Join Our Irrigation Labour CrewWe are looking for strong, hardworking team players with an outdoor spirit, coupled with drive and commitment.
Why Work At University Sprinklers?
Our seasonal industry offers you the ability to earn full-year income, with lots of overtime hours, and the choice to travel, work, or study during the off-season.
Do you want to work with an established, reputable and growing company that pays its employees well?
University Sprinklers offers opportunities for advancement, a flexible seasonal schedule, plus potential for personal and professional growth.
Does this sound like you?
- You are happy to work outdoors in all weather
- You are physically fit and like to work hard
- You work well in a team
- You are honest, trustworthy, respectful and presentable
- You are self-motivated and have demonstrated a solid work ethic
- You have a proactive, hard-working and flexible can-do attitude
- You are 17 years or over.
We are hiring Irrigation Labour for Spring 2017.
University Sprinklers is the largest irrigation and landscape lighting installation and service company in Canada. We have a dedicated team of over 100 employees, offering services to over 10,000 commercial and residential clients, from Whistler to Hope, on the Sunshine Coast and on many of the Gulf Islands. Our head office is in Delta, but we offer service and installation from a network of over 65 decentralized service and installation vehicles.
A strong commitment to quality and customer service fuels our continued annual growth.
Interested? Apply Today.
Benefits of joining our Labour Crew team include...
- A strong training wage of $14 per hour, followed by a starting wage of $15 per hour (based on applicant’s skill set)
- Opportunities for advancement to Installation Foreman and Service Technician roles
- Over-time hours available, but not mandatory
- Paid training; in-house and on-the-job, plus industry-specific training and certifications (at our cost)
- Opportunity for quick advancement, with ambitious and professional behavior rewarded
- Dynamic and diverse locations and responsibilities
- A seasonal job which allows for travel, play, or school
Your job duties:
Your role is to provide manual labour assistance on various tasks as outlined by the Foreman. Typical tasks include but are not limited to:
- Trenching and back-filling
- Manual labour
- Assembling sprinkler heads and gluing, cutting, and installing PVC pipe
- Maintaining a tidy work space
- Working in compliance with University Sprinklers’ Safety Policy
- Following Foreman and Sales Representative instructions
- Submitting work time sheets to the Payroll Office
- Arriving at job sites on time
- Communicating clearly with your Foreman
- Being professional and courteous at all times.
Are you qualified? Here's what you need:
- A high standard of professionalism and character
- A willingness to learn on the job and perform
- A willingness to learn to install and program irrigation controllers
- Minimal understanding in wiring and installing landscape lighting
- Experience in a labour position is preferred but not necessary
- A personal vehicle is not necessary, but valued
- The ability to operate tools and equipment in a safe and responsible manner
- The ability to work effectively individually or in a team
- A formal education is valued, but not mandatory
- A desire to learn is appreciated.
University Sprinklers is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, colour, religion, national origin or any other characteristic protected by law.
Check out our comprehensive package:
- Training wage of $14 per hour
- Starting wage of $15 per hour (based on applicant’s skill set)
- Paid overtime and stat holidays
- Potential for rapid internal promotion to Foreman roles
- Paid travel between job sites during the workday
- Paid training and education for industry-specific certifications through industry associations like the IIABC
- Company apparel, and a potential allowance for work gear
- Possibility of company transportation to job sites (not guaranteed)
- Monthly breakfast meetings
Labour Crew Job FAQs
What does my work week look like?
Your Foreman will contact you the day/evening before to give you the location of your next day’s project. Some weeks, you will work on the same site for days at a time, and other weeks, you may go from site to site. There is a lot of variety each week.
How long is each project?
It depends. Commercial projects may take up to at least one full week. Residential projects usually take 2 to 3 days to install.
Can I ask for time off?
Yes, however, because this is a seasonal position, time off is limited. Most importantly, you must book your time off at least one week in advance.
How long do people normally stay in the training role?
As long as necessary, but training usually takes 2-12 weeks, depending on your prior experience and willingness to learn.
If I don’t want to stay in Labour Crew, what other roles are available to me?
Depending on our need and your drive, opportunities to be Installation Foreman and subsequently, Service Technician or Sales Representative are available.
Can I earn more than the advertised wage?
Yes. Because of the seasonal nature of the business, we often require labour crew to work longer hours and weekends. This is paid as overtime wages.
Does the position require travel outside the local area?
University Sprinklers has customers all over the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. Therefore, in most cases this position requires you to travel to job sites across this area. That said, we make every effort to either position you with a Foreman close to your area, or on job sites close to your area, in order to minimize your travel time to and from work.
What support does University Sprinklers have to make me successful?
- We have the tools and equipment, either in your vehicle, or at the company headquarters in Delta, to complete any repairs or additions you are scheduled to perform.
- We have a strong training program and mentorship program that will guide you from your first day.
- We have supportive office staff to help with back-end compliance and paperwork.
- We have dedicated, experienced staff who are available 24-7 to advise you about any company-related inquires or issues.
Will I be driving a company vehicle?
No, you will not be required to drive a company vehicle.
Is travel time paid for?
Travel between job sites within your workday is paid. Time spent from home to the first site and from last site to home is not paid.
What is the season?
A typical season starts as early or late as March/April and ends as early as August/November, depending on weather. We are looking for applicants that can commit to working from March to November, but fully accept an August departure if you are enrolled in post-secondary school.
What do I need to supply?
Bring common sense, a good attitude, and a desire to learn. You must be willing to work hard. You must be able to learn quickly. You must have a desire to do things properly.You must be punctual.
It is common for people working at the correct pace to sweat, and be dirty by the end of the day!
And you need steel-toe boots.