Skilled Labourer

First General Property Restoration Specialists
Greenstone, ON

Job Description:

Job Title: Skilled Labourer

Department: Operations

Division: Restoration

Reports To: Production Manager

Established in 1983, First General has led the property damage restoration industry in technology, service and customer approval rating. Coordinating your restoration needs, our focus is always on offering you peace of mind and satisfaction in an otherwise stressful situation. First General Greenstone is under new ownership & management Effective Feb 1 2020.

Position Overview
Reporting to the divisional Production Manager, the skilled laborer role possesses a special skill set, learned through training, knowledge, and/or acquired through their work abilities in a work environment. This position frequently uses hand and power tools for emergency board up/secure of premise or installation of job site materials. This position’s responsibilities include cutting, measuring and installation of job related materials, set up and tear down of scaffolding or poly containment enclosures. The role assists with other restoration activities when required, including material pick up, delivery, demolition, debris disposal, job site cleanliness, content repositioning, pack out, transport for storage and return when necessary.

Job Duties
• Perform activities including light to medium repairs, demolition and general cleaning as needed
• Cut, measure and install job related materials as per scope of work
• Safely uses hand and power tools
• Assist journeyman and apprentice trades as required
• Ensure work is completed according to measurements, specifications, drawings, plans or other production materials/instructions
• Proactively communicate job site conditions and concerns that may, or are affecting completion of job to the appropriate person
• May assist in water / flood and contents duties as required
• Participate as directed in the following activities:
o Vehicle safety and maintenance inspections
o Maintaining vehicles in clean serviceable condition
o Constructing polyethylene enclosures
o Removing and disposing of debris
• Will practice good housekeeping at all times to ensure a safe a non-cluttered worksite
• Provide excellent customer service
• Work under time constraints to meet specific timelines
• Ensure attention to detail and keen sense of safeguarding other people’s property and information
• Participates in and demonstrates an understanding of safety principles and practices; follows all safety policies and procedures to support a safe working environment, including safe operation of machines and equipment
• Comply with First General policies and procedures, as well as legislative requirements
• Attend all First General sponsored training courses
• Travelling may be required in other provinces when catastrophic events occur

• Construction / Restoration / Insurance experience preferred
• Comprehensive understanding of customer service, principles and practices
• Eligible to operate a motor vehicle per First General’s vehicle policy
• Ability to work within a team or independently as needed
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Basic computer and/or tablet/Ipad experience
• Periodic travel may be required
• Willing to work evenings, on call and weekends when requested
• Criminal record check

Physical Demands
• Frequent lifting from 5-40 lbs, unassisted
• Occasional lifting of 41 lbs +, assisted
• Access and mobility in tight spaces
• Fit testing – half and full face masks as needed, annual certification required
• Working at heights – over 5 ft, periodically
• Sustained periods of standing, sitting, walking, bending, and kneeling

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

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