Building Maintenance Technician- Plumber

February 23 2024
Expected expiry date: April 18 2024
Industries Public administration
Categories Building services, HVAC, Maintenance, Service, Trades, Manual, Operator, Machinist,
Anywhere - Quebec | Anywhere - Nova Scotia | Anywhere - New Brunswick | Anywhere - Newfoundland and Labrador | Anywhere - Ontario | Anywhere - Manitoba | Anywhere - Saskatchewan | Anywhere - Alberta | Anywhere - Northwest Territories | Anywhere - Nunavut • Full time

The Municipal Public Works Department (MPW) of the KRG is responsible to maintain the organization buildings (offices, police stations, airports, employees housing units, etc.) and to provide technical assistance to the 14 Northern Villages (NVs) in matters related to operation and maintenance of their recreational buildings (arenas, swimming pools, gymnasiums and community centres).


Reporting to the Nunavik Maintenance Coordinator of the Building Maintenance Section, the Specialized Building Technician-Plumber performs preventive maintenance and service/repair operations on plumbing systems, fixtures, piping equipment, controls which is used for water, waste, oil, hot liquids in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.



  • Complete timely inspections, test and accurately report equipment defects or deficiencies on a daily basis;
  • Perform scheduled maintenance service and repairs to plumbing and oil heating systems and fixtures;
  • Clean, adjust, test and repair oil heating appliances;
  • Install, alter and modify drainage waste and vent systems;
  • Provide input for the planned and scheduled work;
  • Assist with the scoping, estimating, planning and execution of new work projects;
  • Ensure all installations, repairs and maintenance meet the requirements of the appropriate codes;
  • Complying with safety rules;
  • Perform general building maintenance and repairs;
  • Perform any other duty requested by his/her


  • Possess a vocational certificate as a Journeyman Plumber;
  • Have a valid class-5 driver’s licence;
  • Minimum of five to eight years of relevant building-systems maintenance experience emphasis with oil heating systems;
  • Knowledge of basic HVAC equipment;
  • Ability to read drawings and schematics;
  • Capacity to plan work, meet deadlines as well as make emergency operational decisions;
  • Ability to summarize, simplify and transmit information about Plumbing principles;
  • Demonstrated good professional conduct as well as being reliable, autonomous and possess a great sense of initiative;
  • Written and oral working knowledge of at least two (2) of the following languages: Inuktitut, English and French
  • Possess excellent analysis and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a

Work schedule and place of work: the selected candidate will work on a rotation schedule of six weeks work in the northern villages followed by three weeks paid leave (52.5 hours weekly) or four weeks work in the northern villages followed by two weeks paid leave;


Place of work: Nunavik

Salary:  Minimum $51 077 maximum $86 867 annually (Class 8)

Other benefits:             

Lodging and boarding when traveling in other communities paid by the Employer, meal and incidental expenses while traveling in Nunavik

Simplified Pension Plan: 6% employer, 4% employee Vacation: 20 days annually.

Statutory holidays:19 days including 10 during the Christmas period


Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted in writing.


The KRG is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with this and with the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement, conditions may vary to promote the employment of Inuit candidates.

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