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

 

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K & S Railings Ltd

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

K & S Railings has a mission to combine safety and aesthetic appeal by working together as a team to bring our customers dream property to life. Being the industry leader on Vancouver Island that provides purposeful employment to great people and brings form, function, and innovation to all our projects.

The company purchased a property in Parksville in 2021, with plans to expand our manufacturing capacity to meet the needs of our growing customer list. More recently, we have continued our expansion by leasing a second shop space in Parksville, allowing us to set up our now fully operational in-house powder coating facility. This allows us to offer a wider range of products to locations across Vancouver Island that we were previously unable to service due to limited capacity. Reaching more customers and providing a streamlined service will allow K & S Railings to continue to be the preferred manufacturer for new builds, large or small, and renovation projects on Vancouver Island.

 As a company, we recognize that to attract the right people we need to create an organizational culture that allows for team members to find purpose in the work they do, feel seen, heard, and appreciated for their efforts, and are compensated appropriately for the energy they contribute. We offer equitable baseline wage rates for every position, an improved Extended Health & Dental benefits package which includes life insurance and long-term disability, and a company matching retirement savings plan. In addition to the compensation package, we also provide a team lunch/BBQ for the staff every Friday and allow for an after-work social hour at the end of day on Fridays. We do monthly team building activities and awards, and host two significant staff parties each year. By doing our best to ensure our team feels valued and appreciated, we have been able to build a core team of employees whose goals align with the company’s mission to be the industry leading railing manufacturing company on Vancouver Island.


How many employees do you have?

27


What do you look for in a new employee?

When hiring new employees we look for candidates with strong problem-solving skills, attention to detail, an understanding of general safety protocols and reliability.  Having experience in using industry specific tools and equipment would be considered an asset.


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

We would encourage them to highlight their relevant experience, skills and enthusiasm for the industry. Additionally, we would let them know that we value a strong work ethic and advise them to be prepared to showcase their problem solving abilities and willingness to learn.


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

K&S is currently hiring for the following positions:

 Shop Labour/Aluminum Finisher (Nanaimo) Entry-level

Shop Labour/Aluminum Finisher (Parksville) Entry-level

Junior Estimator (Parksville)

Aluminum Welder (Parksville)


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

Please send applications (resume) to chantelle@kandsrailings.ca

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

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Wed 8:30am-6:00pm
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#110-198 East Island Hwy
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3
Tel. 250.248.3205
Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm