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Employment Opportunity

Carpentry Shop Assistant

Powell River Campus
Competition Number: 13-3030
Appointment Type: Regular Part-time
Funded in base budget
Start: September 03, 2013
Workload: 25 hours per week. Initial work schedule:
September 3-6, 2013
September 23, 2013 - March 14, 2014
Subject to annual seasonal layoff
Employment Group: Cupe 5
Position: 00502
Location: Powell River Campus
Duties: Working under the direct supervision of the program instructor, monitor, supervise and interact with students in a carpentry shop and on a construction site to ensure wood frame and construction projects are performed to program and industry standards. Observe the class and assist students where and when required. Demonstrate and monitor safe use of tools and equipment. Maintain an inventory of tools, equipment and supplies in the shop and at the worksite. Ensure students have access to tools and that carpentry shop and worksite are clean, safe, and well organized. Schedule vehicle for cartage of goods, pick up of supplies and monitor petty cash.
Required Qualifications: High school diploma plus ELTT Carpentry Level 1 or equivalent. Familiarity with Applied Program Safety Manual, WorkSafeBC regulations and WHMIS. Three to five years industry experience in layout, concrete forming, and framing. Ability to demonstrate trades math skills. Demonstrated ability to read and understand dimensions and symbols on construction drawings. Ability to demonstrate procedures and to communicate effectively with both the students and instructor. Ability to estimate supply needs. Worksite supervisory experience. Inventory and basic bookkeeping experience. Ability to perform physical requirements of the position. Familiarity with apprenticeship training in the British Columbia post-secondary system.
Must possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver's Licence and have a confirmed satisfactory driving record (as specified in Vancouver Island University policy and procedures).

Valid OFA Level 2 Certificate required (or obtain as per CUPE Letter of Agreement #3).

Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience working in a University setting.
Please Submit: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Copy of certificates and education credentials

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: April 04, 2013 - April 10, 2013
Note: Vancouver Island University regrets that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.