Airport Equipment Operator

November 22 2022
Expected expiry date: December 21 2022
Industries Public administration
Categories Airport & Cargo ground services, Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul, Professional and Administration Positions,
Old Crow, YT

Government of Yukon -> Highways & Public Works – Transportation Aviation Maintenance

Location: Old Crow, YT

Requisition: #39450

Salary: $35.80 - $35.80 per hour

Closing date: February 9, 2023

This competition is open to all candidates who meet the above noted Admissibility. A hiring preference will apply for qualified candidates of Canadian Indigenous ancestry, with a priority for qualified Yukon First Nation candidates. This initiative is in support of the Yukon government’s goal for a representative public service.

For more information on the hiring preference, visit

This posting is to fill two full-time, permanent positions, working 80 hours bi-weekly, in Old Crow.

This competition will be posted until filled; candidates are encouraged not to delay submitting their application as this posting can close at any time with 24-hours posted notice. Resumes will be screened at regular intervals until the positions are filled, or the competition closes, whichever is earliest.

Highways and Public Works – who we are

Employees at Highways and Public Works are responsible for ensuring safe and efficient public highways, airstrips, buildings, and information systems. Our collective vision is to make a difference in the lives of Yukoners. At all levels of our organization, we value leadership, innovation, teamwork, and keeping our people safe. Our priorities are to be client focused, to support our people, to build sustainably, and to advance reconciliation throughout the Yukon.

This opportunity…

This position involves responsibility for operating heavy equipment to remove snow, water, ice and other contaminants from all airport airside/groundside surfaces. The position also entails maintaining airside/groundside areas using hand shovels, mower equipment and other light equipment to ensure the safety of aircraft and passengers.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please review this information: Apply on a job | Government of Yukon.

Essential Qualifications (what we’re looking for in your resume):

  • Experience operating a wide variety of heavy equipment, including a dump truck and loader;
  • Experience performing minor mechanical maintenance (for example, oil changes, grease fittings);
  • Valid Class 3 Driver’s Licence with air endorsement upon hire;
  • Experience performing winter surface maintenance, preferably the use of a snow blower and sweeper attachment;
  • Accredited heavy equipment operator course (considered an asset).

If your resume shows education, training, and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above, your application may be equally considered.

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Suitability (what candidates will be assessed on):

  • Commitment to working safely in an environment which 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 licence with air endorsement, Transport Canada Transportation Security Clearance (within 3 months), Restricted Radio Operator’s Licence (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).

Job Requirements

Travel, working in adverse weather conditions, mandatory use of personal protective equipment, shift work and working outside of headquarters area for extended periods of time.

Additional Information


If you have questions about this position, please contact Russell Trimble, Superintendent of Maintenance, at

If you have questions about applying for a job with the Yukon government, or if you need an accommodation for this staffing process, please contact Gillian Smith, HR Consultant ll, at

Learn more about us!

We are the Yukon public service. Every day, we come together to serve the people who live here, and to make a difference in so many ways—from simple to extraordinary and everything in between. Here, you will find the diverse opportunities you desire to develop your career while enjoying a warm sense of community and vibrant artistic, cultural and recreational amenities, all set in a spectacular natural environment.

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How to Apply

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