Hiring Ground Crew Technician – Victoria location

Job Title:  Ground Crew
 
 
Term of Employment: Full time, Permanent

 
Company: Black Tie Property Services Victoria

 
Salary: $22.00 – $28.00 per hour

 
Work Hours Per Week: 35-40 hours a week

 
Vacation: 2 weeks of paid vacation

 
Contact Email Address: careers@blacktieservices.ca

 
Business location:  2223A Oak Bay Ave Suite 154, Victoria, BC V8R 1G4

 
Work location: Service Areas include Greater Victoria Area, Sooke, Shawnigan Lake, Duncan, Nanaimo and Gulf Islands

 

Language of Work: English

Black Tie Property Services is a leading exterior maintenance company in Victoria, British Columbia.

We attract hard-working individuals from different cultural & ethnic backgrounds from all corners of the world.  We value this diversity and strive to provide a fun, safe and open work environment for all of our staff.

 
If you’re looking to achieve great heights, our team is always growing which means there’s plenty of opportunity to advance within the company.  We also understand that the nature of our work attracts young & adventurous individuals who may just be passing through; and we fully support that too!
 
 
Get to know more about us here:
 
Day to Day Responsibilities:

 
  • Perform duties such as inspection/reports, washing windows, pressure washing, dryer vent cleaning, gutter cleaning and other kinds of work at height.
  • Communicate effectively with customers and managers to maintain consistent workflow and customer’s satisfaction.
  • Follow all safety rules and regulations.
  • Maintaining, assembling, and inspecting tools and equipment required at your work sites
Qualifications:

 
  • Experience in window cleaning or pressure washing is preferred
  • Has Canadian residency or a valid work permit
  • Computer and/or device literacy to access online forms & digital platforms daily
  • Comfortable and effective with verbal and written communication in English (doesn’t need to be perfect)
  • Valid BC Driver’s License is preferred
Skills & Performance Standards: 

 
  • Comfortable working outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Comfortable working at heights and on ladders and elevated platforms
  • Can communicate with customers in a professional and courteous manner
  • Reliable, respectful, hard-working and honest
  • Able to work flexible hours and maintain project budgets
  • Comfortable reporting to work in employer uniform and maintaining a neat and clean appearance
Employment Benefits:

 
  • Extended health care
  • Dental care
  • Vision care
  • Disability insurance
  • Profit sharing
Other Benefits:

 
  • Full work uniforms provided
  • One of the best Extended Health benefits plans available to the industry
  • Legendary Christmas party and monthly staff events & BBQs
  • Professional development and employee training budget
  • Career guidance and advancement opportunities
How to Apply:

or

Please send your resume to careers@blacktieservices.ca, and please include a subject of ” Rope Access Technician.” We thank all candidates who applied for this position; however, only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Hiring Ground Crew Supervisor – Victoria location

Job Title:  Ground Crew Supervisor

Term of Employment: Full time, Permanent 

Company: Black Tie Property Services Victoria 

Salary: $22.00 – $30.00 per hour 

Work Hours Per Week: 35-40 hours a week 

Vacation: 2 weeks of paid vacation

Contact Email Address: careers@blacktieservices.ca

Business location:  2223A Oak Bay Ave Suite 154, Victoria, BC V8R 1G4

Work location: Service Areas include Greater Victoria Area, Sooke, Shawnigan Lake, Duncan, Nanaimo and Gulf Islands

Language of Work: English 

Black Tie Property Services is a leading exterior maintenance company in Victoria, British Columbia.

We attract hard-working individuals from different cultural & ethnic backgrounds from all corners of the world.  We value this diversity and strive to provide a fun, safe and open work environment for all of our staff.

If you’re looking to achieve great heights, our team is always growing which means there’s plenty of opportunity to advance within the company.  We also understand that the nature of our work attracts young & adventurous individuals who may just be passing through; and we fully support that too!

Get to know more about us here:
https://blacktieservices.ca/
https://www.instagram.com/blacktiepropertyservices/

Qualifications:

  • Experience in window cleaning and/or pressure washing
  • Has Canadian residency or a valid work permit
  • Computer and/or device literacy to access online forms & digital platforms daily
  • Comfortable and effective with verbal and written communication in English
  • Valid BC Driver’s License 

Responsibilities:

