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CAMP MAINTENANCE

Job Description

We are looking for an energetic, versatile individual interested in joining our company. One who appreciates the BC Coast and will thrive in both an independent and group work environment.

 

Comfortable with shift work and living in remote camp locations. We offer a competitive wage and benefits based on education experience and references. Accommodation and meals provided.

 

Responsibilities may include and are not limited to:

  • Welcome crews and visitors, assisting their safe arrival by plane or boat
  • Driving the crew boat
  • Assist in unloading of camp supplies
  • General Float Camp maintenance including and not limited to
  • Timely repair of mechanical/ functional breakdowns around camp
  • Source and coordinate parts and supplies within a budget
  • Operate power tools and organize and stock workshop
  • Daily maintenance to ensure camp is kept to a high standard of operation
  • Garbage removal and disposal
  • Tend to and ensure docks, ramps and camp are secure
  • Communication with crew and management
  • To fill in daily logs and record data

Qualifications & Experience: 
Preferred Qualifications & Skills:

  • General knowledge and understanding of remote camp Operations
  • Knowledge of power, water and sewage systems
  • Plumbing, Carpentry, electrical and mechanical skills; trade tickets an asset
  • Mentally and physically fit and able to carry or lift items weighing up to 50 lbs
  • Comfortable working alone, with minimal supervision
  • Strong inter-personal and communication skills
  • Maintain a high level of performance and adherence to safety standards
  • Strong time management and prioritizing skills; timely completion of projects
  • Organize work place and efficient storage of tools and equipment
  • SVOP and experience driving boats is required
  • Applicants must be professional, motivated, punctual, and work well with a team

How to apply: 
Email application to:
hr@vifm.ca

CAMP ATTENDANT

Job Description

Vancouver Island Forest & Marine group is seeking a Camp Attendant to join our team. Our floating camps offer a unique experience for both staff and clients alike. Be part of a dynamic service team that operates in the most remote and unique locations throughout coastal British Columbia.


The Camp Attendant daily duties include general housekeeping, linen cleaning, overall cleanliness, maintaining hygienic conditions within the camp and assisting the cook in the kitchen.


Responsibilities may include and are not limited to:

  • Maintain clean and hygienic conditions of the bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchen units.
  • Make beds, changes sheets.
  • Wash, dry, and fold linens & towels.
  • Dusts and vacuums all furniture and draperies.
  • Sweeps, mops, washes the floors.
  • Pick up debris and empties trash containers.
  • Complete good housekeeping.
  • Dish washing as per Food Safety Plan.
  • Prepare food items for the lunch table with direction from the cook.
  • Perform cleaning and sanitization of all surfaces, equipment and small wares.
  • Support food safe storage and labeling of potential food allergy items.
  • Ensure food storage areas are organized.
  • Clean and sanitize Dry Area.
  • Ability to lift 25+ lbs.
  • Record Man-Days.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Experience:
Preferred Qualifications & Skills:

  • Food Safe Level 1 (or above).
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Excellent people skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize.
  • Experience in a camp setting would be an asset.
  • Applicants must be professional, motivated, punctual, and work well with a team.

How to apply:
Email application to:
hr@vifm.ca

CAMP COOK

Job Description

We are looking for an energetic and versatile individual interested in joining our company. One who appreciates the BC Coast and will thrive in both an independent and group work environment.

 

Comfortable with shift work and living in remote camp locations. We offer a competitive wage and benefits based on experience and references. Accommodation and meals provided.

