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Batchewana First Nation

O&M Maintenance Worker

Batchewana First Nation
General Labour, Skilled Trades
POSTED: 7 months ago
Batchewana First Nation
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Closing Date:
December 01, 2023
Job Description:
Contract: December 2023- March 30 2024 - 2 Positions
Batchewana First Nation Rage: $22.85-$25.50

Who We Are
The Ojibways of Batchewana First Nation (BFN) are a progressive and vibrant Indigenous community situated on the north-eastern shore of Lake Superior adjacent to the City of Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. The First Nation Is comprised of four land bases: Rankin, Goulais Bay, Obadjiwon, and Whitefish Island.
Batchewana First Nation has the charm of small-town life with access to urban areas and proximity to the international bridge. As part of the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians and signatories to the Robinson Huron Treaty, Batchewana First Nation assert their sovereignty, jurisdiction, and expressions of nationhood through a multitude of approaches each and every day.

Summary of Position
The Maintenance Worker is responsible for performing a variety of labour activities to ensure and maintain the efficient daily operation of the Public Works Department for the Batchewana First Nation. The Worker is responsible for the maintenance of all reserve locations (Rankin 15D, Goulais Bay 15 A, Obadjiwon 15 E, Whitefish Island 15) under the direction of the Lead Hand for the following community services: fire protection, roads, water, sanitation, maintenance of all community buildings, public parks, public rinks and grounds.

Key Duties & Responsibilities
- Overall examination/reporting for follow-up work on the conditions of the roads, pump station, water lines, buildings, etc.
- Obtaining required estimates/quotes for maintenance programs.
- Completing time sheets with detailed hours per specific areas of work.
- Monitor and inspect road conditions for repairs and street sign replacement.
- Complete minor repairs within the scope of the position as required
- Operate heavy equipment when required to make repairs and or install culverts.
- Operate snow ploughs to remove snow from streets, parking lots and similar areas.
- Operate mower attachments, lawn mowers, weed eaters etc. for grass cutting along the roadsides.
- Clean and maintain sidewalks, streets, roads, and public grounds and other areas as required.
- Responsible for conducting monthly fire safety inspections on equipment
- Monitor and inspect water lines for repairs and lime build-up where applicable
- Maintaining all band assets, equipment, tools and ensuring proper storage

Why BFN?
Developing diverse and unique partnerships, Batchewana is an ambitious First Nation with an entrepreneurial spirit. BFN is seeking employees that can compliment their thriving professional landscape while continuing to promote Indigenous culture and their long history of
protecting and upholding Treaty rights.

Guided by the 7 Grandfather Teachings, Batchewana First Nation is seeking driven individuals who can work together to uphold self-determination efforts of the Anishinaabe Peoples and communities. Keeping in mind the wisdom of our Elders, and the future for our youth, BFN encourages employees to continue to create a path forward in building our Nations as strong, healthy Peoples respectful of ourselves, each other, and all creation.

How We Operate
Batchewana First Nation is Governed by an elected Chief and Council and operates under a Senior Management team comprised of Program Directors and the Chief Executive Officer. Both Political and Administrative leadership value the efforts and hard work of the BFN workforce and foster an environment of collaboration and respect.

Required Skills:
Qualifications & Experience
- Completed a heavy equipment operating Certificate Program
- 1-2 years of related experience
- DZ Licence

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Knowledgeable about the cultures and the significant characteristics of the social structures of Batchewana First Nation
- Knowledgeable about the Batchewana First Nation, it's lands, policies, processes and procedures, communities and public services and scope of other Batchewana First Nation programs as they relate
- Know and understand Batchewana First Nation's Safety and Health Policies and Procedures and related Federal Legislation
- Fire and building code knowledge
- Knowledge of proper road condition work and repair
- Knowledge of HVAC, plumbing, electrical, building codes, traffic codes, etc.
- Knowledge and experience using hand and electrical tools
- Prioritize, organize work in order to meet time requirements
- Relate effectively to staff as a diplomatic and flexible team player
- Work effectively with the management and staff of other programs/agencies
- Effectively maintain and monitor the inventory of band assets equipment and supplies
- Communicate effectively in writing and verbally
- Clean Driving abstract
- Must have DZ Licence
- Able to work days, evenings and weekends
- Favorable CPIC and Vulnerable Sector Check
How to Apply:
Please forward your cover letter and resume to email: [email protected]
Subject Line: Maintenance Worker

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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