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Kootenay Lake School District is looking for a qualified candidate to work as a full time Journeyman Plumber/HVAC. The awarded applicant will be required to join the CUPE Local 748 Union and have a Criminal Record Check (submitted by the employer).

Job Description & Requirements
This is a new position.
Minimum 'B' gas ticket is required.
Assets to the position include an 'A' gas ticket, current experience with DDC heating and ventilation controls, cross connection certification, certification in water and wastewater systems.

Job Summary:
An employee who does skilled work in a trade.

Job Requirements:

  1. Possess a valid BC Certificate of Apprenticeship and certificate of qualification as required by the British Columbia Apprenticeship Act or equivalent formal qualification acceptable to the Province of British Columbia.
  2. Possess a valid B.C. Driver's License or licensing as required by Ministry of Transportation and the Motor Vehicle Act.
  3. Works independently, effectively and efficiently in a collaborative environment.
  4. Thorough knowledge of trade materials, methods and current code and regulatory requirements.
  5. Reads and interprets plans, drawings, specifications, instructions and develops estimates as required.
  6. Gives direction to others as required.
  7. Must have understanding and knowledge of safe work practices.
  8. Good understanding of current requirements or regulations in their geographic area.
  9. Performs other job related duties as may be assigned.
  10. Maintains confidentiality.

For more information please contact Director of Operations, Bruce MacLean at 250-354-4871 or email: bmaclean [AT] sd8 [DOT] bc [DOT] ca

Please apply online at www.makeafuture.ca/kootenay-lake


Download [ Trades Certified Painter position - pdf ]

Number of Vacancies: 2
Working Conditions: Full Time Temporary – 6 month Term
(Position may be extended)
Rate of Pay: $30.79 per hour
Posting Deadline: Open until filled

The Langley School District is an innovative, inspiring and unified Learning Community and the sixth largest School District in BC. Our mission is to inspire all learners to reach their full potential and create a positive legacy for the future.

We are looking for individuals that share our values of Integrity, Excellence, Courage and Community. If you share our passion for creating an inspiring Learning Community, we are accepting applications for a Trades
Certified Painter in our Maintenance Department for a temporary assignment (position may be extended).

Individuals will perform a variety of tasks related to the painting of buildings and equipment.

Individuals must have the following qualifications:

  • Completion of Grade 12
  • Apprenticeship and/or Trades Qualification Certificate (Painting and Decorating).
  • BC Driver's License
  • Ability to perform a variety of skilled tasks in the preparation and application of paint and wall covering
  • Thorough and current knowledge of the standards, practices, regulations, methods, tools and equipment of the trade
  • Ability to communicate effectively using courtesy and tact in the explanation and exchange of information
  • Ability to determine, judge and select appropriate course of action within limits of established methods and procedure
  • Physical ability to perform the required duties.

Qualified individuals must submit an application, along with a complete resume (including references) and proof of above qualifications to: www.makeafuture.ca/langley

Successful applicants will be subject to a criminal record check.

We wish to thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Download  [ Technologist – Grounds (Civil) position - pdf ]

Full-time CUPE position - Grounds Technologist
Competition #: FAC: 980-18

Spread across one of the largest and fastest-growing cities in British Columbia, Surrey Schools is the city's biggest employer. Located on Canada's spectacular West Coast and nestled in the southwest corner of Green Timbers Urban Forest, we are just 30 minutes southeast of the city of Vancouver. Surrey Schools is the largest and fastest growing public school district in BC, and with 140 sites across 316km2, most of our staff are able to work close to home. The Surrey School District team of approximately 10,000 employees works tirelessly every day to ensure that children are getting the best start they can, providing the preparation to be our leaders of tomorrow.

Due to growth and staff movement the Surrey School District seeks to fill one position on our Technologist team! Reporting to the Manager of Grounds, this position is responsible for providing exceptional technical and grounds information support to ensure maintenance program and projects adhere to applicable codes, bylaws & regulations. This position develops, plans, organizes and schedules maintenance and other activities. This position communicates between internal and external/consultants/contractors/suppliers to ensure the successful completion of assigned projects and as such the ideal candidates must have exceptional communication skills both written and verbal. Success in this position requires excellent organizational skills and the ability to meet multiple and competing deadlines as well as respond to time-oriented emergencies. The Technologist role requires thorough knowledge of computer applications and software applications related to the role.

The Surrey School District prides itself on providing our facilities staff with excellent work-life balance.

Typical hours offer a shift of 7am-3pm, Monday to Friday. The successful applicants will be based out of the beautiful District Facilities Centre located in the heart of Surrey.

