Career Opportunities
Tradesperson - Carpenter
Job Code: 2760113
School District #36 (Surrey)
Closing Date: Ongoing
  Posted on: Oct 26, 2019 
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
ECE, EA/TA/ERW, Clerical, Secretarial, Administrative, Custodians, etc.
Open To:
ECE, EA/TA/ERW, Clerical, Secretarial, Administrative, Custodians, etc.
Management & Professionals
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
District Facilities Centre
Start Date:  Immediately
End Date: 
Salary:  $33.12/hr. plus liberal benefits and pension
Job Description & Requirements



Tradesperson – Carpenter (AFG)

Structural Maintenance Department

 Two Temporary, Full-time AFG* CUPE positions available  

*Annual Facilities Grant term positions are effective July 1st to June 30th with the potential for annual renewal and the opportunity to apply for a continuing, full-time carpentry position. The start date for these AFG positions is as soon as possible.  

Spread across one of the largest and fastest-growing cities in British Columbia, Surrey Schools is the city's biggest employer. Located on Canada's spectacular West Coast and nestled in the southwest corner of Green Timbers Urban Forest, we are just 30 minutes southeast of the city of Vancouver. Surrey Schools is the largest and fastest growing public school district in BC, and with 140 sites across 316km2, most of our staff are able to work close to home. The Surrey School District team of approximately 10,000 employees works tirelessly every day to ensure that children are getting the best start they can, providing the preparation to be our leaders of tomorrow. 

Due to growth the Surrey School District’s Operations division has two exciting opportunities in our carpentry department. These temporary annually renewable positions offer a great learning opportunity for the new carpentry graduate as well as a great work-life balance for a seasoned professional! Reporting to the Manager of Structural Maintenance within the Facilities Division, the carpentry position is responsible for a variety of projects including renovations, repairs and new installations in over 140 school district sites and offices. The successful applicants must be team-players ready to be part of a cohesive, effective team of professionals in this busy department of roofers, plumbers and carpenters who hold great pride in their work. The department requires applicants to be prepared to work effectively in a small team as well as independently to complete top quality work in various District facilities.  

The Surrey School District prides itself on providing our facilities staff with excellent work-life balance. These carpenter positions work 37.5 hours per week on afternoon shifts beginning at 3pm, Monday to Friday only. The successful applicants will have access to top-quality tools and equipment, a well-maintained fleet of vehicles and the beautiful District Facilities Centre located in the heart of Surrey.  

Applicants must have:

  • A valid Class 5 BC Driver’s license;

  • Interprovincial trades qualification (TQ) in carpentry and/or joiner with a Red Seal endorsement;

  • Experience working as a lock smith or desire to learn is an asset;

  • Sufficient physical strength and health to perform the duties of the position are required;

These are unionized positions that offer an hourly wage rate of $33.12 plus a liberal benefit package including pension, health, vacation and sick benefits.   

Interested and qualified applicants should apply by clicking "apply online" below.  Please quote competition #1072-19.  This competition will remain open until the positions are filled.

Note:  The successful applicants are required to consent to a Criminal Record Search prior to employment.  Only applicants selected for interviews are contacted

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