April 29 2024
Expected expiry date: May 28 2024
Industries Public administration
Categories Electrical, Instrumentation, Controls, Maintenance, Service, Marine, Offshore, Mechanical, Trades, Manual, Operator, Machinist, Transportation, Logistic
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The Kativik Regional Government, a supra-municipal body having jurisdiction over the territory north of the 55th parallel, notably provides technical assistance to the 14 villages of Nunavik.


The role of the KRG Civil Security Department (CS) is to increase awareness of the importance of emergency preparedness in the communities and support related activities. In particular, the Section works closely with the 14 northern villages to strengthen planning, human and physical resources for fire safety and search and rescue operations. For the purpose of executing this mandate, KRG is currently looking for a person to fill the following position:


(Full-time, on-rotation)

Reporting to the Coordinator of the Civil Security Department, the mechanic’s duties and responsibilities will include, without being limited to:

  • Repair, maintain and diagnose all Search and Rescue equipment (i.e. boats, motors etc.) and systems (i.e. navigation, communication and mechanical) of the 14 Northern Villages (diagnostic, solutions, parts specifications, finding resources available) and transfer knowledge to local mechanics;
  • Provide regular and scheduled verification, adjustment, testing and repair of all Nunavik specialized Fire Department equipment, including Fire Truck pumping apparatus, fire truck systems, air supply compressors and specialized tools;
  • In collaboration with local employees, develop and implement a preventive maintenance program of all Fire Department, Search and Rescue and emergency equipment and systems;
  • Assist local employees in management of the various emergency infrastructure, including Fire Hall, rescue boat shelter (parts inventory, annual sealift orders, tools management);
  • Provide prompt, dependable and high quality service to municipalities.
  • Assist local employees to develop and perform preventive maintenance on all Fire Department, Search and Rescue and emergency equipment and systems;
  • Follow-up and train local mechanics and employees on new mechanical and technical skills;
  • Perform other related duties, as required, by the Supervisor.

The selected candidate must:

  • Have a valid qualification certificate in mechanics;
  • Have five (5) years of relevant experience in mechanics;
  • Capable of receiving specialized training and transferring these skills to local mechanics and employees;
  • Have a minimum of one (1) year of relevant experience in training other mechanics;
  • Must be familiar and able to operate normal machinery and various equipment for vessels and must be able to operate machinery such as winches, power tools, forklifts etc.;
  • Be able to perform and assist with associated duties such as welding, rigging, engine service, electrical repair, pumps and piping;
  • Familiarity with electrical, rigging and installation of accessories;
  • Write and speak at least two of the following languages: Inuktitut, English or French (working knowledge of Inuktitut is a definite asset);
  • Be willing to travel in the Nunavik region and live in hotels with shared facilities;
  • Be reliable, autonomous and possess a great sense of initiative;
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Work experience North of 55th parallel is a definite asset.


  • Work schedule and place of work: 6-3 rotation schedule: 6 weeks working in the Northern Villages (52.5 hours weekly), followed by 3 weeks paid leave (35 hours weekly)


  • Work schedule and place of work: 4-2 rotation schedule: 4 weeks working in the Northern Villages, followed by 2 weeks paid leave (35 hours weekly);


Place of employment:   Nunavik

Salary:  Min. $58 466 - Max. $100 085 a year (Class 9)


 Lodging paid while working in the northern villages;

Meals and expenses paid while travelling in Nunavik;

Group benefits including Simplified Pension Plan;

Vacation: 20 days/year

Statutory Holidays: 20 days including 10 during Christmas holidays


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.


Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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