 

Responsibilities may include and are not limited to:

  • Proven ability to lead a team, including strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Must be able to lift, move, push, pull, and carry up to 25 lbs.
  • Be able to provide at least 2 professional work references.
  • Assist in developing and implementing menus.
  • Work with operations manager to monitor food cost and provide a high quality product.
  • Order food & cleaning supplies from approved suppliers in a timely manner.
  • Receive orders & ensure all products have been delivered.
  • Manage food levels to ensure minimal waste.
  • Ensure leftovers are safely stored and utilized where possible to limit food waste.
  • Be aware of camp logistics – for example crew change days are opportunities to bring in supplies.
  • Make note of any special dietary requirements.
  • Evaluate all food products to ensure quality standards are consistently met.
  • Ensure all fridge and freezer temperatures are measured and logged daily as per health standards.
  • Clean up and sanitize all dishes and cooking equipment after all meals.
  • Ensure dining area is cleaned and sanitized after all meals.
  • Maintain kitchen equipment & work with the Maintenance Manager when major repairs are required.

Qualifications & Experience:
Preferred Qualifications & Skills:

  • Food Safe certification.
  • Minimum 3 years cooking experience in a camp setting.
  • Provide at least 2 references from previous employers.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Applicants must be professional, motivated, punctual, and work well with a team.

How to apply:
Email application to:
hr@vifm.ca

CERTIFIED QUALIFIED FALLER SUB-CONRACTOR

REMOTE LOCATIONS IN WESTERN CANADA TIMBER RESOURCE WORKFORCE

 

Job Description

Vancouver Island Forest & Marine group is seeking a CERTIFIED, Qualified faller to join our team. Be part of a dynamic service team that operates in the most remote and unique locations throughout coastal British Columbia.

 

A hand faller in British Columbia is a skilled professional in multiple industries who manually cuts down trees using chainsaws. This job has a range of responsibilities to ensure safety, efficiency, and environmental sustainability. The Certified, Qualified faller's daily duties include professionally falling timber following all WorkSafe B.C. Regulations and operating consistent with the Standard Operating Procedures of VIFM.

 

Responsibilities may include and are not limited to:

 

Safety Compliance

  • Adhering to all safety regulations and guidelines set by WorkSafeBC and other relevant authorities.
  • Wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), including hard hats, ear protection, gloves, and fallers pants.

Tree Assessment

  • Evaluating tree characteristics such as size, lean, and condition to determine the safest direction for the tree to fall.
  • Identifying potential hazards, such as dead branches, exposed roots, and dangerous trees.

Acceptable Work Practices

  • Using proper falling cuts to ensure trees fall in the intended direction.
  • Employing proper cutting techniques to minimize the risk of kickbacks and accidents.

Equipment Maintenance

  • Regularly inspecting and maintaining chainsaws and other cutting tools to ensure they are in good working condition.
  • Reporting any malfunctions or equipment issues to supervisors and ensuring that issues and/or problems are dealt with immediately.

Environmental Awareness

  • Following sustainable forestry practices to minimize environmental impact.
  • Avoiding damage to surrounding vegetation, wildlife habitats, and property.

Communication

  • Collaborating with other members of the clearing crew to coordinate activities and maintain a safe working environment.
  • Communicating effectively with supervisors and other crew members.

Emergency Response

  • Being prepared for emergencies and participating in safety drills.
  • Knowing the location of first aid supplies, first aid personnel, and emergency contact procedures.

Reporting

  • Keeping an accurate and up-to-date logbook identifying the faller's experience.
  • Documenting and reporting any near misses, incidents, or close calls.

Physical Fitness

  • Maintaining physical fitness to handle the demanding nature of the job.
  • Adapting to various weather conditions and challenging terrain.

Continuous Learning

  • Staying updated on industry best practices, new technologies, and safety protocols.
  • Participating in training programs and workshops as required.

Phase congestion and overlap

  • Understand phase congestion and overlap—the ability to work with other phases without disrupting current activities.

Qualifications & Experience:

 

Basic Requirements

  • Minimum age: You must be at least 18 years old.
  • Physical fitness: The job requires a high level of physical fitness and stamina.
  • Applicants must be professional, motivated, punctual, and work well with a team.

Training and Certification

  • Completion of a recognized training program from either; BC Wildfire Service, BC Forest Safety Council, or C.A.G.C.
  • Faller Certification from either BC Wildfire Service, BC Forest Safety Council, or C.A.G.C.

