Career BUZZ: ‘Best of’ Top Jobs in the Kootenays - August 25 issue

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Here is a selection of the 10 'Best Of' top jobs Kootenay Business has featured on Career Buzz over the last six weeks. (Disclaimer: Some of these jobs may have been filled, please check with the employers before applying). Want to give your employment opportunities a boost? List them on the Kootenays #1 Career newsletter.  We really promote your jobs! For more info contact [email protected]\

Controller—Columbia Basin Trust

Are you someone who thrives in a multi-faceted and complex business environment? Do you have expertise in areas of accounting, finance, financial reporting and payroll and benefits? Ready to lead a team? Learn more about the opportunity as a Controller for Columbia Basin Trust. Closing date: August 28th, 2017. Job Location: Castlegar B.C.

Reporting to the Director, Finance & Operations, the Controller is accountable for the development and effective delivery of a full range of financial services supporting the operations of Columbia Power Corporation (Columbia Power) and its subsidiaries and the jointly owned power projects of the Trust and Columbia Power. These financial services include financial statement and budget reporting, accounts payable and receivable, revenue and cash management, project accounting reporting, financial analysis, debt management, insurance, Enterprise Risk Management, payroll and benefits, and federal/provincial tax reporting. Join our team. Please visit our website for more information and details on this position. Apply by August 28, 2017. Job Location: Castlegar B.C.

Maintenance Supervisor—Can-Filters Group Inc.

We are looking for a permanent full-time Maintenance Supervisor to join our fast-paced, energetic team in Nelson, B.C., Monday thru Friday. Can Filters Group Inc. is a Canadian manufacturer and distributor of quality air filtration products servicing North and South America.

Job Description:

You will be responsible for the maintenance of the production equipment and the supervision of the maintenance team while providing an organized and safe working environment.


A minimum of 5 years experience in a maintenance setting with industrial equipment, tool & parts management.
Strong work ethic and ability to motivate team with positive outcomes.
Strong communication skills, written and verbal in English.
Ability to comprehend and adhere to Worksafe regulations as required.
Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
Millwright apprentice considered an asset.

Job Overview and Expectations:

Support manufacturing departments while establishing and implementing preventative and operational maintenance and repairs.
Schedule maintenance crew and/or any required trades to minimize interruption to production promptly; and develop working plan and sketches.
Ensure quality of repairs.
Work closely with Management, Research and Development, Manufacturing and Accounting departments and stay within budget.
Research and order spare parts.
Assist in performance reviews.

To apply for this job opportunity please send your resume to [email protected]

Front Desk Agent—Ainsworth Hot Springs

Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort has a position available for someone with great people skills and who is comfortable in an office setting. Proficient typing/computer skills, pleasant phone manners and ability to work with others is required. This year round job offers a competitive wage and benefit package. Apply in person or by email to: [email protected]

Client Service Professional—Cranbrook

Koocanusa Publications Incorporated (KPI) Media is looking for an energetic individual who is an excellent communicator and strong team player. This Client Service Professional position involves working directly with a client base of small and large business owners, agents, and marketing managers who are located throughout  the East and West Kootenay region—helping them maximize their print and Internet advertising, marketing, and promotion. Apply to: [email protected]

Millwright—Radium Hot Springs

This position plays a critical role in supporting the efficient operation of our facility. Responsible for the maintenance, repair, installation & modification of all sawmill related equipment to safely maximize uptime, quality and productivity. Compensation and benefits based on the Local Collective Agreement are offered, together with a safe, high quality work environment. Details:

Bookstore: Assistant Store Manager—Kimberley

Demonstrate and lead with exceptional customer service, create human resources and training manuals and processes, purchasing and researching of inventory, yearly and monthly marketing plans including social media, and merchandising of books and products. Closing Date: September 1, 2017. View job posting for details.


Some responsibilities: Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures; Maintain the processing plant’s stationary equipment; Install, inspect and repair of mechanical and hydraulic components. View more details and apply at

Senior Human Resource Advisor—Castlegar

We are seeking applicants for the position of Senior Human Resource Advisor. About the job: Interpret and administer the collective agreement and employee policies and procedures; Apply labour relations knowledge to solve issues arising in a unionized work environment; Provide a dedicated HR advisory service in relation to absence and disability management/health issues, conduct and capability, grievance matters, organizational change and the full range of employment and employee relations matters. Send your resume in confidence to [email protected]

Carpenters wanted—Meadow Creek

Timber frame home company in Meadow Creek, B.C. is looking for onsite carpenters and carpenter apprentices. Email interest to [email protected]


Interfor is one of the largest lumber companies in the world and we're growing in exciting directions. Come be a part of our success. What you’ll do: Preventive maintenance and repair of mill maintenance and kiln hot oil systems equipment; Install machinery and equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, and other drawings, using hoists, lift trucks, hand tools, and power tools. This position has varied shifts (3 shift rotation and/or weekend shift). Apply online at

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