Job Posting 102128

Pest Control/Heat Treatment Operator
BC Housing
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 6 days (Tue, 23 Jul)
full time

PEST CONTROL/HEAT TREATMENT OPERATOR:

($28.14/Hourly)

POSITION SUMMARY

Operates heat treatment and pest control equipment in the provision of effective treatment of bed bug and other pest infested areas on Commission-owned properties, including those operated by non-profit housing providers.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The successful candidate will have the following:

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  1. Performs pest control heat treatment duties:
  • Follows safe work procedures at all times;
  • Ensures area or unit to be treated is prepared as per heat treatment preparation requirements and addresses any deficiencies prior to starting treatment (combustibles/garbage removed, clothing, furniture and other belongings moved to allow for proper operation of equipment, remove all perishable foods and unplug electronics, cover sprinkler heads and heat detectors, seal areas of potential heat loss, secure loose papers or other items that could be blown by high velocity fans);
  • Set up heaters, fans, extension cords, main generator cable and remote temperature sensors;
  • Operate and monitor the equipment including both physically observing heat treatment equipment in heated suite (up to 57°C or 135°F) and remotely monitoring at a laptop computer;
  • Turn on and off diesel generator;
  • Enter suite throughout treatment day to move furniture, beds, box springs, clothing, drawers, heaters and fans as required for effective treatment;
  • Replaces tenant furniture to original location when treatment is completed;
  • Records data on a laptop and on paper forms;
  • May explain pre- and post-treatment instructions to tenants and deliver notices;
  • Performs safety check as required;
  • Performs other assigned duties as required and qualified;
  • Performs other pest control services as required and qualified;
  • As required operates the Employer's vehicle including trailers and loads/unloads tools, materials and/or equipment;
  • Required to utilize tact and diplomacy in possible tenant interaction. Refers tenants to other staff where appropriate; in some occasions may be required to exercise interpersonal and conflict resolution skills when dealing with the resident population.
  • Applies pest control products as required and qualified.

Indigenous candidates are welcome to connect with an Indigenous team member in our organization to discuss the recruitment process and our workplace, please contact  to arrange a call.

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