- Please apply early. At least one year of experience, preferably of Interior BC planting is preferable but not mandatory. We will consider highly motivated 1st year planters.
- First Aid is an asset but not mandatory
- A valid class four license is an asset but not mandatory
What we offer:
Quastuco Silviculture Ltd. (QSL) works out of the South Okanagan; one of the nicest places in the province. Although we cannot predict the weather, it is usually dry, sunny, and warm. We have access to some of the best rock climbing, hiking, and mountain biking in Canada. If you’re more interested in relaxing, our operating areas are surrounded by beautiful lakes, rivers, and beaches.
QSL does not compete on the open bid market. All our seedlings are direct award or under long term contract. The program looks like this; 1.4 million seedlings for Weyerhaeuser, 955,000 thousand seedlings for Gorman Bros, 309,000 for LSIB, and 158,000 for PIB. A total of 2.8 million trees of which 2.1 million are spring trees and 700,000 are summer. The best part is that our summer program starts immediately after our spring program, meaning no down time for crews. Our season starts in late April and will run until approximately July 12th, giving us the longest season in the Okanagan.
Our vision is simple, reforestation: fostering education and innovation. Our mission is to become the dominant supplier of silviculture services in the South Okanagan by providing a cost effective, safe, high quality service that contributes to the long-term health and wellness of the forests. One of the most important statements in the organization is QSL targets that each employee completes their employment with our company in equal or better health than when they started.
Being small provides a sense of family as the owners, Scott and Paula and our supervisors know all members of the crew. We have the ability to respond quickly to the needs of our staff and our clients.
The land that we plant is primarily site prepped; disc trenching and mounding at a minimum price of 15 cents per tree. The raw blocks are mandatory obstacle planting at a minimum of 18 cents per tree. Fill planting blocks go for a premium and are planted at a minimum of 22 cents. Rates are premium for the region and your quality planting is recognized with the company.
The 2021 planting season will be based out of Penticton for the spring plant and Apex Resorts and Ashnola for the summer plant.
Employee happiness, productivity and health is extremely important to QSL. As a result, many different measures are taken to ensure that each planter reaches their goals. We live in motels which allows you to stay healthy and maintain high productivity throughout the year. We maintain a close relationship with Total Physio to ensure that injured planters have minimal missed days and can keep working with modified/light duty tasks. As well, we know that food is held at a high priority when planting, so we provide a weekly crew meal on the company during the month of June. This allows you to relax and refuel during the toughest weeks of the season. Last but certainly not least there is ZERO accommodation cost, which allows you to keep a little more money in your pocket.
We are looking for energetic, adventurous young women and men from across Canada on the lookout for a productive, fun, positive and caring culture. We want to build a relationship that lasts your entire planting career, not just a single year. We are offering positions to both new and experienced planters that we feel fit the culture and can help us support the needs of our customers. If you are interested read on for more details.
Scott, Paula, and Bunky
What You Need to Work for Us
What Are We Looking For?
- We are looking for a strong team of energized university students looking for a fun, safe and productive season
- The ideal planter for Quastuco will be a positive, safety minded, competitive, self-motivated individual capable of working in a pure production environment.
- Give us a try, we won’t let you down.
Our pricing objectives are set to match the wages of our local competitors. We pride ourselves in the ability to manage our projects in such a way that you can be more productive than our competition, as a result, making more money. The land that we plant is primarily site prepped; disc trenching and mounding at a minimum price of 15 cents per tree. The raw blocks are mandatory obstacle planting at a minimum of 18 cents per tree. Fill planting blocks go for a premium and are planted at a minimum of 22 cents. Rates are premium for the region and your quality planting is recognized with the company.
Our quality objectives vary from client to client; one thing in common is the need to achieve higher than 92.7% on all sites. For our Weyerhaeuser client we strive to achieve between 93 and 96% for our Gorman Bros client we strive to achieve 94-96%. For the past two seasons we have incurred zero quality fines and minimal excess charges.
Quastuco Silviculture Ltd. has one goal; to have everyone start the season and make as much money as they can and end the season healthier than when they arrived. We strive for zero lost time accidents every year. QSL maintains a close relationship with Total Physio to ensure that injured planters have minimal missed days and can keep working with modified/light duty tasks. As well, we know that food is held at a high priority when planting, so we provide a weekly crew meal on the company during the month of June. This allows you to relax and refuel during the toughest weeks of the season.
A little more.....
We work five days a week taking weekends off. We try to work out of hotels for the season, as such we work 90% of our season out of the small town of Penticton located in the Okanagan Valley. It’s hot and dry and does not rain that much. You can plant five days a week and find a multitude of things to do to enhance your personal experience while you’re with us. If you require more information please contact us.