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Position Title Carpenter
Who We Are
At BCIT, putting people at the core of everything we do is paramount. This idea is the foundation of BCIT’s People Vision, which describes the Institute’s goals and priorities in respect to our people. In a complex and uncertain world, it’s vital our people feel valued, supported and connected. BCIT champions a culture of innovation and global progress through people’s imagination and creativity. With a competitive compensation package, great work-life balance, and career advancement opportunities, see why we’ve earned the title of one of BC’s Top Employers for over ten years running.
Position Summary
BCIT’s General Trades department is seeking a regular, full-time (1.0 FTE) Carpenter. This position carries out planned and emergency maintenance, repair and installation of architectural, structural building systems, installation, and repair services for filing cabinets, furniture locks, and furniture.
Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responding to trouble calls, and taking corrective action; this includes troubleshooting problems on a wide variety of systems. The problems are sometimes difficult to identify, solutions are not standard, and many are emergency calls. Priorities are established by assessing the impact on property and public safety.
  • Establishing priorities and requirements for the Preventative Maintenance (PM) Plan, including items that need to be inspected and maintained for regulatory reasons.
  • Conducting preventative maintenance on multiple systems which are interconnected, as per the PM Plan; duties include printing off daily schedule, inspecting, identifying deficiencies and taking corrective action.
  • Estimating labour and materials for renovations, upgrades and projects, including reviewing project drawings, sketches, and specifications and making recommendations for improvements.
  • Communicating with individuals from a variety of departments within BCIT, and external contractors brought in to work on systems, including working with difficult or upset clients, describing problems and explaining the interrelation of complex systems.
  • Continually learning about advances in system and equipment design, advancing technology through communicating with local suppliers, on-the-job training, adapting older systems to work with new components and parts.
  • Staying current on new technology and regulatory requirements including changes to standards and codes related to the profession.
  • Adhering to and promoting safety standards required by regulatory bodies consistent with the assigned work.
  • Upgrading existing systems to more modern and efficient options.
  • Preparing drawing, sketches, layout diagrams, and estimates for internal projects and work required.
  • Maintaining an inventory of carpentry supplies.
  • Coordinating and monitoring the work of contractors to ensure adherence to established standards.
  • Preparing work orders and purchase requisitions; maintaining records of work performed and completing work control forms.
  • Estimating labour and materials for renovations, upgrades and projects, including pricing out materials from various vendors.
  • Making recommendations and suggestions for improvement to Program Coordinators on various building projects on campus.
  • Setting-up and maintaining woodworking machinery.
  • Installing ceiling tiles, suspended ceilings, wall coverings, resilient flooring, baseboards, doors, door hardware, cabinets, counters, blackboards, corkboards, whiteboards, and a variety of other fixtures and fittings.
  • Repairing filing cabinets, furniture locks, which includes key duplicating, identification of lock types, picking.
  • Providing preventative maintenance and repairs to floors, doors, windows, ceilings, walls, steps, handrails, furniture in the Facilities Management shop, classrooms, labs, theatres, etc., furniture, millwork, windows, sashes, door fittings and hardware, theatre seats, gym bleachers, and other structures.
  • Constructing, removing, and relocating walls and doors, including drywall and paneling. This includes dismantling existing structure and salvaging materials.
  • Constructing millwork, cabinets and counters, and fabricating security arrangements for workrooms and equipment, disposing of furniture that is beyond repair.
  • Undertaking duties as assigned consistent with the job grade of this position.

  • A valid Trades Qualification or an Interprovincial Trades Ticket (Journey person status) plus technical education and/or certifications in the relevant building trades industry; plus two (2) years general trades experience plus up to four (4) years current relevant experience in the building trades industry.
  • Ability to assess blueprints and make recommendations for specific trade requirements is an asset. Musty be able to work independently.
  • Proven ability to trouble shoot and resolve related issues in conjunction with the assigned level of skill, ability and education.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required to maintain top quality customer service standards.
  • Willingness to maintain currency in the field and learn on the job is essential. Basic computer training and experience is required.

Please note: These are the minimum required qualifications. This position is a day shift position as defined in Article 14.1 of the Collective Agreement.
Additional Information
Benefits – Why you’d love working with us

  • Competitive pay
  • Minimum of fifteen days of vacation
  • Competitive employer-paid extended health and dental plan – take a look at our benefit plans!
  • Defined benefit pension plan with employer contributions
  • Professional Development funds and resources
  • Access to most BCIT Flexible Learning courses free of charge
  • Wellness and Employee Assistance programs
  • Complimentary membership with free access to the Fitness Centre, Gymnasium, and more

BCIT values diverse experiences, ideas, cultures and perspectives and is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from members of all groups experiencing barriers to equity. If you require accessibility accommodations during any part of the application or hiring process, please contact so we can best support you. Please note that all applications must be submitted via the careers page portal, email applications will not be accepted.

The British Columbia Institute of Technology acknowledges that our campuses are located on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish Nations of xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh).
Salary Range Salary Grade 9, Step 4 ; $62,941 per annum.
Additional Salary Information
External hires are initially placed at the minimum of the salary range with set progressions to the maximum as per the Collective Agreement. Salary prorated based on percentage and term of appointment.
Position Details

Posting Category Facilities / Trades
School/Service Area Administrative Services-Facilities
Campus Location Burnaby campus
Bargaining Unit BCGEU Support Staff
Job Status Regular
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Start Date 05/01/2023
Anticipated End Date
Competition Information

Competition Number 23B241
Competition Open Date 04/19/2023
Competition Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Quicklink for Posting

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Certificate
    • Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-9
    • 10+

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents