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NRI/ETP Technician

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Type of employment: 
Type of Employment 2: 
$78,761 to $89,408
Northern Allowance: 
Closing Date: 
Friday, August 30, 2019

As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit in Iqaluit only.

The Environmental Technology Program (ETP) is one of Nunavut Arctic College’s most popular diploma programs and is celebrating its 30th Anniversary during the 2017/2018 academic year. The mandate of the ETP is to develop environmental practitioners to meet the needs of private and public organizations that operate in Nunavut.

Reporting to the Senior Instructor ETP, the incumbent will assist with the operation and maintenance of the NRI/ETP laboratory and garage facilities. This includes research and field equipment and vehicles. The NRI/ETP Technician will also help with planning, coordination and logistics for ETP field camps and day excursions. Other responsibilities will include planning and preparation of the small engine repair course to ETP Students as well as lending technical and logistical support for field and laboratory projects and studies. This person will also assist in field work and research when needed.

This position is critical to the mandate of the NRI and the ETP by ensuring that facilities and equipment are operational and safe. The NRI/ETP Technician will also need to ensure that health and safety regulations are being followed, vehicles are organized and clean.

The education and experience requirements are:

  • A technical 2 year diploma or trade relevant to the position
  • 2 years related work experience in a relevant field
  • 2 years’ experience operating various modes of transportation (i.e. boats and snowmobiles) in remote locations
  • 2 years’ experience camping, travelling and successfully navigating on the land
  • effective written and oral communication skills

Preference will be given to applicants with experience teaching small engine repair at a post-secondary institution, preferably in a cross cultural setting. Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Additional preferred education and experience for this position includes: holding a PAL for non-restricted firearms, firearms proficiency training, WHIMS, valid Nunavut Class 5 Driver’s license, small vessel operators proficiency certificate and a marine emergency duties certificate. Local knowledge of the land and waters around Iqaluit and Frobisher Bay areas is preferred. Experience fixing and maintaining small engines found in ATVs, snow mobiles and augers is also preferred.

Fluency in both written and oral Inuktitut along with an understanding of Inui Cultural Traditions would be and asset.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.


Expiry Options: 
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