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Carpenter General Maintenance

Requisition #001-2295181
Job LocationCanada-British Columbia-Vancouver
Job StreamMaintenance / Facilities / Property Services
Site LocationHastings Racecourse
Job TypeSeasonal, Full-Time
Contract Duration8  Months
Salary/Rate$24.15 / Hour
Number of Positions Open1
Posting Date28-Dec-2017
Expiry Date27-Jan-2018
Travel RequiredNot Required
Educational RequirementsN/A
Languages RequiredEnglish
Job Description

Hastings Racecourse has been capturing the imagination of Vancouverites and visitors alike since 1889. Each April through October, we are Vancouver’s exclusive source for live thoroughbred horseracing.  This year, 600,000 guests of Hastings will wager on over 40,000 live and year-round national and international simulcast races combined.  In addition, we offer over 600 of the newest slot machines on our Casino Floor - complete with a spectacular entertainment lounge – as well as food and beverage options ranging from casual to fine dining.


A Vancouver landmark, Hastings offers spectacular views of the North Shore Mountains and Burrard Inlet, and located only 4 km from downtown Vancouver, B.C., we are conveniently accessible by car or public transit.  Hastings opens its doors at 10:00am everyday and closes at 2:00am Sunday thru Thursday and 4:00am Fridays and Saturdays.   A truly unique entertainment destination, Hastings offers an equally unique employment experience for our staff.  A member of the Great Canadian group of companies, Hastings Racecourse offers both seasonal and year-round positions in a fast paced, high energy environment


Get your career racing with Hastings Racecourse today and find out why we’re “Bred for Excitement” since 1889.


Hastings Racecourse has an currently seeking qualified individual for the position of Carpenter General Maintenance to join our Track Department, under the supervision of the Track Superintendent and Property Service Manager. This is a seasonal, hourly position begisn mid-January through to the end of Live Racing, generally 5 days a week. 


Position Summary: Other responsibilites include:

  • Maintains and repairs buildings including renovations and modifications
  • Miscellanous carpentry tasks
  • Constructs and repairs cabinets, shelving units and a variety of wooden equipment
  • Repairs and maintain carpentary equipment
  • Performs preventive maintnance on equipment and structures
  • Operates carpentry tools such as power and manual planes, saws, routers, shapers, drills etc.
  • Drive water truck and/or tractors on racetrack as directed
  • Perform barn/track area related repairs, maintenance and clean-up as required (this can include but is not limited to: stall repairs, drain-cleaning, painting, rock-picking)
  • Other duties as assigned

Successful candidates will demonstrate the following qualifications: 

  • Proven ability to drive and maneuver tractors safely
  • Forklift experience an asset
  • Experience & general knowledge/ability in “handyman” duties such as basic carpentry & painting (plumbing and/or mechanical skills an asset)
  • Proven ability to handle & work in close proximity to horses
  • Physical ability/willingness to do heavy work, work at required heights, in all weather types
  • Knowledge of racetrack surfaces an asset
  • Knowledge of WHMIS an asset
  • Ability to work effectively without direct supervision; adaptability
  • Good inter-personal skills
  • Must successfully pass a criminal and credit record check by the Gaming and Policy Enforcement Branch (GPEB) - Racing
  • A passion for providing Great Experiences and Memories to our internal and external guests in the continual quest of achieving service excellence

How to apply:  Qualified candidates are welcome to click on the APPLY ONLINE NOW button and take a moment to register with our career centre.   Great Canadian thanks all candidates that apply for this position.   If your application is shortlisted for the position, one of our professional recruiters will be in touch.