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Position Title:

Manufacturing Assistant


Manufacturing Assistant K-Lumet Social Enterprise

Program: Manufacturing Change: The K-Lumet Pilot Project

Job Status: Fulltime, short-term contract ends June 30th 2020

Hours of Work: 30 hours per week FOR FOUR MONTHS CONTRACT.

Pay rate: $20/hour plus short-term contract

Closing Date: March 13th

Apply for this position: production@klumet.ca

Start date: Immediately


Nature of the Position


The Manufacturing Assistant (Assistant) is responsible for producing  K-Lumet including assembling fire starters, operating specialized hand-operated machines for cutting toilet paper rolls and making wood splints, and using a  wax melting machine.. The Assistant will also be responsible for assisting with training research participants working at K-Lumet for a three month on-the-job training program. This includes managing schedules and working one-on-one and in a group setting.  The Assistant will require a understanding of the research project and principles including a social model of disability.  The Assistant Production Manager reports to the Production Manager.


Required Abilities


  • Class 5 Drivers license

  • WCB Approved Workplace First Aid Level 1, or willingness to acquire

  • Proven ability to take directions and work independently

  • Proven ability to train or teach people task based skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Proven ability to use personal computer and appropriate software effectively to complete the positions work on time

  • Excellent interpersonal behaviour and communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to teach skills and work effectively with others

  • Manual dexterity and ability to do hard physical work

  • Willingness to complete repetitive tasks

  • Good organization, time and general management skills

  • Proven ability to assess and interpret human behaviour accurately and respond supportively

  • Proven ability to assist in emergencies

  • Flexible schedule

  • Knowledge of theory, principles and practices of the community living sector an asset but not a requirement

  • Experience in a start-up and/or social enterprise environment also an asset




Duties and Responsibilities


  • Assemble fire starter when required

  • Maintenance of production equipment

  • Organize the production space ensuring it is clean and tidy and ready for use

  • Design operations manual for making K-Lumet

  • Direct workflow as per the needs of production on any given day

  • Entering into daily logs to record the production and use of materials

  • Assist research participants working at K-Lumet with operations of equipment

  • Coordinate participant scheduling

  • Support the diverse needs of the participants as they train

  • Report to supervisory team and attend supervisory meetings

  • Complete administrative tasks as needed

  • Is the primary First Aid on site should there be a need

  • Hold client confidentiality and sign confidentiality forms

  • Attend Team Training as required

  • Clear criminal record check

  • Other tasks as assigned by Production Manager



How to Apply


If you wish to be considered for this position, please apply by email to production@klumet.ca by midnight of the closing date of March 13th. Applications can also be hand delivered to Human Resources at inclusion Powell River located at 4675 Marine Ave or at K-Lumet located at 201-5831 Ash Avenue. Please put Attention K-Lumet David Repa on document.  Applications will only be accepted in the methods above. Applications submitted to any other address will not be considered.