  • Perform duties such as inspection/reports, washing windows, pressure washing, dryer vent cleaning, gutter cleaning and other kinds of work at height. 
  • Provide leadership and direction to the ground crew with clear communication.
  • Monitor emails, slack channels, and incoming messages and responded to accordingly
  • Managing and performing gear inspections or assignment
  • Attending and contributing to the weekly/monthly safety & handoff meetings
  • Addressing reported quality control issues and providing customer service 
  • Assisting with load in at job sites and loading out gear as needed
  • Solving on site problems and unexpected issues 
  • Oversees ground crew labour reports and reconciling budgets for payroll 
  • Contributing to toolbox talks as scheduled 
  • Training new recruits on site & monitoring progress 
  • Completing Performance reviews with crew members 

Performance Standards: 

  • Comfortable working outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Comfortable working at heights and on ladders and elevated platforms
  • Can communicate with customers in a professional and courteous manner
  • Reliable, respectful, hard-working and honest
  • Able to work flexible hours and maintain project budgets
  • Comfortable reporting to work in employer uniform and maintaining a neat and clean appearance

Skills

  • Organization 
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Time Management 
  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving
  • Adaptability 
  • Interpersonal 
Employment Benefits:
  • Extended health care
  • Dental care
  • Vision care
  • Disability insurance
  • Profit sharing
Other Benefits:
  • Full work uniforms provided
  • In-house safety training (fall protection, ladder safety etc.) 
  • One of the best Extended Health benefits plans available to the industry
  • Legendary Christmas party and monthly staff events & BBQs
  • Professional development and employee training budget
  • Career guidance and advancement opportunities

How to Apply:

or

Please send your resume to careers@blacktieservices.ca, and please include a subject of ” Rope Access Technician.” We thank all candidates who applied for this position; however, only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Navigating Icy Rooftops: A Guide to Safety and the Importance of Being Tied Off

Navigating Icy Rooftops

Winter brings with it picturesque snowfall and a serene blanket of white covering rooftops. However, icy conditions can turn rooftops into slippery, perilous surfaces significantly increasing the likelihood of slips, trips, and falls.  Below are some must-dos when navigating working at heights in the fall/winter season.

1. Check the Weather Conditions

Always check the weather forecast. Icy conditions can be unpredictable, and being aware of the current and forecasted weather will help you plan accordingly. Avoid working on rooftops during icy storms or when freezing rain is expected.

2. Wear Proper Footwear

Invest in high-quality, slip-resistant footwear with excellent traction. Ice cleats or crampons can provide additional grip, reducing the risk of slips and falls. Proper footwear is your first line of defense against icy surfaces.

3. Use Fall Protection Equipment

When working on icy rooftops, fall protection equipment is non-negotiable. Always wear a safety harness and make sure it is securely attached to an anchor point. This precaution becomes especially crucial when approaching the edge of a building.

4. Stay Tied Off Near Edges

The importance of staying tied off cannot be overstated, especially when working near the edge of a building. A simple slip can lead to a dangerous situation. By remaining tied off, you create an additional layer of protection against potential falls.

5. Choose the Right Anchorage Points

ensure your safety lines are attached to certified anchor points or structural anchorage.  Weak anchor points can compromise your safety. Regularly inspect and maintain these points to guarantee their effectiveness.

6. Be Mindful of Ice Buildup

Icy conditions often result in the accumulation of snow and ice on rooftops. Be mindful of this buildup, as it can add extra weight and create uneven surfaces. Clear away excess snow and ice, but do so cautiously to avoid creating new hazards.

7. Refuse Unsafe Work

If the task at hand seems daunting or if you are uncertain about your ability to navigate icy conditions, call your supervisor to ensure the job can be done safely.

In conclusion, staying safe on icy rooftops involves a combination of preparation, awareness, and the use of proper safety equipment. Being tied off when approaching the edge of buildings is not just a recommended practice; it is a critical step in preventing potentially life-threatening falls. By prioritizing safety, individuals can enjoy the beauty of winter while minimizing the risks associated with working in icy conditions.

Hiring Rope Access Tech – Exterior Building Maintenance – Currently hiring for our Vancouver and Victoria locations

Black Tie Property Services is a leading rope-access window cleaning company in Vancouver & Victoria, British Columbia. We attract hard-working individuals from different cultural & ethnic backgrounds from all corners of the world. We value this diversity and strive to provide a fun, safe and open work environment for all of our staff.

If you are looking to achieve great heights, our team is always growing which means there’s plenty of opportunity to advance within the company. We also understand that the nature of our work attracts young & adventurous individuals who may just be passing through; and we fully support that too!

Job Title: Rope Access Technician (NOC 7384)

Term of Employment: Full time, Permanent

Company: Black Tie Property Services Inc.

