Operating Engineer Foreman

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Closing date: May 30, 2018

Location: Inuvik

Department: INF Facilities Management

Job Code: 15418

Salary: $81,078 - $96,803

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

About the Job

Department Information

The Department of Infrastructure (INF) provides high quality services to the public and Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) departments, boards and agencies including the planning, design, construction, acquisition, operation and maintenance of public transportation infrastructure and the buildings, works and equipment required for the GNWT to deliver its programs and services. INF makes essential petroleum products available for sale to the public where these products are not provided by the private sector, and promotes the development and increased use of energy efficient technologies.  INF also regulates electrical and mechanical safety services and licenses individuals and vehicles operating in the territory.

For more information please refer to the Department of Infrastructure website at http://www.inf.gov.nt.ca/

Job Information


This position is located in Inuvik and reports directly to the Inuvik Maintenance Coordinator.

The scope of activities undertaken includes:

  • Directly manages the operational activities for a staff of two Hospital Engineering technicians, a Maintenance Worker and various contractors.
  • Training of staff on the operations of complex building systems.
  • Training of staff Direct Digital Control (DDC) Systems & Energy Management and Control Systems (EMCS).
  • Operations of Building Heating, Thermosyphens, Incinerator, Scrubber, Medical Gas, Fire Systems, Special Medical Equipment, Security System and Mechanical Equipment.
  • Monitoring and maintaining indoor air quality and comfort.
  • Monitoring, inspecting, testing, repairing, maintaining operating and utilizing DOC equipment which supplies electricity, steam, heat refrigeration, air conditioning, compressed air, gas and ventilation within a building.
  • Monitoring and Maintaining the Hospital Equipment including, but not limited to, ICU (Intensive Care Unit) beds, Stretchers, Wheelchairs, Sterilizers, Reverse Osmosis Equipment, Operating Room, OR Surgical Table, OR Surgical Lights, Patients Baths and Lifts, and/or any requests made by Hospital Staff.
  • Schedules and performs all minor and major repairs on all heating and mechanical equipment.
  • Adjusts and uses DDC systems to control air, heat, and lighting and ventilation equipment in buildings.
  • Trains and orients new staff to the policies and procedures of the GNWT and Beaufort Delta Health and Social Services.
  • Reviews work orders with the staff and various contractors.
  • Initiates contracts and contract performance up to assigned spending authority as designated by the maintenance coordinator starting at $5000.
  • The operating Engineer Foreman has responsibility for various complex buildings in the Inuvik Region.  In addition the Operating Engineer Foreman has the responsibility of supervising training and assigning workloads to two Hospital Engineering Technicians and the maintenance worker.  The incumbent works in various secure environments such as isolation rooms and pharmacy.


  • Extensive knowledge of steam and hot water hydronic boiler systems, HVAC controls Direct Digital Control Systems, Electrical Systems, Energy Management & control systems, Plumbing and Ventilation Systems, Oil Burner Maintenance and Repair, Sprinkler and Alarms Systems.
  • Knowledge of several acts and regulations as they relate to the status of buildings and equipment.
  • Knowledge of other Building Mechanical Trades is an asset.
  • Extensive skills in troubleshooting, form and spatial perception, manual dexterity, special testing equipment use, monitoring contractor performance, microcomputer applications.
  • Problem solving, report writing skills.
  • Both Verbal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment read and interprets blueprints and schematic drawings, perform major repairs, understand and apply mathematical concepts and work in demanding situations with multiple priorities.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

A certification as a 4th calls Operating Engineer, and Journeyperson certification in one other field would be an asset but is not necessary.  Experience with oil burners, gas burners, formal training on DDC systems and 5 years’ experience in charge of large/complex DOC controlled health services building, such as a hospital is highly desirable.  2 years of supervision experience is required.  These skills are normally acquired through experience working in a variety of building settings and completion of training or experience in each skill area.

The incumbent requires a Class 5 driver’s license.

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Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
105 Veterans Way
Box 1869
Ph. (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620

E-mail:  jobsinuvik@gov.nt.ca

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 15418        

Closing Date: May 30, 2018- 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $38.98 per hour (approximately $81,078.40 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.


This job opening is for a Non-Traditional Occupations.  Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.