Career Opportunities
November 20, 2019

Mid Island Co-op is a multi-million dollar retailer that sells petroleum and liquor products. We currently have 16 gas bars & 4 Liquor Stores located throughout Central and Northern Vancouver Island. We are a different kind of business. We are locally owned and invested, are community-minded and offer our customers lifetime member/owner benefits including patronage refunds, quality products, and quality services.Come on by and see what we’re about!

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Accounting Clerk - Mid Island Co-op Administration Office

Reporting to the Senior Accountant, this full-time position is responsible for providing accounting and administrative support to the Mid Island Co-op and its members, ensuring effective and efficient office operations.

Position Summary & Duties: 

• Processing, reconciling and auditing daily business
• Processing memberships (including transfers, age, moved, closes, etc.)
• Preparing and processing journal entries
• Preparing daily bank deposits
• Preparing reconciliations for a variety of accounts (credit cards, member benefits, loyalty cards, lottery, fuel, BRIC, etc.)
• Preparing financial statements and reports, including year-end reports
• Maintaining the General Ledger code list
• Processing remittances (GST/PST, BC Tax Claims)
• Maintaining spreadsheets (equity changes, liters/sales, market gain/loss, etc.)
• Manage inventory markdowns and transfers
• Process Equity cheques and Equity-Patronage reporting to FCL

Qualifications:

• Diploma in Accounting or other related discipline; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
• Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook at an intermediate level
• Self-motivated to work alone or can work as a member of a team
• Strong communication, inter-personal and customer service skills
• Excellent time-management and organizational skills with great attention to detail
• Knowledge of petroleum products and experience with petroleum pricing an asset
• Ability to successfully pass a background check
• Alignment with Mid Island Co-op’s values of Community, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork.

Wages:

This is a unionized position paying a competitive wage dependent on education and experience.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume with “Accounting Clerk - Administration” in the subject line, by email to HR@midisland.coop, or in person at #103 – 2517 Bowen Road, Nanaimo


Assistant Gas Bar/Convenience Store Manager – Gabriola Island

Reporting to the Gas Bar / C-Store Manager, the Assistant is responsible for supporting all aspects of the operation of the gas bar and maintaining Mid Island Co-op’s high standards for guest service.

This position will support and direct staff in regards to the merchandising and marketing programs, will ensure all operational programs are being adhered to, will assist in the day-to-day administrative tasks (scheduling, appraisals, budging, attaining financial results, etc.) and will work co-operatively with other departments, suppliers, etc. The Assistant Manager also provides staff training, addresses employee performance and keeps the manager informed of important staff issues.

Qualifications:

• Grade 12 education or acceptable combination of education and experience
• Minimum two years of gas bar experience preferred
• Basic receiving ordering and merchandising skills
• Strong math skills and basic computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook)
• Team player with strong communication skills
• Ability to physically lift, push, and pull up to 50 lbs
• May require Propane Certification and/or FoodSafe
• Supervisory experience preferred
• Alignment with Mid Island Co-op’s values of Community, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork.

Mid Island Co-op offers all team members: Employee Family Assistance Program • Excellent Opportunities for Advancement • Competitive Wages • Annual Bonus Program • Service Recognition Program • Learning and Development Opportunities.Opportunities

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume by August 7, 2020, by email to hr@midisland.coop, or in person at the Administration Office located at Unit 103 – 2517 Bowen Road


Full-time Customer Service Representative – Gabriola Island

Position Summary & Duties:

• Provides customer service and maintains positive customer relations through the proper handling of questions, comments and complaints.
• Orders, receives and displays merchandise as directed.
• Processes register transactions, refunds and returns, activates gift cards.
• Stocks, faces and rotates product on shelves, ensuring display presentation and proper stock levels are maintained.
• Cleans spills and display fixtures to ensure a neat and organized store is maintained
• Ensures sales floor and back stock are area clean of cardboard and debris.
• Ensure the proper care, use and maintenance of equipment and tools; reports repair requirement to the store manager.
• Handles merchandise ensuring quality, minimizing damages and markdowns, ensures price integrity including price changes.
• Promotes the prevention of robbery and violence in the workplace.
• Performs and follows all aspects of cash handling policies and procedures.
• Performs all aspects of opening and closing duties.
• Performs all duties while following established Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

• Grade 12 education or acceptable combination of education and experience
• Strong math skills and basic computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook)
• Team player with strong communication skills
• Ability to physically lift, push, and pull up to 50 lbs
• May require Propane Certification and/or FoodSafe
• Ability to successfully pass a background check
• Alignment with Mid Island Co-op’s values of Community, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume, with “Full-time Customer Service Representative - Gabriola” in the subject line by email to Lisa.Howe@midisland.coop or drop off in person at 548 North Road, Gabriola Island


Full-time Customer Service Representative – Chemainus 

Our Gas Bar/ Convenience Store in Chemainus is looking to add to their team energetic, people-focused persons on a full-time basis.