Occupational First Aid

  • All hand fallers must possess a valid Occupational First Aid certificate. Level 3 is preferred; Level 1 and Transportation Endorsement are required.

WorkSafeBC Requirements

  • Sub-contractors must have their own WorkSafeBC coverage.

Experience

  • 5 years of production experience in the logging industry is required.
  • Experience in hand-falling Right-of-way, helicopter harvesting, and conventional harvesting is considered an asset.

Physical Fitness

  • Must be physically fit due to the nature of the job.

How to apply:
Email application to:
hr@vifm.ca

EARTHWORKS SUB-CONTRACTOR

REMOTE LOCATIONS IN WESTERN CANADA EARTHWORKS RESOURCE WORKFORCE

 

Job Description

Vancouver Island Forest & Marine group is seeking a Qualified Subcontractor to complete the Earthworks portion of the Geotechnical exploration work in Whiskey Bay on Pearse Island.

 

This scope of work includes operating two full-time excavators in the 20-30-ton range and supplying the necessary mechanical support personnel, tools, and equipment, for the safe operation of two full-time machines.

 

Responsibilities may include and are not limited to:

 

Safety Compliance

  •  Adhering to all safety regulations and guidelines set by WorkSafeBC and other relevant authorities.
  • Wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).

Site Assessment

  • Evaluating tree and ground characteristics to determine the safest direction for access to the borehole locations.
  • Identifying potential hazards, such as dead branches, exposed roots, and dangerous trees.

Acceptable Work Practices

  • Operating consistently with the daily work plan in compliance with and directed by the onsite supervisor.

Equipment Maintenance

  • Regularly inspecting and maintaining Excavators and other tools to ensure they are in good working condition.
  • Reporting any malfunctions or equipment issues to supervisors and ensuring that issues and/or problems are dealt with immediately.

Environmental Awareness

  • Following sustainable forestry practices to minimize environmental impact.
  • Avoiding damage to surrounding vegetation, wildlife habitats, and property.
  • Ensuring all equipment is equipped with an Environmental management kit.

Communication

  • Collaborating with other members of the clearing crew to coordinate activities and maintain a safe working environment.
  • Communicating effectively with supervisors and other crew members.
  • To work collaboratively with other sub-contractors and be a team player.

Emergency Response

  • Being prepared for emergencies and participating in safety drills.
  • Knowing the location of first aid supplies, first aid personnel, and emergency contact procedures.

Reporting

  • Keeping an accurate and up-to-date logbook identifying the operator's daily experience.
  • Documenting and reporting any near misses, incidents, or close calls.

Physical Fitness

  • Maintaining physical fitness to handle the demanding nature of the job.
  • Adapting to various weather conditions and challenging terrain.

Continuous Learning

  • Staying updated on industry best practices, new technologies, and safety protocols.
  • Participating in training programs and workshops as required.

Phase congestion and overlap

  • Understand phase congestion and overlap—the ability to work with other phases without disrupting current activities.

Qualifications & Experience:

 

Basic Requirements

  • Applicants must be professional, motivated, punctual, and work well with a team.

Training and Certification

  • Safety paperwork to be provided including company Safe Operating Procedures and other applicable safety paperwork requested.
  • All Operators must be qualified for the work and provide documentation and references to support their qualification.

Occupational First Aid

  • All Operators must possess a valid Occupational First Aid certificate. Level 3 is preferred; Level 1 and Transportation Endorsement are required.

WorkSafeBC Requirements

  • Sub-contractors must have their own WorkSafeBC coverage.

Experience

  • Staying updated on industry best practices, new technologies, and safety protocols.
  • Participating in training programs and workshops as required.

How to apply:
Email application to:
hr@vifm.ca

CONTROLLER

Job Description

We are seeking an ambitious Controller to become a vital part of the company. In this leadership role based out of our Duncan, BC office, you will manage an accounting and clerical department. As the Controller, you will plan and direct all operational accounting functions, manage the accumulation and compilation of financial information for internal and external financial statements, assess accounting and internal control systems and guide departmental staff.