Salary: $30.00 – $40.00 per hour

Work Hours Per Week: 30 hours

Vacation: 2 weeks of paid vacation

Contact Email Address: careers@blacktieservices.ca

Business location: 1840 Triumph Street, Vancouver BC V5L 1K3

Work location: Jobs are located throughout the Lower Mainland in British Columbia

Language of Work: English

Get to know more about us here:
https://blacktieservices.ca/

https://www.instagram.com/blacktiepropertyservices/

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Rope access to hard-to-reach areas without scaffolding or a work platform.
  • Descend, ascend and traverse ropes for access and work while suspended by harness.
  • Perform duties such as inspection/reports, leak investigations, washing windows, pressure washing, dryer vent cleaning, exterior sealant renewals and other kinds of work at height or high angle.
  • Communicate effectively with customers and manager to maintain consistent work flow and customer’s satisfaction.
  • Follow all safety rules and regulations.

Qualifications:

  • SPRAT or IRATA Level 1 or higher
  • Computer and/or device literacy to access online forms & digital platforms daily
  • Minimum high school diploma
  • Comfortable and effective with verbal and written communication in English (doesn’t need to be perfect)
  • Experience in window cleaning and power washing (Preferred)
  • Valid BC Driver’s License is (preferred)

Skills & Performance Standards:

  • Comfortable working outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Comfortable working at heights and on ladders and suspended stages
  • Must be able to work while suspended in harness for extended periods of time
  • Can communicate with customers in a professional and courteous manner
  • Reliable, respectful, hard-working and honest
  • Able to work flexible hours and maintain project budgets
  • Comfortable reporting to work in employer uniform and maintaining a neat and clean appearance

Employment Benefits:

  • Extended health care
  • Dental care
  • Vision care
  • Disability insurance
  • Profit sharing

Other Benefits:

  • All rope access and necessary equipment provided
  • Full work uniforms provided
  • One of the best Extended Health benefits plans available to the industry
  • Legendary Christmas party and monthly staff events & BBQs
  • Professional development and employee training budget
  • Career guidance and advancement opportunities

How to Apply:

or

Please send your resume to careers@blacktieservices.ca, and please include a subject of ” Rope Access Technician.” We thank all candidates who applied for this position; however, only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Unleashing the Power Within: Cultivating Employee Happiness and Engagement

In today’s competitive business landscape, organizations are recognizing the paramount importance of employee happiness and engagement. Beyond mere job satisfaction, fostering a work environment that prioritizes these factors can yield significant benefits for both employees and the company as a whole. Let’s explore why employee happiness and engagement are vital for Black Tie’s success.

Positive Work Culture

A happy and engaged workforce fosters a positive work culture. This positive culture, characterized by open communication, trust, and mutual respect, boosts morale, reduces conflicts, and enhances teamwork.

Reduced Turnover

Employee happiness and engagement directly influence retention rates. When employees feel valued, supported, and connected to their work, they are less likely to seek opportunities elsewhere. And when employees decide to return season after season, we can provide more advanced scheduling in early spring for our customers. It’s a win win!

Enhanced Productivity

Happy and engaged employees are more likely to be productive and motivated in their work. When individuals feel a sense of fulfillment and purpose, they go the extra mile to achieve organizational goals. The result is heightened productivity, improved quality of work, and increased efficiency across all levels of the organization.

Increased Customer Satisfaction

Employee happiness and engagement have a direct impact on customer satisfaction. Engaged employees provide better customer service, as they are more likely to go above and beyond to meet customer needs. When employees feel supported and valued, they become brand advocates, positively influencing customer interactions and experiences.

Here are some of the ways Black Tie fosters its employees engagement & happiness:

📌 Monthly in-person safety meeting/BBQ
📌 Weekly “toolbox talks”
📌 Events & group volunteer opportunities
📌 Monthly employee newsletter where we share & celebrate work + non-work topics
📌 Peer to peer recognition platform (Bonusly)
📌 Birthday recognitions
📌 Employee driven Slack channels dedicated to sharing photos & videos
📌 Training & education budgets
📌 Employee of the month
📌 Anonymous feedback surveys to gauge job satisfaction & highlight issues

Recognizing and prioritizing employee happiness and engagement is no longer an optional endeavour but a fundamental aspect of a successful organization. By investing in our employees’ well-being, we can unlock a multitude of benefits, including increased productivity, reduced turnover, a positive work culture, enhanced customer satisfaction, and a culture of innovation. When employees are happy and engaged, the entire organization flourishes, paving the way for long-term success and sustainable growth.

