New Job Postings

British Hydraulics is expanding again and looking for EXPERIENCED Hydraulic Mechanics, Machinists, Industrial Hard Chrome Technicians and Outside Service Consultants. If you want to be part of a team that pride themselves as leaders in the industry then British Hydraulics wants you. British Hydraulics has been servicing Industries in BC, Alberta and Northwest Washington for over 30 years and now has the largest Chrome Tank in Canada. We offer a great work environment with competitive compensation packages including excellent pension and benefits.  Email your resume to [email protected] or  fax resume to 604.525.6464.

Take our Kids to Work Day

Grade 9 students all around the province of BC participated in Canada’s 18th annual Take our Kids to Work, the Learning Partnership’s signature program.  British Hydraulics had the opportunity to host Terry Fox Secondary student, Connor.  Connor has decided to follow a career in Aircraft Maintenance after he graduates, and his day spent in the hydraulic shop confirmed that decision.  He sent a thank you saying “It let me try what I wanted in my career and I loved it”.  Connor spent the day helping out, cleaning some of the equipment and finished the day working in the office with his Mom.  He learned that he definitely doesn’t like bookkeeping!

Employment Opportunity

We’ve just added a new page to our website for listing Employment Opportunities with our company. You can find it by mousing over the Contact Us button in the top menu bar, or on the sidebar under ‘Our Pages’. And, here’s a direct link: Employment Opportunities

The first job opening we have listed on the new page is:

We currently have an opening for an experienced Millwright / Machinist / Heavy-Duty Mechanic to start immediately. Hydraulic experience is an asset.

We are looking for a career-minded individual, who is looking to grow with the company.

We welcome applications from apprentices, as well as those looking to change careers.

We offer an excellent benefit package and a very competitive salary.  Salary is dependent on experience.

If you’re interested, you can download an application form from our new Employment Opportunities page. Or, email us at: [email protected], and we will send you an application form.



More Pictures From The Movie Shoot

British Hydraulics Scene

Not sure what was happening here, but my guess would be one of the actors was asking for a script change. What do you think?

Boom Mic Operator

The boom mic operator sure gets his exercise!

Video Monitor

A piece of film-making equipment. A video monitor?

British Hydraulics - Actor

One of the actors doing his scene.

British Hydraulics - Actors

This one is a bit of a bloody scene. Makes one want to know what the movie is about, doesn’t it?

British Hydraulics Venue

“That’s a wrap!”

One of the students thanked us for letting them film at our shop, and commented, “It was a magical movie making experience.”

Did you hear that Mr. Spielberg? ;o)

British Hydraulics Facility: A Movie Set!

Shooting in British Hydraulics

We recently let a group of film students film some scenes for their movie in our facility. They filmed for three nights – 6pm to 6am.

The Team

British Hydraulic Team - Hydraulic Repair

We’re so proud of our employees….This was a big job, but the ‘little’ cylinder is repaired and on its way back to the customer.

Hydraulic Cylinder Repair

hydraulic repair

This is a ‘little’ cylinder we recently did a full rebuild on, including re-chroming the rod.

Puttin’ on the Glitz’s Auction Items

British Hydraulics Fundraising

Anne Drewa from Global News assisting with the Live Auction.

Attendees of Puttin’ on the Glitz! were able to scoop up amazing auction items donated by British Hydraulics’ suppliers, vendors and customers including airfare and four nights accommodation in Palm Springs and a pearl necklace custom-designed by celebrity jewelry designer Carola Bun, who also attended the event.

Melanie Balletta: Operations Manager for British Hydraulics

British Hyrdaulics Puttin' on the Glitz

Melanie Balletta, Operations Manager for British Hydraulics, at the Silent Auction Table. 

British Hydraulics operations manager Melanie Balletta says it feels great to have hosted the annual fundraiser, which for four years running has donated the money raised to local charities helping children. Melanie learned of the BC Centre for Ability through her friend Darlána Mancuso, known as the Get it Done Diva (, whose daughter has received services from BCCFA.

Franco and Melanie’s son was diagnosed with a brain stem tumor when he was three years old and given 24 hours to live. That night, now 22-year-old Frankie celebrated that he’s been cancer free for 19 years.

“Having a child with a disability makes you aware of importance of raising funds”, says Melanie Balletta.

Vancouver Celebrities and Guests Attended Puttin’ on the Glitz



Nathan and Chris from Fluidseal with Ronnie Negus. Puttin’ on the Glitz held last May 5, 2012 was a sold-out event that saw 150 people including some of Vancouver’s A-list convene for dinner and dancing




Puttin’ on the Glitz Guests


Emcee Doktor Strange with Carola Bun (Designer), Adrian Holmes (Actor) and Ronnie Negus. Other celebrity guests included actor Adrian Holmes, an actor whose appeared in Supernatural, Battlestar Galactica and Smallville and Anne Drewa, Global BC new anchor.