Operation & Maintenance

Weekly Schedule:

Wednesday – Water testing in community weekly

Thursday – Garbage pick-up in community weekly (starting at 6:00 a.m.)

O&M has a long list of 'to do’s in the community!

Annual jobs:

  • cutting grass around the lagoons and the graveyard
  • cleaning water lines
  • repairing broken lines
  • inspecting and changing oil and backup generators for sewer and water
  • minor jobs

Building maintenance is done on all our buildings such as the Multiplex, Band Office, and Daycare.  We handle all small engine repair of our own equipment. 

  • We clean, repair, flush around the fire hydrants in the community
  • Set up and take down the culture camp, set-up for different events such as Indigenous People’s Day in June.
  • Housing; assist with delivering, unloading supplies for renovations.  We do minor inspections on a weekly basis, minor repairs on a weekly basis. Remove old appliances and tire pick up
  • Winter prep – maintaining well and pump houses
  • Snowplowing


Phillips, Mickey.pngMickey Phillips

Operations and Maintenance Manager

Hadih! My name is Mickey Phillips, and I moved to Saik'uz almost 30 years ago from Nadzko in the Quesnel area—where I met my wife, Peggy Johnny. I originally worked for Saik’uz First Nation in 1989 as a laborer and, since moving to Vanderhoof, I have been initial attack for forestry, then for Canfor, and after that I was in silviculture until I became a laborer here in the community and now the O&M Manager.  I love working for the Nation. They treat me like family and I hope to continue to work for the band for many more years to come.