Construction Utility Worker (Worker I)

Fort Nelson First Nation

July 13, 2022



Job Type

Must have relevant experience

Salary Type
Hourly Rate


Fort Nelson jobs, Fort Nelson First Nation Jobs


British Columbia


Job Title:
Construction Utility Worker (Worker I)
Posting #:

Community Infrastructure and Safety Services

On Reserve
770 hours

Capital Works Coordinator
$18.37 /hr.

Key Areas:
Learn trades, use hand tools, use mechanical tools
First Posted:

Effective Date:
July 18 – December 16, 2022 (35 hr./wk. 22 Weeks)

Summary / Scope

The primary work of the Construction Utility Worker is to assist with ongoing construction projects on reserve. Under the direction of a supervisor, this employee with adhere to building codes and industry best practices while performing manual labour and learning skilled carpentry and construction duties. This work includes working with /assisting certified trades in any area of building or home construction for the purposes of maintaining that building.  Other related duties.


  • May be required to lift up to 18 kilograms (40 lbs.)
  • Will be required to interact with homeowners and third-party service providers.
  • Note: A learners “L: or Novice “N” does not meet the job requirements. Personal Protection Equipment required.
  • Will be exposed to hazards associated with working in the outdoor environment (all seasons), and construction industry.



Candidate Profile:

The Construction Utility Worker has a positive outlook and sufficient energy to perform the work. This individual is able to work independently and under the supervision of a mentor while positively contributing to a teamwork environment. This employee will gain experience managing and completing multiple projects within established timelines. The employee must place safety objectives above all else. Core competencies you may have and will learn include:


  • Safety/Hazzard Assessment                        •     Information seeking                •    Communication
  • Organized                                                           •     Follow Instructions                  •   Operate manual/mech. Tools
  • Dependability                                                    •     Materials Identification         •   Basic Carpentry


  • Must be committed to the term and be available for work for 35 hours per week for 22 weeks from July 18 – December 16, 2022
  • Must be a First Nations, Indigenous, Inuit, or Metis youth between 15-30 years old, and must have been in school in the previous academic year and intending to return to school in January 2023.
  • Must have a valid Social Insurance Number.
  • Some experience working with other Tradespersons and a relational understanding of electrical equipment and plumbing and heating systems, for the purpose of communicating difficulties and troubleshooting with Tradespersons would be an asset.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to interact well with employees and the public.
  • Organized and able to complete priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Good communication skills (written and oral); ability to listen to understand and ask questions for clarification.
  • Physical fitness and ability to work days, evenings and weekends, including in an outdoors environment may apply, pending work type.
  • Ability to complete duties in a safe manner, following established safety rules, policies and procedures.
  • Able to work flexible hours and to adjust schedule as necessary; rotational weekends/evening call-outs.
  • Ability to arrange own transportation to and from work in the FNFN community.
  • Compliance with BC Immunization program, TB screening, and COVID-19 vaccination status.


Any of the following are considered assets, but employer will train for required safety tickets:

  • Certificates of training, such as, H2S, OFA1 with TE, WHMIS, OHS, Fall Protection, Ladder and Scaffold, Confined Space Entry, Traffic Control Persons ticket/certificate, Chainsaw Level II, Bear Aware.
  • Previous experience working for a First Nation’s community, or a relational understanding of capital assets and infrastructure.
  • Ability to speak Dene and/or Cree.

How to Apply

Forward your cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources, Recruitment

Fort Nelson First Nation

R.R. #1, Mile 295, Alaska Highway

Fort Nelson, B.C. V0C 1R0


We thank all individuals for applying, but only those applicants whose applications clearly demonstrate meeting all of the requested minimum qualifications will receive a response.

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