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Oil Burner Mechanic

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Type of employment: 
$84,011 per annum, 40 hour/week
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Closing Date: 
Friday, March 5, 2021 - 11:59pm

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Facility Maintenance Officer and Chief Operating Engineer, the Oil Burner Mechanic performs preventative maintenance inspections, services, and repairs to ensure the performance of facility systems, subsystems, and components in all facilities within the designated area. The goal is increased efficiency, reliability, safety and maximization of facility system, subsystem, and component service life.

Through the provision of preventative maintenance services, this position provides day-to-day checks, the legislative and code-required monitoring, testing, servicing and inspection of facility systems, sub-systems and components to ensure they are performing as intended and reach their planned service life. Through the provision of repair services, the Oil Burner Mechanic fixes or replaces broken, worn, or faulty components as required to address issues that are identified through the course of regular preventative maintenance inspections. 

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a Certificate as a Red Seal Journeyman Oil Burner Mechanic, along with experience with a variety of building types and sizes or municipal works, five (5) years’ experience in the trade as a member. A Class 5 Driver’s License is required. Knowledge with respect to Computerized Maintenance Management Systems is an asset. Experience related to cold climate construction is an asset. Experience working in a cross-cultural environment is an asset.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English, and French.

Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.


If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit. Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy.
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.
  • Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice.
  • Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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