Pressure Washing Pitfalls Unveiled: Top 5 Failures that Highlight the Importance of Professional Help

Rope Power washing

In the building maintenance industry, pressure washing is a commonly used method to clean and maintain various surfaces. However, if not done properly, it can lead to some significant failures that can damage surfaces or cause other issues. Here are the top 5 pressure washing fails in the building maintenance industry:

  1. Surface Damage: One of the most common failures is surface damage caused by using excessive pressure or the wrong type of nozzle. If the pressure is too high or the nozzle is too close to the surface, it can cause cracks, chipping, or etching on delicate materials like wood, stucco, or painted surfaces.
  2. Water Intrusion: Pressure washing can inadvertently force water into areas where it shouldn’t be, such as cracks, crevices, or building openings. This can lead to water intrusion, resulting in damage to the building’s structure, including rot, mold growth, or electrical issues.
  3. Window Breakage: Improper pressure washing techniques near windows can lead to shattered glass. High-pressure water directed at a windowpane or the window frame from the wrong angle can cause the glass to break, posing a safety hazard and requiring costly repairs.
  4. Chemical Mishaps: Pressure washing often involves the use of cleaning chemicals to remove tough stains or dirt. However, using the wrong cleaning agents or applying them incorrectly can damage surfaces or harm the environment. Certain chemicals may react negatively with specific materials, leading to discolouration, corrosion, or even toxic fumes.
  5. Inadequate Preparation: Failing to prepare the area properly before pressure washing can result in additional problems. For example, not removing loose debris, such as leaves or dirt, can cause clogs in drainage systems or lead to the debris being forcefully sprayed onto nearby surfaces. Inadequate protection of nearby objects or landscaping can also result in accidental damage.

To avoid these pressure washing fails, it is crucial to hire experienced professionals who are knowledgeable about the appropriate techniques, equipment, and cleaning agents for different surfaces. Proper training, careful planning, and attention to detail are essential to ensure a successful and damage-free pressure washing process.

Happy International Women’s Day!

“What is the greatest lesson a woman should learn? —
That since day one she’s already had everything she needs within herself.
It’s the world that convinced her she did not.”
– Rupi Kaur
Today we are taking a moment of appreciation to celebrate
 all the amazing women in our lives.
⁠⁠
Here’s a shout out to our ladies of Black Tie and to all the women that work in the rope access industry!

How to Incorporate Freedom Into Your Business

Sebastien Nault is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Black Tie Property Services, an exterior building maintenance company that specializes in high-reach cleaning. Black Tie operates in four major Canadian markets—Greater Vancouver, Greater Victoria, Calgary, and Edmonton—with plans to expand across Canada by 2025.

Outside of Black Tie, Sebastien volunteers on the board of the Vancouver chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO). He also mentors college students in entrepreneurship at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and teaches financial basics to high school students through the Junior Achievement program (JABC).

 

 

 

 

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Sebastien Nault’s background in the exterior maintenance industry and how Black Tie Property Services was formed

  • Why Sebastien decided to part ways with his business partner

  • How Sebastien uses the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) to run his business and build his company’s values

  • Sebastien discusses how his passion for freedom and travel first began

  • The vision behind Sebastien’s business plan

  • How to find the right team to delegate work and responsibilities to

  • What Sebastien struggles with when he’s away from his business

  • Sebastien’s favorite business books

  • Sebastien shares three pieces of advice for building a successful business

In this episode…

Many CEOs and business owners share the same goal: to create successful businesses and achieve the freedom to live their lives as they wish. For different entrepreneurs, this goal might vary from financial freedom, freedom to travel, or the freedom to follow their own path while running their businesses. However, one thing remains the same: achieving this mission takes hard work, determination, and a strong business plan.

As a successful business owner who travels for multiple months during the year, Sebastien Nault has some expert strategies for achieving freedom while running a company. As he says, the first step is to create a clear business plan that details what you want for yourself, your business, and your time. From there, a CEO must find the right people to delegate important work and responsibilities to. So, what is Sebastien’s advice on how to choose your team, share the load, and enjoy freedom as a business owner?

Sebastien Nault, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Black Tie Property Services, joins Martin Hunter in this week’s episode of What CEOs Talk About to discuss how to incorporate freedom into your business. Sebastien shares his expert strategies for building a lifestyle business, the importance of trusting employees when delegating work, and how he uses the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) to run his business. Stay tuned for more!

Resources Mentioned in this episode

Celebrating 10 years at Black Tie!

We’re celebrating 10 years at Black Tie! 🎉
We can’t believe how fast 10 years flies by. We started out as a small team servicing Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Our team has grown since then and we’ve expanded our services to Victoria, Edmonton and Calgary.
We couldn’t have done it without our amazing work team and customers. Thanks everyone! #10years #workanniversary #blacktieteam