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Job Title: Maintenance Worker - Plumber

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-Journeyman Plumber 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

  • Performs all manners of plumbing in our commercial and residential settings; including but not limited to installing new plumbing systems, pipes, valves, fittings, drainage systems, general home plumbing repairs, and maintenance of plumbing infrastructure on band homes as per the approved work order system.
  • Collaborate with general contractors, electricians, and other construction professionals.
  • Follow building plans and blueprints.
  • Respond to, diagnose, and resolve plumbing emergencies.
  • Perform routine inspections of plumbing and drainage systems.
  • Light construction, carpentry, painting, plastering, flooring, ceiling, and electrical work as required.
  • Receives daily work orders and provides supervisor with status updates of work progress throughout the day. Adapts schedule to accommodate for unforeseen tasks as directed throughout the day via cell phone.
  • Works with the SFN Maintenance department to ensure timely completion of projects as required, providing assistance as required to the other Maintenance worker(s).
  • Liaise with Asset Administrator on various tasks when required; communicate with other departments for efficiencies or use of shared supplies/when and where efficiencies can be gained.
  • Comply with plans, specifications, according to the BC Provincial Building Codes and/or Federal Building Codes and personal qualifications.
  • Maintains a positive image and professional working relationship for the Saulteau First Nations with industry, government, other First Nations, non-governmental organizations, staff, community members and others.
  • Participates in weekly work planning meeting with Maintenance Team to discuss completed and upcoming tasks for the week; complete required reporting each week.


Adherence to Safety Regulations and Policies

  • Ensures that he/she only undertakes work for which he/she has been properly trained and qualified and/or certified for and follows approved safety procedures.
  • Complies with SFN’s safety policies and procedures, ensuring all activities are conducted in a safe manner and adhering to safety in the workplace and Work Safe BC regulations.
  • Conducts safety inspections of the work area to identify any hazards and inspects equipment to ensure proper functioning, correcting any deficiencies and/or reporting any potential hazards to the Supervisor.
  • Ensures that the individual’s work area is kept in a clean and presentable manner.
  • Maintains work order system and schedules maintenance; updates weekly and as required for emergency situations.
  • Identifies and communicates emergency situations requiring immediate attention to the Supervisor.


Qualifications and Skills

  • Journeyman Plumber
  • Skilled in the use of hand and power tools used in the plumbing trade
  • Knowledge of building codes, safety regulations, and safety practices
  • Ability to read and follow blueprints and rough drawings
  • Familiarity with PVC, CPVC, PEX, cast iron, and copper
  • Effective oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to complete projects unsupervised and unassisted
  • Attention to detail and ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Proficiency in basic mathematics and conversion of measurements
  • Ability to function independently, and frequently under pressure while managing multiple concurrent projects and deadlines.
  • Safety training including First Aid Level 1, WHMIS, hazardous chemicals, confined space etc. is an asset.
  • Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License.
  • Valid criminal records and vulnerable sector check required


Work Conditions

  • Work is performed primarily during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
  • Occasional Overtime may be required.
  • Travel may be required within SFN community and surrounding community.
  • Lifting or moving up to 50 lbs may be required.
  • Works both indoors and outdoors; may be required to walk on rough ground conditions and conduct field assessments under all types of weather conditions.


Additional Info

  • Application Cut Off Date: Saturday, 08 January 2022
  • Position Start Date: Monday, 17 January 2022
  • Position Type: Permanent
  • Expected Hours: Full Time
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