Working Foreman – Carpentry and Plumbing – City of Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)

By | November 8, 2018

Working Foreman – Carpentry and Plumbing

Requisition ID: 12233 

Company
The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world by 2020 and we are proud to be one of BC’s Top Employers, Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers. With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world’s most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
 
The City of Vancouver has two working foreman positions, the Working Foreman of Carpentry and the Working Foreman of Plumbing.  
 
Working Foreman of Carpentry

Main Purpose and Function
The Working Foreman of Carpentry coordinates work for the safe maintenance and operation of Carpentry assets and related equipment at City facilities and properties. Reporting to the Carpentry Superintendent, the Working Foreman will assist with organizing, planning, assigning, coordinating, scheduling and supervising work on a daily basis for staff to maintain and repair Carpentry assets and related equipment. This position will also read and interpret drawings and specifications and provide guidance, recommendations and technical direction for staff and/or contractors to safely perform the work. The Working Foreman also conducts regular inspections on work performed and will provide estimates as required and directed by the Carpentry Superintendent. It is the responsibility of the Working Foreman to ensure that work is performed safely, efficiently and in compliance with industry and regulatory standards. 
 
Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees maintenance and operations as assigned by the Carpentry Superintendent to ensure that work is conducted safely and the appropriate maintenance methods are used, including exploring alternate maintenance methods as required.
  • Ensures that proper preplanning of work occurs, and that appropriate risk assessments are complete with appropriate resources utilized as assigned by the Carpentry Superintendent.
  • Plans, assigns, coordinates and supervises work engaged by multiple crews at multiple worksites to ensure that the work is performed safely.
  • Provides direction to contractors, and coordinates work as required to ensure the safe and efficient execution of work as directed by the Carpentry Superintendent.
  • Performs other duties including Carpentry work as assigned by the Carpentry Superintendent relative to the operation as required.
  • Provides quality control and quality assurance on Carpentry work based on industry standards and regulatory requirements, reporting any deviations to the Superintendent.
  • Ensures environmental compliance based on Provincial and Departmental regulations with respect to the crews carrying out the work.
  • Ensures appropriate safety precautions and regulations are followed by field staff.
  • Provides effective field reports to the Carpentry Superintendent with respect to safety, quality assurance, preplanned work, ongoing work and completed work.
  • Provides estimates and recommendations on field work when required
  • In collaboration with the Carpentry Superintendent, the Working Foreman recommends and assists with safety training and other training as required.
  • Acts for the Carpentry Superintendent when the Carpentry Superintendent is absent from work i.e.: vacation, EDO, sickness, etc.
  • Other related duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Carpentry Superintendent. 

 
Qualifications
Education and Experience:

  • Successful completion of Grade 12, supplemented by relevant post-secondary education in a technical field related to this position, or completion of an apprenticeship and Trade Qualification recognized in BC with preference for an Inter-provincial Seal supplemented by courses in supervision, project management and management training or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Considerable experience as a journeyman Carpenter. 5 years minimum preferred.
  • Completed technical and safety training courses relevant to the position and Carpentry Shop operations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to comply with all WorkSafe BC and City safety regulations as well as Department standards and specifications.
  • Good knowledge of the standard practices and safe operating procedures, materials, tools and equipment used in the Department and Carpentry Trade
  • Demonstrated ability to safely manage and coordinate a mobile workforce at multiple locations at the same time.
  • Good understanding of SAP and working knowledge of Microsoft office.
  • Technical knowledge of how to use and navigate a smart phone.
  • Satisfactory attendance over the last 3 years
  • A current and valid Class 5 Drivers license is required. The license must not include any restrictions that would affect the ability to legally and safely carry out job responsibilities.
  • An Enhanced Reliability Check is a requirement of this position. A Clearance requires the absence of any criminal charges or convictions related to this position.

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of the practices, methods, materials and tools applicable to small, large and complex Carpentry projects.
  • Considerable knowledge of the safety and occupational hazards, rules and regulations in respects to working on Carpentry projects.
  • Ability to work from written orders, SAP applications, blueprints, sketches and oral instructions; to prepare and maintain non-complex records and to estimate and order materials, tools and equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, assign, coordinate, supervise and participate in diverse work on multiple sites to ensure that work is performed safely in the maintenance and operation of Carpentry assets with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to assist in project planning and scheduling, and can provide direction to contractors and staff as required.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, peers, subordinates and the public.
  • Ability to write accurate work reports as required.
  • Skill in the safe use and care of tools and equipment in the work.

