Help Wanted


IT Specialist

Dunnville ON

Rosa Flora is a progressive family-owned greenhouse grower and wholesale of fresh cut flowers since 1978. We are looking for a full time permanent  IT specialist to take our company to the next level.  


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Programming, VBA
  • Hardware and Networking maintenance and repair
  • Diagnosis of Hardware and software problems and suggesting how to eliminate recurrence
  • Update Web page
  • Granting users permission for internet/email access
  • Implementing any new equipment
  • Assist others with computer issues/concerns.
  • Network Design, Implantation, Validation, Maintenance and Troubleshooting
  • TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, FTP, Ethernet
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 2008, Active Directory
  • LAN, WAN, WLAN Administration and Installation
  • Network Equipment: Servers, Cisco and other Brand Routers, Switches, Access Point
  • NAS Server
  • MySQL AND MSSQL Database
  • MS Access
  • Win7 and Win10
  • Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, Power Point, Project)
  • Website Maintenance, HTML
  • Remote IT Support
  • ERP System Implantation, Maintenance and Troubleshooting



  • College or University education in Information Technology or equivalent experience


  • Detail orientated and focused.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to follow current practices and processes.
  • Time management skills
  • Good communication skills, verbal and written


  • Experience in IT Support an asset, but not required.

Working conditions:

  • Work in an office environment with some exposure to the manufacturing facility.
  • Some light lifting of equipment and supplies.
  • Manage a number of requests and situations at one time.
  • Prolonged use of a computer

Physical requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting.
  • Incumbent will be required to be on a computer for extended periods of time.

Please send resume and covering letter to



Front End Developer/ Web Designer

Calgary AB


Samaritan’s Purse is a Christian international relief organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world.  Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet the needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ.

Samaritan’s Purse Canada (SPC) is seeking an experienced and talented Front End Developer/ Web Designer, to work out of our office in Calgary, AB, and facilitate the organization’s online presence.  There may be consideration for the successful candidate to work remotely, alternatively re-location assistance may be available.

Key responsibilities:

  • Facilitation of front end web design
  • Coordination of web-based projects
  • Day-to-day website monitoring of security and analytics
  • Development and maintenance of online forms for functions such as donation processing, event coordination and online registrations

Through effective deployment of their responsibilities this individual will serve fellow employees by empowering them to effectively communicate about the organization, gather necessary information and promote the ministry to its constituents. This skilled and creative individual will help SPC carry out its mission and objectives through participation in daily prayer ministry and the aforementioned functions as an integral member of the Information Technology department and the cross departmental web team.


  • Qualified applicants should be committed to Christian values and precepts and be in agreement with the Samaritan’s Purse Statement of Faith 
  • Post-secondary education in computer science or equivalent
  • 3 - 5 years of experience in web development and design
  • 2 - 3 years of experience with responsive web design (RWD), web analytics and web project management
  • Required skills: WordPress, PHP,  My SQL, Adobe Creative Suite, JQuery, CSS
  • Beneficial skills: Apache Server, C#, Linux administration
  • Adaptable to shifting priorities and able to focus on the task at hand
  • Takes initiative with a keen business understanding
  • Clear communicator, both written and verbal 
  • Team player, but able to work well independently in a collaborative environment

We offer an attractive benefits package, RRSP contribution, a dynamic work environment, as well as the opportunity to serve in a tangible way with eternal purpose!

Contact Information:

To respond to this opportunity, please forward your resume together with a cover letter detailing your passion for

Christian ministry employment to:

                       20 Hopewell Way NE, Calgary, AB T3J 5H5

Attention: Human Resources



The Landmark Group, creating fine landscapes for over 30 years and based in Collingwood ON., is looking for a General Manager with strong Christian, Kingdom values.

Check out the job posting on Landmark's CCBF Directory page

Dundas ON


Precision Exteriors is a small company with a passion for beautifying home exteriors through wood siding and exterior trim. Their work is primarily on custom homes in Southern Ontario.

They currently have a job opening for a full time carpenter who is:

  • detail oriented
  • safety conscious
  • comfortable working at heights

Experience is an asset but they would be happy to train the right candidate.

Ministry required training will be provided.

For more information or to submit your resume email

Employment Wanted

Cesar Vera

+1 403 650 4144

+52 1 55 7612 3999


A charismatic leader with a multicultural background career known for developing and executing profit and growth strategies, and finding and materializing synergies amongst business partners. Recognized as a solutions facilitator, promoter of digitalization to bring in efficiency for profit improvement whilst seeking effectiveness for business growth.

Reputation for positive communication and building relationships, and collaborating with stakeholders and the execution team with diverse international experience in managing complex projects and business transactions within the Energy Industry particularly in the Oil and Gas sector.


