Blachford Lake Lodge
Published
March 18, 2021
Location
Yellowknife/Blachford Lake, Canada
Category
Job Type
Compensation
Daily, Based on Experience
Territory
Northwest Territories

Description

Do you love tourism, hospitality and have a passion for the environment and living in off grid environments, with a special interest in making things work? If so, we are looking for you to join our team as our seasonal Systems Manager!

Job Dates

End of May through Mid October

About the Lodge

Welcome to Blachford Lake Lodge, your home away from home in the serene, Canadian north. Blachford Lake Lodge is located in the rugged wilderness of Northern Canada, in superb Aurora-watching country. Perched on a rock knoll overlooking Blachford Lake, it is a half-hour bush-plane from the city of Yellowknife, the capital of Canada’s Northwest Territories.

Our lodge is the only fly-in wilderness resort on Blachford Lake, which is a remote 17 kilometre (12 mile) lake. The lodge is a 25-minute bush plane flight from Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories and is located north of the East Arm of Great Slave Lake. Yellowknife is easily accessible with daily flight service from most major U.S. and Canadian cities, and same-day connections through Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta. Currently, regulations mandate you must quarantine for 14 full days in Yellowknife prior to heading out to the lodge.

Many miles from roads, or national suppliers of electricity and water, our lodge nonetheless provides many of the benefits of a luxury hotel, with the priceless addition of a pristine wilderness environment, unpolluted by artificial light or noise, the perfect setting for watching the Aurora Borealis (also known as the Northern Lights).

The lodge has been in operation since 1981, and we pride ourselves on providing our guests (local, domestic and international) with a safe, all inclusive and wilderness experience with world class hospitality.

Duties

About This Position

The Systems Manager reports directly to the Lodge Owner, Lodge Manager and HR Coordinator, working closely with the office team in Yellowknife to ensure guest services are provided at the highest quality, and all on site systems are operating to a full capacity.

This position maintains/leads:

  • Small motor operation and "fix it"
    • Quads
    • Small Boats
  • Generators
  • Solar/Wind Energy Systems
  • Water testing and record keeping
  • Fuel ordering and record keeping
  • Hot tub maintenance
  • Basic up keep on - composting toilets, wood stoves, pellet boilers, basic kitchen equipment (dishwasher, stove)
  • Construction projects as directed by the Lodge Owner
  • Plane days - loading/unloading of bush planes, weather reports and communications
  • Bear safety
  • Boat safety briefings for staff/guests
  • Boat operations for fishing and boat tours
  • Outdoor guiding - fishing, hiking, paddling, etc.

There are always tasks that fall outside your job description, you love tackling every day like it's a new adventure, and thrive in fast paced environments!

Qualifications

Necessary Experience

  • 5 years in a senior lodge/or off grid maintenance/management role
  • Experience working/living off grid considered an asset
  • Experience working/living in a sub-arctic environment
  • Trade certificates considered an asset

Necessary Certifications/Paperwork Required

  • Wilderness First Aid
  • PAL
  • Bear Aware certification considered an asset
  • Recent Criminal Record Check
  • 3-4 letters of reference from previous employers

Compensation

Daily wage, based on experience. Accommodation and meals are provided on site.

How to Apply

Please send the following documents via email including:

  • Detailed Cover Letter as to why you are the best candidate for the job
  • Resume
  • Copy of Wilderness First Aid, PAL and Criminal Record Check
  • 3-4 letters of reference from pervious employers

Please note: 

We thank all candidates for applying, however will only be contacting those selected for an interview. Should you wish to apply for this job and Lodge Management as a couple, we do welcome joint applications. 

 

 

Company Info

About the Lodge

Welcome to Blachford Lake Lodge, your home away from home in the serene, Canadian north. Blachford Lake Lodge is located in the rugged wilderness of Northern Canada, in superb Aurora-watching country. Perched on a rock knoll overlooking Blachford Lake, it is a half-hour bush-plane from the city of Yellowknife, the capital of Canada’s Northwest Territories.

Our lodge is the only fly-in wilderness resort on Blachford Lake, which is a remote 17 kilometre (12 mile) lake. The lodge is a 25-minute bush plane flight from Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories and is located north of the East Arm of Great Slave Lake. Yellowknife is easily accessible with daily flight service from most major U.S. and Canadian cities, and same-day connections through Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta. Currently, regulations mandate you must quarantine for 14 full days in Yellowknife prior to heading out to the lodge.

Many miles from roads, or national suppliers of electricity and water, our lodge nonetheless provides many of the benefits of a luxury hotel, with the priceless addition of a pristine wilderness environment, unpolluted by artificial light or noise, the perfect setting for watching the Aurora Borealis (also known as the Northern Lights).

The lodge has been in operation since 1981, and we pride ourselves on providing our guests (local, domestic and international) with a safe, all inclusive and wilderness experience with world class hospitality.

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