Maintenance Mechanic

The Maintenance Mechanic works as part of the Mechanical Maintenance team, performing Journey level mechanical/millwright work in the installation, repair and maintenance of various pieces of electrical generating units including hydro, diesel, natural gas and wind and their respective auxiliary equipment in a safe, reliable and efficient manner. This position includes plant operator’s responsibilities as operationally required. 

THE COMPANY:

Yukon Energy is the main generator and transmitter of electrical energy in the territory. Our plant facilities are on the Traditional Territory of Yukon First Nations. There are 14 First Nations in the territory and we work within these Traditional Territories in all of our business operations. 

THE POSITION:

The Maintenance Mechanic works in proximity to high voltage, spinning equipment, confined spaces, underground facilities, pressure vessels and cryogenic fluids.  Exposure to heights, open water and plant environments.  Travel and period of immediate stand-by coverage are requirements of this position.  May be exposed to inclement weather while working outside and when traveling by ground or air. 

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WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED:

  • Journey certification as a heavy equipment mechanic or millwright with welding experience and several years’ previous mechanical and millwright experience, two of which are in a power generation environment.
  • Knowledge of Windows based computer software applications.
  • Certification in WHIMS, TDG, rigging and hoisting, confined space and fall arrest. 
  • Strong client service orientation with good interpersonal skills
  • A proven track record and commitment to safe procedures and encouraging a safe work environment.
  • A valid First Aid Certificate
  • Ability to work in a team and cross cultural environment. 

THE LOCATION:

Whitehorse, Yukon is a perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts and for raising a family. Wilderness adventures start right on your doorstep with canoeing, hiking and fishing opportunities available nearby. Multiple daily flights out of Whitehorse will get you to Vancouver in two hours and Edmonton or Calgary in less than three hours on scheduled days. 

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU:

We offer a competitive starting rate and the opportunity to grow your career in a fast paced, challenging environment. 

Yukon Energy values diversity in the workplace. We strive to achieve a skilled workforce that is representative of the population we serve, and we are committed to the employment and career development of Yukon First Nations citizens. First Nations candidates are encouraged to self-declare.

TO APPLY:

Submit a covering letter and resume to Human Resources via email at hr@yec.yk.ca.  The posting will remain open until all positions are filled.  First consideration will be given to applicants who are members of P.S.A.C. Local Y024.