Maintenance Workers (Student June 2015) – 2 positions

Job Description: 

Full-Time Seasonal

July 6 – August 21, 2015


These two full time temporary employment opportunities run from July 6 - August 21, 2015, and are open to status Aboriginal youth who are currently attending university or college and will be returning to school in September, 2015.

The Maintenance Worker position is considered a position of trust; therefore, a Criminal Record check will be conducted on the proposed employee.  The successful applicant is also responsible for providing their own safety footwear.

The Maintenance Worker reports to and is accountable to the Education Department Coordinator, and is responsible for performing general maintenance duties for the Snuneymuxw First Nation including maintenance and servicing of land, housing and other buildings, and equipment on reserve.


Key Accountabilities:

Performs minor repairs on Administration and housing properties;
Performs maintenance and general upkeep such as painting, mowing lawns, hauling garbage, and brush cutting properties;
Responds to emergency calls from the Education Department Coordinator; 
Operates, and maintains equipment such as brush cutters, lawn mowers and hand tools; and ensures the proper storage of such items;
Maintains yard work around reserve properties;
Observes additional maintenance needs requiring attention and reports those to the Education Department Coordinator;
Presents a professional, positive and helpful attitude at all times when interacting with members of the Nation, the general public, and co-workers;
Promotes a safe work place and ensures that all established safety procedures are followed;
Carries out other duties essential to the position as directed by the Education Department Coordinator.


Physical Requirements:

Lifting (approximately 50 lbs);
Climbing (ladders, stairs, etc.);
Bending or stooping;
Extended periods of standing or walking;
Regular exposure to weather conditions.



Operates power and hand tools;


Working Conditions

Works in inclement weather conditions;
Travels throughout the Nation to perform various maintenance duties;


Experience and Education

Must currently be attending college or university and returning to school in September, 2015;
Previous experience performing painting and maintenance tasks is an asset.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Basic understanding of general maintenance ion practices;
Sound problem-solving, troubleshooting, and work-planning skills;
Working knowledge of the culture, protocol and traditions of Aboriginal people to ensure respect, diplomacy, and tact to honour established and new relationships;
Ability to provide and obtain clear, concise and complete oral and written information verbally and in writing with employees and the public;
Ability to take direction and follow instructions from their supervisor;
Ability to work with little supervision;
Ability to effectively manage a workload with multiple priorities and demands and produce results within project/duty parameters;
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and to exercise sound judgment and discretion when dealing with sensitive issues.
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with a variety of individuals to meet the Snuneymuxw First Nations objectives.


Please submit your current resume and cover letter to:

Snuneymuxw First Nation

668 Centre Street, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 4Z4

Fax: 250-753-3492

For more information contact Terena Ross at 250 740-2300


Please note only those applicants who are short-listed will be contacted.


Preference will be given to members of the Snuneymuxw Nation.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, June 29, 2015
Job Type: 
Contract (Full Time)