Shop Assistant

FortisBC - Burnaby, BC (30+ days ago)

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Branch: Gas
Affiliation: IBEW
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular
Salary Min: $34.29 hourly

We’re looking for new talent to join us as we reinvent the future of energy. Across BC, we have a diverse team of more than 2,400 employees we can’t do without, yet we’re growing as fast as ever.

You may think we’re your standard utility that delivers natural gas and electricity, but we’re also into cool, innovative energy solutions. Think carbon capture, renewable energies and lower-carbon transportation for a start. We believe in creating a cleaner, healthier tomorrow.

If you like meaningful work, a dynamic environment and forward-thinking colleagues, build your career with us. You’ll get opportunities to grow, lead, solve, and create. So what are you waiting for? Let’s rethink energy together. Responsibilities
A Shop Assistant shall carry out semi-skilled operations in a Shop such as uncrate, clean and prepare for assembly all parts, equipment, raw materials, etc. used for fabrication or repair in a Shop and/or field.
Shall clean items returned from the field using mechanical or hand operated equipment, carry out dismantling of designated tools and equipment to permit servicing and assist with the assembly of similar equipment.
Shall use hand and power operated tools such as hand drills, sanders, saws, impact wrenches, pipe threaders, power brushes and stud setters required to carry out his/her work.
Shall also use power operated machines such as pipe threading machine, hydraulic press, drill press, grinders, etc.
Shall carry out standard prefabricated assemblies and assist in the assembly of pipe and fittings during the construction and/or maintenance of prefabricated meter sets, regulator stations or similar assemblies. Will work under direction as required by the nature and complexity of the job.
Shall operate all mechanized material handling equipment used in the shops such as cranes, electric shop trucks, forklifts and similar equipment.
Duties will include cleaning of shop tools and equipment and general housekeeping in the Shops. Requirements
Demonstrated safe work habits and adherence to safety regulations and practices on a sustained basis; have safe driving record and be able to pass FortisBC driving tests.
Mechanical aptitude.
Ability to absorb, follow and retain instructions relating to function.
Ability to acquire a thorough knowledge of theory and operation of material and equipment relating to the operation of Prefab, Weld, Machine, and Meter Shops.
Ability to become proficient in the use of power operated and hand tools.
Ability to learn simple pipe fitting. Initiative and sense of responsibility.
Ability to meet the public as a representative of FortisBC.
Ability to use and complete time slips, shipping/receiving forms, simple work orders and similar forms. Additional Information
Knowledge of various tools and equipment used by Prefab, Weld, Machine and Meter Shop personnel would be an asset.
Computer literacy and knowledge of SAP would be an asset.
On feet most of day.
Considerable bending and lifting
Our engaging workplace offers a wide range of challenging opportunities, while being safe, inclusive and diverse. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, while supporting life-long career development. We also encourage volunteerism and nourish the need to give back to your community.

The safety of our customers and FortisBC family members is our number one priority. Depending on the responsibilities of the job, some employees continue to report to the office while others work remotely. To ensure the safety of our employees on our job sites, there is strict adherence to our worksite safety plans and social distancing practices. As an essential service provider, we’ll continue to follow the government COVID-19 guidelines and adjust our plans as necessary. As we welcome new employees, our commitment to safety remains for all of our FortisBC family.

To learn more about the recruitment process with FortisBC, please visit the You’re Applying. What now? page for additional information.