Spark Watch & Maintenance Helper

Posted 2 months ago
Full Time

Job Description

Are you inspired?

Our company

As an independent, family owned and operated company, Kalesnikoff thinks in terms of generations, not quarters. We recognize that people are our most valuable resource. As we continue to grow our fully-integrated mass timber and sawmill company, we’re searching for individuals who enjoy a hands-on approach to work tasks and thrive in a team-based environment.

Spark Watch & Maintenance Helper role and objective

Kalesnikoff has an opportunity for a Spark Watch & Maintenance Helper to join the Maintenance Team. The successful applicant will assist maintenance primarily with hot work hazard mitigation, including cleaning areas where hot work will take place, helping set up hoses and welding equipment, spark watch during hot work and helping to clean up after work is complete. The successful candidate would aid maintenance personnel when not needed for spark watch. The successful candidate will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the fire suppression system in the sawmill, planer and dry shed. This role is a full-time weekend shift running from Fridays to Mondays.


Perform hot work hazard mitigation Hot work site prep Post-work clean-up Operation and maintenance of our fire suppression systems Support for the Maintenance Team Active Fire Brigade member


Post-secondary education is preferred (minimum high school diploma) Mechanical knowledge would be an asset Experience in the lumber industry would be an asset Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) Mature and able to work unsupervised Knowledge or the desire to learn about maintaining mechanical equipment Proven track record of showcasing a high level of safety awareness Ability to multi-task in a fast paced and continually changing environment Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities while maintaining objectives Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a team environment

Contact information/how to apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

Yesterday and today

For over 80 years and four generations, our team has been inspired by forests and the endless possibilities for designing and building with wood. We began as a horse-logging operation in 1939 and have grown to become North America’s most-advanced, vertically-integrated, multi-species mass timber facility and one of the best-managed, high-technology mills in the province. From seedlings to solutions, we see our products through the entire process – from forest management, log optimization, specialty drying and finishing, custom designing and mass timber manufacturing to customer delivery.

About our Kootenay home

Are the mountains calling you? From beautiful parks and forests, pristine lakes, breathtaking valleys and stunning mountain ranges, the West Kootenay region is a highly desired and special place to call home. With an abundance of recreation including ski areas, golf courses, hot springs, and endless hiking, biking and other outdoor activities, the Kootenays isn’t just a region, it’s a lifestyle. Our vibrant mountain towns are full of arts, culture, food, history and caring communities. What are you doing after work today?

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