The City of Yellowknife
July 6, 2018
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Public Works and Engineering
Northwest Territories


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 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 his / her absence.  This position will also require the successful candidate to participate in an on-call rotation.


A Journeyman Trade Certification in Plumbing is preferred as is an Oil Burner Mechanic Certificate, but other trades 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 be considered an asset as would experience in the operation and maintenance of diesel engines, pumps and other related equipment. Extensive experience in the building trades is essential, which normally would be acquired through a minimum of three years’ experience.


The City of Yellowknife offers a competitive salary range plus a comprehensive benefits package which includes a defined benefit pension plan.


Qualified applicants are required to apply no later than July 27, 2018.

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.