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(Casual) Maintenance Worker

Job Title: Maintenance Worker

Reports To: Facility Maintenance and Public Works Supervisor

Saulteau First Nations Mission

We strive to be the Best Governed Nation, one that is proud, culturally strong and self-sufficient.  As stewards of the land we will ensure that the best sustainable practices are followed, now and in the future.  We remain proudly determined. 

Job Purpose

The Maintenance Worker contributes to the success of the Saulteau First Nations (SFN) by ensuring well-maintained capital assets for SFN members and community, through regular maintenance and upkeep of public buildings and community housing.    

Duties and Responsibilities

Maintenance and Operations

  • Conducts regular inspections of all SFN public spaces and structures, completing minor repairs and maintenance as required, including septic and water.
  • Maintains and cleans the gymnasium space in the Administration building.
  • Assists with the general maintenance of septic systems, heat, and water issues on SFN community houses when required.
  • During the winter months, clears snow and prevents ice build-up around SFN public areas, entrances and walkways of all SFN buildings and properties.
  • During the spring and summer months, performs maintenance and general upkeep of SFN grounds including mowing lawns, trimming/removing shrubs and clearing and maintaining walkways.
  • Performs regular inspections and conducts general maintenance on the interior and exterior of SFN buildings such as minor repairs and lighting.
  • Maintains water treatment and distribution facilities in order to provide potable water throughout the SFN community. Monitors, regulates and treats water system as required to maintain water delivery to community. 
  • Assists the Public Works Lead in flushing hydrants twice per year and reservoir maintenance.
  • Conducts maintenance and clearing around hydrants, curb stops, and fibre box areas in the community.
  • Participates in weekly work planning meeting with Maintenance Team to discuss completed and upcoming tasks for the week; complete required reporting each week.



Public Events

  • Performs set-up and take-down for outdoor events, including Pemmican Days, National Aboriginal Day, Culture Camp, Carbon Lake Lodge Camp, and other outdoor activities as required.
  • Performs set-up and take-down for all indoor Events.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Skills

  • High School Diploma
    Valid BC Driver’s License.
  • Minimum 1 year of general maintenance experience with experience maintaining outdoor public spaces and building interiors and exteriors.
  • Strong focus on safety and ability to follow safe work procedures is required; understanding of proper handling of dangerous materials and WHMIS. Safety training including First Aid Level 1, WHMIS, hazardous chemicals, confined space etc. is an asset.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with community members and team members.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work in variable environments including dusty and hot and cold conditions.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces as required (e.g. sewers, tunnels, etc.) with ability to share the space with one other person for safety.
  • Ability to operate and use a variety of tools and equipment; aptitude to learn and use new equipment and tools as needed.

Work Conditions

  • Work is performed primarily during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
  • Potential to be On-call to accommodate maintenance emergencies on evenings and weekends.
  • Overtime and afterhours work may be required for duties relating to evening/weekend events.
  • Perform physical work including lifting up to 50 lbs, bending, standing, and stooping.
  • Works in variety of environments including outside and extreme weather conditions.


Additional Info

  • Application Cut Off Date: Thursday, 21 October 2021
  • Position Start Date: Monday, 01 November 2021
  • Position Type: Temporary
  • Expected Hours: Temporary
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