Operations and Maintenance Assistant

Full time

Applications Close: July 22, 2024

The West Moberly First Nations (WMFN) 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 Operations and Maintenance Assistant is responsible for working with the Operations & Maintenance staff for water, sewer, grounds, and other infrastructure maintenance for the WMFN Community. Ensure daily, monthly, seasonal, and annual operational and maintenance activities are conducted to support the Nation’s infrastructure assets and services, conducted in accordance with applicable permits and workplans.


  • Comply with submission of:
  • Criminal Records Check, including Vulnerable Sectors.
  • Current driver’s License and Driver’s Abstract.
  • Oath of Confidentiality; and
  • Take direction from the Operations & Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Comply with all WMFN Policies, procedures, and protocols.

Water Treatment System, Sewer and Wastewater Management System

  • Provide quality control of the Community’s infrastructure asset, including water treatment system, wastewater management system, fire hydrants, surface water management, including ditches and culverts, manholes.
  • Assist with maintenance and/or installation of any water or sewage line.
  • Assist Maintenance Assistant with maintenance and cleaning of sewer lift station.
  • Other sewer Infrastructure monitoring and/or maintenance duties as requested and approved by the Maintenance Supervisor.

Roads & Bridges, and Municipal Services

  • Assist with maintenance of roads and bridges.
  • Clear roads of snow and other debris.
  • Snow removal at entrances and sidewalks around all band administration buildings.

Lawns and Grounds

  • Maintain fencing, repairing and replacing when necessary.
  • Ensure Right-of-Ways are clear of debris for safe passage
  • Mow lawns, weed and ensure park areas are tidy and well maintained.
  • Maintain clearance around fire hydrants.
  • Maintain community grounds such as community park areas and infrastructure, fences, ditches, etc as approved by the Maintenance Supervisor, Housing/Capital
  • Coordinator within personal capability limits of skill set.
  • Other community building and grounds maintenance duties as requested and approved by the Maintenance Supervisor.


  • Repair minor damages and conducting regular maintenance to housing and band infrastructure as approved by the Maintenance Supervisor,
  • Housing/Capital Coordinator within personal capability limits of skill set.
  • Report problems to the Maintenance Supervisor and assist in the determination of solutions to situations as they arise.
  • Assist the elders with their housing requests of maintenance.
  • Other housing maintenance and infrastructure duties as requested and approved by the Maintenance Supervisor.

WMFN Vehicles, Small Engine and Equipment

  • Check and replace small engine parts and make minor repairs.
  • Sharpening and replacing saw blades and chains on bush and chain saws on a regular schedule.
  • Ensure WMFN vehicles and machinery have adequate fluids.
  • Ensure WMFN vehicles and machinery receive regular service and maintenance work is done as required.
  • Keep maintenance truck clean and maintained.
  • Other vehicle, small engine and equipment maintenance duties as requested and approved by the Maintenance Supervisor.

Administration and Other Duties

  • Assist Summer Students to ensure they are shown how to properly operate equipment in accordance with WorkSafe BC Standards.
  • Participate in delivery of all Operations Maintenance field employees’ job training and safety training.
  • Assist Housing Coordinator by ensuring a safety meeting are held each morning, take minutes and provide assistance on any task required.
  • Pick-up and delivery of goods approved by the Maintenance Supervisor, etc.
  • Keep inventory of supplies and replenish as needed.


What We Offer
A flexible work life, 70 hours every 2 weeks, including possible evening and weekend hours, a competitive salary with the opportunity to learn this very important role for our Nation.


Competencies and Skills:

Education and Work Experience:

  • Post-secondary education, formal training in business, related trade or property management certificate.
  • Water and Wastewater Certificate and other safety tickets an asset.
  • Knowledge of First Nation Housing Program.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of INAC and CMHC policies, regulations and procedures, housing construction, renovation, and inspection as per Canada and BC building codes.
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety standards, including WCB regulations.
  • Concise phone manner and communication style both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills to effectively prioritize workload and meet deadlines.
  • Effective interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
  • Working knowledge of basic record keeping and bookkeeping/accounting procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and as part of a team.
  • Willingness to participate in ongoing training associated with federally funded certifications related to Water Treatment and Wastewater Management.
  • Intermediate skills using a variety of computerized software packages such as
  • Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint), related databases and the Internet.
  • Possess Valid driver’s license and abstract.
  • Comply with Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector.
  • Ability to speak Cree is considered an asset.

How to Apply

How to Apply
Interested candidates can email their cover letter and resume to jobs@westmo.org, no later than July 22, 2024 at 12:00NN.

Salary Range

$38,220 to $50,000 per year, based on experience and qualifications.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those shortlisted will be contacted