 
Working Foreman of Plumbing

Main Purpose and Function
The Working Foreman of Plumbing coordinates work for the safe maintenance and operation of plumbing systems and related equipment at City facilities and properties. Reporting to the Plumbing Superintendent, the Working Foreman will assist with organizing, planning, assigning, scheduling, coordinating and supervising work on a daily basis for staff to maintain and repair plumbing systems and related equipment. This position will also read and interpret drawings, specifications, underground utility location packages and provide guidance, recommendations and technical direction for staff and/or contractors to safely perform the work. The Working Foreman also conducts regular inspections on work performed and will provide estimates as required and directed by the Plumbing Superintendent. It is the responsibility of the Working Foreman to ensure that work is performed safely, efficiently and in compliance with industry and regulatory standards
 
Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees maintenance and operations as assigned by the Plumbing Superintendent to ensure that work is conducted safely and the appropriate maintenance methods are used, including exploring alternate maintenance methods as required.
  • Ensures that proper preplanning of work occurs, and that appropriate risk assessments are complete with appropriate resources utilized as directed by the Plumbing Superintendent.
  • Plans, assigns, coordinates and supervises work engaged by multiple crews at multiple worksites to ensure that the work is performed safely.
  • Provides direction to contractors, and coordinates work as required to ensure the safe and efficient execution of work as assigned by the Plumbing Superintendent.
  • Provides quality control and assurance on Plumbing work based on industry standards and regulatory requirements, reporting any deviations to the Superintendent.
  • Performs other duties including regular Plumbing work as assigned by the Plumbing Superintendent relative to the operation as required.
  • In collaboration with the Plumbing Superintendent, the Working Foreman recommends and assists with safety training and other training as required.
  • Ensures environmental compliance based on Provincial and Departmental regulations with respect to the crews carrying out the work.
  • Ensures appropriate safety precautions and regulations are followed by field staff.
  • Provides effective field reports to the Plumbing Superintendent with respect to safety, quality assurance, preplanned work, ongoing work and completed work.
  • Provides estimates and recommendations on field work when required.
  •  Safely operates a vehicle to transport materials, tools, equipment and crew members to work sites when required.
  • Acts for the Plumbing Superintendent when the Plumbing Superintendent is absent from work i.e.: vacation, EDO, sickness, etc.
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned by the Superintendent.

 
Qualifications
Education and Experience:

  • Successful completion of Grade 12, supplemented by relevant post-secondary education in a technical field related to this position, or completion of an apprenticeship and Trade Qualification recognized in BC with preference for an Inter provincial Red Seal.
  • Courses in supervision, project management and management training or an equivalent are an asset
  • Completed technical and safety training courses relevant to the position and Plumbing Shop operations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to comply with all WorkSafe BC and City safety regulations as well as Department standards and specifications.
  • Good Knowledge of the standard practices and safe operating procedures, materials, tools and equipment used in the Department and Plumbing Trade
  • Good understanding of SAP, and working knowledge of Microsoft office
  • Considerable experience as a journeyman plumber
  • Demonstrated ability to safely manage and coordinate a mobile workforce at multiple locations at the same time.
  • Satisfactory attendance over the last 3 years
  • A current and valid Class 5 Drivers license. The license must not include any restrictions that would affect the ability to legally and safely carry out job responsibilities.
  • An Enhanced Reliability Check is a requirement of this position.  A clearance requires the absence of any criminal charges or convictions related to this position.

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of the practices, methods, materials and tools applicable to small, large and complex plumbing systems and projects.
  • Considerable knowledge of the safety and occupational hazards, rules and regulations in respects to working on and around plumbing systems.
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills including coaching, mentoring, facilitation and dispute resolution to encourage employees to meet expectations.
  • Ability to work from written orders, SAP Fiori, blueprints, sketches and oral instructions; to prepare and maintain non-complex records and to estimate and order materials, tools and equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, assign, coordinate, supervise and participate in diverse work on multiple sites to ensure that work is performed safely in the maintenance and operation of plumbing systems with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to assist in project planning and scheduling, and can provide direction to contractors and staff as required.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, peers, subordinates and the public.
  • Ability to write accurate work reports as required.
  • Skill in the safe use and care of tools and equipment in the work.

 
Business Unit/Department: Real Estate & Facilities Mgmt (1100)  
Affiliation: CUPE 1004 Parks 
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time 
Position Start Date: December 2018
Position End Date: December 2020
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-385: $40.62 per hour
 
Application Close:  November 14, 2018

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