BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Position: Carpenter (Permanent, Full-Time)

Closing Date: April 25, 2019

About Us
At the City of Kamloops, we are focused on creating the highest levels of service excellence, based on an organization-wide community culture that celebrates the employees who make it all happen. We offer many advantages including ongoing training and professional development opportunities, coupled with exceptional benefits, all in the beautiful natural setting of the BC Interior.

Kamloops is Canada’s Tournament Capital, a family and business-friendly community committed to providing great customer service, enhancing community partnerships, and supporting economic growth. Our 700 employees provide customer services and programs to a local and regional population of 125,000 people. Kamloops provides abundant recreational possibilities for residents and visitors alike, as well as education and culture opportunities and activities.

Carpenter (Permanent, Full-Time)

Job ID
1531 (External)

Pay Class

Days of Work
Monday to Friday

Hours of Work
Monday - Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Every Second Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Position Overview
Performs skilled carpentry, design, installation, maintenance, alteration, and repair work of a complex nature under the limited supervision of the Trades Supervisor or the Crew Leader - Carpentry. Work
involves planning, scheduling, occasionally supervising, and participating in the work of journeymen carpenters, contractors, and other City employees who assist the division with installation, maintenance, and repair tasks for municipal buildings, recreational facilities, water and sewer pumping stations, reservoirs and lift stations, sidewalks, retaining walls, and ramps. The work also involves some carpentry design, such as preparing estimates and ordering supplies. The job involves outside and inside work throughout the year; exposure to some dust and noise on a regular basis; work on scaffolding and in ditches using power tools; sustained moderately heavy exertion; and working in awkward positions. The incumbent is responsible for taking ordinary precautions to prevent injury to co workers and for the exercise of courtesy, tact, diplomacy, and persuasion in the exchange of non-routine information with other City employees and private companies. Contacts are frequently of a more difficult or sensitive nature. Constant care and attention are required to prevent errors that might result in serious loss or damage.

  1. Fabricates and/or repairs furniture, stages, buildings, bars, roofs, fences, windows, brackets, including glazing, locks, bleachers, gates, bridges, doors, arena boards and benches, retaining walls, and signs, as assigned.
  2. Builds scaffolding, makes concrete forms, pours concrete, finishes cement, fabricates and installs office partitions, repairs office walls, and furniture as assigned.
  3. Maintains outside skating rinks, light standard bases and signs as required.
  4. Selects and picks up needed materials and supplies from local building supply houses as required.
  5. Installs, repairs, and cuts keys for locks; maintains door hardware; and works on computerized keyless entry and video monitoring equipment.
  6. Maintains parks and playground equipment.
  7. Installs and maintains chain link fences.
  8. Makes forms and pours concrete in the construction of City reservoirs and lift stations.
  9. Repairs truck boxes occasionally.
  10. Repairs floor coverings as required.
  11. Fabrication and installation of sidewalks, driveways, wheelchair ramps, and retaining walls.
  12. Sharpens and maintains a variety of woodcutting tools.
  13. Provides moderate supervision to employees and contractors assigned to carpentry work.
  14. Repairs and maintains overhead doors.
  15. Installs and repairs decorative interlocking bricks.
  16. Performs related duties as required.

  1. Thorough knowledge and skill in the safe use of carpentry techniques, tools, materials, and equipment, as evidenced by the possession of a journeyman ticket.
  2. Thorough knowledge of relevant sections of the BC Building Code.
  3. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  4. Ability to estimate material requirements and some knowledge of their relative values.
  5. Ability to read blueprints.
  6. Ability to supervise others, with considerable knowledge of safe work conditions.

  1. Experience in hanging and repair of commercial overhead doors.
  2. Ability to obtain Playground Equipment Inspector certification.
  3. Ability to obtain a locksmith ticket.

  1. Completion of senior secondary school or its equivalent.
  2. BC Trade Qualification or interprovincial carpentry ticket.
  3. Minimum of 2,500 hours’ recent (within the last 2 years) general carpentry work as a journeyman carpenter.
  4. Ability to obtain and maintain an RCMP enhanced security clearance (to perform locksmith or security camera work).
  5. Valid BC Driver’s Licence - Class 5.

For new hires, and for those working in designated positions of trust, including those working directly with vulnerable persons, no formal offer of employment will be made until an applicant completes and passes a criminal record check.

Civic Operations

Position Type
Permanent full-time

Reports To
Trades Supervisor


British Columbia [BC]

Canada [CA]

CUPE Hourly

Hourly Wage

Closing Date

Compensation & Benefits Overview
Comprehensive benefits package available.

Please note that persons with disabilities who require accommodation with the application process may contact the Human Resources Department for assistance at (250) 828-3439.

To apply for this position, please visit our website at opportunities.

Location: Kamloops, BC
Region: Thompson / Shuswap / Columbia
Professional Categories: Carpentry
Posted: April 16, 2019, 3:29 pm
Expires: April 25, 2019, 4:30 pm