Employment Opportunities

Heavy Equipment Operators - REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY

Company: TNDC

Location: Galore Creek, potentially other sites

Closing Date: Jun 21, 2019

How to Apply:

REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY

Tahltan members are encouraged to apply. Please send a cover letter and resume (in MS Word or PDF format) via:

  • Email: hr@tndc.ca
  • Fax: 250.771.5454.
  • In Person: at TNDC’s office in Dease Lake

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Description:

Tahltan Nation Development Corporation (TNDC) provides heavy construction, equipment contracting to industries operating in Tahltan Traditional Territory.

TNDC is seeking reliable and enthusiastic HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS to join our team immediately.  Employment may extend beyond September 30th.

Hours of work:   Rotation, 2 weeks on, 2 weeks off -- typical

Who should apply?

  • TNDC invites all interested candidates to apply.
  • Minimum age requirements and qualifications will apply.
  • Tahltan members are encouraged to apply.

Conditions of Employment include:

  • Commitment to a safe work environment and safe work practices.
  • Must be able to pass an alcohol and drug test.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Experienced in operating heavy equipment.
  • Ability to take direction and follow instructions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of a team.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and multi-task.
  • Reliable and dependable – must be able to arrive for work on-time and ready for the job.

General Manager, Camp Services

Company: TNDC

Location: Dease Lake - with travel to remote camps

Closing Date: Jun 28, 2019

How to Apply:

Start Date:  As soon as possible

Closing Date:  Until filled

Status:  Full Time, Permanent

Location:  Dease Lake (with travel to remote camps)

Supervisor:    Chief Executive Officer

To Apply: 

Please send your cover letter and resume to communications@tndc.ca  (in MS Word or PDF format) or via fax to 250.771.5454.

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Tahltan members are encouraged to apply.

Description:

The General Manager, Camp Services is responsible for the health, safety and effective management of the catering and camp services division of Tahltan Nation Development Corporation (TNDC), which includes food, housekeeping and janitorial services.

The position includes overall responsibility for managing contracts that are awarded to TNDC, as well as working with our partner Sodexo to jointly manage contracts that are awarded to the TNDC-Sodexo partnership.

This is a full-time salaried position.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with other personnel, the safety department, clients, Sodexo and other stakeholders to ensure that health, safety and environmental standards are followed and achieved.
  • Manage the hiring of chefs, bakers, cooks, housekeepers, janitors, administrators and other personnel.
  • Manage the relationship with Sodexo, TNDC’s partner.
  • Prepare effective budgets, costing, and contract proposals.
  • Ensure training goals are met for management and staff.
  • Manage personnel, together with onsite management.
  • Ensure the company is presented in a professional and service-orientated manner to all clients, partners and other stakeholders.
  • Coordinate logistical support to ensure all contracts and operations are effectively resourced and managed at all times.
  • Manage the maintenance and upkeep of TNDC’s Dease Lake facility and other properties.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required.

Education & Experience

  • Customer-focused with the attitude and capability to do what it takes to get the job done.

  • Relevant qualifications and/or experience in hospitality, food services, operations and/or management with at least 10 years of relevant experience.

  • Preparing and submitting budget estimates.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and Outlook.

  • Planning and preparing schedules.

  • Developing and implementing quality control programs.

  • Negotiate contract terms with vendors.

  • Preparing reports as required.

  • Developing operating procedures and communication protocols.

Management Skills

  • Organize and prioritize workload.
  • Manage time effectively to meet deadlines.
  • Pay strict attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive records.
  • Exercise tact and diplomacy.
  • Exercise initiative and good judgment.

Interpersonal Skills

  • Communicate effectively; both written and verbal.
  • Respond to inquiries in a professional manner.
  • Work independently and cooperatively as part of a team.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Work under pressure and effectively manage stress.
  • Interact effectively with all employees and stakeholders.
  • Foster trust and acceptance in the community.

Working Conditions

This position is based in Dease Lake, with the requirement for regular visits to job sites, with overnight stays as required. Travelling to remote sites may involve travelling and working in adverse weather conditions. A willingness to work evenings and weekends during peak or critical work periods is required.

Conditions of Employment

  • Valid class 5 drivers license.
  • Willingness to sign an Oath of Confidentiality.
  • Completion of a criminal record check as requested.
  • Willingness to work occasional overtime during peak or critical work periods.

Human Resources Manager

Company: TNDC

Location: Dease Lake, BC (with travel to camps & job sites)

Closing Date: Jun 28, 2019

How to Apply:

Start Date:            As soon as possible

Closing Date:      Until Filled

Please send a cover letter and resume to communications@tndc.ca (in MS Word or PDF format) or via fax to 250.771.5454.

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Tahltan members are encouraged to apply.

Description:

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Developing and providing operational and strategic advice, guidance and recommendations to management on complex or sensitive human resources issues, including HR planning, staffing and labour relations.
  • Monitoring all employees’ adherences to the personnel manual.
  • Coordinating all recruitment including hiring, firing or disciplining employees.
  • Administrating the group benefit plan for all employees.

 Education & Experience

  • Grade 12 with post-secondary coursework specializing in human resources management or Certification as Human Resources professional.
  • 5 years of diverse human resources experience preferred.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications including Word, Excel and Outlook.

 Conditions of Employment

  • Valid class 5 driver’s license.
  • Willingness to sign an Oath of Confidentiality.
  • Completion of a criminal record check as requested.
  • Willingness to work overtime during peak or critical work periods.
  • Requirement for regular visits to job sites, with overnight stays as required.
  • Must be able to submit and pass regular drug and alcohol testing in order to be able to access job sites.

