Loader Operator/Labourer


Wanted: Loader Operator/Labourer

Barrett Firewood is looking for a loader/forklift operator/labourer for our retail firewood/mulch operation in Beaver Bank, NS. In addition to supporting our existing firewood operation this person will also be loading our customers’ vehicles with bulk and bagged mulch and firewood. This person will also be responsible for keeping our yard, tools and supplies clean and organized. They must be willing to physically help the rest of the crew as needed. The job requires someone with a minimum of 1 year experience operating a compact front end loader or forklift. This job requires approximately 50 hours of work per week and runs from 6:45 am to 5:00 pm with ½ hour for lunch from Monday to Friday, rain or shine. We also have a part time position for the weekends.

Required: • Ability to safely operate a compact front end loader and forklift • No smoking or strong scented products in our vehicles or on our site • Physically fit and be able to carry/lift at least 100 pounds (45 Kg) of product/materials • Be able to keep up a fast pace throughout the day with minimal supervision • Good judgement (able to safely load vehicles without endangering people or equipment) • Enjoy working outdoors in all weather conditions • To adhere to Safety procedures and not accident prone or forgetful • Demonstrated reliability and solid work history • Able to record materials/quantities sold, deliveries, fuel usage, inventories and down time accurately and legibly • Good attention to detail, organization, and time management skills • Prompt and polite customer service manner with good English skills • Have good depth perception and situational awareness

- Be able to work with minimal supervision - Valid drivers licence - To provide own steel-toed safety boots and work gloves

Preference will be give to those who: • Have a basic knowledge of firewood, mulch and garden/back yard products • Be able to drive a standard vehicle • Have current Emergency First Aid certification • Are willing to help with other parts of the operation and possibly operate other equipment • Are mechanically inclined and able to do basic maintenance on the equipment.

Pay rates average between $13.00 and $15.00 depending on level of experience. Please Note: We are a small company and have no medical or pension plan. The job is seasonal and typically runs between early April and mid November. As a forestry company overtime is not applicable.

Please provide resume and references to: Barrett Firewood Mail: 20 Maplewood Court, Beaver Bank, NS B4G 1B6 E-mail info@barrettfirewood.ca Fax: 902-865-7000 Phone: 902-252-3137


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