Foreman the Carpenter is responsible for functions involving the construction, modification, installation and repair of structures, equipment and accessories in district facilities.
This position performs a variety of technical/manual tasks under limited supervision and in accordance with clearly established policies, procedures, regulations and codes.  Judgment is exercised in handling new assignments and determining new work methods.
  • Constructing, installing, repairing and removing structures including walls, stairs, room reconfiguration, concrete, floors, roofs and ceilings
  • Constructing, installing and repairing and removing various furniture, equipment and accessories including office furniture, projectors, bleachers, shelving, cabinetry, white/smart boards, screens and art work
  • Estimating project materials, labour and cost by visiting work site, consulting with client and forwarding information to Foreman for approval
  • Troubleshooting problems with including diagnosing and isolating the problem, researching solutions and repairing when tools and resources are available or referring to external contractors when necessary
  • Participating in preventive maintenance inspection of carpentry related equipment and fixtures and preparing written reports of condition and providing recommendations for corrective action.  Maintaining written work records as required
  • Responding to service calls as required • Providing support, technical advice and training to other trades and district staff relating to use and maintenance of carpentry equipment
  • Providing advice and assistance related to carpentry related installations, repairs or modifications/upgrades to existing structures, equipment and accessories
  • Submitting order/requisitions to Foreman for parts and supplies inventory and/or purchasing supplies on an as needed basis to complete work orders
  • Ensuring equipment and supplies used to perform duties are stored and maintained appropriately
  • Maintaining a working knowledge of district operational/personnel policies related to the position
  • Ensuring compliance with district and government health and safety procedures and regulations within the Facilities Management department to minimize potential for accidents, injuries and hazards
  • Undertaking related duties, as assigned consistent with this position
Journeyman Trades - Carpenter
The successful applicant will have Grade 12 supplemented by a current British Columbia or Interprovincial Trades qualification in Carpentry.  Three years’ trades’ recent related experience is also required.  The incumbent must also have the following:
  • Working knowledge of the technical drawings, regulations and codes, standard practices, methods, materials and tools and equipment used in the trade
  • Working knowledge of proper safety practices and the demonstrated ability to work in a manner that recognizes personal safety and the safety of others
  • Proven ability to express ideas effectively both orally and in writing with the ability to explain instructions or information clearly to others 
  • Proven ability to maintain positive interpersonal and communication skills with the demonstrated ability to contribute to an environment which promotes teamwork
  • Proven ability to work in an efficient manner, organize personal workload, work under pressure and see assignments through to completion
  • Proven ability to perform physical activities such as lifting, pushing, pulling and moving materials, equipment and supplies
  • Proven ability to learn and incorporate new technology relevant to the trade
  • Proven ability to make sound decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures
  • Working knowledge of computer operation including knowledge of MS Office, email, internet, district automated dispatch, and work order systems
  • A valid BC driver’s license
The successful applicant may be required to work varying shifts including 10 hours/day over a four-day work week.  The current salary is $29.92 per hour plus a comprehensive benefits package.
Interested applicants should submit a detailed resumé outlining qualifications and experience no later than 4:30 pm on Sunday, August 19, 2018 via e-mail to:
Individuals not currently employed by School District No. 34 (Abbotsford), are required to sign an "Authorization for Criminal Record Search" to permit a criminal record review. The interest of all applicants is appreciated; however, acknowledgments will only be made to those selected for an interview.

Organization: School District No. 34 (Abbotsford)
Location: Abbotsford, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Carpentry
Posted: July 26, 2018, 1:38 pm
Expires: August 19, 2018, 4:30 pm

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