Heavy Duty Equipment Technicians / Mechanic

Company: TNDC

Location: Dease Lake or Red Chris Mine

Closing Date: Jun 30, 2019

How to Apply:

Tahltan members are encouraged to apply. Please send a cover letter and resume (in MS Word or PDF format) via:

  • Email: hr@tndc.ca
  • Fax: 250.771.5454.
  • In Person: at TNDC’s office in Dease Lake

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Description:

Responsibilities

  • inspecting equipment, troubleshooting and planning sequence of repair operations
  • investigating deficiencies and equipment malfunctions
  • adjusting equipment and repairing or replacing defective parts, components or systems, using hand and power tools
  • following maintenance procedures to ensure all equipment meets specifications
  • cleaning, lubricating, and performing other routine maintenance work on equipment
  • servicing attachments and working tools as required
  • ensuring proper reporting, documentation and clear lines of communication with immediate supervisor
  • attending toolbox and safety meetings and other meetings/discussions as required
  • participating in any other specified training
  • other duties as required

Qualifications & Experience

  • Interprovincial Journeyman Red Seal Certification in Heavy Duty Equipment Technician required or a strong 2nd year apprentice
  • minimum of 3 years related experience preferred
  • Welding Certification is an asset; not mandatory
  • demonstrable knowledge in Caterpillar and Volvo are considered strong assets
  • extensive knowledge of and including Caterpillar (up to D8T), excavator (up to a 349) and rock trucks (up to 745) sizes
  • knowledge, understand and practice safe work practices
  • must be able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • strong oral and written communication skills
  • a team player that works well with others

Conditions of Employment

  • a minimum of a valid Class 5 driver’s license or higher
  • ability to pass mandatory drug and alcohol testing
  • WHMIS Certification necessary and training may be provided by TNDC
  • ability to lift / move up to 50lbs throughout a work shift and maintain high levels of performance over 12-hour shifts

Various Camp Services Positions

Company: Spatsizi Remote Services (TNDC's Camp Services Division)

Location: Various Camp Sites

Closing Date: Jul 31, 2019

How to Apply:

Tahltan members are encouraged to apply. Please send a cover letter and resume (in MS Word or PDF format) via:

  • Email: hr@tndc.ca
  • Fax: 250.771.5454.
  • In Person: at TNDC’s office in Dease Lake

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Description:

Spatsizi Remote Services (SRS) - TNDC's Camp Services Division - is inviting general applications for various positions.

Positions and skills required:

  • SRS Division - cooks, kitchen staff, general help

Who are we looking for?

  • Candidates with experience, certifications and qualifications are always sought.
  • TNDC encourages applications from individuals with little or no work experience.
  • TNDC welcomes applications from students who are seeking to gain work experience.
  • Minimum age requirements and qualifications will apply to some positions.

Conditions of Employment include:

  • Applicants must have a valid Food Safe Certificate.
  • Commitment to a safe work environment and safe work practices.
  • Applicants must be able to physically perform the duties for which they are being hired. This may include:
    • sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
    • performing tasks in extreme weather conditions.
    • performing tasks that involve repetitive movements, bending, heavy lifting, cleaning, sweeping, shoveling, pounding, scraping, use of tools.
    • other duties as required.
  • Must be able to pass an alcohol and drug test.
  • Valid driver’s license preferred, but not required for all positions.
  • Ability to take direction and follow instructions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of a team.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and multi-task.
  • Reliable and dependable – must be able to arrive for work on-time and ready for the job.
  • Work schedules vary, depending on the position, site and project. This includes:
    • Camp-based rotation – may require 10-12 hours per day, with 7-14 days in, Followed by scheduled days off.
    • Flexibility on work location and schedule is required
  • We worked with TNDC on the Galore Creek mining project and the Northwest Transmission Line, providing heavy lift helicopter services. It made good business sense to get involved with the Nation, so we formed Tahltan Helifor Joint Venture in 2011. After meeting Bill Adsit, I knew we had made the right decision. We have had only positive experiences and look forward to continued collaboration.
    Gary Laidlaw
    President & General Manager, Helifor Canada Corp.
  • Ledcor recognized the benefits offered through the Tahltan’s local expertise and experience, and welcomed the opportunity to involve community members in projects. We established Tahltan-Ledcor Joint Venture back in 1991 when we managed construction on the Eskay Creek mine. We value the partnership with TNDC and look forward to the opportunities ahead within Tahltan traditional territory.
    Rodger McLean
    Past Business Development & Aboriginal Relations Manager, Ledcor
  • Sodexo Canada has been a partner with TNDC since 2002, providing complete camp management through Spatsizi Remote Services. During this time we have worked on many projects, and employed many Tahltan members. It’s been very positive, and the business relationships have formed long lasting personal and business friendships.
    Ivor MacGregor
    Vice President, Operations, Sodexo Canada Ltd.
  • We established the Tahltan Macro Industries Joint Venture with TNDC in 2009. Macro is very satisfied with the relationship we have with TNDC. The company has a reputation of being a solid and reputable business corporation, that emphasizes value added partnerships and business developments. We look forward to working with TNDC in future opportunities.
    Darcy Friesen
    Manager of Business Development & Special Projects, Macro Industries
  • We formed our Tahltan Aeronigma Geodis Wilson partnership in 2011. It’s been an honour to partner with TNDC for the opportunity to provide our wide-range of global logistical services and be a part of a world class organization built on mutual cooperation, trust and respect. They’re a terrific group of educated, business friendly people eager to learn and work with us.
    Adam J. Wickstead
    President, Aeronigma Solutions Inc.
  • TNDC is a great place to work. The atmosphere in the office is friendly, open, and honest, and there is always humour and laughter. I like that TNDC maintains an active approach of hiring locally and offers training within that position. Employees are highly encouraged and supported to advance professionally, which ripples into advancing personally as well.
    Rhonda Quock
    Finance & Administration Manager, TNDC