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Heavy Equipment Technician

Qulliq Energy Corporation
Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$90,292 to $104,728
Northern Allowance: 
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
Open until filled

Entrusted with supplying safe, reliable and efficient energy to the citizens of Nunavut, through both traditional and alternative sources, Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) offers many opportunities for those seeking to convert their skills and expertise into professional success. Sounds like you? Join our team. Wide-open spaces, rewarding work in a variety of settings, and the chance to contribute to the well-being of all Nunavummiut will bring new energy to your career – now and in the future.


Are you an experienced, certified Heavy Equipment Technician or Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic – Off Road? Can you find concrete solutions to complex issues while balancing available resources and competing priorities? If so, read on.

Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, you will maintain and repair diesel engines, diesel generators of various sizes and associated support equipment, including engines, pumps, compressors, radiators, heat exchangers, lube and fuel oil systems, cooling systems and other mechanical equipment. You will play a key role in maintaining system reliability, by working closely with Electricians and Electrical Technologists on troubleshooting issues and/or engine overhauls, and travelling extensively in small aircraft to perform scheduled maintenance in regional communities.


  • Completing and/or assisting with scheduled overhauls in a timely, professional manner;
  • Making routine trips to remote satellite plants for equipment inspections, preventive maintenance, installation and repairs, and preparing related reports;
  • Performing lube oil analyses, vibration monitoring and various other tasks, as required;
  • Accurately assessing equipment and diesel plants; 
  • Troubleshooting various mechanical problems, both on-site and by phone;
  • Providing on-site solutions and/or modification to programs to bring systems back online as quickly as possible, while liaising with stakeholders to find a permanent resolution;
  • Assisting the Plant Superintendent with residual heating systems;
  • Assisting with wind-generated power systems maintenance;
  • Preparing required parts lists for overhauls and parts for inventories for each community;
  • Working with other trades and the Plant Superintendent to ensure proper processes are followed;
  • Reviewing design and equipment specifications with Engineering, to ensure projects meet all regulatory and QEC compliance standards;
  • Maintaining a clean, safe work environment at all times and making proactive, timely recommendations for continuous improvement of corporate operations and equipment; and
  • Coordinating and documenting maintenance and repairs with Engineering, operators, Maintenance and Purchasing.


  • Intra-territorial trades certification as a Heavy Equipment Technician or Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic – Off Road;
  • At least 2 years of post-qualification experience in a related work environment (power plants, diesel locomotives, or marine applications), with the ability to diagnose mechanical problems and propose solutions;
  • Knowledge of diesel-generated power or control systems;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, with the ability to interpret drawings, diagrams and specifications of varied mechanical equipment, including manufacturers’ manuals and parts books;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and independently within guidelines and company procedures;
  • Ability to plan and allocate time and resources effectively;
  • Strong judgment and decision-making skills; and
  • Ability to continuously perform heavy physical work (lifting, stretching, crouching, heights, etc.).


  • Knowledge of Nunavut, including the language, land and culture; and
  • Ability to speak Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun and/or French.

We offer a competitive salary ranging from $90,292 to $104,728 per annum and a comprehensive benefits package, including a Northern Living Allowance of $15,016 per annum. This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union. Subsidized staff housing is available.

Preference will be given to Nunavut Inuit.

Apply in writing, to: 

or by mail to: Human Resources, Qulliq Energy Corporation, P.O. Box 420, Baker Lake, NU X0C 0A0.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Applicants for this competition may be considered for future employment with QEC.            

Human Resources Manager (Qulliq Energy Corporation)

Human Resources
Qulliq Energy Corporation
P.O. Box 250
Iqaluit, NU
X0A 0H0.