Auxiliary Logistics Associate

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Auxiliary Logistics Associate
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
Are you looking to start an exciting career with one of BC’s top Employers? Are you flexible, dynamic, adaptable and passionate about what you do? BCIT’s in-house Auxiliary Services is looking for high caliber individuals to join our team for a temporary logistics assignments. Auxiliaries provide support where employees are absent from the job due to sick leave, vacation, on training courses or to assist on projects or with heavy workloads at any of our campuses. Due to the varying demand for services, there may be breaks between assignments; we therefore cannot guarantee ongoing employment.

This competition is on-going with opportunities for part-time or full-time hours of work.
Duties & Responsibilities

  • Unloads trucks who make deliveries to all of the various BCIT campuses and locations; Uses logistics equipment, such as forklifts and power jacks, to unload heavier deliveries.
  • Reviews documentation and incoming material, matching purchase orders with packing slips, confirming tracking identification numbers, verifying destination and confirming signing delivery receipts; Inspects goods to ensure they are as ordered, are in acceptable condition and are in accordance with “WHMIS” guidelines.
  • Verifies that electrical goods are CSA or equivalently approved. Arranges for unapproved items to be electrically inspected and approved by appropriate safety or designated qualified personnel. Advise purchasing staff or end user of any issues that arise from inspections.
  • Makes sure that perishable goods and dangerous goods are safely and properly stored until picked-up/delivered and that the storage requirements are maintained while being delivered.
  • Communicates with vendors and the Purchasing department regarding order errors or discrepancies.
  • Assigns asset/tracking numbers on equipment being received in accordance with the Institute’s guidelines.
  • Maintains files as necessary for receiving and shipping documentation. Updates the Institutes’ ERP system with receipt and delivery information and inventories entries of goods and supplies.
  • Advises clients when goods are ready for delivery or when pick-up arrangements need to be made.
  • Delivers and collects material and goods, communicating and coordinating with clients on the delivery/pickup schedules and locations.
  • Receives, sorts, distributes and posts both internal and external mail, using both direct or contracted methods.
  • Prepares a variety of goods for shipment by packaging items, gathering or preparing appropriate documentation and labeling items in accordance with various local, regional or international regulations. Weighs packages and completes waybills accordingly. Arranges for export documentation when necessary. Makes sure shipping documentation is properly completed, signed and filed.
  • Utilizes courier software to arrange for courier/shipment pick-up and to determine the appropriate courier or freight operator based on shipment destination and items being shipped.
  • Maintains necessary files for shipping documentation.
  • Advises clients on various shipping/courier options and costs. Communicates on updates and reports on goods awaiting shipment.
  • Issues/dispenses goods as required from various warehousing locations by completing requisition forms for inventoried goods, scheduling the safe pickup, delivery or dispensing of goods. Makes sure proper safety and dangerous goods handling procedures are followed accordingly.
  • Supports the disposal of waste chemicals and bio-hazardous/infectious waste by providing pickup, transportation and drop-off services at the Institute’s hazardous waste locations in accordance with established procedures.
  • Handles and distributes heavy material, equipment and supplies, occasionally for extended periods. Ensures that material is handled, transported, and stored in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Utilizes the Institute’s trucks & vans, (up to 5 ton capacity), and logistics equipment to help move, deliver and pick up material and goods, making sure safe driving and operations are applied and road safety laws and practices are adhered to, both on Institute property or on common roadways.
  • Assists Facilities and Campus Development and the Schools in lifts and moves, including setting up and taking down offices, classrooms, laboratories and meeting/exam rooms.
  • Ensures the cleanliness of vehicles and reports any maintenance requirements. Performs general preventative maintenance on gas and battery powered mobile equipment.
  • Maintains warehouse in a clean and safe condition by cleaning shelves and floors and storing items so that there are no safety hazards.
  • Responds to customer needs and efficiencies on the delivery of goods, ensuring Institute standards of quality and service are maintained for all customers. Answers incoming queries on inventoried and warehouse goods/supplies.
  • Receives bookstore goods by adding price labels and entering inventory, costs and selling prices into the bookstore’s Point-of-sale software.
  • Participates in Records Custodian training and remains current with record keeping practices, policies, and procedures (both BCIT and FOIPOP).
  • Undertakes related duties, as assigned, consistent with the job grade of this position.

  • The qualifications section for this position was developed using the approved job evaluation plan, agreed to between the BCGEU and BCIT. The qualifications represent the minimum qualifications required in the future (i.e. to be reflected in job postings) and do not reflect the incumbent’s existing qualifications.

  • Grade 12 plus additional training of up to one year in logistics operations/warehousing management post secondary education.

  • Must have a valid BC Drivers’ License with a 12 month clean drivers abstract.
  • Class 1, 4 & 5 Forklift Practical Evaluation for up to 5500lb capacity.
  • WHMIS certification.

Note: Successful candidates must successfully complete the following within six months of employment and are responsible for ensuring the certifications and licenses are current and up to date:
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods, and Propane filling certificates
  • Health & Safety training
  • Mobile Equipment Operator Certificate
  • Fall Prevention Certificate
  • Confined Space Certificate
  • Scissor lift Certificate

  • Two years’ general experience plus 2 year experience in a similar position which includes knowledge of or experience with automated inventory systems.
  • Must be familiar with the operation of material handling equipment, i.e. forklift and pallet jacks (up to 5500lb capacity).
  • Must be familiar and comfortable operating a up to a 5-ton capacity delivery truck and possess well developed driving skills.
  • Must be familiar with proper lifting and maneuvering techniques for moving and delivering heavier equipment and materials.
  • Must have knowledge of and experience navigating the Greater Vancouver and Lower Mainland area.
  • Safety and first aid knowledge.

Software/Computer Application(s) and Expertise:
  • Microsoft Office, Internet and email.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with automated inventory systems.
  • Ability to navigate inventory and material tracking systems.

Communication/Interpersonal Skills:
  • Good interpersonal skills to communicate with vendors, external and internal parties.
  • Must be a team player.

Administrative Skills (e.g. prioritizing, minute taking, wp speed, etc.):
  • Good organizational skills.

Other Skills/Abilities:
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy objects of up to 50 lbs without the aid of a hydraulic lift or hand truck
Additional Information
Benefits – Why you’d love working with us

  • Competitive pay
  • Defined benefit pension plan with employer contributions
  • Professional Development funds and resources
  • Access to most BCIT Flexible Learningcourses 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 7: $31.49 - $34.29 per hour.
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 Corporate Services
Campus Location Burnaby campus
Bargaining Unit BCGEU Support Staff
Job Status Auxiliary/Casual
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Anticipated Start Date
Anticipated End Date
Competition Information

Competition Number 24B387
Competition Open Date 02/14/2024
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