Applicants must have:

  • Completion of a 2-year diploma in Technology in a related discipline from a technical college recognized by the School District;
  • Minimum three years related work experience in construction, maintenance field including supervisory experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience;
  • Registered or eligibility to register as an Applied Science Technologist (A.Sc.T) or Architectural Technologist (AT-BC) with the Association of Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC;
  • Knowledge of relevant codes;
  • A valid Class 5 BC Driver’s license.

This is a unionized position that offers a 37.5 hour work week with an hourly wage rate of $31.10, plus a liberal benefit package including Municipal Pension, health, vacation and sick benefits.

Interested and qualified applicants should apply on-line at www.makeafuture.ca/surrey by 4:00 pm, quoting competition # FAC: 980-18, by Friday November 23, 2018. The successful applicant is required to consent to a Criminal Record Search prior to employment. Only applicants selected for interviews are contacted.


Download [ HVAC Technician position - pdf ]

Recognized for its dedication to inclusion, diversity, and strong partnerships with the community, the Richmond School District is among one of the largest districts in British Columbia with some of the highest graduation rates in the province. With a deep history of high quality experiences for students, the Richmond School District strives to provide the best education and future for every student.

As an employer, we provide comprehensive growth, learning and engagement opportunities to the 2,300 committed professionals across the district. Reporting to the Manager, Maintenance, the HVAC Technician provides HVAC and piping services at a journeyman level to ensure a safe and healthy environment for students and staff across the district. Additional responsibilities include but not limited to installing upgrades, performing services, repairs, and test heating and ventilation systems. Work is performed independently but may receive instructions and guidance from the HVAC Technician A License when performing Class A gas fitting work.


  • Grade 12 or equivalent plus a BC or Interprovincial Certificate of Apprenticeship and a BC or Interprovincial Certificate of Qualification on one or more of the following Piping Trades as established by the needs of the department: Plumbing, Steam fitting/Pipefitting, or Refrigeration
  • Two (2) years’ experience at a Journeyman level in commercial and institutional heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) service work including maintenance, repair and installation of commercial and industrial equipment
  • Class "B" gas License with electrical endorsement
  • Valid Class 5 BC Driver's License

Interested applicants must provide proof of qualifications in order to be considered.
Please submit your resume and cover letter to www.makeafuture.ca/richmond by 4:30 pm, October 31st, 2018.

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


Download [ Plumber position - pdf ]

Posting #: C1819/161
Location: Maintenance
Hours per week: 40 hrs
Status: Temporary
Start Date: ASAP
End Date: April 18, 2019
Pay Rate: $28.27 hourly
Deadline for applications: Posted until filled

District Overview
Driven by our desire to help students thrive in their academic and personal lives, the Saanich School District provides quality educational programs and a safe and nurturing learning environment for the over 7,000 culturally diverse students within its 18 schools. Serving the Saanich Peninsula located just north of Victoria, BC, the district has one of the highest graduation rates in the province and a student body that consistently scores well on annual assessment tests, thanks in large part to the dedication and efforts of our 900 teaching and support staff.

Job Description
Under direction of the Maintenance Supervisor, performs skilled work in accordance with the appropriate designation as specified below involving the maintenance, repair, installation, and construction of structures, fixtures and equipment throughout the school district.

Note: Vehicle Maintenance position is under the direction of the Transportation Manager.
Saanich School District has a limited maintenance compliment and it will be required that Trades Maintenance employees perform work in cross-classification assignments as directed.


  • Plans projects, designs and determines material requirements
  • Operates computer based systems
  • Reads and interprets drawings and specifications
  • Provides estimates and advice on projects and keep records to track costs and orders material and equipment required for projects
  • Researches, orders, receives and inventories related supplies and equipment
  • Maintains tools and equipment in a safe and serviceable manner
  • Operates and is responsible for school district vehicles and power tools
  • Reports on work in progress
  • Performs emergency call-in maintenance duties outside of assigned hours as required
  • Maintains familiarity with Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Supervises General Maintenance employees on a periodic basis
  • Performs work in accordance with applicable codes, acts and standards
  • Liaises with employees, contractors, regulatory agencies and other trades as required
    * Performs other assigned duties that are within the area of knowledge and skills required by the job description.


