What do you do when a longstanding, reputable, community business is looking for employees? You apply!
For more than 40 years, Pacific Energy has designed and manufactured clean-burning, efficient wood and gas-fueled heating solutions from right here in the Cowichan Valley.
Their innovative approach has done more than warm homes with well-designed, efficient heating solutions; it’s transformed the industry, with many of their inventions becoming industry standards throughout North America.
Today, they want you to help continue that work.
Founded in 1977 by Paul Ericksen, born and raised in the Cowichan Valley, Pacific Energy is deeply connected to the communities it serves. For the past 35 years, they’ve continued to support various organizations and projects in the Valley. For example, major donations have been made to the Cowichan Sportsplex amongst other notable causes throughout the year.
Their experience, paired with modern manufacturing and advanced technologies, provides the outstanding product quality they’ve become known for. Add to that their unmatched customer service, and a commitment to creating a safe environment for employees, community members and business partners, and they’ve earned a well-deserved reputation as industry leaders.
2. Manufactured locally, sold worldwide
All of Pacific Energy products are made in the production facility on Allenby Road in Duncan, right in our very own backyard!
Although manufactured locally, their stoves and fireplaces are valued far beyond Canada – they’re sold throughout North America, Australia, Japan and Europe.
“I think having products made in Cowichan Valley and shipped all over the world appeals to a lot of our employees. We have a really inclusive work environment, so many of our team members make an impact on the products. It’s pretty cool to be able to have employees say, ‘Hey, that was my idea and now somebody in Japan is using it!’” explains Cory Iversen, VP of Sales and Marketing.
3. Opportunities for growth
From production work to machinery operators and forklift drivers,
“We do our best to support our employees, we want to see them succeed. Working for us doesn’t mean coming in and doing the same job every single day, for as long as you’re here. There are lots of different opportunities within the workplace to move around and grow,” Iversen says.
Beyond advancement opportunities, you’ll also find full-time work with competitive wages and reliable hours.
4. Bright future
The future looks bright at Pacific Energy. With a strong demand in both foreign and domestic markets, their diversified line of products, including wood, pellet and gas stoves, provides security against local and provincial economic ups and downs.