Plant Operator – Six Month Term Position, Whitehorse

Our Plant Operators work as part of the Mechanical Maintenance team and are responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the electrical generating units; hydro, diesel and gas and their respective auxiliary equipment.  The work will involve regular plant checks on generating and peripheral equipment; assisting in system restoration following a system disturbance; support for the LNG facility and providing assistance and support to other staff as required.


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 Nation in the territory and we work within these Traditional Territories in all of our business operations.


 (1) Six Month Term Position

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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. 


  • Education at the grade 12 level plus some vocational training in light maintenance and operation of heavy equipment and several years of related work experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience with Windows based computer programs
  • A valid class 5 driver’s license
  • A valid First Aid Certificate
  • Ability to work in a team and cross-cultural environment

This position involves heavy lifting, working at heights and in confined spaces. Works in proximity to high voltage and spinning equipment. Exposure to plant environment. May be exposed to inclement weather while working outside. Shift work and some travel will be required.


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.

We are seeking to fill a full time, Term position in Whitehorse, Yukon.

To apply, submit a covering letter and resume to Human Resources via email at The posting will remain open until the position is filled.

We appreciate all responses. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.