Position Summary & Duties:

• Provides customer service and maintains positive customer relations through the proper handling of questions, comments and complaints.
• Orders, receives and displays merchandise as directed.
• Processes register transactions, refunds and returns, activates gift cards.
• Stocks, faces and rotates product on shelves, ensuring display presentation and proper stock levels are maintained.
• Cleans spills and display fixtures to ensure a neat and organized store is maintained
• Ensures sales floor and back stock are area clean of cardboard and debris.
• Ensure the proper care, use and maintenance of equipment and tools; reports repair requirement to the store manager.
• Handles merchandise ensuring quality, minimizing damages and markdowns, ensures price integrity including price changes.
• Promotes the prevention of robbery and violence in the workplace.
• Performs and follows all aspects of cash handling policies and procedures.
• Performs all aspects of opening and closing duties.
• Performs all duties while following established Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

• Grade 12 education or acceptable combination of education and experience
• Strong math skills and basic computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook)
• Team player with strong communication skills
• Ability to physically lift, push, and pull up to 50 lbs
• May require Propane Certification and/or FoodSafe
• Ability to successfully pass a background check
• Alignment with Mid Island Co-op’s values of Community, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork. 

Mid Island Co-op offers all team members: Employee Family Assistance Program • Excellent Opportunities for Advancement • Competitive Wages • Annual Bonus Program • Service Recognition Program • Learning and Development Opportunities.Opportunities

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume, with “Full-time Customer Service Representative - Chemainus” in the subject line, by email at HR@midisland.coop or drop off in person at 9355 Smiley Road, Chemainus, BC.


Full-time and Part-time Customer Service Representative – Salt Spring Island

Our Gas Bar/ Convenience Store on Salt Spring Island, BC is looking to add to their team energetic, people-focused persons on a full-time or part-time basis. 

Position Summary & Duties:

• Provide knowledge, sales and service to customers in a courteous, efficient manner and within approved programs, policies and procedures.
• Perform general housekeeping and maintenance duties.
• Must be committed to a SAFE working environment.
• Enjoy working with the public. Strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills, motivation and ability to work in a very busy environment are required.
• Must undertake specific training programs for providing unique services.
• Able to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.
• To perform other duties as assigned.
• Contribute to the Team in living the Corporate Values of Community, Respect, Teamwork and Integrity.

Qualifications:

• High school diploma or equivalent
• Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
• Retail experience and or specific Gas Bar experience will be considered an asset.
• Ability to successfully pass a background check.
• Specific Petroleum/Convenience Store industry training an asset.
• Propane Pump Attendant Certification and Food Safe Certification are assets.

Mid Island Co-op offers all team members: Employee Family Assistance Program • Excellent Opportunities for Advancement • Competitive Wages • Annual Bonus Program • Service Recognition Program • Learning and Development Opportunities.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume with “Full-time Customer Service Representative – Salt Spring Island” in the subject line, Attention: Joel Shaver or drop off in person at 135 Rainbow Road, Salt Spring Island.


Store Manager — Chemainus

Our Gas Bar/ Convenience Store in Chemainus, BC is looking to add an energetic, people-focused Manager to the team on a full-time basis.

Position Summary & Duties:

The Gas Bar Manager is responsible for the overall operation of their gas bar location to improve service, program execution and company profitability. This includes scheduling, appraisals, budgeting and attaining financial results. Other responsibilities include managing the image, standards, implementation and adherence to company programs, policies and procedures. This position is also responsible for human resources and payroll related activities.

Qualifications:

• Grade 12 education or acceptable combination of education and experience
• Minimum two years of supervisory experience, and two years of gas bar experience preferred
• Basic receiving ordering and merchandising skills
• Strong math skills and intermediate computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook)
• Leader and team player with strong communication skills
• Ability to physically lift, push, and pull up to 50 lbs
• May require Propane Certification and/or FoodSafe
• Alignment with Mid Island Co-op’s values of Community, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork.

