Expiry Date: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019


The City of Iqaluit is looking for an experienced Garage Foreman –Service Advisor with exceptional skills to join our team!


Title:                Garage Foreman - Service Advisor

Department:    Public Works

Reference #:   09-1079

Status:             Full-time permanent

Salary Range:  $72,210.09 - $87,856.98 per annum, 40 hours/week

Settlement Allowance:  $20,907.43 per annum

Union Status:  Unionized


Closing Date:  Open until filled


This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.


Under the direction of the Operations Superintendent General Operations, the incumbent will be responsible for the leadership, management and supervision of all staff, resources and inventories within the vehicle maintenance unit. The Foreman is responsible to effectively and efficiently supervise the development and direction of the service team by planning, scheduling, performing, directing, and evaluating the repair and servicing of equipment. 

The Garage Foreman’s responsibilities will also include the assurance of accurate parts control, and sourcing with the assistance from the Purchasing Department, in order to purchase any necessary parts to complete repairs, and so knowledge of repair procedures and basic computer software is necessary.  

They must provide accurate estimates of repair costs, inspect shop facilities to ensure safety and efficiency, and inspect work while it is being done and after it is completed.  Considerable independent judgment and action are expected to be exercised in performing the work.



Interprovincial Standard Red Seal Heavy Duty Equipment Technician and or a minimum Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Automotive Service Technician

Post-secondary diploma or degree in a mechancial/technical field preferred

Minimum 5 years' supervisory or foreman experience in a similar position with demonstrated motivating, training, appraising and general supervisory skills with proven leadership abilites

Five years progressively responsibile experience at the journeyman level

Valid Class 3 License with Air Brake Endorsement

Strong technical and mechanical abilities with experience in routine maintenance operations

Advanced knowledge of automotive diagnositics, repair and maintenance processes

Excellent human resource management skills

Must possess strong communication, organizational and managment skills

Must have a strong understanding of computer systems

Ability to supervise staff in the safe handling of multiple pieces of municipal equipment and vehicles


Ability to plan, coordinate and prioritze several projects simultaneously

Ability to lift heavy equipment and vehicle parts

Ability to maintain emotional control in stressful situations

Ability to speak Inuktitut


Equivalencies that include a combination of education and experience may be considered.


All relevant certifications 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 # 09-1079 to: hr@city.iqaluit.nu.ca



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

PO Box 460                                                      Phone:  867.975-8506

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