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Pumphouse and Liftstation Tradesperson

City of Yellowknife
August 10, 2022
Yellowknife, NT
Job Type
Base Salary
$80,594.56 - $96,310.65


The City of Yellowknife is an inclusive employer offering a dynamic and rewarding work environment that delivers valuable services to our residents. Working in Local Government provides many opportunities to not only develop your career but also to improve the lives of residents and visitors to Yellowknife! At the City, the diverse backgrounds of our employees help us to create a positive, safe and fun environment for us all. The City is committed to hiring a diverse and skilled workforce that is representative of the community, strengthening our ability to provide high-quality services and excellent customer service to residents. In addition, the City of Yellowknife is committed to reconciliation and implementing actions intended to increase the number of Indigenous peoples who work for the City. The City of Yellowknife welcomes applications from all qualified candidates and encourages Indigenous persons, visible minorities, and persons with a disability to self-declare when submitting their applications. The City of Yellowknife is currently seeking a qualified individual to assume the position of Pumphouse & Liftstation Tradesperson with the Public Works and Engineering Department.

Under the general supervision of the Superintendent, Water & Sewer, and the Supervisor of Water and Wastewater Disposal, the incumbent is required to perform maintenance, repairs, and conduct a preventative maintenance program for City facilities. These duties include, but are not limited to, carrying out maintenance tasks with other tradespeople and Power Engineers, operational troubleshooting, and various improvement projects. The incumbent may be required to act as the Supervisor of Water and Wastewater Disposal in their absence. This position will also require the successful candidate to participate in an on-call rotation.

A Journeyman Millwright Certification is preferred and an additional certification in welding would be considered an asset, but other trades such as electrical may be considered. Grade 12 or GED and a valid NWT Class 5 Driver's License are required. A Class 2 Water Treatment Plant Operator Certificate or a willingness to obtain this within two years is also required. A Class 5 Power Engineering Certificate would also be considered an asset as would experience in the operation and maintenance of pumps, valves, and other related equipment. Extensive experience in the industrial trades is essential, which normally would be acquired through a minimum of three years of experience.

The City of Yellowknife offers an attractive salary range of $80,594.56 - $96,310.65 as well as a comprehensive benefits package that includes monthly housing and vacation travel allowances and a defined benefit pension plan.

Qualified applicants are required to apply no later than August 24, 2022.

Please visit the City of Yellowknife Website at: to submit your resume.

Please be advised that the City of Yellowknife requires all prospective employees to provide a criminal records check prior to employment. We thank all applicants who apply but advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

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