Mid Island Co-op offers all team members the following: Employee Family Assistance Program • Excellent Opportunities for Advancement • Extensive Benefits Plan • Annual Bonus Program • Service Recognition Program •
Learning and Development Opportunities.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume by August 9, 2020, by email to hr@midisland.coop, or in person at the Administration Office located at Unit 103 – 2517 Bowen Road, Nanaimo.


Part-Time Customer Service Representative — Parksville Liquor Store

Our liquor store in Parksville has an incredible selection of beers, wines and spirits! We are looking for an energetic and positive person to join our team – someone who has a passion for working with customers and a genuine interest in in the products we sell!

Position Summary & Duties:

• Provides customer service and maintains positive customer relations through the proper handling of questions, comments and complaints.
• Orders, receives and displays merchandise as directed.
• Processes register transactions, refunds and returns, activates gift cards.
• Stocks, faces and rotates product on shelves, ensuring display presentation and proper stock levels are maintained.
• Cleans spills and display fixtures to ensure a neat and organized store is maintained
• Ensures sales floor and back stock are area clean of cardboard and debris.
• Performs and follows all aspects of cash handling policies and procedures.
• Performs all aspects of opening and closing duties.
• Performs all duties while following established Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

• Grade 12 education or acceptable combination of education and experience
• Basic receiving ordering and merchandising skills
• Strong math skills and basic computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook)
• Current Serving it Right certification
• Team player with strong communication skills
• Ability to physically lift, push, and pull up to 50 lbs.
• Prefer retail experience and/or specific retail liquor experience
• Alignment with Mid Island Co-op’s values of Community, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork.
• Ability to successfully pass a background check • Able to work a flexible schedule including weekends

Mid Island Co-op offers all team members: Employee Family Assistance Program • Excellent Opportunities for Advancement • Competitive Wages • Annual Bonus Program • Service Recognition Program • Learning and Development Opportunities.Opportunities

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume by email, with “Part-Time Customer Service Representative” in the subject line, via email to pib.jasbec@midisland.coop, or in person at 1415 Alberni Highway, Parksville.

Part-time Customer Service Representative — Departure Bay Liquor Store

Our liquor store on Departure Bay Road, Nanaimo has an incredible selection of beers, wines and spirits! We are looking for an energetic and positive person to join our team – someone who has a passion for working with customers and a genuine interest in in the products we sell.

Position Summary & Duties:

• Provides customer service and maintains positive customer relations through the proper handling of questions, comments and complaints.
• Orders, receives and displays merchandise as directed.
• Processes register transactions, refunds and returns, activates gift cards.
• Stocks, faces and rotates product on shelves, ensuring display presentation and proper stock levels are maintained.
• Cleans spills and display fixtures to ensure a neat and organized store is maintained
• Ensures sales floor and back stock are area clean of cardboard and debris.
• Performs and follows all aspects of cash handling policies and procedures.
• Performs all aspects of opening and closing duties.
• Performs all duties while following established Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

• Grade 12 education or acceptable combination of education and experience
•Basic receiving ordering and merchandising skills
• Strong math skills and basic computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook)
• Current Serving it Right certification
• Team player with strong communication skills
• Ability to physically lift, push, and pull up to 50 lbs.
• Prefer retail experience and/or specific retail liquor experience
• Alignment with Mid Island Co-op’s values of Community, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork.
• Ability to successfully pass a background check
• Able to work a flexible schedule including weekends

Mid Island Co-op offers all team members: Employee Family Assistance Program • Excellent Opportunities for Advancement • Competitive Wages • Annual Bonus Program • Service Recognition Program • Learning and Development Opportunities.Opportunities

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume by email, with “Part-Time Customer Service Representative” in the subject line, to louise.langille@midisland.coop, or in person at 2875 Departure Bay Road, Nanaimo

Part-time Customer Service Representative- Gabriola

Our Gas Bar/ Convenience Store on Gabriola Island is looking to add to their team an energetic, people focused person on a part-time basis.

Position Summary & Duties:

• Provides customer service and maintains positive customer relations through the proper handling of questions, comments and complaints.
• Orders, receives and displays merchandise as directed.
• Processes register transactions, refunds and returns, activates gift cards.
• Stocks, faces and rotates product on shelves, ensuring display presentation and proper stock levels are maintained.
• Cleans spills and display fixtures to ensure a neat and organized store is maintained
• Ensures sales floor and back stock are area clean of cardboard and debris.
• Ensure the proper care, use and maintenance of equipment and tools; reports repair requirement to the store manager.
• Handles merchandise ensuring quality, minimizing damages & markdowns, ensures price integrity including price changes.
• Promotes the prevention of robbery and violence in the workplace.
• Performs and follows all aspects of cash handling policies and procedures.
• Performs all aspects of opening and closing duties.
• Performs all duties while following established Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

• Grade 12 education or acceptable combination of education and experience
• Strong math skills and basic computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook)
• Team player with strong communication skills
• Ability to physically lift, push, and pull up to 50 lbs.
• Ability to successfully pass a background check
• Alignment with Mid Island Co-op’s values of Community, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork.

