A LITTLE ABOUT US
We have invested a great deal of time debating, shaping and identifying why we exist as a company and who we are as a team. It is critical to us, even non-negotiable, that new people who join our team are excited and committed to our way of doing business and share specific core values.
Ryfan celebrated it’s 40th birthday in 2019, so we are a seasoned and experienced company. However, as we mature we are ready to take our next step forward. Here’s what that looks like to us:
Our vision is to transform the MEP construction industry. The industry is ripe for innovation, and we want to move to the frontier of that development.
Our mission is maximizing customer value through relentless process improvement. Process improvement not only delivers cost-savings to our customers, but it enhances their experience with us.
Our passion is building something great. Of course, we deliver exceptional services but we also strive to build great teams, relationships and communities.
Our niche is unconventional projects. Cookie-cutter projects aren’t really our market. If a project is weird, innovative, logistically complicated, remote, or any of those, it’s probably right in our niche.
Last but never least, there are three “uniques” that make us stand out:
First, we invest in and help create exceptional employees. Not only do we want you to build a career with Ryfan, we want to help you build a great life.
Second, we are leading practitioners of productivity improvement methods, tools and techniques. If there is a better way to do it, we want to be first in. We never tire of making improvements.
Last, we take leading edge construction techniques to unique or underserved markets. We go into markets where our competitors may be deterred by the challenges. We enjoy success whether others fear risk because we are seasoned and experienced.
The reality is, we can’t achieve our Mission without the right people on board. It is critical to us that everyone on the Ryfan team naturally share these core values:
We build community. What we build is not great unless it creates value for the community. The value is larger than the project itself if it incorporates the legacy of our interactions in the communities in which we work and live; includes the way we engage with customers, consultants, other trades and suppliers; encompasses how we teach, learn and grow as a team on-site, in the office and everywhere in between; and involves working to create more winners (“more pie for everyone”) instead of focusing only on winning (“biggest piece of the pie for us”). We embrace abundant thinking and reject a scarcity mentality. We avoid blame or fault-finding and we work relentlessly toward solutions.
We earn trust. Communities are formed through relationships and relationships are built upon a foundation of trust. We strive to earn and be worthy of the faith placed in us by those with whom we work and interact. We do this by saying what we mean, meaning what we say, and doing what we say we are going to do.
We pursue excellence. To earn trust we must be realistic about our capabilities and committed to always sharpening and expanding them. We understand that excellence is not a fixed point, but rather a path or way of doing things. We are steadfast in our pursuit of continuous improvement.
Be fearless. We champion courage to seek out flaws in our methods and push for further enhancements in our performance. We are fearless in our willingness to see ourselves objectively and in our openness to constructive coaching.
We practice discipline. We strive to convert experience into wisdom in a disciplined way. We acquire knowledge from others and incorporate “best practice” or “leading practice” into our work. We share and use our hard-won learning with the rest of our team. In this way we grow, develop and evolve the Ryfan Way.
We celebrate success. We take the time to celebrate our moments of greatness, the instances of excellence, the acquisition of wisdom, the attainment of a bond of trust, and the warmth of community. Celebration is the spark and fuel that rekindles our drive to pursue our passion of building something great.
Working in any trade at Ryfan requires an entrepreneurial spirit and drive. Not only will we teach you the skills of your trade, but you must also be interested in growing your skills to manage projects or, if you are in a leadership role, investing the time to teach others. For example, learning how to track data for job cost reports, understanding how your project's budget is built and managed, learning how to negotiate with clients and other on-site partners, and so forth. In addition, the more experienced you become, the more important it will become to develop computer skills.
You must also be a person who seeks "win-win" outcomes. "Bullys" or "doormats" don't fit in well at Ryfan because we are community builders. That means finding a way forward that strengthens relationships and is good for everyone (including Ryfan). Our community starts with your co-workers and peers, both in the field and the office.
We wish to be very clear that our positions are in very remote regions of Canada and often for several weeks or months at a time. If you are not interested in travelling to such locations, we appreciate your interest but Ryfan is likely not a good fit for you.
Even though you may not be the successful applicant for this posting, those who have demonstrated Ryfan Values will be added to our Talent Pool to be considered for future postings.
- Pay Type Hourly
- Hiring Rate $40.00
- Travel Required Yes
- Travel % 100
- Job Start Date Monday, August 14, 2023
- Whitehorse, YT, Canada