Career BUZZ: ‘Best Of” Top Jobs in the Kootenays - February 17 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)

Field/lab technician—Sparwood

As a field/lab technician for Elk Valley Environmental Services you will be trained to collect coal field samples from various mine pit site locations and then be required to process those samples for further analysis. Within the lab you will be trained to perform basic coal analysis procedures as well as data entry. This is a temporary, full-time position to cover the temporary leave of our field technician to be filled as soon as possible. We encourage post-secondary students to apply, as this is a seasonal position. Email: [email protected]

Safety Coordinator—Teck Trail

The Health & Safety department is seeking a dynamic individual wanting to increase their experience by working as a member of an integrated team managing the development and implementation of employee health and safety systems for Trail Operations. Reporting to the Superintendent, Health and Safety, the Safety Coordinator, Health and Safety, acts as a resource to business areas to ensure safe execution of work and a safe working environment. This role provides recommendations and direction on the development and management of effective health and safety programs. To apply visit—careers


The Controller is responsible for the accounting operations of the company, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk and enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results. You will work closely with each department ensuring that financial controls, policies, procedures and systems are followed and that you operate in compliance with financial policies and best practices. Email: [email protected] —“Controller” in the subject line of the email.

Garden Centre Assistant—aka 'the human forklift'—Invermere

Your position would be assisting the lovely ladies of our Garden Centre—unloading plants, moving various items around the garden area to keep stock fresh and full, assisting customers with loading their vehicles, customer carry-outs, cleaning and maintaining the garden area.  You would start before the initial opening of our garden centre to provide assistance with the hanging of new tarps, setting our pond up, placing the various soils and fertilizers around the area and ensuring the general cleanliness of the area. You would also spend some time in the centre, learning about various plants and flowers to assist you in helping customers. This is a full-time, seasonal position starting in April. Forward your resume to: [email protected]

Manager of Safety and Wellness—Trail

Reporting to the Superintendent (or designate), the Manager of Safety and Wellness will work closely with leadership staff and be responsible for the management of all WorkSafeBC cases and all aspects of the Health and Safety Programs for School District No. 20 (Kootenay-Columbia). Apply or info: [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]

Administrative support—Golden

An office based position for a local timber framing company, providing administrative support and organization to the senior team.  You are responsible for timesheet circulation and logging, payroll, PST, GST and WCB returns as required, invoicing, issuing estimates and contracts, and providing information required by Project Managers. Please send cover letter and resume by e-mail to: [email protected]

Assistant Brewer—Nelson

The Savoy Hotel Brewery in Nelson, BC is looking for a motivated and passionate person to join our team as the brewer’s assistant. We are a Nano Brewery located in the Falls Music Lounge at the Savoy Hotel. This is a physically demanding position. The successful candidate will be physically strong, cable of lifting 60 lbs. and moving 150 lbs. The Assistant Brewer will perform various tasks to assist in the daily beer production requirements. Main functions include, but are not limited to, general cleaning, tank CIP, beer transfers, and maintenance of equipment and safe handling of chemicals. Experience working with mechanical equipment is an asset. Send resume and cover letter to: [email protected]

Sous chef/saucer/chef de partie—Invermere

This is a hands on, full-time position working evening, weekends and holidays in a Casual Fine Dining establishment. Must be certified and have 3-5 years experience in Casual Fine Dining and all aspects of the kitchen. Applicant must posses a creative and energetic personality and have the ability to work with other cooks and staff. Apply in person: 818 12th Street, Invermere B.C., 250-342-6344.

General labourer/ stump grinder—Golden

Operates stump grinder to safely remove stumps for residential, commercial and government clients. Cleans up all debris and uses truck and dump trailer to dispose of debris at disposal sites. Fills in as a general labourer operating chainsaws, hedge trimmers and brush chippers. Part-time seasonal position 25-35hrs/week, March until November. Apply by emailing resume to [email protected]

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