Get To Know About The Company: Yukon’s Department of Highways and Public Works provides services and infrastructure that Yukoners need to go about their daily lives with safety, connectivity, and purpose. Things like roads and bridges, buildings and equipment, airports and government services, and information and communications networks. It’s a big department with many tools and hats. Our work is building the foundations that enable you to enjoy a full life in Yukon, one with freedom and opportunity to travel where you need, to do your job without constraints, and to connect with the people that matter to you.
We’re here so you can be there.
The Transportation Division of Highways and Public Works builds and maintains the infrastructure, systems, and programs that are critical to a healthy and vibrant Yukon. We employ operators, engineers, analysts, administrators, mechanics, and safety specialists to name a few and we offer many rewarding career opportunities. Our aviation, engineering, maintenance, and transport services branches ensure a safe and effective transportation network that connects Yukon to the world and supports economic growth and a healthy society within the territory. We take this responsibility very seriously and we thrive in a challenging environment keeping the Yukon on the move 24/7.
This posting is to fill one permanent position located in Dawson City.
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This position is responsible for operating heavy equipment to remove snow, water, ice, and other contaminants from all airport airside/ground side surfaces. The position also maintains airside/ground side areas using hand shovels, mower equipment, and other light equipment to ensure the safety of aircraft and passengers.
For information about applying for a Highways and Public Works competition, contact HR Consultant Kylie Townend at Kylie.Townend@gov.yk.ca
For more information about this job, contact Jeff Stephenson, Airport Supervisor, at Jeff.Stephenson@gov.yk.ca
Please do not email resumes to either of these addresses; resumes may only be accepted through e-recruitment. If you need technical support submitting your application/resume, please contact 867-667-9453 or E-Recruitment.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Review the essential qualifications below. We will screen your resume based on these qualifications.
- Experience operating a wide variety of heavy equipment, including dump trucks and loaders;
- Experience performing minor mechanical maintenance (for example, oil changes, grease fittings);
- Valid Yukon Class 3 driver’s license with air endorsement
- Experience performing winter surface maintenance, preferably the use of a snowblower and sweeper attachment;
- Accredited heavy equipment operator course (considered an asset).
If you have these qualifications, ensure you clearly expand upon them (for each applicable employer) in your resume.
Prior to applying, refer to our sample resume to assist you in your application.
Candidates who have education, training, and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above may be equally considered.
Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Suitability
Candidates should have and may be assessed on the:
- Commitment to working safely in an environment that promotes respect, dependability, and reliability;
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
- Adaptability to changing priorities;
- Initiative and self-motivation.
Conditions of Employment:
Valid Yukon Class 3 driver’s license with air endorsement, Transport Canada Transportation Security Clearance (within 3 months), Restricted Radio Operator’s License (within 1 month), Airside Vehicle Operator’s Permit (within 1 month), and certification on airport heavy equipment (as needed for a position within 6 months).
Travel, working in adverse weather conditions, mandatory use of personal protective equipment, shift work and working outside of the headquarters area for extended periods of time.