Title: Junior Saw Labour

Department: Líl’wat Forestry

Status: Full Time Contract (End Date October 31st)

Reporting to: Forestry Crew Lead

Hours: Average 56 to 80 hours bi-weekly while performing duties (excluding fire-fighting), during fire fighting season up to 168 hours bi-weekly (up to 12 hour days while deployed for fire fighting, up to 14 days of continuous work).


$19.00 to $24.00 per hour while performing duties (excluding fire-fighting)

$20 to $33 per hour while on firefighting deployment

Summary of Duties:

The Junior Saw Labourer is a member of Líl’wat Forestry Venture silviculture crews that performs various forestry and silviculture-related tasks. This position works alongside experienced forestry team members to perform their daily tasks safely and efficiently, contributing to the overall success of Líl’wat Forestry Ventures LP.

Key Deliverables and Expectations:

  • Works in teams up to 5 to complete project assignments provided by the Senior Saw Labourer and/or Forestry Crew Lead.
  • Communicates effectively with the Senior Saw Labourers and/or Forestry Crew Lead for project updates.
  • Understands and complies with the BC Forest Safety Council “SAFE Certification” program.
  • Conforms to Occupational Health and Safety Laws and WCB Regulations.
  • Participates in maintaining Health and Safety standards by adhering to work practices in the field and by supporting emergency health and safety measures.
  • Properly uses and logs the use of PPE, ERP and First Aid Equipment.
  • Attends and participates in daily safety meetings, understanding identified risks and hazards for each day on each specific project.
  • Works with equipment, required gear and fuel for each project.
  • Perform daily forestry and silviculture tasks like running chainsaws, tree planting, running brush saws, and supporting firefighting efforts.
  • Responsible for fuel management, cutting trees, clearing debris, digging trenches, and pumping water on burning areas to fight forest fires.
  • Maintain firefighting equipment.
  • Participates in the operation and maintenance of crew vehicles and equipment by ensuring compliance with safety standards, training procedures and local laws.
  • Perform other related duties as requested.

Experience and Attributes:

  • Class 5 driver’s license preferred, but not required.
  • OFA Level 1 preferred, but not required.
  • Firefighting training (S100, S185, ICS100, S212, S235, S232, S211) an asset
  • Experience in firefighting and fuels management is an asset
  • Experience in hand and power tool safety preferred but not required.
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt in a flexible and fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Hardworking, positive attitude, willing to take initiative.
  • Excellent/good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Ability to travel as required for the position.
  • Physically fit, with the ability to lift, pull or carry up to 50lbs.