  • Installs, maintains and repairs electrical services in buildings and equipment including renovations and modifications
  • Represents school district at government electrical inspections of sites
  • Maintains detailed records of electrical work
  • Designs, installs, services and tests network/computer wiring systems and fire alarm systems according to code


  • Installs, maintains and repairs plumbing systems and equipment required to operate those systems such as water mains, sanitary and storm water systems
  • Installs, maintains and repairs gas systems and represents school district during government inspections of sites
  • Maintains, tests and repairs fire sprinkler systems on a limited basis
  • Maintains detailed operating records of fire suppression systems
  • Maintains records of sewage treatment plants and performs monthly visual inspections and septic field visual inspections
  • Tests and re-certifies backflow devices for preventative maintenance and cross connection threats


  • Installs, designs, services and balances HVAC equipment and controls including computerized direct digital control (DDC) systems
  • Repairs and calibrates electronic controls and thermostats
  • Monitors and corrects problems in HVAC systems through DDC systems
  • Fabricates and installs sheet metal ductwork
  • Responds to emergency situations as required
  • Supervises and/or inspects work completed by service contractors

Vehicle Maintenance

  • Repairs, rebuilds and services vehicles and equipment in a safe manner
  • Maintains up to date vehicle records on buses, trucks and vans
  • Schedules maintenance on vehicles and does vehicle inspections in accordance with CVSE and NSC requirements
  • Maintains inspection facility licensing standards and requirements as outlined by CVSE and NSC
  • Implements preventative maintenance programs and vehicle inspections according to CVSE and NSC requirements
  • Maintains vehicle maintenance facilities including machinery, tools and equipment
  • Ensures compliance with WHMIS regulations with regard to labelling, handling, storage and disposal of hazardous supplies
  • Performs limited emergency relief bus driving duties as required
  • Operates welding and oxygen-acetylene equipment, hoists, stands and floor jacks
  • Takes and relays messages and responds to inquiries


  • Grade 12
  • Relevant trades ticket
  • Valid B.C. Class 5 Driver’s License (Vehicle Maintenance requires Class 2 with air brake endorsement)
  • Four years’ experience in related trade
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable codes and regulations (e.g. Motor Vehicle Act, CVSE and NSE requirements, Building, Electrical, Plumbing Codes and WCB, WHMIS regulations, etc.)
  • Valid licence(s) or ticket(s) required for trades designation (e.g. Gas Ticket, Oil Burner certification, Contractor's Licence, Vehicle Inspector Card, etc.)
  • Knowledge of computer hardware and software
    * Or equivalent combination of training and experience.


  • Demonstrated effective, interpersonal and communication skills

To Apply
To apply please send your application to hr_cupe [AT] saanichschools [DOT] ca. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


Download [ Painter position - pdf ]

Plenty of variety for a skilled painter

You will work from drawings and specifications to provide professional painting services for the construction, renovation and maintenance of School District buildings, grounds, equipment and furniture.
Your day may include a variety of non-routine or emergency tasks such as patches, finishes drywall, and finishes concrete, repairs floor finishes, repairs building envelope graffiti removal and other as required.
As a skilled painter, you will also read blueprints, maintain records and estimate materials needed to complete projects and obtain necessary permits as well consult with inspectors as required.

Along with Grade 11 (or the equivalent), a Journeyman Trade Qualification in Painting and a minimum of 2 years' experience, you bring a commitment to safety and a strong body of knowledge that includes applicable by-laws, codes and regulations, as well as current standards practices for your own trade and an understanding of other architectural trades. In addition, you have working knowledge of a computers with graphical software applications for sign making and a valid BC driver's licence is also required. Must have a can do attitude with excellent customer service communication skills.

From its coastal beaches to its mountain forests, North Vancouver’s natural setting offers year-round recreational opportunities. Our school district’s values of accountability, creativity, collaboration and collegiality make it “the natural place to learn” for students, and “the natural place to work” for our staff.

For more information and to apply by November 7, 2018, please visit www.makeafuture.ca/north-vancouver or www.nvsd44.bc.ca.


We provide world-class instruction and a rich diversity of engaging programs to inspire success for every student and bring communities together to learn, share and grow.

Download [ Custodians – On Call/Casual position - pdf ]

An essential role in Service Operations

Keeping our schools clean, well-maintained and safe is an essential function, and important to a positive school experience for our students. You'll take on a range of routine janitorial and custodial tasks, including cleaning, waxing hallways and stairs, securing the school at night and ensuring adequate heat and light.

For non-routine problems and emergencies, you'll refer to a supervisor who may call upon you to shut off water, unplug sinks, toilets and drains as well as perform minor repairs.

In the course of your work, you will also assist students, staff and the public as appropriate, locking or unlocking rooms, moving furniture or equipment and providing facility information. You will also assist with and maintain the recycling program.

You have a working knowledge associated with the methods, materials and equipment needed for a high standard janitorial and custodial services, as well as sufficient knowledge of facilities and systems to safely respond to an emergency.

Along with the strength and stamina needed for this physical role, you have a level of English that allows you to understand and carry out oral or written instructions, and to work effectively with students, staff and the public.
Preferably, you have also completed a 3-month Building Service Worker course and have up to three months' related experience.

This position offers a wage of $21.34 /hour.

Please apply online at www.makeafuture.ca/north-vancouver by October 26, 2018.

Learn more about the North Vancouver School District at www.nvsd44.bc.ca.