Formsetters - Nanaimo, BC

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North America Construction (1993) Ltd., - NAC Constructors Ltd. (NAC) is Canada’s leading multi-trade builder and provides true Master Builder services to the civil, municipal and energy biofuel marketplaces. The depth of our resources is evident in the variety of projects we construct. From water filtration to wastewater treatment; dams to ethanol; we build it all…and more! The contagious energy and excitement within NAC creates a variety of rewarding and challenging opportunities for individuals to achieve their goals.

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Formsetters - Nanaimo, BC

NAC is currently seeking Formsetters to join our team at our Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre Project project located in Nanaimo, BC. Applicants must be local to the project (within 100km).
4600 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC.

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Civil Superintendent, Formsetters are responsible for building, restoring and/or installing of structural formwork from wood or metal forms for the construction of concrete structures.  This position requires knowledge of the heavy construction industry.  Specifically the practices, procedures, techniques, tools and equipment, materials, specifications, quality control and safety associated with this industry.  You must be proficient at the following tasks: building wood and advanced formwork systems and pouring and placing concrete.

Job Description:

  • Build, layout and execute wooden forms and advanced formwork systems as required, according to specifications with the ability to make calculations depending on grades
  • Ensure forms are properly designed and on grade to meet construction specifications for the project
  • Use of levels and measuring tapes in the use of setting forms to grade with minimal supervision
  • Construct chutes, forms and align form panels for pouring concrete
  • Fill form with concrete material, compact with tamper/compactor to required grade
  • Observe and comply with all health and safety regulations and ensures any apprentices under your direction comply
  • Work with and maintain all tools in a safe manner
  • Respect and respond to direction given
  • Construct and/or assemble and dismantle scaffolding as needed
  • Handle and transport job materials to the work area as needed
  • Perform other related duties, including minor duties of other trades where certification is not required and the work does not exceed own limitations


  • 3-5 years of experience working in heavy construction
  • Experience with Gang form wall formwork and suspended slab shoring (Also Dolka an asset)
  • Stick Building formwork experience
  • Concrete pouring experience 
  • Shoring experience and skilled working on 7 meter high walls is an asset
  • Experience working with circular formwork tanks is an asset
  • Knowledge of safe operation of tools
  • Ability to operate required equipment in a safe and responsible manner
  • Knowledge of workplace safety and safe lifting and handling procedures
  • Hoisting and Rigging experience is an asset
  • Valid WHMIS,  Working at Heights/Fall Arrest certificates are required
  • Zoom boom and confined space tickets an asset

NAC Offers:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Opportunities for career growth, development and advancement, including financial assistance
  • Comprehensive benefit plan (dental, vision, health, etc.)
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • Excellent company matched pension plan
  • Registered Retirement Savings Plans
  • Additional time off between Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • Community involvement opportunities
  • Friendly working environment
  • Numerous team activities and various company events