Arrow Transportation Systems Inc.

Boom Person - Adams Lake

Job Locations CA-BC-Kamloops
Company Arrow Log Towing


In Business since 1919 and still growing, Arrow is a leader in bulk commodity hauling, reload operations, freight management, logistics, consulting, and technology with operations throughout Canada and the U.S.


Arrow's Log Towing Division is located in Adams Lake, BC. approximately 1 hour Northeast of Kamloops and is one of the most beautiful pristine lakes in Canada. Arrow's Log Towing Division tows logbooms on the lake to the Interfor Adam's Lake Sawmill. Adams Lake is virtually uninhabited and is situated very close to the famous Shuswap Lakes recreational area.


We are looking for a Boom Person  to join our team and work primarily at the North end of Adams Lake. 


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For more information please visit Arrow Careers

We Offer

  • Competitive pay: $35.36 per hour (after training)
  • Full Benefits including dental, life insurance, pharmaceutical, vision care, chiropractor, massage, EAP, and more.
  • Pension
  • Year round work
  • A career with a strong and growing organization
  • A dynamic work environment
  • Opportunity for growth
  • Shift: Monday-Friday, days (there will be 1-3 nights/week at the Interfor Logging Camp)
  • Overtime available

As advocates of equal opportunity, we welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds. We firmly believe that diversity fosters innovation and contributes to the success of Arrow.


The Boom Person will report to the Senior Boom person. This individual is responsible for sorting, stowing and building the log booms and log tows with the sidewinders and dozer boats. They will work to keep the booms and bundles organized and free of debris. The Boom Person will continuously be stepping on/off the boats to bundles and boom sticks. The Boom Person will also have some mechanical aptitude. This individual will be cross-trained as a Deckhand so that we can maintain the flexibility to respond to fluctuating workflows.


Job Duties include:

  • Sort bundles, building log booms and log tows.
  • Operate the sidewinders and dozer boats.
  • Keep inventory of boom sticks, boom chains, and swifter ropes.
  • Keep bundles and booms organized and free of unsafe debris.
  • Keep hand tools in good working condition.
  • Continuously step on/off boats to bundles and boom sticks.
  • Use of axes, peevee’s and pike poles.
  • Assist with making the log tows.
  • Inspect towing gear and lifesaving equipment.
  • Ensure compliance with industry regulations and company policies and regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

You Possess

  • Previous experience working in the booming industry is an asset
  • A valid Marine emergency duties (MEDs) or higher certification is an asset
  • A valid Small Vessel Machinery Operators (SVMO) certificate is an asset
  • Marine emergency first aid is an asset
  • Strong safety mindset
  • Solid interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse working environment
  • Excellent problem solving capability
  • Demonstrates strong communication skills
  • Responsible, accountable and dependable
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Ethics and integrity
  • Quality oriented
  • Ability to adapt to and learn quickly
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • High degree of motivation, resourcefulness, flexibility and adaptability
  • Mechanical inclination
  • Hard working and physically fit
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions


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