Facilities Maintenance Technician - Diesel Mechanic Job in Inuvik for CBO - Canadian Base Operators | Jobs.ca

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Facilities Maintenance Technician - Diesel Mechanic

October 20 2021
Industries Airspace, Aviation, National Defence
Categories Audio-Visual, Maintenance, Service, Mechanical, Trades, Manual, Operator, Machinist, Trades, Technicians, Construction
Inuvik, NT

Canadian Base Operators’ North Warning System’s team is growing! If you are a committed and collaborative professional looking to contribute to a hard-working, innovative team, this opportunity is for you.

The Facilities Maintenance Technician – Diesel Mechanic is located in Inuvik, Northwest Territories and typically reports directly to the Logistics Support Site (LSS) Manager. Their primary focus is perform preventative and corrective maintenance on diesel generators and associated equipment including engines, pumps, compressors, radiators, heat exchangers, lube oil systems, fuel oil systems, cooling systems, vehicles, and other mechanical equipment under the direction of the LSS Manager.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for maintenance and overhauls on diesel engines, generators and auxiliary equipment
  • Perform maintenance on bulk fuel systems including dipping tanks, pipeline inspection, pumps, valves and filters
  • Perform maintenance on hydronic heating systems including heat exchangers, waste heat recovery boilers, pumps, piping and unit heaters
  • Provide assistance to apprentices and other trades as required
  • Document and maintain facilities files as related to the work management system, work plans, field/incident reports, data analysis, etc.
  • Documenting and maintaining facilities files as related to the work management system, work plans, field/incident reports, and data analysis
  • Responding to emergency situations (unexpected failures)
  • Providing assistance to apprentices and other trades as required
  • Providing wildlife protection
  • Fuelling helicopters
  • Loading and unloading aircraft
  • Shovelling snow
  • Responding to site emergencies and environmental emergencies
  • General housekeeping in support of a healthy and safe workplace environment by taking proactive and corrective measures
  • Other duties assigned by the Manager


  • Communicates Effectively
  • Holds Self and Others Accountable
  • Problem Solving and Innovation
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Values and Respects Others


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Licensed journeyperson; interprovincial Trade Certification in Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic or Truck & Coach Technician


  • 3-5 years related experience (diagnostic and repairs), minimum, of heavy industrial background and experience in major/minor diesel engine overhauls


  • Must be willing and able to travel
  • Must have full COVID-19 vaccination for this employment opportunity
  • Must be comfortable working in and flying to remote Arctic locations via helicopter and/or smaller fixed wing aircraft
  • Interpreting drawings, diagrams and specifications on a variety of mechanical equipment, including manufacturer’s manuals and parts books
  • Must possess Reliability Clearance or be eligible to obtain one
  • Must possess Standard First Aid trained with CPR Level A, or willing to obtain Standard First Aid certification and hold a valid certificate
  • Possess a valid Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) or willing to obtain and hold a current license
  • Possess a valid class ‘G’ driver’s license, or provincial/territorial equivalent
  • Must possess serviceable steel toe safety boots that meet standards for workplace safety
  • Must be familiar with safety regulations and practices, including working at heights
  • Good written and verbal skills (English)
  • Proficient user of MS Office (Word, Excel, Project and Outlook)

Canadian Base Operators welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.