Tradesperson – Carpenter

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Surrey

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*This is an AFG position in the Structural Maintenance Department. Annual Facilities Grant positions are annual renewal full-time positions. The start date for this AFG position begins as soon as possible.

The Surrey School District respectfully acknowledges that our schools reside on the traditional, unceded, and shared territories of Coast Salish peoples: The q? íc?? y? – Katzie, the q’wa:n??’?n? – Kwantlen and the SEMYOME – Semiahmoo First Nations, who have been stewards of this land since time immemorial.

Surrey Schools values an inclusive school district, where equity is deeply embedded and diversity welcomed. We are committed to creating and cultivating diverse, inclusive and barrier-free environments for all applicants, employees, students, and their families. We work to continuously grow and improve our practices, celebrate our differences, and empower people to promote positive change in our communities. Our identity, as Surrey Schools, is expressed in the shared values of openness, fairness and tolerance and recognize the importance of diversity of identity and thought. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Surrey Schools, recipient of the BC Top Employers and Canada’s Greenest Employer awards, is the largest school district in BC and the second largest employer in Surrey. Spread across one of the fastest-growing cities in British Columbia, Surrey Schools provides quality education to over 82,000 students with 124 schools sites and a variety of other learning facilities, offering a broad range of innovative programs and services to support the learning of our students. The Surrey School District team of approximately 13,000 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.

Surrey School District has an exciting opportunity in our Carpentry department! Reporting to the Manager of Structural Maintenance within the Facilities Division, the Carpentry position is responsible for a variety of projects including renovations, repairs, and new installations in over 140 school district sites and offices. The successful applicant must be prepared to work effectively in a small team, as well as independently, along side all in-house trades to complete top quality work at various District facilities. Experience and training in institutional facilities is a bonus!

Surrey Schools prides itself on providing our facilities staff with excellent work-life balance. This Carpenter position works 37.5 hours per week on afternoon shifts beginning at 3pm, Monday to Friday only. The successful applicant will have access to top-quality tools and equipment, a well-maintained fleet of vehicles and the beautiful District Facilities Centre located in the heart of Surrey.

Applicants must have:

A valid Class 5 BC Driver’s license.

Interprovincial trades qualification (TQ) in Carpentry and/or Joinery with a Red Seal endorsement.

Experience working as a lock smith or desire to learn is an asset.

Sufficient physical strength and health to perform the duties of the position are required.

This is a unionized position that offer an hourly wage rate of $39.50 per hour plus a liberal benefit package including pension, health, vacation, and sick benefits. Expected additional increase to hourly rate in

July 2024, as per new collective bargaining agreement.

Interested and qualified applicants should apply by clicking the ”apply” button to the right of the posting. This competition will remain open until filled.

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