Housing Maintenance Assistant (2 positions available)

Full time

Applications Close: May 7, 2024

The West Moberly First Nations is located a 35 minutes’ drive/40 kms northwest of Chetwynd, BC, at the west end of Moberly Lake. The area is surrounded by the lake and rivers, trees, and mountains. Our community values its mission which is to positively enhance the procession of West Moberly First Nations ethics with respect, honesty, fairness, integrity, and self-motivation by promoting open communication with members, Chief & Council, and staff.

About the position

The Maintenance Assistant will support housing maintenance for the WMFN and its members and reports directly to the Housing Maintenance Supervisor. The incumbent will provide quality control of the housing maintenance program services for WMFN residential units to clients as per policy.


  • Evaluate residential requests for maintenance on housing and advise the Maintenance Supervisor of problems, challenges, and recommendations for resolution.
  • Repair minor damages and conduct regular maintenance to housing.
  • Assist elders with their housing requests for maintenance.
  • Other housing and infrastructure duties as requested.

WMFN Vehicles, Small Engines and Equipment:

  • Perform all required pre- and post-trip/use inspections of vehicles, equipment, machinery, and tools, and implement Lock Out/Tag Out procedures as appropriate for any deficiencies found and documented.
  • Ensure vehicles and machinery receive regular service and maintenance. Ensure all have sufficient gas, oil, and fluids required for proper operations of the unit.
  • Keep maintenance of truck, small engine and equipment are maintained, clean and functioning.


  • Takes direction from Housing Maintenance Supervisor. Completes tasks as assigned in a timely fashion, as per Policy. Provides any reports as directed or required by Policy and/or regulatory requirements.
  • Advice Housing & Capital Projects Manager of any deficiencies with the Maintenance department.
  • Keep inventory of supplies and replenish as needed.
  • Conduct safety meeting each morning.
  • Assist in other jobs as requested.

Other duties:

  • Pick up and deliver goods to and from town and other locations as requested.
  • Provide guidance and direction for completion of tasks given to summer students.
  • Assist summer students by showing how to properly operate band equipment in accordance with WorkSafe BC.


The Successful Candidate

We are looking for an experienced maintenance professional, who has strong housing maintenance and time management skills. You will preferably have experience working in a First Nations community with knowledge of cultural practices or a keen interest in the culture.

Your toolkit will bring:

  • Self motivation with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Basic Microsoft skills.
  • Basic knowledge of small engine repair (lawnmower, etc.), skid steer and mini excavator operations and maintenance, and towing trailers, etc.
  • Operation of basic hand tools (drills, etc.).
  • Basic carpentry, pump maintenance and repair.
  • Basic appliance repair.


  • Grade 10 completion or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods endorsement desired.
  • Red Seal Tradesperson an asset in carpentry, plumbing, electrical, etc.
  • Occupational First Aid Level 1 desired.
  • Transportation Endorsement desired.
  • WHMIS must have or willing to take training and exam.
  • Confided space training desired.


  • Possess Valid driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract.
  • Comply to Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector.

How to Apply

What We Offer

An opportunity to work and live in a beautiful community, with a Northern Living Allowance. The successful candidate could live at the lake, in Chetwynd or Hudson Hope areas. Full time employment, 70 hours every 2 weeks, Monday to Friday (every second Friday off), along with a comprehensive salary, RRSP program and benefits package. Wages for this position will start at $26/hr. and range up to $32/hr. commensurate with skill, certification and/or experience.

How to Apply

Interested candidates can email their cover letter, including salary expectation, along with a resume, as soon as possible and by no later than 4:30 PM May 7, 2024 to jobs@westmo.org.

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