  • Lead a disrupted team to an accelerated path of transformation for operational excellence, service delivery and profit improvement under a market constraint
  • Developed innovative solutions to the heavy oil industry by understanding the client’s goals and their success indicators whilst establishing relationships at C-Suite level
  • Successfully consolidated two manufacturing plants into a new built for purpose, lean and efficient facility including a fast track ERP implementation


SIEMENS - Building Technologies                                                                               2016 - 2018

General Manager - Alberta, Canada

Accountable for the commercial, technical, operational & administrative structure of the HVAC Controls, Fire Safety, Security System and Energy Optimization business in Alberta, Canada. P&L responsibility with an annual budget of 50M$. 187 employees

  • Entrusted with the transition to an Ownership Culture bringing up the management team readiness in half of the anticipated time

GE - Power and Oil & Gas                                                                                               2014 - 2016

Account Executive - Canada, 2016

Customer advocate for 3 key accounts in the Heavy Oil industry in Canada of GE enterprise.

  • Developed innovative solutions to the heavy oil industry including a Master Service Agreement by understanding the client’s vision whilst establishing relationships at C-Suite level

Region Manager - Latin America, 2014 - 2016

Managed the Pressure Control business in Latin America including manufacturing, sales, service and administration. P&L responsibility with an annual budget of 100M$. Lead a team of 350+ employees including union personnel.

  • Maximized utilization and efficiency producing equipment for various world locations reducing the overall operating cost hence profit improvement.
  • Optimized the commercial and service structure re-establishing the company presence in the region. Secured new contracts, renewals and extensions during the low cycle.

NABORS                                                                                                                                2011 - 2014

Country Manager - Mexico

Directed Land and Offshore Drilling Rigs in Mexico and Guatemala with 500+ professionals. Managed commercial, technical, operational & administrative structure including facility for maintenance and refurbishment of the rigs. P&L responsibility with an annual budget of 150M$

  • Led team to high performance and collaboration for 100% improved operating income and growth.
  • Designed, planned and built a state of the art facility, now used as blue print for all future facilities.
  • Set up plans for manufacturing drilling rigs in country based on overall capacity for coordinating contractors and internal resources at low overall cost thru efficient logistics and quality engineering.

SCHLUMBERGER - MI SWACO                                                                                      1988 - 2011

Business Development Manager - Mexico, 2008-2011

Drove market share growth in the region from 23 to 32% by coordinating the sales and technical support groups under a customer-focus, solutions-oriented culture.

  • Expanded presence thru unexplored markets in the production side of the oil & gas industry. Offered design, manufacturing and servicing of scrubbing units, oil recovery units and water treatment plants.
  • Ensured best in class service to the Integrated Projects' contracts and lead fit of the Fluids segment into the company’s portfolio by materializing synergies amongst business lines

Supply Chain Manager - Latin America, 2007 - 2008

Optimized the logistics, purchasing and inventory management for the region. Including making recommendations to improve productivity, quality, and efficiency of the operations across 5 countries.

  • Improved turnover and ROI for 80MM$ worth of inventory.
  • Set up extraction and grinding facilities after secured sources of raw material in Peru and Mexico.

Career Development Manager, Canada and Alaska,  2007

Created career development for field personnel reverting attrition and attracting new talent

Area Manager - Western Canada, 2005 - 2007

Managed a $24M business in environmental services with a team of 64 professionals, and two service centers.

  • Revamped maintenance shop into a Service Centre of Excellence to repair, remanufacture, service, pressure and operation test the company’s waste management equipment.
  • Provided structure and optimized asset management improving net profit by18%

Regional Technical Support Manager - Latin America, 2003 - 2005

Led business development, technical sales and technical support for the region. Reshaped company image to best in class, exceeded revenue by 10% with $47M in new technology. Landed highest profile contract in region.

District Manager, Field and Maintenance Engineer, Venezuela, Scotland, Mexico        1988 – 2003


Master's Degree in Business Administration

BSc in Electronics Engineering


Member of Technical Committee, Global Petroleum Show - Calgary, 2018

Member of the judging panel, Global Petroleum Show Awards - Calgary, 2017-2018         

Moderator, NextShale event during Global Petroleum Show - Calgary, 2017

Panelist, Economic Developers Alberta Conference - Banff, 2017

Moderator, Pan American Mature Fields Congress - Mexico, 2016

Moderator & Panelist, Mexico Oil and Gas Summit - Mexico, 2014 & 2015

Panelist, Challenges & Initiatives of the Public & Private Sectors Forum - Mexico, 2014

Panelist, Mexico Oil and Gas Procurement Forum – Mexico, 2014

Treasurer, SEFLUCEMPO Drilling & Cementing Fluids Business Fund - Venezuela,       2003-2005

Ken DeVries



To promote and strengthen the organization, working as a strong part of the sales and service team, serving with excellence to promote their purpose and their impact in the community.


