Temporary Shop Assistant - Penticton District Only



penticton, bc, canada
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023

Branch: Gas
Affiliation: IBEW
Employment Status: Full-Time Temporary
Salary: $37.77 Hourly
Workplace Flexibility: No
Temp Duration: 8 months
Posting End Date: Open until filled


We’re a Canadian-owned and BC-based energy company taking steps toward a lower-carbon energy future by providing renewable energy, natural gas and electricity to more than 1.2 million customers.  

We’re looking for new talent to join us as we transform BC’s energy future. Our diverse team of more than 2,600 employees is committed to a safe and inclusive culture where each of us can connect, belong and grow. Join us and let’s work together for a better BC. 


  • A Shop Assistant shall carry out semi-skilled operations in a Shop such as uncrate, clean and prepare for assembly all parts, equipment, raw materials, etc. used for fabrication or repair in a Shop and/or field.
  • Shall clean items returned from the field using mechanical or hand operated equipment, carry out dismantling of designated tools and equipment to permit servicing and assist with the assembly of similar equipment.
  • Shall use hand and power operated tools such as hand drills, sanders, saws, impact wrenches, pipe threaders, power brushes and stud setters required to carry out his/her work.
  • Shall also use power operated machines such as pipe threading machine, hydraulic press, drill press, grinders, etc.
  • Shall carry out standard prefabricated assemblies and assist in the assembly of pipe and fittings during the construction and/or maintenance of prefabricated meter sets, regulator stations or similar assemblies. Will work under direction as required by the nature and complexity of the job.
  • Shall operate all mechanized material handling equipment used in the shops such as cranes, electric shop trucks, forklifts and similar equipment.
  • Duties will include cleaning of shop tools and equipment and general housekeeping in the Shops.


  • Demonstrated safe work habits and adherence to safety regulations and practices on a sustained basis; have safe driving record and be able to pass FortisBC driving tests. 
  • Mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to absorb, follow and retain instructions relating to function. 
  • Ability to acquire a thorough knowledge of theory and operation of material and equipment relating to the operation of Prefab, Weld, Machine, and Meter Shops. 
  • Ability to become proficient in the use of power operated and hand tools. 
  • Ability to learn simple pipe fitting. Initiative and sense of responsibility. 
  • Ability to meet the public as a representative of FortisBC. 
  • Ability to use and complete time slips, shipping/receiving forms, simple work orders and similar forms

Additional Information

  • Knowledge of various tools and equipment used by Prefab, Weld, Machine and Meter Shop personnel would be an asset. 
  • Computer literacy and knowledge of SAP would be an asset. 
  • On feet most of day. 
  • Considerable bending and lifting.
  • Overtime requirements:  This role has overtime requirements based on operational needs.  
  • This position has a requirement to be clean-shaven as per WCB standards.

Our engaging workplace offers a wide range of challenging opportunities, while being safe, inclusive and diverse. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, while supporting life-long career development. We also encourage volunteerism and nourish the need to give back to your community.


To learn more about the recruitment process with FortisBC, please visit the You’re Applying. What now? page for additional information.