Quantum Murray, the company engaged in containing and cleaning up the jet fuel spill at Lemon Creek and its tributaries, is advertising for general labourers on Craigslist.
The ad, posted under the Kootenays section of the site, asks those interested to come to the Sandman Hotel in Castlegar (1944 Columbia Ave) on Wednesday, August 7 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. They are also asking, to help make the application process go faster, that resumes be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“At this time, QM seeks to establish a candidate pool of perhaps 10-20 people and, as more data from the site analysis comes in, those numbers will be adjusted up or down,” said Jonathan W. Lok, information officer with the Lemon Creek Response Team in an email. “These people would be working directly with QM staff in a variety of General Labour type roles. QM is also seeking to employ four W ater Station Attendants in the Slocan Valley to supervise and operate the distribution of clean water to local residents.”
Lok said the response effort continues to go “very well” but cannot say with any certainty how long the project will take. They expect to have a better understanding of timelines this week.
The Craigslist ad asks, among other things, that candidates be able to work long hours, overtime, and weekends in various weather conditions and be clean shaven due to the fact full-face ventilation masks may be required. Starting wages are listed at $18 per hour.
“The effort currently has over 50 people, ranging from on-site remediation specialists, scientists and workers to management and incident command staff,” wrote Lok. “The Team continues to assess its requirements daily as the response moves through its various aspects of observation and assessment, containment and clean-up.”
The job posting can be found online at: http://cranbrook.en.craigslist.ca/lab/3981185063.html