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

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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 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.

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