Personable: Friendly and outgoing, enjoys working with and caring for customers and prospects.

Leadership: Started and ran two businesses for nearly 20 years; served on volunteer boards.

People: Extensive business and personal connections in profit, non-profit, and political sectors

Detailed: Former quality inspector, copy editor, and database manager -- minding the details

Experienced: Wide variety of work experience in sales, service, assembly and inspections


  • 18 years experience in developing, growing, maintaining, and turning over 2 service businesses

  • Successfully gains new clientele through “cold-calling” and pre-call research

  • Listens and observes to identify customer needs, and desires to offer solution options

  • Trains and leads employees in multiple facets of the business operation

  • Experienced with client databases in Microsoft Access, Sage ACT, Insightly & SalesForce

  • Above-average computer skills in MS Office, Outlook/Exchange, and Simply Accounting

  • Handles special requests from clients amicably, resolves issues in a mutually-acceptable format

  • Adapts well to changing environments, thrives in new and chaotic situations, stays calm, optimistic, and positive


Customer Service and Sales:

Client Services, Great Promotions, Jan 2017-Feb 2018

  -- Commissioned sales for promotional products and apparel company in London & SW Ontario

Relationship Manager, TicketWindow Inc., April 2016-present (as need basis)
  -- Prospecting and sales for sponsorships and events, updated database of contacts

Sales & Support, Steering Team Member (Volunteer), The London Beatles Festival, 2016-present

  -- Assisting Festival Director and Founder in planning, sales & organization of local music festival

Delivery Associate,, Nov 2016-Dec 2016 and Nov 2017-Dec 2017

  -- Christmas-season driver bringing skidded product to retailers in malls, daily driving cube van

Owner & Publisher, The Shepherd’s Guide, 1997-2013

  -- Founder and Publisher for widely-circulated advertising directory in 3 areas of SW Ontario

Owner & Founder, Action Downtown Delivery Service, 1989-1994

  -- Founded, operated, and sold local mail delivery business serving legal and medical clients

Outreach Engagement Associate, Teen Challenge Canada, Aug 2016-Oct 2016

  -- Calling churches to book Teen Challenge outreaches, building and updating database

Service Delivery & Audio Testing, Occu-Med Health Services, Jan 2015–Aug 2015

  -- Performed on-site hearing and health testing; for sales & research utilized ACT and Internet

Seasonal Retail Sales Associate, Mastermind Toys, Nov 2014-Dec 2014

  -- Guided customers towards toys, educational items, books, and crafts for Christmas gifts

Advertising Sales Manager, Faith FM 99.9 London, Nov 2013-Nov 2014

  -- Created and managed advertising sales for London-area Christian radio station

Sales Consultant, Impressions Printing, Nov 2012-Feb 2013

  -- Sales of small and large-format printing, learned how to set folders and cutters

Manufacturing and Quality Control:

Assembly & Inspection, various factory positions through Temporary Agencies, 2013

  -- Auto parts welding and assembly, quality inspections, parts stocking and management

  -- At Formet St Thomas : Auto parts welding and assembly, quality inspections, parts stocking

  -- At Takumi Stamping St Thomas: welding, parts stocking and sorting, supply chain support

  -- At CAMI Ingersoll, and Dyna-Mig Stratford: parts inspection, sorting and repairs as needed

Quality Inspector & Auto Seat Assembler, Lear Corporation, July 1994-Jan 1999

  -- Detailed inspection work for work-in-progress and finished goods inspection and assembly


B.A. Degree, Major in Business Administration, Redeemer University College, Hamilton ON

Dale Carnegie Sales Leadership Course

VitalSmarts “Crucial Conversations” Training Seminar

Global Leadership Summit, Attendee and Volunteer, 2013–2017

Standard First Aid CPR/AED Level C, current

SmartServe certification

Ontario Licence Class G

Work and Personal References available on request

Cecil Alkema

30 Brian Boulevard

Waterdown ON

L8B 0C7

Home 905 689 7378

Cell 289 933 6526


After a long and varied career (Finance, Information Technology and Business Operations), I am looking for a semi-retirement job.  I am open to any type of employment or contract relationship --- preferably part-time.  I have developed many essential business skills which are transferable across most industries. 

Skills and services that I can provide:

·         Finance --- analysis, forecasting, budgets, balance sheet, P&L statement

·         Information Technology (computer software) --- strategy, installation, implementation, user support, training, document organization, Microsoft Office

·         Database Management --- design, analysis, business intelligence, reporting

·         Legal --- contracts, research, terms & conditions, deliverables tracking, project management.


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