Mid Island Co-op offers all team members: Employee Family Assistance Program • Excellent Opportunities for Advancement • Competitive Wages • Annual Bonus Program • Service Recognition Program • Learning and Development Opportunities.Opportunities

Interested candidates are asked to submit an expression of interest email with “Part-time Customer Service Representative” in the subject line, Attention: Lisa Howe at lisa.howe@midisland.coop or stop in at 545 North Road, Gabriola to speak directly to the manager.


Part-time Customer Service Representative - Gas Bar & Convenience Parksville

Our Gas Bar/ Convenience Store in Parksville is looking to add to their team an energetic, people-focused person on a part-time basis.

Position Summary & Duties:

• Provides customer service and maintains positive customer relations through the proper handling of questions, comments and complaints.
• Orders, receives and displays merchandise as directed.
• Processes register transactions, refunds and returns, activates gift cards.
• Stocks, faces and rotates product on shelves, ensuring display presentation and proper stock levels are maintained.
• Cleans spills and display fixtures to ensure a neat and organized store is maintained
• Ensures sales floor and back stock are area clean of cardboard and debris.
• Ensure the proper care, use and maintenance of equipment and tools; reports repair requirement to the store manager.
• Handles merchandise ensuring quality, minimizing damages and markdowns, ensures price integrity including price changes.
• Promotes the prevention of robbery and violence in the workplace.
• Performs and follows all aspects of cash handling policies and procedures.
• Performs all aspects of opening and closing duties. • Performs all duties while following established Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

• Grade 12 education or acceptable combination of education and experience
• Strong math skills and basic computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook)
• Team player with strong communication skills
• Ability to physically lift, push, and pull up to 50 lbs.
• Ability to successfully pass a background check
• Alignment with Mid Island Co-op’s values of Community, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork.

Mid Island Co-op offers all team members: Employee Family Assistance Program • Excellent Opportunities for Advancement • Competitive Wages • Annual Bonus Program • Service Recognition Program • Learning and Development Opportunities.Opportunities

Interested candidates are asked to submit an expression of interest email with “Part-time Customer Service Representative” in the subject line, Attention: Chrissy Wesnedge at chrissy.wesnedge@midisland.coop or stop in at 1401 Alberni Highway, Parksville to speak directly to the manager.


Part-time Customer Service Representative - Gas/Convenience Store — Ladysmith

Our Gas Bar/ Convenience Store at Coronation Mall, Ladysmith is looking to add to their team an energetic, people-focused person on a part-time basis.

Position Summary & Duties:

• Provides customer service and maintains positive customer relations through the proper handling of questions, comments and complaints.
• Orders, receives and displays merchandise as directed.
• Processes register transactions, refunds and returns, activates gift cards.
• Stocks, faces and rotates product on shelves, ensuring display presentation and proper stock levels are maintained.
• Cleans spills and display fixtures to ensure a neat and organized store is maintained
• Ensures sales floor and back stock are area clean of cardboard and debris.
• Ensure the proper care, use and maintenance of equipment and tools; reports repair requirement to the store manager.
• Handles merchandise ensuring quality, minimizing damages and markdowns, ensures price integrity including price changes.
• Promotes the prevention of robbery and violence in the workplace.
• Performs and follows all aspects of cash handling policies and procedures.
• Performs all aspects of opening and closing duties.
• Performs all duties while following established Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

• Grade 12 education or acceptable combination of education and experience
• Strong math skills and basic computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook)
• Team player with strong communication skills
• Ability to physically lift, push, and pull up to 50 lbs.
• Ability to successfully pass a background check
• Alignment with Mid Island Co-op’s values of Community, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork.

Interested candidates are asked to submit an expression of interest email with “Part-time Customer Service Representative” in the subject line, Attention: Stanya Lawrence at stanya.lawrence@midisland.coop or stop in at 376 Trans-Canada Highway, Ladysmith to speak directly to the manager.

For more information, please contact HR@midisland.coop