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Administrative Assistant
Black & McDonald Limited - Vancouver
Posted:1/25/2016
Job Description

People:  Our Strength, Our Future

A career at Black & McDonald will grant you the opportunity to contribute to our culture of continuous improvement, help reinforce our values and shape our contribution to community, and drive our continued success. Our vision is to be the best company to work for; the best company for safety, quality and value; the best company for customer service; and the best company for technical expertise.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Corporate People Resources and supporting the Corporate Continuous Improvement Manager, the People Resources Administrator (positioned in Vancouver) will assist our geographically dispersed department in performing related clerical duties, such as filing, proofreading and editing documents, word processing and compiling reports, as well as assistance and support of event coordination. 


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Participate in meetings and compile minutes for distribution
  • Maintain documents such as monthly communications posters and newsletters
  • Maintaining specific areas within our Intranet site
  • Proofread and grammar edit documents
  • Prepare formal communications to employees as well as general forms, letters and memos
  • Administer and coordinate department related training courses, and prepare training and support materials as required (photocopying, printing booklets, etc.)
  • Provide support and assistance with our major cultural programs (Customer Feedback Program and Bright Ideas Program)
  • Coordinate supplier invoicing
  • Assist in planning and coordination of major annual events such as the National Leadership Conference and Cultural Engagement Meetings (registration, hotel coordination, committee coordination, meeting requirements)
  • Involvement with ad hoc projects and assignments
  • Maintain storage room and inventory of department resources and materials (order office supplies as needed)
  • Act as first point of contact for website submissions 


Desired Skills & Experience

‚ÄčEducation & Skill Requirements

  • 3+ years of related office administration experience in a professional environment
  • Completed post-secondary program in administration is preferred
  • Advanced skills in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Flexible working attitude with good judgment
  • Ability to manage multiple overlapping assignments
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Ability to work independently at times (both reports travel frequently)
  • Experience working in a decentralized company environment would be an asset
  • Two or three annual trips to Eastern Canada may be requested 

Company Description
In 1921, William J. McDonald and William R. Black formed Black & McDonald Limited, a partnership to engage in residential wiring. Throughout the years, Black & McDonald has remained a family-owned business with an uncompromising commitment to the founder's principles of delivery as promised and fairness to all. The company has followed a planned course of diversification and expansion, combining growth and financial stability with ongoing investment in our people, and a willingness to pioneer new business opportunities and directions. Black & McDonald is an integrated, multi-trade contractor providing electrical, mechanical, utility and maintenance services to government, industrial, commercial and institutional markets. Currently, Black & McDonald operates across Canada, US and Bermuda. ‚ÄčThe company has over 5,500 employees working out of a network of more than 26 offices.

Black & McDonald approaches accessibility from an inclusive perspective, and will provide reasonable accommodation upon request throughout the recruitment and selection process.

Additional Information
Job Type: Full Time
Job Experience: Entry level
Job ID: 2016126570