 

Working within our company, you will handle key decisions and challenge, collaborate and influence the team. As a leader, you will encourage innovative ideas that are sound and progressive, challenge the status quo, and support creativity in your area of responsibility.

 

Responsibilities may include and are not limited to:

  • Compile accurate financial reporting packages and provide relevant analysis to key management.
  • Lead the month-end close process, including preparation of journal entries, reconciliations and accruals.
  • Oversee all accounting functions, including general ledger, accounts payable & receivable, payroll sub-ledgers.
  • Oversee compliance with all government tax payments and reporting requirements, including WorkSafe BC.
  • Manage the accounting and administrative departments.
  • Oversee the financial position of the day-to-day operations.
  • Monitor and manage cash balances including approval of cash disbursements and preparation of forecasts.
  • Develop and adhere to adequate systems of internal control to assure proper stewardship and documentation.
  • Implement operational best practices and compliance tied to monitoring and control systems.
  • Lead selection and implementation of software and processes to achieve accurate and timely financial reporting.
  • Maintain in-depth relations with all members of the management team.
  • Manage any third parties with financial functions that have been outsourced.
  • Maintain banking relationships and take a leading role in all finance activities.
  • Provide assistance to the external tax accountants to prepare corporate tax returns and provide tax planning.

Qualifications & Experience:
Preferred Qualifications & Skills:

  • CPA designation.
  • Min. 5 years senior accounting responsibility, preferably as a controller or assistant controller. • Proven full-cycle accounting skills.
  • Strong Excel skills and experience in Sage and QuickBooks.
  • Experience leading or participating in a responsible role in an ERP system implementation.
  • Management experience with proven strong positive interpersonal skills.
  • Clear and effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and proven problem-solving initiative.
  • Motivation and interest in being part of a dynamic team.
  • Applicants must be professional, motivated, punctual, and work well with a team.

Remuneration:
A generous remuneration package of base salary, benefits and bonuses will be offered to the successful candidate.

 

How to apply:
Email application to:
hr@vifm.ca

ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT

Job Description

Join Vancouver Island Forest and Marine, where our dedicated team, founded by industry experts, embraces challenges and champions accountability, tenacity, and sustainable practices. We are a service provider to the resource sector bringing skilled, qualified people into the most remote areas and communities of Western Canada. We believe deeply in building relationships of trust with our partners that promote opportunities of innovation. Join a passionate team where you will be rewarded for being a good person, doing the right thing and you will be part of a legacy of giving back to the abundance that is our resources and communities. Let’s have some fun together!

 

We are seeking an energetic, enthusiastic, and engaged individual to join our dedicated Office team in Duncan. As an Accounting Assistant, you will perform various posting, calculation and verification duties to support the primary financial systems as well as provide administration support to the Operations and Office teams.

 

In this role you will be expected to:

  • Post and code invoice transactions into accounts payable software.
  • Prepare cheque and electronic payment runs.
  • Support the Customer billing cycles.
  • Post and code payroll time and expenses into payroll software.
  • Support logistical needs for remote Operations teams as directed.
  • Support Office activities such as meeting organization as directed.
  • Perform other accounting or operational support activities as requested.
  • Work collaboratively with others.

The successful candidate will have the following competencies:

  • Experience with accounting transaction posting and processing, preferably with Sage and QuickBooks.
  • Integrity – the position requires being honest and ethical.
  • Attention to detail – the position requires care and accuracy.
  • Dependability – the position requires reliability, consistency, responsibility and fulfilling obligations.
  • Independence – the position requires self direction.
  • Co-operation – the position requires pleasant interactions with others.
  • Sense of fun – the position requires finding humour and bringing fun to the work environment.
  • Applicants must be professional, motivated, punctual, and work well with a team.

Remuneration:
$22 - $25 per hour ($46,000-$50,000 per year) dependent upon experience and skills.

 

How to apply:
Email application to:
hr@vifm.ca

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