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Labourer (Wood and Gravel)

Job Title: Labourer (Wood and Gravel)

Reports To: Community Services Coordinator

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 Labourer contributes to the community of the Saulteau First Nations (SFN) in a variety of ways whether it be throughout the fall and winter months by ensuring band members receive wood deliveries to heat their homes, or throughout the summer months organizing gravel deliveries, overseeing summer students, providing relief and/or assistance to the maintenance team, and assisting with a variety of other support.

Duties and Responsibilities

Primary tasks

  • Fall, buck, spilt, load, and stack wood.
  • Maintain an adequate supply of firewood in the pit so it is readily available to be delivered throughout the winter.
  • Load and deliver wood orders as requested and approved via Community Services Coordinator.
  • Load and deliver gravel orders as requested and approved via Community Services Coordinator.
  • During the winter months, help clear snow and prevent ice build-up around SFN public areas, entrances and walkways of all SFN buildings and properties.

Secondary Tasks

  • Provide relief for, and or assistance to, the maintenance department workers and support them on various tasks as required and as your skillset permits.
  • During the spring and summer months, perform maintenance and general upkeep of SFN grounds including mowing lawns, trimming/removing shrubs and clearing and maintaining walkways.
  • Lead and mentor summer student labourer positions on safe work practices and provide them with oversight and guidance.
  • Assist with various general maintenance tasks such as moving filing cabinets, assembling furniture, hanging pictures. etc.
  • Remove garbage and recycling.

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.
  • Assists with event set up and planning, bringing chairs and tables to the event location, assembling tents and teepees.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Skills

  • High School Diploma
    Valid BC Driver’s License
  • Preference given to those with a class 1 license who can drive a Gravel Truck.
  • Preference given to those that hold a faller’s license and have experience operating a chainsaw and wood splitter or axe.
  • 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: Permanent
  • Expected Hours: Full Time
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