#110 - 198 East Island Hwy, Parksville, BC V9P 2H3      Tel. 250.248.3205   Fax. 250.248.4154

Employer of the month

Canadian Playhouse Factory Ltd.

Tell us about your business/organization and what makes you stand out as an employer?

Founded in 1998, we have earned a reputation as a top manufacturer of high quality children’s playhouses. We build an original product. The work is halfway between carpentry and cabinet making.

How many employees do you have?

Only three at this time and are looking for the next great employee to fit in with the business

What do you look for in a new employee?

We are looking for somebody with energy and who is able to learn how we build our playhouses. Being physically fit is important. Must be good-natured, hardworking and reliable.

Do you anticipate hiring in the next 6 months? If so for what types of positions?

Yes. We need shop workers and a foreperson.

What is the best way for someone to apply if they are interested in working for your organization?

Please come by the shop with a resume. Our address is 1475 Angel Rd. unit 4 (behind the Go-Kart track)

Island Pacific Adventures Ltd. (Horne Lake Caves) – July 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tell us about your business/organization and what makes you stand out as an employer?

We have been managing Horne Lake Caves as a provincial park for 30 years. We have to set a high bar for our staff in order to exceed expectations of running exceptional guided tours in a provincial park. Investing time goal-setting and getting to know your employees is more valuable than any training manual.

How many employees do you have?

Our staffing goes from 4-24 every season. About half of those are new recruits, although higher wages have helped re-attract record numbers of previous staff – a good sign!

What do you look for in a new employee?

Caring and sincere is a great place to start. Able to communicate clearly, positive, likes to connect with people, are primary attributes.

What advice would you give someone who wants to work for your organization?

Be flexible and have an unsinkable attitude.

Do you anticipate hiring in the next 6 months? If so for what types of positions?

We currently have openings for Guides and Park Visitor Services staff.

What is the best way for someone to apply if they are interested in working for your organization?

Go online and prepare for your interview.

Bekins Moving & Storage – June 2018

 

 

 

 

Tell us about your business/organization and what makes you stand out as an employer?

Bekins Moving and Storage has been moving families in the Parksville and Mid Island area for years. Bekins Moving & Storage and United Van Lines have an EXCELLENT REPUTATION in the moving industry. The fact that United Van Lines is owned by it’s member companies, and it’s emphasis on member participation in how the van line is run, and our commitment to the people who work for us, has made United the largest van line in Canada and the only Canadian owned van line. Before they are awarded membership in United, members are carefully screened and thoroughly evaluated to make sure they have the necessary experience, ability, reliability and attitude to handle your move. At Bekins Moving and Storage and United Van Lines, we believe satisfied employees will ensure satisfied customers. We’re committed to enhancing our employees’ ongoing development and job satisfaction. Specialized training ensures that our people stay motivated and interested in the work they do.

We are proud members of The Canadian Association of Movers, United Van Lines, and the Better Business Bureau. We are always trying to improve with a sense of honesty and integrity.

How many employees do you have?

20 employees.

What advice would you give someone who wants to work for your organization?

Join us and have fun. We are seeking candidates with strong customer service skills and a positive and professional attitude. Also because of the physical aspects of the position you need to be in good health and physical condition.

Do you anticipate hiring in the next 6 months? If so for what types of positions?

Yes – Drivers, Movers, and Swampers.

What is the best way for someone to apply if they are interested in working for your organization?

Send a resume to parksvillesales@bekins.ca or drop one off one in person at 1010 Shearme Rd. Coombs V0R 1M0.

Canadian Electric Vehicles – May 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Tell us about your business/organization and what makes you stand out as an employer?

Canadian Electric Vehicles is Vancouver Island’s only Transport Canada certified vehicle manufacturer and one of only a few in BC. We employ a small but skilled team that hand build the frames, cabs, pickup box and wiring systems from the ground up. The quality of the finished product is praised by our customers across North America. We are proud to build all-electric vehicles that our customers choose over gasoline or diesel vehicles reducing greenhouse gasses and reducing operating costs.

How many employees do you have?

We have 6 full time employees and 1 part time contractor on staff.  We are growing and as a result we are currently hiring for mechanics, assemblers and fabricators.

What do you look for in a new employee?

We are interested in anyone who has an aptitude for tinkering with mechanical things or has solid computer skills. We are willing to train so you don’t need to have a lot of experience specifically in the field. If you like to do engine swaps in the driveway, wrench on your 4×4 or ATV, wire up cool electronic projects in the basement or build awesome websites and databases we would like to meet you. Work experience is great too but we understand there are not a lot of jobs around building trucks so we don’t expect to find people with that specific experience. We just need driven, motivated people, willing to learn and who want to work somewhere unique.

What advice would you give someone who wants to work for your organization?

Most importantly be detailed in communicating to us who you are. Let us know what your interests and personal hobbies and/or projects are. This helps us understand that while you may not have job experience in manufacturing, you have the right stuff to fit into our company with some training. As a small company we really value someone who wants a variety of work responsibilities. You may have good IT skills, but you really want to do more than just sit at a desk for 8 hours a day. We have a great job for you. Spend some time assembling stuff, some time with parts lists, some time with computer based inventory control and even some time adding content to our web site. Are you a fabricator who wants to do more than just weld for 8 hours a day?  Maybe you like to work on cars but have no job experience in that area.  We have a job for you constructing truck cabs and pickup boxes.  Are you an entry level mechanic who wants to do more than auto shop work? We have a job for you building a future in electric vehicles. If you are not great at communicating this in a resume just say so and we can meet and talk about it. We don’t want to miss out on a great candidate because of a brief resume.

Do you anticipate hiring in the next 6 months? If so for what types of positions?

Yes we are currently hiring people to help build our vehicles and grow into greater responsibility within our company. The positions will be adapted to suit the person but will involve assembling mechanical parts, installing automotive electrical components, and may involve many other responsibilities depending on the aptitude and interest of the employee.

What is the best way for someone to apply if they are interested in working for your organization?

The best way to apply is to email a resume to todd@canev.com

 

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#110-198 East Island Hwy
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3
Tel. 250.248.3205
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Mon-Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm