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CARPENTER (PERMANENT)                                                                                                       

Recognized for its dedication to inclusion, diversity, and strong partnerships with the community, the Richmond School District is among one of the largest districts in British Columbia with some of the highest graduation rates in the province. With a deep history of high-quality experiences for students, the Richmond School District strives to provide the best education and future for every student.
As an employer, we provide comprehensive growth, learning and engagement opportunities to the 2,300 committed professionals across the district. We are currently looking for a carpenter to perform millwork, maintenance alteration and construction at the journeyman level across the District’s 53 facilities.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Framing and constructing structures for the installation and maintenance of new construction and renovation projects on existing district facilities;
  • Building, repairing and installing a variety of millwork such as cabinets, counters, shelving units and other finishing work for offices and classrooms;
  • Designing, reading and interpreting plans, drawings and specifications of equipment and furnishings;
  • Providing technical expertise to District staff as required;
  • Responding to carpentry emergencies throughout the district such as roof leaks, broken windows, and vandalism;
  • Operating, maintaining and inspecting District service vehicles.

Required Qualifications:
Grade 12 or equivalent plus a BC or Interprovincial Certificate of Apprenticeship in Carpentry or equivalent apprenticeship training and a BC or Interprovincial Certificate of Qualification in Carpentry (T.Q.);

  • Two (2) years’ experience at a journeyman level in commercial and institutional carpentry, including renovation, repair and finishing work;
  • Thorough knowledge of current techniques, methods, procedures, regulations, standards and materials applicable to the carpentry trade;
  • Competency in the use and care of tools and equipment common to the trade;
  • Ability to organize workload, work under periodic pressure and complete assignments with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to perform physical activities such as lifting, pushing, pulling and moving heavy materials, equipment and supplies;
  • Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License;
  • Good interpersonal skills.

Interested applicants must provide proof of qualifications in order to be considered. Please apply on Make a Future at
This is a unionized position that offers a 40-hour work week with an hourly wage of $34.77, plus a comprehensive benefit package including Municipal Pension, health, vacation and sick benefits.
The Richmond School District is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Our ability to provide the best education for our student population relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, 2SLGTBQ+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The Richmond School District is the best place to learn and lead.

We appreciate the submission of all applicants but advise only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Organization:  Make a Future
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Carpentry
Posted: September 15, 2021, 11:16 am
Expires: October 15, 2021, 4:30 pm
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: 2 years to less than 3 years
Rate: $34.77 Hour