Job Overview

Post Name Labourer
Company Name Holcim
Expected Salary CAD 18 To CAD 20 Per Hour
Address Squamish, BC, Canada V0N0A4

About the Job:

Tucked between the mountains and the sea, Squamish offers a lifestyle that is unlike anywhere else. After work, Squamish residents can access some of the best biking and hiking trails on the West Coast or jump on their SUP or kiteboard while enjoying the breathtaking waters of the Howe Sound.

Squamish is also known as one of the best places in the world for rock climbing and winter brings more outdoor recreation with easy access to world-renowned mountain resorts and backcountry skiing.

Beyond the outdoors, Squamish is brimming with growth, making it an increasingly attractive place to live and work. Squamish has it all; indoor recreation activities, an eclectic shopping scene, vibrant arts & culture, craft breweries, fine dining, and international cuisine.

Squamish has seen strong growth in population resulting in an increase in services and amenities; a small town feels like big town services. Community spirit is strong in Squamish; a special feeling of belonging exists and there is no shortage of community events, classes, and causes for those looking to get involved.

With the combination of Squamish’s amazing location, infrastructure, young educated residents, and outdoor lifestyle, there is no better place to live, work, and play.

The Opportunity

The Labourer is an unskilled position that involves extensive physical labour at the Mamquam River Pit aggregate processing plant. Candidates for this position must be physically fit and have an interest and willingness to learn new skills in an active mining setting.

  • This position required the candidate to possess a valid driver’s license, Level 1 Occupational First Aid or equivalent, WHIMIS, and/or any other certifications deemed necessary for operations under the C. Mines Act and the Mine Health, Safety, and Reclamation Code for Mines in British Columbia.
  • Responsible for assisting in the daily checks required for the operation of the crushing/washing conveyance gallery.
  • Responsible for keeping grounds maintained and free of waste material, garbage, and scrap metal and crushing and washing spread during daily operations.
  • Must be able to read, write, verbally communicate and understand verbal and written instructions in English.
  • Must be able to verbally communicate directly with supervisors, co-workers, and customers; using radio and/or telephone equipment.
  • Must be able to take direction, follow instructions, have the ability to work with others, and have an acute attention to detail.
  • Must possess a valid driver`s license
  • Possess a willingness to learn new skills and a positive attitude in their execution.
  • Must maintain an on-time attendance work record and safe completion of scheduling shifts.

Education and Experience

  • Experience is an asset but not essential
  • Completion of company training programs (incl. OFA Level 1 and WHIMIS) and any other ticketing/certifications required under the Mines Code.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job the employee will be exposed to extensive moderate to heavy manual labour for prolonged periods of time.

This will include ongoing maintenance and cleaning of the working area. Labourer will be required to stand, walk, crawl, kneel, bend, and reach with hands and arms above their shoulders. The ability to climb ladders is necessary. Specific vision abilities required by this job include acute central and peripheral vision as well as depth and color perception.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employer will be exposed to moving mechanical parts; outside weather conditions; and extreme cold and/or heat. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high. Dusty working conditions could also necessitate the need for a respirator to be worn. An employee can expect a variety of tasks in a high-paced working environment for the duration of the shift.

As part of our dedicated focus on the health and safety of all employees, a pre-employment medical, including drug and alcohol testing and a criminal record check, may be required.

Industry Private
Schedule Type Full Time
Education Required High School Diploma 
Remote No

Interview Questions for labourer:

  1. Tell me about yourself.
  2. Why did you choose to work in this field?
  3. How long have you worked in this field?
  4. What are you looking for in your next position?
  5. Why did you apply to work with our company?
  6. Why are you a good fit for our company?
  7. What are your salary expectations?
  8. Are you willing to travel?
  9. Are you willing to work unusual hours?
  10. What is your best quality in the workplace?
  11. What is your greatest weakness in the workplace?
  12. What qualities do you think are important for this role?
  13. How do you stay motivated at work?
  14. Where do you see yourself in five years? In ten years?
  15. What are three words a friend might use to describe you?
  16. How have your previous roles prepared you for this position?
  17. Tell me about the most recent project you worked on.
  18. Tell me about a past project that presented a challenge, and how you overcame that challenge.
  19. Tell me about a past project that you are proud of.
  20. Have you ever encountered an accident while working? What did you do?
  21. Have you ever personally been injured? How did it happen, and what would you do differently to prevent that injury from happening again?
  22. Have you ever made a mistake on the job? What was it, and what would you do differently now to prevent that mistake from happening again?
  23. Tell me about a time when your attention to detail had an impact on your project.

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