Seismic Line Restoration Crew in Fort Nelson, Canada

at Fort Nelson First Nation
Location Fort Nelson, Canada
Date Posted February 23, 2018
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent


Positions Available: Chainsaw Fallers (2), Bucker-Slasher (2), Labourer (1)Under the direction and supervision of the Acting Lands Director and Field Coordinator, primary responsibilities for each position will be to place safety objectives above all else. Successful candidates will attend daily tailgate meetings, and complete specialized restoration work on various lateral seismic lines throughout the FNFN territory. This work is a specialized restoration project for research purposes and will include staggered ‘tree hinging’ at waist to chest height. This is not a camp job but this work will require the crew to compute daily to various sites throughout the FNFN territory. All positions will ensure that all guidelines and safety regulations are being followed and that the overall mission and values and policies of the organization are adhered to. All positions on this crew are safety sensitive and as such the Employer reserves the right to impose drug testing following any workplace incident(s) deemed a serious incident. Other related duties as required.Candidate Profile: Successful candidates must be committed to the full term of employment and have a positive outlook and a high level of energy. The successful candidates are able to work independently and as a team member and have experience with this type of work. Successful applicants must place safety objectives above all else. Core competencies will include:Safety Sensitive Responsible and ReliableObservantInformation seeking/communicationCHAINSAW FALLERS (LEAD HANDS)Select trees to be hinged/felled, assessing factors such as site, terrain, and weather conditions before beginning work.Appraise trees for certain characteristics, such as twist, rot, and heavy limb growth, and gauge amount and direction of lean, in order to determine how to control the direction of a tree's hinge/fall with the least damage.Tag unsafe trees with high-visibility ribbonsControl the direction of a tree's hinge/fall by scoring cutting lines with axes, sawing undercuts along scored lines with chainsaws, knocking slabs from cuts with single-bit axes, and driving wedges.Determine position, direction, and depth of cuts to be made, and placement of wedges or jacks.Insert jacks or drive wedges behind saws to prevent binding of saws and to start trees hinging/falling.Communicate scope of work and work procedures to the crew.Clear brush from work areas and escape routes, and cut/hinge saplings and other trees from direction of falls, using axes, or chainsaws.Place supporting limbs or poles under felled trees in order to avoid splitting undersides, and to prevent logs from rollingSaw back-cuts, leaving sufficient sound wood to control direction of hinge/fallMark logs for identificationStop saw engines, pull cutting bars from cuts, and run to safety as tree hinge/fallsMaintain and repair chainsaws and other equipment, cleaning, oiling, and greasing equipment, and sharpening equipment properlyBUCKER/SLASHER DUTIESOperate chainsaw to de-limb and buck treesClean up debris created by dead fallMaintain and repair chainsaws and other equipment, cleaning, oiling, and greasing equipment, and sharpening equipment properlyAssist with placing felled trees in proper sequenceLABOURER DUTIESAssist chainsaw operators with hauling tools, equipment, gas, etc. to the job siteAssist with arranging the felled trees into proper sequenceMinimum QualificationsMature individual(s) with a full understanding of safety sensitive workPrevious experience on a slashing/burning or fire crewChainsaw operators must have previous experience hinging treesMinimum 19 years of ageAbility to understand and follow safety guidelines, policies and proceduresPhysically capable of the work requirements and physical demands (for chainsaw operators this includes lifting chainsaw to waist and chest height while in operation)Must be able to operate radios and complete scheduled safety check-insChainsaw Faller must have valid Enform Fallers Certificate Level 3 and OFA1Bucker-Slashers must have valid Enform Fallers Certificate Level 1 and OFA1Must be able to supply own safety compliant PPE (hard hat, steel toe boots, breast plate of required, gloves, backpack, safety glasses, high vis vest, appropriate clothing for the work and temperatures)Chainsaw operators must supply own chainsaws, tools/supplies and required PPEBe able to successfully complete a criminal record check.Three crew members will be required to have a class 5 driver’s license and preferably the entire crew. Note: A learners “L: or Novice “N” does not meet this requirement.Desired qualificationsThe aforementioned as well as:Previous experience working on field monitoring/research projectsBear awareKnowledge of safety procedures in forestry workWorking conditionsWork takes place in outdoor environment on various seismic lines throughout FNFN territoryWorkers have to work with dangerous treesMay be required to lift logs that may weigh more than 18 kilograms (40 lbs.)May be required to work flexible hours which includes evenings/weekends to complete the work.Will be exposed to hazards associated with working in the outdoor environment (all seasons), and construction industry.Will be required to travel in a vehicle daily and this may include commutes in excess of one hour each direction.Required to wear safety compliant personal protection equipment.WagesChainsaw Faller: $29.00 per hour (daily equipment per Diem $6.00 per hour to maximum of $48.00 per day). Worker must supply own equipment, gas, oil, maintenance on chainsaw, and required PPE.Bucker/Slasher: $25.00 per hour (daily equipment per Diem $6.00 per hour to maximum of $48.00 per day). Worker must supply own equipment, gas, oil, maintenance on chainsaw, and required PPE.Labourer: pay is $20.00 per hour. Worker must have his/her own PPE.Application InstructionsClearly identify position to which you are applying. Attach copies of all required certificates. Closing date: March 08, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. Term of Employment: mid-March to end of April. *Preference will be given to qualified local First Nation’s applicants.* Constitution Act, 1982 [Section 35]; Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms [Section 15(1)]; Canadian Human Rights Act [Section 16(1)]; Employment Equity Act [Section 5(a), 10(b)]; Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples [Article 22]; ILO Convention 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries.We thank all individuals for applying, but only those applicants whose applications clearly demonstrate meeting all of the requested minimum qualifications will receive a response.Job Type: Temporary

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