Job Summary

Location: Inuvik
Department: Aurora College
Job ID: 17799
Salary: $78,995 - $94,341
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Nov 29, 2019

Department Information

Aurora College is focused on student success and is committed to supporting the development of our Northern society through excellence in education, training and research that is culturally sensitive and responsive to the people we serve.


Job Information


The position is located in Inuvik and reports to the Manager, Western Arctic Research Centre. The incumbent provides a high degree of technical and logistical support to ARI staff and visiting scientists conducting a variety of research in the Western Arctic. The incumbent makes recommendations on improvements to the Institute’s equipment and buildings, on new technology and equipment, and determines solutions to problems with an emphasis on northern circumstances. The incumbent is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the Institute’s physical assets including buildings and equipment. The incumbent is involved in a high degree of problem solving to ensure that the Institute’s resources are working at maximum efficiency and that the staff and researchers are trained in the use of the Institute’s equipment. The incumbent performs daily troubleshooting, diagnosing and resolving of equipment and computer problems. The incumbent provides casual position supervision, including summer students. The incumbent is required to exercise good judgment in determining how best to meet work priorities and objectives.

Critical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of electronics and scientific equipment, small engine repair, building maintenance and repair, electronic equipment and its repair, power tools, and hand tools.
  • Knowledge of research techniques in northern environments.
  • Knowledge of various scientific disciplines.
  • Knowledge of field and laboratory procedures and requirements.
  • Proven experience with computers (hardware and software), as well as scientific instrumentation.
  • Strong research, analytical and troubleshooting skills.
  • Knowledge, background and experience in the use of word processing, spreadsheet and database software.
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written, in order to generate confidence in solutions offered and technical advice given to staff and researchers when they encounter logistical problems.
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Strong teamwork and collaborative abilities.
  • Ability to work effectively in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of the local area is essential.

Typically attained by:

  • A related Diploma or Technical Degree, plus 3-5 years related experience working in a northern environment.
  • Outdoor technical/safety skills typically developed by 3-5 years working in remote field settings.
  • Small motors repair skills, typically obtained by 5-7 years owning or working with snowmobiles, outboard motors, chainsaws, etc.
  • Detailed knowledge of the regional geography, typically obtained by 5-7 years of experience in the Western Arctic region (particularly during travel by snowmobile, boat or helicopter).
  • A valid Class 5 Driver’s License.
  • A valid firearms Possession and Acquisition License (PAL)
  • A valid Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

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

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within the Beaufort Delta Region 

More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a 2 year term. 

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $ 40.51 per hour (approximately $78,994.50 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.


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

Criminal Records Check

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


Affirmative Action

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

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.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 17799   

Closing Date: Friday, November 29, 2019 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time