Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Job Summary

Location: Hay River
Department: Infrastructure
Job ID: 24294
Salary: $88,962 - $106,246
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Nov 30, 2023

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

Located in Hay River and reporting to the Supervisor, Maintenance Facilities, this position is responsible for providing maintenance and repair services for the department's mobile equipment Fleet and provides warehouse services for the departments highways maintenance camps and airports. The Heavy Equipment Mechanic implements planned maintenance and enters work orders as required.

Some of the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position are:

  • Knowledge of standard heavy equipment repair methods, tools, equipment and techniques. Includes use of diagnostic equipment.
  • Knowledge of all equipment, from heavy to light, mobile equipment to stationary units such as generator sets;
  • Able to diagnose and repair light-truck, medium trucks, large engines (gasoline and diesel) generators, water pumps, gas and gas powered tools.
  • Ability to sign off equipment, train apprentices mechanics, and carry out duties of the position effectively

Typically attained by:

  • Journeyman Heavy Equipment Mechanic Certification with Interprovincial Red Seal
  • Minimum Grade 12 education

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Hay River HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 875-8086

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a 2 Year Term.

Affirmative Action

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

Criminal Records Check

Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal records check.  Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.

Trade Requirements

A mandatory requirement for this position is a Interprovincial Red Seal as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic.

Driver's License Requirement

A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid Class 3 Driver's License with air endorsement.


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.

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.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 24294        

Closing Date:November 30, 2023 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $42.77 per hour to $51.08 per hour (approximately $88,961 to 106,246 per annum.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $4,711.