Building Maintenance Mechanic - City of Whitehorse

City of Whitehorse

Building Maintenance Mechanic

Job No: 130689
Location: Whitehorse, YT

Candidates are required to apply directly to this posting at the following link: www.whitehorse.ca/careers. Please create an account if you do not currently have one.  All applications must be submitted through this link.

  • Excellent opportunity for a trades professional to join The City of Whitehorse!
  • Take your career to the next level in this pivotal role!
  • Receive an extensive list of benefits including four weeks of vacation, RRSPs, Extended Health, Medical and Group Insurance, and much more!


Explore Whitehorse...The Wilderness City
Whitehorse is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in Canada. Named “the Wilderness City”, Whitehorse is nestled on the banks of the famous Yukon River surrounded by mountains and pristine lakes. Gorgeous scenery and a vibrant city lifestyle, it’s no small wonder over 30,000 people enjoy living in Whitehorse year round.

A healthy economy, small town values, a safe environment in which to raise a family, and access to the great outdoors, make Whitehorse one of the best cities in Canada in which to live, work, and play. Whitehorse provides diverse services to all outlying communities and has an economic base including mining, transportation services, tourism, and government services.

Please view this video to see what Whitehorse has to offer you!

About your next role with The City of Whitehorse...
Currently, The City of Whitehorse has an exciting opportunity for a Building Maintenance Mechanic to join our team on a full-time basis. This role will operate on four 10-hour shifts Monday to Friday or five 8-hour shifts Monday to Friday.

As our new Building Maintenance Mechanic you'll monitor, operate, and perform mechanical inspections, troubleshooting, installation, servicing, and repairs on a wide variety of mechanical equipment in City facilities on a scheduled and emergency basis which will include heating, ventilating, cooling, plumbing, refrigeration systems, and electrical controls.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining, operating, and ensuring efficient and safe operation of a variety of building systems and controls.
  • Updating and maintaining the Computerized Maintenance Management System and providing input into safe work procedures.
  • Maintaining an inventory of supplies by ordering and purchasing replacements in a timely fashion that is in accordance with City procurement processes.
  • Preparing written building mechanical assessment reports and maintaining accurate records.
  • Obtaining cost estimates and making recommendations on the most efficient option.
  • Overseeing capital, operating, maintenance, and emergency projects including supervision of contracts, safety, etc.
  • Maintaining an inventory of tools and ensure they are maintained in an acceptable state of repair and are safe to operate.
  • Acting as the Supervisor, Building Maintenance as assigned.
  • Following, so far as is reasonably practicable, established safety procedures and standards.
  • Other related duties.


In order to qualify for this role, you will need a Journeyman Millwright, Pipefitter, Plumber, or Oil Burner Mechanic certification along with a 5th Class Power Engineer certification (207 hours) and at least 3 years of related experience. You will also be required to maintain your current 5th Class Power Engineering and Gas Fitter certification. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may also be considered.

As our ideal candidate for this role, you will also possess the following experience, knowledge, and certification:

  • Knowledge of National, Territorial, and Municipal Building codes.
  • Standard First Aid with CPR Level C (14 hours).
  • WHMIS & Transportation of Dangerous Goods (17.5 hours).
  • Hazard Assessment & Control (7 hours).
  • Confined Space (14 hours).
  • Fall Arrest (7 hours).
  • Aerial Lift Training (16 hours).
  • High Voltage Safety Course (7 hours).
  • Chlorine Handling (40 hours).
  • Delta/ESC Controls training (40 hours).
  • Johnson Controls (40 hours).
  • Selt Contained Breathing Apparatus (7 hours).
  • The ability to lift heavy items on a daily basis (greater than 23kg).
  • Proven ability to concentrate, pay attention to detail, organize, set priorities, and be a team player.
  • The ability to work with little supervision and function in a multidiscipline environment.
  • A valid class 5 driver's license.


If you want to take the next step in your career in a dynamic role, this could be the perfect opportunity for you! Apply Today! Visit www.whitehorse.ca/careers

What we can offer you

In appreciation of all your hard work and dedication on the job, you can look forward to receiving a highly competitive salary, depending on skills and experience. 
We understand you need a healthy work-life balance so we offer:

  • Four weeks of vacation.
  • A number of paid leaves including unspecified leave for personal circumstances.
  • Employee/employer funded RRSP’s to ensure that you have funds when you retire.
  • Extended Health and Dental Benefits.
  • Group Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Wage Indemnity Insurance (Short-term Disability), and Long Term Disability Insurance.
  • An annual Yukon Bonus travel benefit of $2,900 after 2 years and every year after.
  • 50% discount on membership at the Canada Games Centre and transit.


At The City of Whitehorse, you will find a fair and forward-thinking team that works to create an inclusive productive environment. We value our staff and believe in advancing their growth both personally and professionally.    

Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your skillset with an innovative, caring employer.

Candidates are required to apply directly to this posting at the following link: www.whitehorse.ca/careers. Please create an account if you do not currently have one.  All applications must be submitted through this link.


Organization: City of Whitehorse
Location: Whitehorse, YT
Region: Southern
Professional Category(s): Facilities Maintenance
Posted: December 23, 2020, 9:27 am
Expires: January 23, 2021, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: Experience an asset

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