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 – General OBT-2 is located in Iqaluit, Nunavut and typically reports directly to the Logistics Support Site Manager (LSS). The primary focus is perform preventative and corrective maintenance on systems such as furnace, boilers, HVAC, fire systems (suppression and detection), power generation, electrical distribution, water & sewage systems, building shell construction and roads and grounds under the direction of the LSS Manager.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Perform preventative and corrective maintenance on bulk fuel systems including dipping tanks, pipeline inspection, pumps, valves and filters
  • Perform preventative and corrective maintenance on hydronic heating systems including heat exchangers, waste heat recovery boilers, pumps, piping and unit heaters
  • Building infrastructure including guy wires and general maintenance of the site
  • Water distribution and sewage systems including transferring water by truck
  • 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
  • Participate on the Fire Brigade
  • Providing Wildlife Protection
  • Fuelling helicopters, loading and unloading the aircrafts
  • Shovelling snow
  • Responding to site emergencies and environment emergencies
  • General housekeeping in support of a healthy and safe workplace environment and taking proactive and corrective measures
  • Other duties assigned by Manager


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


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Certification in Oil Burner Technician Level 2


  • 3-5 years related experience (diagnostic and repairs), minimum, in a commercial or industrial setting


  • Willing and able to travel
  • 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
  • Possess Reliability Clearance or be eligible to obtain same
  • 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
  • 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.