Airport Equipment Operator

Yukon Government

This posting is to fill two full-time permanent positions 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 Yukon.

This opportunity…

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

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

  • Experience operating a wide variety of heavy equipment, including 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.

If you have these qualifications, ensure you clearly expand upon them (for each applicable employer) in your resume.

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 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).

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

  • Find out what we offer our employees
  • See why Yukon government has been identified as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers since 2014
  • Annual Community Allowance of $8,610.00
  • Travel Bonus Credits (2) days per quarter (3 months)
  • Entitled to cost of one (1) economy return airfare from Old Crow to Whitehorse for the employee, their spouse and one child
  • Relocation may be considered


If you have questions about this position, please contact Russell Trimble, Superintendent of Maintenance, at [email protected].

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

Eligibility List
12 months
Post Date
9 November 2022
Close Date
9 February 2023

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