Expiry Date: 
Friday, November 23, 2018


The City of Iqaluit is looking for an experienced Heavy Equipment Operator with exceptional leadership skills to be the Lead Hand of the heavy equipment team!


Title:                Lead Hand - Heavy Equipment Operator

Department:   Public Works

Reference #:   09-1056

Status:             Full-time permanent

Salary:             $71,424.47 per annum, 40 hour/week


Allowance:      $20,907.43 per annum

Union Status:  Unionized

Closing Date:  November 23, 2018  11:59pm EST

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.


Reporting to the Roads Foreman, this position is responsible for supervising the Heavy Equipment Operators crew.  As the Lead Hand, you will ensure the safe and efficient delivery of municipal road service, and carry out the heavy equipment operational requirements for development and maintenance of the municipal road system.

This position requires dependability to work days, evenings, some weekends, as well as, being on call when required.  This position may be subject to a shift rotation between day and night shifts. 



  • Journeyman Heavy Equipment Operator’s Certificate

  • Class 3 License with Airbrake Endorsement

  • Three years’ experience operating heavy equipment with knowledge/aptitude for maintenance

  • Minimum one year experience supervising Heavy Equipment Operators or the demonstrated ability to supervise

  • Proven leadership skills

  • Reliable for daily work and required overtime

Assets include the ability to speak and write in both English and Inuktitut, and northern experience.  Equivalencies that include a combination of education and experience may be considered.

Heavy Equipment Operator Certificate and Driver’s License are required at time of application.  The successful candidate would be required to submit a Criminal Record Check, as well as an acceptable Driver’s Abstract. 


Please email your resume and credentials quoting Reference # to: hr@city.iqaluit.nu.ca



Human Resources, City of Iqaluit                       www.city.iqaluit.nu.ca 

PO Box 460                                                        Phone:  867.979.5619

Iqaluit, Nunavut  X0A 0H0                                  E-mail: hr@city.iqaluit.nu.ca 


  • The City of Iqaluit embraces the intent and spirit of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit; Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive consideration under this agreement
  • Only those selected to interview will be contacted